Ok, I started out with an 8' Knaphiede truck box I found at an auction for $10. I cut it down to 6.5' with my sawsall and welded that back together then made the frame and cage. I think the metal cost $95 total from the steel supplier and I had to replace one of the box latches for $16. Then about $30 for fiz cans of primer and gloss black. I think it will work for me anyway and it was kind of a fun project. I may make a locking trimmer rack and just put my long handled tools in the basket later. I did think about making a locking mesh door on the basket but I'm not sure yet (still have just the right size piece of mesh left over).