Introduction: Magnetic Truck Bed Cargo Crate

A simple way to keep stuff in the back of your truck from sliding around all over the place while you drive. 

Step 1: Shopping List

Plastic storage crate from Target
Peg board magnets that I found in the tool organization section at home depot ( i used four per crate, but three would probably work)
M6-1.0 x 10mm hex bolts, M6 lock washers, and 1/4" x 1 1/4" fender washers from home depot (I used this hardware because the bolts matched the threads in the magnets I bought.)

Step 2: Attach Magnets to Corners of Crate

 just pick one of the many holes on the bottom of the crate and screw in your magnet. the holes in the crate I used are 1" in diameter so the 1 1/4" fender washers work perfectly. Where you choose to mount your magnets may depend on the design of your truck bed. I positioned mine to fit in the valleys that run the length of my bed.

If you use the same magnets that I did, be careful not to over tighten or cross thread the bolts, because the magnets come with soft plastic threads. 

Step 3: Finished Product

the magnets are strong enough to keep the crates in place, but not so strong that its difficult to pull them out. 

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strangestuff93 made it! (author)2014-04-07

love this idea, to bad it wont work in my 06 tacoma it has a plastic bed...

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eksavior made it! (author)2013-01-29

I have a tonneau cover on my truck, so this comes in really handy.

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Lorddrake made it! (author)2013-01-29

nice idea.

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