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Backrack question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by The Boss, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I just put a toolbox on my truck last week and I'm planning on buying a Backrack soon. My question is this: Will I have to move the toolbox back from the front of the bed or will it install where the box currently sits.Thanks for any help.:waving:
     
  2. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    I have a back rack, and the side brackets might be in the way. They mount about 6" from the front of the box on the side rails. If you like i can take some pics and try and post them or post them to my site. :D :D
     
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Thanks. I wonder if there's a way I can fabricate a new mount for the side brackets to keep the toolbox in the existing place?:confused:
     
  4. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    You might be able to move the tool box up slightly, raising it above the rack mounts. The rack need the supports to keep it from moving back and forth. You could make the supports for the back rack longer so it is a stronger mount to the truck. If you want i can still take pics. :D :D
     
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
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  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Thanks again!:waving: I think I have some ideas on how to fabricate something.:nod: :waving:
     
  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    This summer I want to get a tool box, fuel tank combo from transfer flow. It mounts flush with the bed so i don't have to worry about the back rack. The only thing i might have to worry about it if i get a fifth wheel trailer. :D :D
     
  8. BigDawg

    BigDawg Member
    Messages: 66

    Backrack makes a kit to install the toolbox right behind the backrack. I think it is like $45.00.
     
  9. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Thanks BigDawg:waving:
    I'll definitely check that out.:nod:
     
  10. landman

    landman Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 185

    When you order your rack tell them you need the toolbox mounting kit, the arms standard are 8" the toolbox brackets are like 20". I have that on my truck but my tool box overhangs about 8" anyway because I put the fuel tank between the toolbox and the front of the bed.
     
  11. I am having the same problem finding a rack for my truck.I have weatherguard box and a custom fit bed cover so finding a rack that will fit in front of the box without shifting the box and cover back more than 1/2" is turning out to be a real problem.
    I need a rack to get my magnetic light off my roof and want to put work lights up there, so it also has to hold some weight.
    I have a friend that will custom build one for me but I am using that as a last resort. I would appreciate any imput that you guys could give me.
    Thanks , Kevin
     
  12. elite1

    elite1 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    As stated, Back rack makes a different mount- that consists of a c-channel in stead of angel stock along the bed. the result is a flat surface for your tool box which will sit up 2 inches higher.

    I have back racks on all my trucks.