Trailer Toolbox

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Toy2, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone notice my homemade brackets inside my box?

    Yes, they are used edger blades, I welded flat washers to them and sprayed them black, so that box would have to be broken in a hundred places to blow out......

    Also this box has removable trays on top, I pop riveted them to keep them in place....:usflag:
     
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes yes, noticed the edger blades! Was coming down to comment but you couldn't wait for someone to notice :laugh:

    Tool box looks like it will work. Over time it will probably deteriate in the sun, and the first time someone uses it as a step to get into the truck or trailer it may not fare to well. Sure not going to fall off on its own!

    My trailer has the same dumb brace on the tounge like yours So I just use the tounge for a place to store shovels and a rake. I put a side-body L shaped box on the top rail over the wheelwell of my trailer. Lots more room...
     
  3. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Your right, I'm sure the Texas sun will be the death of it, I'll wait for a metal box to go on sale at HF and jump on it.

    I have the concept down, so it sould go smooth on a replacement.....my little HF welder has come in handy, I also had to weld the crank handle, it was getting loose, so I added some tacks and sprayed it black......
     
  4. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay folks, update on my so called "project".......we had a pretty good rain storm yesterday with temps reaching the freezing mark.....and a decent rain this morning.....

    Opened up my box to find a inch of water.....WTF....it was dripping down where the handle is moulded into the box......

    I took it off and found an ammo box that fits perfect, plus its weather tight, I might have to modify something to make it lock, but not to worried about it....

    Ammo box looks better than the plastic one...

    Lesson learned, don't use plastic boxes for extreme use...:hammerhead:
     
  5. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whenever you get that finished, post some updated pics. I'd like to see it.
     
  6. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Will get pictures up ASAP, it really does look better, no cutting on the box, fits perfect, plus I stood on it without putting a dent on it......LOL!!!

    I thought about spraying it black, not sure, kinda like army green....
     
  7. Chris B.

    Chris B. LawnSite Senior Member
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    How big is the new box?
     
  8. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay I took pics of the new install, box is about 20''L X 5'' wide....I'm guessing about 10'' tall...

    I will put a tape on tomorrow....

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  9. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay, went out with a tape:

    18'' long
    6''wide
    9.5'' high/tall

    Fits perfect between the crank, and the extra brace...
     
  10. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice man. It looks great. You should be good to go with that setup.
     

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