Today on this 2011 Chevy Silverado we are going to install part number TX1117416-458 from TruXedo. This is TruXedos TonneauMate truck bed toolbox. And this part number also contains a special clamp kit for GM trucks that come with the cargo management systems. First off, this is what the toolbox looks like when installed on the vehicle. And next we will show you the rail system that gets clamped on. You can see how the rail system attaches to the truck bed itself and how it does not interfere with the factory cargo system. As shown here, we have the driver side installed. And we will go ahead and show you how to install the passenger side. The first thing we need to do is loosen up the factory cargo system. In the corner towards the cab there is a plastic cover that has to be removed so we can loosen up the rail. Let us go ahead and do that first. And there are three bolts: one, two and there is our third bolt. So what we will do is go ahead and loosen all of these bolts. We will not remove them because we do not want to lose the assembly that is behind the sheet metal of the bed. Back all of these about an inch on all three of them. Then you can pull the rail back and you can see how much bolt you have left over on the inside. So here you can see the bolt where it goes into the assembly that holds everything together. Just keep loosening it up until you barely have one or two threads showing. That will give us plenty of room to work around it. And these are all three identical on the rail. 1:23
Now we have plenty of room to work. So the first step we will do is go ahead and install the clamp that will carry the toolbox. Now we are going to locate it towards the bottom of the edge of the rail right here. This plastic is about even with that. So we will go by that. And we are just going to keep it away from the bed so we have plenty of room for, literally, the toolbox to come up, so it will not hit anything on the bed or on the cab. And on this particular application, we located the edge of the rail about 1/4 of an inch past this mounting plate for the cargo system. This rail has a rubber backing to it. This is for different types of beds. However, in this instance, we just need to sit flat against the plastic so we do not need any of this. We will just go ahead and peal it off. We will have the teeth of the rail that will go right into the plastic and get a good grip. Alright, the next thing we want to do is go ahead and take the clamp and just hold it in position. Alright, now the kit comes with this clamp right here. There will be four of them. You can see this is the one made especially for this type of cargo system. We have this back that goes behind the rail. It actually grips the backside of the bed. And then this part here actually grabs the rails and squeezes everything together. Now there will be four other clamps that come with the kit. You can use those on other trucks without the cargo system. But in this case, they will be extras for us. 2:46
We will start off here in the corner. Now there is a piece of foam up here. You just kind of have to move it out of the way to work your clamp into place. Now we will just snug it down for now. We will remove our first clamp. And we will install our second clamp. Snug it up. Make some last minute adjustments. OK, it looks like our rail kind of road up about 1/8 of an inch. Actually, the other side did the same thing. So we are actually going to leave it like that. Once you are satisfied with the results of the position of the rail, then we can go ahead and snug it down for good. At this point we can go ahead and tighten down the factory cargo system. No we will install these two bolts into the track here. Just slide them into place. Just put them right to the middle. And what these are for is actually to hold the brackets that slide next in there, to keep them from moving front to rear as you go down the road. This is our toolbox right here and this is one of the mounting brackets. We have another one of those square head bolts on the inside. And what is going to happen is this is going to slide into place and that bolt is going to slide into here. We have one corner done. Do the same thing for the remaining three. When it is all said and done, your bracket should be installed just like this. And you should be able to move in and our still. 4:10
We are going to just pick up one end at a time. This edge will catch this edge. And we will just hang it by that. If you have too much interference with the cargo system, it might be just as well to remove the bolts and then slide it in one half at a time and then reinstall the bolts. Slide our bolts back in. Alright, on the plastic covers, you have one or two options. One, you can either leave these off. Or you can cut these down to trim to the length you need so everything fits back together. If you want to reinstall the plastic trim piece, you are going to have to cut off a pretty good chunk of it, probably to about right here. It is totally optional. Just shorten it up and it will fit fine. But we are going to leave ours off. And then, put it evenly on the rail. Then move the box from left to right to center it up. Once we are satisfied with the position of the box, we will go ahead and open up the lid. Check everything for clearance. Make sure the lid does not hit anything and that we still have some access to our tie-down brackets as well. Alright with the lid up, we will go ahead and tighten down the four nuts that are inside. That will secure it to the brackets. Let us close the lid. Alright, now we will slide our two lock bolts into position. This is going from the frame rail to the toolbox. And we will go ahead and snug those down. Alright with that that will finish our install of part number TX1117416-458 from TruXedo, the TonneauMate truck bed toolbox.
Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Silverado were going to do a test fit of part number UWS06022 from UWS. This is UWSs 75 gallon L-shaped transfer tank with chest. Towards the cab of the truck is the transfer tank, and this is the lid for it. On the tank side, the height above the rails on the bed is going to be five and three quarter inches, including the cap. The back half of the tank is the chest, and it has two handles to open it up here. Our clearance between the bedrails is going to be about eight in the, and there is also three tabs to help hold it assembled in place.
Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Silverado were going to do a test fit of part number UWS06019. This is their 45 gallon L-shaped transfer tank with a chest. Well start off our test fit by basically just putting it into the bed of a truck and centering it up in the middle. When we put it in place well make sure that the tank is firmly against the front of the bed. You can see how the tank has tabs on the side to help secure it to the bed. Theres also one at the bottom.
Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to do a test fit of part number UWS00156 from UWS. This is a truck bed toolbox, narrow crossover style. The dimensions of the box are 69 inches long by 12 inches wide and nine and a quarter inches deep, and above the bedrails is about two inches in height. Well start off our test fit by putting it into the bed, and well scoot it up as close as we can to the edge of the bed, and then well open up our lid to check for clearance. Now, it looks like with the box pushed already up against the bed, we have plenty of clearance for the cab. That measurement will be two and three quarter inches.
Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado well be test fitting the UWS Toolbox Tank Combo part number UWS06022. This combination fuel tank and storage box is designed to sit inside the frame rails of the pickup bed. After we set it into position, well go ahead and use our tape measure to center it up. Now that we have our toolbox where we want it, itll be a good time to go ahead and anchor it down using the three tabs provided one in the center towards the rear of the vehicle and one on each side. Note that after we centered up our toolbox, we have 7 inches between the toolbox and the bedrail on each side. The toolbox itself is 27 inches deep and its current configuration sits approximately 6 inches above the bedrail at its highest point.