I am using the box from Walmart without straps. I installed 4 bolts from under the bed through existing holes with fender washers on the bottom. On the top I used washers and nuts to hold the bolts in place for when I remove the box for cleaning or accessing the air filter, etc. I drilled holes in the bottom of the box to go over the 4 bolts and put nuts and washers on them in the box. I also used nuts and washers on the bolts for the box to sit on. I used bolts just long enough for the nuts and I put some 3/4" boards in bottom of box with cuts out for nuts and bolts. This way the bolts and nuts do not puncture cooler or anything else in box. Since the latches are pretty weak I use a SS snap hook to secure the lid.I'm anxious to see how you mount it without straps. It looks like it fits perfect.
I had this idea for the first R we sold, using the Pro-connect mounts. Since the mount and clips are available separately. I'd think it work on any box that isnt too thick.Looking for ideas for storage in the Talon?
I have bought and returned several different storage boxes and tool box combinations. Finally found a decent setup for me but always looking for better ideas.
I ended up with a cheap Contico storage locker and cooler from Walmart. While the storage locker isnt the best quality and a little flimsy, it does fit awesome. Also found a 30 can cooler that fits nicely inside the box and leaves plenty of room for tools, recovery gear, etc. I used it over the weekend with straps holding it down but plan to mount it more permanently. It was a nuisance taking the straps on and off every time I needed a beverage.
Here are some pics of my setup. Please share yours!
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I’d like to see some pictures of how that fits if you don’t mind.Just installed this box from Tractor supply fits good, strong enough to sit on and not $500.
Tractor Supply Co. Heavy-Duty Poly Utility Storage Box, 32 in. at Tractor Supply Co.
I looked at the Contico storage box at my local Walmart and wasn't happy with the fit of the lid or the latches. I was running errands in a neighboring town and wanted to re-evaluate the Contico storage box and found this unit at Walmart.
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Here are the details of the box, $19.98 at Walmart.
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Of course nuts and bolts/machine screws could be used for fastening but I didn't want hardware sticking up into the box so I used Clevis pins with fender washers and hairpin cotters.
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Sterilite box from Walmart $19.98.
3/8" x 2" clevis pins from Tractor Supply 2pk. $2.49
3/16" x 2" clevis pins from Tractor Supply 2pk. $2.29
3/8"-1/2" hairpin cotter from Tractor Supply 2pk. $0.99
1/4" hairpin cotter from Tractor Supply 7pk. $0.99
(only two of the above are used)
I also used fender washers under the clevis pins. I had those on hand.
No modifications to the Talon and the box quick releases for air cleaner access.
I am just trying to buy some time until the price of the oem box drops or a better aftermarket alternative is available.