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Old 02-23-2010, 02:40 PM
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I have a homemade toolbox in bed behind the cab made of birch and teak plywood with fir trim. I can get lots of stuff in there. Changes a little bit depending on the season.
two inexpensive socket sets, standard & metric
lug nut star wrench
half a dozen emergency flares
5,000lb tow strap with two hardened 2ft. 1/4in pieces of chain with hooks
pry bars and screw drivers
jumper cables
a couple quarts of oil
a jug of antifreeze
tarp for ground cover
blanket for on top of ground cover it gets very cold laying on the ground here, or tarp is ok for mud, blanket is good for emergencies (stalled cars and accidents)
jumper cables
a couple bottles of gas dryer
small wiring kit & fuses
pliers and vise grips
hydraulic floor jack
machete & small hatchet
last but not least, a ford wrench (hammer)
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:07 PM
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Rather than tell, I'll just show you and you can guess.





And got bored in class, so I started a project to replace that cheap plastic tray.





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Old 02-23-2010, 03:12 PM
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I had an old, very pretty, silver, Craftsmen box that I left in the bed of my truck. we drilled a 1/2 hole in the bottom and then cut a 10 inch long channel to the other side of the box. Added a 1/2 bolt, a very large washer and piece of sheet metal cut to the same dimensions as the inside of the tool box with inch spacers all around. We then drilled a hole through he truck bed. Added another very large washer and a lock nut on the bottom. (Did not fully tighten the lock nut)

Once that was done, I slid the tool box around to make sure it was not to tight in the truck bed and had some free movement when pulled.

The next step was to fill the toolbox with concrete of the way up the side of the box. Burry both ends of chain in the cement making sure the center on the chain was not in the cement for sound effects . We then locked the box with a covered hasp type lock and the rest was pure humor history as we watched people try to steal it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:44 PM
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I had an old, very pretty, silver, Craftsmen box that I left in the bed of my truck. we drilled a 1/2 hole in the bottom and then cut a 10 inch long channel to the other side of the box. Added a 1/2 bolt, a very large washer and piece of sheet metal cut to the same dimensions as the inside of the tool box with inch spacers all around. We then drilled a hole through he truck bed. Added another very large washer and a lock nut on the bottom. (Did not fully tighten the lock nut)

Once that was done, I slid the tool box around to make sure it was not to tight in the truck bed and had some free movement when pulled.

The next step was to fill the toolbox with concrete of the way up the side of the box. Burry both ends of chain in the cement making sure the center on the chain was not in the cement for sound effects . We then locked the box with a covered hasp type lock and the rest was pure humor history as we watched people try to steal it.
Dude, i would love to watch some videos of people trying to steal that thing. I can only imagine how freaking funny it would be to watch!
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:50 PM
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Heres a pic.

Not too pretty or organized, but contains a bag full of random tools that I usually need. A recovery strap, large floor jack, box of sheet metal screws, some brake fluid, jug of extra water. Very large d-ring. A bag that contains the winch kit for the high lift along with a tow strap and snatch block. An 8,000 lb. come a long, some random wires, bungie chords, tie down straps, a small tire inflater, a couple of cans of spray paint, a hitch ball, small socket set, and a compression tester, and in the bed I have a 30 ft. 3/8 chain, an old car battery, and motorcycle battery, 2 folding chairs, a high lift and the spare. I think that pretty much covers it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:56 PM
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Rather than tell, I'll just show you and you can guess.
Looks like some body shops at Harbor freight.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:59 PM
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Yep. lol. They're good trail/toolbox tools. Only thing HF is the socket rails, open ended wrenches, and the ratcheting wrenches. Other than that... They're mostly costco brand, Cresent, and some craftsman... Like the lug out package in the red lil case. Those are awesome!
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:38 PM
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I've got a pair of steel toed boots, hardhat, about 6-7 pairs of safteyglasses, broken tape measure, 3 working tape measures, carpet from a vw, some old blanket, rope for tying stuff down, 2 cans of anti-freeze, a can of green spray paint, finishing hammer & a couple quarts of oil. I had a tarp and some other stuff in there but I recently cleaned it out.
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