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Old 11-13-2012, 08:27 AM
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Please critique my fall clean up box for pick up

hey guys, i would appreciate anyones help on this.
i want to build walls on my pick up truck for leaf and debris collection. so i can haul more things more securely.
i have a toyota tundra with 6.5' bed.

i will use 4 2X4s in the stake holes @ 4' each.
i will use 1/2" plywood walls @ 4' high. (is this too high)?

the things im concerned about are
1) the box is attached to the truck only by 1 lag bolt in each 2X4. doesnt seem secure enough. is it?
2) the 2X4s going in the stake holes being modified to a smaller size to fit the opening. will they break? is there metal - square steel tubing?

do i put the plywood on the inside or outside of the 2X4? i think outside would be better

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:52 AM
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thinking to use a 2X4 across the back to secure it and a hinged door above the tailgate.
top will be open, covered with mesh tarp
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 AM
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Should hold fine. put the plywood on the inside of the 2x4. Use a mesh tarp on top of the box.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:54 AM
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I am using a tarp for the top and the back. Didnt feel like making a door. Tarp works good so far.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:29 AM
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do the 2X4s have to be cut exaclty the size of the stake
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:24 PM
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Use 3/8 plywood, it's lighter and you will be shocked at how much a 1/2 inch thick, 4 x 8' plywood sheet cost's.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:00 PM
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ok thank you
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:31 PM
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Use 3/8 plywood, it's lighter and you will be shocked at how much a 1/2 inch thick, 4 x 8' plywood sheet cost's.
i agree...no need for 1/2''

i put my plywood on the outside and also had to cut the 2x4s down to fit them in the stake pockets...as long as everything is secured and sturdy they wont break
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:23 PM
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i want to use metal for the vertical posts. home depot only had 1 1/4" instead of what i need 1 1/2" tubing. they did have round 1 1/2" tubing though
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:25 AM
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I wouldn't use metal, the vibration's from your truck will make those post's mess up the sheet metal in your stake pocket's.
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