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tool box twistin-Question (pic)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tree_entz, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    anyone out there have problems with thier tool box
    poppen open? This one has the 'j' style hooks on it, I've tried messin with the catches, but havn't had any luck?
    any suggestions???


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    nice body lines, right? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    (yes.. those are heeps)
     
  2. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    naw I aint never had a problem w/ that, i bolted mine down to the bed and didnt use the J hooks that came w/ it. Does it pop open even if you lock it w/ the key?
     
  3. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    sometimes....yes. I think I went for a while there where I locked it and had no problems....then I trimmed my front fenders and added zero rates....see where i'm going with this...?
     
  4. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    Your box is twisting with the frame!!

    Momma always said I was special.


    Have you had problems with it ON the road?

    Can you just screw in a hook & eye setup while wheeling?

    Duct tape?




    /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
  5. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    You are not alone! Mine does it locked or unlocked, but I have to flex it a little more if its locked. I had just come down off that rock in this one. I haven't addressed the problem yet though. Ended up just laying that 42 I'm carrying on top of it. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. 1977jimmything

    1977jimmything Registered Member

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    Some cool chrome ( BLING BLING ) hood pins would keep it closed /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  7. pauly383

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    You could also get some kind of hasp , and padlock to lock it and keep the lid closed /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  8. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe think about mounting one or two of these things:
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    Web Page

    It would still keep it closed while allowing the lid to move around a bit.

    In fact, if you're going to be flexing it a lot, it would be better for the hinges if you have it latched with a flexible mount rather than a solid mount.
     
  9. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    not me, but nice truck dude! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  10. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the great idea! I dont know why I didn't think of that? there's a truck supply place in town that might have them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    my box is by weathergaurd and never opens. I have a k30 though and it doesnt twist as much as the half ton frame. I like those jeep like hood straps that is what I would use if it starts to happen
     

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