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Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:09 PM

I'd say you did great on the tool box and the trailer was nice bonus. Way to go.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:10 PM

NutCASE, here's a pic of a Cub #2 trailer, basically the same, but with fenders:CUBTrailer.jpeg

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 08:19 PM

Kenny, great deal on the tool box, I also have the same set, but with a 4 drawer center box that I sit in between the top and bottom.

The trailer is very "YOU", and the fenders are going to look cool on it. Way to Go!!
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:53 PM

Ryan, I can get you some close ups of the latch if you want. Really simple, but I see no way to unlatch it with out getting off.


What if you ran a rod, or even a cable with a loop to the latch, and held it up with a "pogo stick" type holder like the truckers use for their air and electrical lines, mounted on the tongue. Then you could just reach behind you, grab the handle or loop, and pull...

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:36 AM

Great score Kenny! I bet you'll fill those boxes up pretty quick :laughingteeth:
That trailer looks Awesome to! Congrats :thumbs:
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:54 AM

Two big scores Kenny. Like the tool box, :love: the trailer.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:05 AM

What if you ran a rod, or even a cable with a loop to the latch, and held it up with a "pogo stick" type holder like the truckers use for their air and electrical lines, mounted on the tongue. Then you could just reach behind you, grab the handle or loop, and pull...

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That's a good idea, except the way it is made now it 'locks' open or closed. The latch is very similar to a trailer ball lock. And if the tail gate is in, I'd have to get off to pull it out of the slot it sits in. I also found out the hole for the hitch pin is only a 1/2" hole. But it is 4' long.
The back end of the bed needs repair. Rusted through in a couple spots. I'll get some more pics and open a thread on it so we can mull over what needs done to it.
The tool box will replace what the one I have now. It will go to my son. I'm gaining one drawer in the top box and 2 in the bottom box. Should let me sort things better. I don't have keys for the locks, not sure if I can get them from Sears or not yet. I have the # for the top box, not sure if that includes the bottom box or not yet.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:23 AM

With that many plug sockets you should never have to hunt for one. Nice score Kenny.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:45 AM

With that many plug sockets you should never have to hunt for one. Nice score Kenny.

That doesn't count the ones I already had! LOL I won't have to buy any more in my lifetime!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 10:32 AM

I can see it now...

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I am selling half of my 3000 spark plug sockets, accepting bids. No scrappers please.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Probably be best to scrap them, get more that way!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 12:42 PM

Probably be best to scrap them, get more that way!


Sad, but true.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 12:54 PM

If I scrapped all the 'extra' sockets I have, I could probably buy a complete new set. But they wouldn't be as good as the ones I have.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 08:32 AM

That's a good idea, except the way it is made now it 'locks' open or closed. The latch is very similar to a trailer ball lock. And if the tail gate is in, I'd have to get off to pull it out of the slot it sits in. I also found out the hole for the hitch pin is only a 1/2" hole. But it is 4' long...


Could you put a spring on it to keep it in the closed position unless you pull the latch? You'd want to have the cable or rod at the right angle to lift up the latch when you pulled it.

As for the pogo stick--the ones I've seen have a spring in the bottom so they can flex--probably a good idea for your application as well.

Great score on the tool box. I've been limping a long with a couple mis-matched boxes and a home made roller cabinet for 25 years or so. Broke down and spent $800 on the top of the line Roller Cabinet and top box from HF--it's really pretty well made, though I wish it was longer front to back. Even with Something on the order of 15 drawers I've filled them up... but, I guess a man can never have too many tools.

One of the things my good wife has never complained about is me buying a tool--she's seen me repair washing machines, cars, lights, faucets, make furniture, install plumbing, etc. and appreciates what it would have cost to pay to have it done...
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 08:49 AM

I'll see about getting some better pics of the latch. The handle is made to lock in either position, but it is bolted on. It could be removed and something tied on to work the latch. But,the tail gate slides down into a slot. No way to make it open by itself.




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