Mount your bike on a Truck Box – EASY – Mountian OR Road Bike

Today’s project is going to be mounting
a mountain bike on the back of my truck tool box. I have this little mounting bracket right
here that we’re going to screw into the top of the box. I’m going to show you how to make it secure,
and also how this guy works. This way, I can have my mountain bike sitting
in the back of my truck and not worry about laying it over. It’s just going to be more secure for long
rides as well. So what you’re going to need for this project
is the mount itself. I got this guy off of Amazon. I’m going to go ahead and link that down
in the video description; it’s right below this video. So if you want to buy one of these, go ahead
and check that link first. Then I have some m6 bolts, some m6 nuts, and
some locking washers that are going to help, you know, keep it tight – the nuts to the
bolts. And I also have a sheet of metal that I’m
going to cut and then I’m going to cut again lengthwise. And this is going to be bolted on underneath
with the mount so that if there’s ever any rocking motion with the bike, it’s not just
going to have the thin top metal of the truck box, it’s also going to have this metal
to help support it if it ever rocks left and right. We’re going to get some clear sealer, and
with this clear sealer you’re going to put it in-between the top of the mount and the
truck box. That way water and stuff will never leak inside
your truck box. And the truck box itself won’t rust. First thing you want to do is line up your
bike where you’re going to want to mount it permanently. I like having my wheel in-between the wheel
well, which is this guy right here on my truck, as well as the tailgate. So I can have the tailgate all the way closed
and have space to move the bike around a little bit. I also like having this little space right
here for the extra wheel on the side so I can leave my truck open to have…you know,
carry other things that I need. So that is the tentative place where I’m
going to mount my bike. I don’t have anything bolted in yet. So I’m going to go ahead and take a pencil
and just kind of mark the outline where I want it right here and where the bolts are
going to go once I drill down through the top of my tool box. I also chose farther up on the lid of the
truck box because when the lid is going to be open, there’s still going to be room
between the mount and the window. If I was to do it farther down, I wouldn’t
be able to open my truck box and have it not touch the window at the same time. So closer to the lip of the tool box is better. So when choosing a drill bit, you want to
make sure that the drill bit is going to cover the entire bolt so that there are no threads
popping up on either side. That way the threads won’t catch when it
goes inside of the hole. And that is it. I’m just going to clean up this edge around
here, and this stuff will dry clear so there’s not too big of a worry about that. And I’ll scrape off the excess that we don’t
need and fill in the gaps of what we do need. The really nice thing about this bike mount
is that not only does it fit my mountain bike, but it also fits my street bike. If you have any questions, make sure to leave
them in the comments down below. Don’t forget to “like” if this video
helped you and don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching! To deter thieves a little bit, you can probably
stick a cable through here and then up and around the main part of your frame. And that would keep people from stealing your
bike a little bit. But at the same time, they could still unbolt
this bottom part and walk away with your bike. So this isn’t like a long term, you know,
storage solution, but it is really nice to be able to transport your bike.