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What do you store your part's in?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by UseYourBlinker, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. UseYourBlinker

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    What do you store your part\'s in?

    I carry all fluids,tool's,and a tow chain in the cargo area of my K5. I currently have a plastic bin that I keep all that stuff in.. I want to get a metal bin with locking lid (if possible) and mount it to the floor in the same location. What does everyone use to store their stuff in?
     
  2. chevyfumes

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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    I'm lookin for the same thing, I was just going to get a chest tool box but someone suggested an army surpluss store for a big locking box, I guess they're about 15x 15 x36...
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    Military ammo cans. I have 1 20mm Cannon ammo can, 1 Dutch missile can, and 2 .50cal cans in my truck. My 20mm can has a hasp and chain hinges to lock it. I am going to fab up some type of system to keep my cans from being opened, and from flying around should I ever roll. Probably run a long cable threw the handles of the cans, and lock one end to the tire carrier, and the other to a mount I will install later.

    My cans house my trail tool kits, parts, tow straps, snatch straps, electrical crap, and other misc. stuff.
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    Mines going to be a box about 6 or 8" tall right behind the seat all the way to the gate. with a locking lid.
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    I'm going to be making a box outta plywood to store it all in. It'll go from the tailgate to the back of the rear seat. And be about a foot high. I will make it so it attaches to the floor but with padlocks so I can undo it if I need to remove it. It'll have a drawer on rollers so I can pull it out. That drawer will lock itself. I'll paint it with the duplicolor stuff since I have it and it sticks nice to wood that is not exposed to the direct elements.... I'm also going to be mounting on the tailgate something so I can attach a chain/padlock to it so it cannot be opened without a key or someone really working hard to get it loose. That'll keep the drawer from being slid out so easy. I figure most crooks won't screw with your stuff if they have to take time, make noise and use effort to get it.... leaves too much for them to be exposed....
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    Thanks for the link... So far I like that one the best!
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    Right now I have this pull out drawer I made out of wood and HomeDepot slide rails<a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albup56/aam>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albup56/aam</a>
    I like the amount of crap I can carry BUT if I can't get the tailgate open I'm screwed!! I am thinking of yanking this thing out and going with a few amo cans/rocket boxes??? I need my stuff to be secured to the rig so incase of rollover the crap won't go everywere and possiably hurt me or a passenger!
    Good Luck
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    Eric,

    So far I only have one plastic toolbox and one ammo can for carrying supplies. I'm too new to offroading to give "experienced advice" but I will share two things I learned the hard way already:

    #1 - Bungee cords do not hold the boxes in place! If you're going anyplace bouncy....get some real straps and fab up some tie-downs on the floor area to secure them. Otherwise, they'll be flying everywhere!

    #2 - Don't pack fluids in the same box as tools....even if there's enough room. Shortly after learning about "Issue #1", I opened my toolbox to discover about 1" of gear oil &amp; Simple Green mixed together and sloshing around in the bottom of my toolbox and all over my tools. When I got home....I had the tedious chore of individually cleaning all my sockets, wrenches, etc and I still need to go buy more gear oil, and simple green to replace what was ruined! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    "...still getting my offroading experiences THE HARD WAY!..." /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.northerntool.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=478864&amp;prmenbr=6970>I like this one</a>
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    Good point's Greg... Hey I met with Scott (4x4HIGH) about 2 week's ago. I go and BS with him about once a week /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif That last time I went over their he said I just missed ya.
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    I have a 3 Missile Shell Metal Box with 2 latches to hold the lid down. The only thing is, they get Hella Heavy before you know it.
    A good place to get them Cheep. is at the Good Guys Swap meet. this weekend is when its being held. There is a guy that gets stuff at surplus prices. I got my box for 5 bucks. He is located at the Back fence. He wheels and deals so you may get one for real cheep... Hope this helps.
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    That is very similar to the rocket can I have in the back of my truck. I just bought it about 2 weeks ago. It is really nice, and has a fair amount of room for stuff. Mine is a Dutch military box, and I paid $25 for mine.
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    u might try some big ammo cans like I have in the back of my jimmy. (see web shots). They are easy to make lockable... easy to bolt to the bed... and water proof! Whats more, if u go to a gun show, u can get them pretty cheap ($20-30)... compare that with a tuffy console! lol,

    J
     
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    Re: What do you store your part\'s in?

    ammo cans here

    http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/C... can get it home to the real tools. Nathan
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Colemans.storefront/Home>/forums/images/icons/smile.gif</a>
     
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    Re: That place has NEW K5 tanks for $25!

    I would think they are the same just make sure the semdimg unit will fit right. might call colemans and ask them.

    nathan
     

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