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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

I'm really not happy with the way my tire hangs off the rear of the Sammy. Especially with a 33" on the back, my tailgate is on borrowed time and it IMHO opinion it looks goofy. What I want to build has been done, but I'm looking to see wear I should get the materials. I'd like to build a wooden toolbox (cheap and I can weld), that is only about as tall as the wheel well. and extend from the rear right until about the roll bar. I'd like to make a sliding drawer so that tools will still stay put underneath. When it's built I'd cover with diamondplate and build a tire carrier to mount flat on top.

I'd like to know where to get the rails for the drawer and possibly see pics of something similar.


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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

Your local hardware store or home center will have drawer slides either as simple slides or with ball
bearings/wheels. The trick might be getting a set short enough for your prupose.

You might be better off using an ammo cam of one of the larger sizes and cutting it down. There a bit
hard to weld as I found out since the metal is so thin. I'd recomend brazing instead.
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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

my toolbox is a 30mm ammo can works great but i mounted it to the swinging tire carrier doesnt take up any interior space and since it is water proof no worry about mud or rain I have also made custom sized ammo cans either taller or shorter than normal you just cut them slot the corners and slide the bottom inside the top piece then I weld them you could use rivets as well

to make a taller one it is usually easier to take 2 cans and cut them one high one low and then slide one over the other
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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

Where's a good place online to get ammo cans? Looks like this could be a much cheaper alternative.


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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

Here's two...

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Two

The second one has one I just bought, the long, low 40mm box. for storing white gas, propane and my mini
backpacker sized lanterns. it will go on the cargo rack neatly. Yes, I know, I'll need to vent it.
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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

Koko,

Dont they have army/navy surplus stores where you live? I was just in one near where I work and they had dozens of ammo cans all over the place. Pick the one you want, choose your caliber, etc. Range in size from pretty small to big and tall. Similar pricing to the online sites outlaw posted.

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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

Outlaws,

Thanks for the links. I think this is the route I'm going to go.


Daxe,

THere was an army navy store near my college but thats over and our away. Nothing near me though. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]


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Re: I need help building a toolbox/tire rack....

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THere was an army navy store near my college but thats over and our away. Nothing near me though

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dont you live in auburn or something? There's gotta be some army navy stores in worcester or around there? What about this place:

Berger Army &amp; Navy Store
709 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610-31
Phone: (508) 753-2684

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