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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