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Does anyone know of any bed rails that are shorter so you can fit a toolbox on too? Thanks
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Why don't you just get a tool box that does not sit on the bed rails
Several companies make them, here are pix of some of them
http://www.pickuptrucktoolboxes.com/
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GT has a good point, my toolbox for my current truck does not sit on the rails, but in the case of my '81, I ended up cutting the bed rails to get the toolbox to fit only because I didn't want to sacrifice the toolbox I wanted but didnt' want to lose the rails, either.

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Man, that's a tough choice. I haven't seen any shorter rails (they are all built for the bed length) but maybe you can find a set for a smaller truck, say a Dakota, an S10 or Ranger that may be shorter and works for you.

I did see one interesting arrangement some time ago. The owner had added some round pipe to the front of the tool box on the section that goes over the bed sides and socketed his rails into them. He obviously had to cut the rails to do it. It looked pretty good!
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