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Posted July 01, 2016 - 11:52 PM

Oh, and my new fender well tool boxes came in Tuesday.  I installed the left one Wednesday evening, but being no "left and right" models, the one going on the right needed the rear door reversed before mounting, as there would be no way of opening it unless I did.  When I got home from work today, I ground the welds from the hinges and latch plate, then flipped the door & plate, using sheet metal screws.  It worked perfectly.  I forgot to take pics today, but attached pics of the boxes just sitting in the bed before altering & mounting.

 

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 04:55 AM

Have fun, Daniel! Those boxes look good in there!


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 05:37 AM

I like how there below the bed rail.
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Posted July 02, 2016 - 06:24 AM

I like how there below the bed rail.


Yeah, that is nice. He could even use them with a cover if he finds one someday.
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Posted July 02, 2016 - 06:32 AM

Yeah, that is nice. He could even use them with a cover if he finds one someday.

Needs a tail gate also!


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 06:36 AM

Nah, tailgates are for city folks so they don't lose stuff out the bed.
That's what the brakes are for.
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Posted July 02, 2016 - 07:42 AM

Nah, tailgates are for city folks so they don't lose stuff out the bed.
That's what the brakes are for.

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I'm just thinking about the extra security if a cover was put on there. Or if those door latches wear and come open going down a rough road! Tools could be scattered for miles!


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 09:01 AM

I like how there below the bed rail.

 

 

Needs a tail gate also!

 

 

:bigrofl:

 

I'm just thinking about the extra security if a cover was put on there. Or if those door latches wear and come open going down a rough road! Tools could be scattered for miles!

 

The low level was why I got these boxes.  All others were like 3 to 4" higher than the bed sides.  Not sure if I'll finish the tailgate I started a few years ago, or just bolt on short pieces of small channel on each side to slip in a piece of 5/4x6 deck wood.  I definitely want something back there just in case.

  Stayed up late last night, so slept way late this morning.  Heading out in a bit.


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 09:05 AM

Yeah, that is nice. He could even use them with a cover if he finds one someday.

Not likely to ever use a cover, but the option is still there with these boxes.


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 03:51 PM

I like the height cuz Home Land Security wouldn't stop and search my truck so much. When they see truck caps, tunnel covers, tool boxes they stop you frequently. But because there below the rail, there more difficult to see from there post, hence I can drive in and out. :smilewink:



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Posted July 02, 2016 - 05:44 PM

I like the height cuz Home Land Security wouldn't stop and search my truck so much. When they see truck caps, tunnel covers, tool boxes they stop you frequently. But because there below the rail, there more difficult to see from there post, hence I can drive in and out. :smilewink:

Why is HSA stopping you?


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 07:29 PM

I believe Craig works around things that go "BOOM". HSA like to harass folks who are around explosives.


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 07:31 PM

I spent 14 months around things that go BOOM! Bad part was some were directed at us! I can do without that nowadays!


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 07:33 PM

I spent 14 months around things that go BOOM! Bad part was some were directed at us! I can do without that nowadays!

I feel you, Kenny! Nothing like the sound of mortars incoming, glad to not deal with that stuff any more. I think Craig works in a quarry or mining environment, much friendlier booms!


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 07:34 PM

I spent 14 months around things that go BOOM! Bad part was some were directed at us! I can do without that nowadays!

What really got you attention was that 'thunk' of the mortar leaving the tube!


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