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    Low cost trunk for Maverick Trail/Sport

    Found this on a Facebook group and decided to pick one up. Fits like a glove once you take the wheels off, no side to side movement. I'm attaching it using bolts through the bottom and will post pics of that once I'm done.

    Husky has these in 25G and 50G sizes. I decided on the 50G as I wanted to be able to carry gear, a cooler, tools etc...
    It kept out the rain, mud and dust, has a lockable lid and is far cheaper than the other options for anybody who wants to spend their upgrades dollars elsewhere.

    Home Depot carries them:
    Husky 37 in. Mobile Job Box Utility Cart Black (50 Gallon)
    Husky 35 in. Mobile Job Tool Box (25 Gallon)

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    Great idea. It would sure would be nice if there was some way to mount it through the bottom to the floor of the bed rather than using bungee cords to secure. Any thoughts on how?

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    I made up some slotted T nuts with a piece of aluminum flat bar that I had laying around. Tap a 1/4 x 20 hole, added a long set screw with a nylon knob. Worked with factory slots in bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brgabaldon View Post
    I made up some slotted T nuts with a piece of aluminum flat bar that I had laying around. Tap a 1/4 x 20 hole, added a long set screw with a nylon knob. Worked with factory slots in bed.
    I like the nylon knob idea. I got some carriage bolts, ground the edges down a little bit and secured them to the slots in the bed with a nut and washer. Next I'll drill the bottom of the box and was planning to use wing nuts with a rubber washer inside the box but may change those out for the nylon knobs instead.

    You want to be able to take it out easily so that you can clean the mud out of the bed after particularly dirty rides though not much as makes it in there with the mud flaps.

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    very sweet
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    Any idea where to buy T-Slot nuts that would work here? Home Depot and Ace Hdwe don't have them. I see some options on Amazon, but not sure what one to get. Really don't have a means to make them myself. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone2Maui View Post
    Any idea where to buy T-Slot nuts that would work here? Home Depot and Ace Hdwe don't have them. I see some options on Amazon, but not sure what one to get. Really don't have a means to make them myself. Thx.
    Something like this might work for you.

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    When I was in the cabinet business we used them to tie counter tops together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbox_Kid View Post
    Something like this might work for you.

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    When I was in the cabinet business we used them to tie counter tops together.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I decided to go with 5/16 carriage bolts which I dremeled down a little on the edges to fit. It seems to fit well. Now the challenge for me is to figure out how to align the holes I drill in the Husky. Sure wish you could look up from underneath the bed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone2Maui View Post
    Any idea where to buy T-Slot nuts that would work here? Home Depot and Ace Hdwe don't have them. I see some options on Amazon, but not sure what one to get. Really don't have a means to make them myself. Thx.

    Look up "Unistrut nut". They come in various sizes are are carried by Fastenal, Mc Master Carr, Grainger ect. Both stores you mentioned do carry them. Look in the electrical dept.

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    I took a big piece of cardboard and punch holes with the bolts locked in place. Then set cardboard as a template underneath box to drill out holes. Centered it as best as I could. Hope that helps.
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