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Side mount toolbox over the wheelwell- Who has one?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FWP, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. FWP

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    What brand, where did you get it, how does it fit yadayada???

    I have the spare laying flat in the back, and I want to get one for the side, to fit between the back seat and the factory tailgate.

    I need to get one to keep fluids spare stuff etc. from flying around. Thanks guys!

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  2. Mreetz

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    Walmart has some nice / different sizes made of plastic, perfect for fluids no leaking.

    1984 K-5
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  3. FWP

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.

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  4. 55Willy

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    I saw them in JC Whitney. made by Delta $94.95 a piece.

    <font color=red>It's not what you drive, but what drives you</font color=red>( Or is it what you work on,lol)
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  5. K5 NUTT

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    Tell ya what fred...sears sells some nice diamond plate ones with drawers like they use in there toolboxs...buy me one..i'll install it and then tell you all about it...hehehe

    azblazer

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  6. BigTex

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    Yeah, I want one of these, too. Especially one that locks since I no longer have a hard top and rear glass.

    Constipated people don't give a crap!
     
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    <font color=blue>I have one made by Contico, its $90 in Cabela's but I found it at a garage sale for $10 [​IMG]. I have a few cheesy pictures of how its mounted. I drilled holes in the side rail on the inside and on the wheel well. I had to put a 1" peice of steel stock under the back because it didnt reach the floor. It's good for keeping recovery gear and fluids in.</font color=blue>
     
  8. FWP

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    I saw that one that Contico makes. They say it's 37 3/4 inches long. that seems like it wouldn't fit with the rear seat installed. My K5 measures 31" from the tailgate to the rear of the back seat.

    The drawer thing that Sears sells is a good idea for tools and small parts, but I need something for fluids, chains and the like. I wonder if there's an ammo box that would work/ fit??

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    There is/was a company called lido. They sold them and jc whitney sold them. But can't seem to find them anymore. I had one in my 89 and it fit perfect and looked good. I think the company was in texas. I can't find them. If you can let us know. Good luck!
     
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    This place has all differant kinds.. Hope this helps..
    http://www.geocities.com/generalblueballs/
     
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    Lido went out of business a while back

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    Check it out at:

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    Thanks guys for all the help. I called Lido- they don't make truck boxes anymore. The Northern site has tons o stuff, but won't fit what I need. I went to the flea market this morning, just for S&amp;Gs, and found a weatherproof ammo box 17x10x14. Perfect for what I wanted- for 15 bucks. [​IMG]

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    heck yeah! I love old ammo cans. I have 2 of the type you mentioned, I bolted them to the bed of my jimmy, one on each side, between the wheel wells.

    I had my tools stolen out of my truck several years back, decided to get something beefy, and ammo cans fit the bill. With a couple of small u-bolts and padlocks, its easy to make them lock-able....point the bed-bolts so the nut is on the inside...use big washers...and these things are pretty tough. I suppose if some guy had the REALLY big bolt cutters, he could snip the pad locks...but otherwise they are pretty safe unless the theif doesnt care about spending a lot of time and making a lot of noise. ;)

    At any rate, I primed mine and then coated them with herculiner. Works great. As an added bonus, there is just enough room between them to mount my speaker box (also herculined!). =)

    I don't have any pictures posted to the www or anything, but if anyone wanted to see how I did mine, I'd be happy to snap a couple.

    Jason
     

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