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After getting my toolbox, I realized I needed to find a new way to mount my high lift. I was wondering if I could mount it to the box. It is an aluminum diamond plate box. I was thinking of using a 4x rac. But I dont know if the aluminum is srtong enough to support the weight. What kind of bracing on the inside would i need to keep from destroying the box?
 

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joeylead said:
After getting my toolbox, I realized I needed to find a new way to mount my high lift. I was wondering if I could mount it to the box. It is an aluminum diamond plate box. I was thinking of using a 4x rac. But I dont know if the aluminum is srtong enough to support the weight. What kind of bracing on the inside would i need to keep from destroying the box?
I'm using that exact method to mount my hi-lift. I just used some really big washers on the inside to spread out the load.

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....Mike
 

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Mike said:
I'm using that exact method to mount my hi-lift. I just used some really big washers on the inside to spread out the load.

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....Mike

Thanks Mike, now I just goota get the 4x rac and I can get it on!
 

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joeylead said:
After getting my toolbox, I realized I needed to find a new way to mount my high lift. I was wondering if I could mount it to the box. It is an aluminum diamond plate box. I was thinking of using a 4x rac. But I dont know if the aluminum is srtong enough to support the weight. What kind of bracing on the inside would i need to keep from destroying the box?
I've been keeping my hi-lift inside my alum toolbox-
If I were to mount mine outside- I'd go with the 4xrac with some flat pieces of steel in the inside (similar to the washers) or I'd consider running 3 mounts-

PLaces like 4x4connection sell 3 packs IIRC.
 

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Mike said:
I'm using that exact method to mount my hi-lift. I just used some really big washers on the inside to spread out the load.

Later,
....Mike
hey mike, does that bend the aluminum at all? thanks!
 

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joeylead said:
After getting my toolbox, I realized I needed to find a new way to mount my high lift. I was wondering if I could mount it to the box. It is an aluminum diamond plate box. I was thinking of using a 4x rac. But I dont know if the aluminum is srtong enough to support the weight. What kind of bracing on the inside would i need to keep from destroying the box?
thats exactly how I have my highlift mounted. I just got a strip of some stock steel and placed it on the inside to help spread the load. I used my old diff drop spacers and front diff washers to secure the jack to the box. Heres a pic http://members.cox.net/grasswhacker/DSC00752.JPG So far the box has held up fine and I'm the kinda driver where I may speed up for speed bumps ;) Most of my wheeling is slow, so I'm not too concerned on that aspect.
 
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