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Old 04-16-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hey, thought I'd share what I built last weekend. I ended up making these because I don't want a cargo trailer yet and I don't like the look of truck caps. The boxes are approximately 18" Tall, 76" Long, and painted with Dupli-Color Bed Armor (DIY Line-X pretty much). The 5 gallon buckets contain nails. Hopefully someone else is considering doing something like this and will use my ideas. (btw I built the entire thing out of scrap 1/2" ply and 2x6, cost $50 in bedliner and hardware)

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Hey, thought I'd share what I built last weekend. I ended up making these because I don't want a cargo trailer yet and I don't like the look of truck caps. The boxes are approximately 18" Tall, 76" Long, and painted with Dupli-Color Bed Armor (DIY Line-X pretty much). The 5 gallon buckets contain nails. Hopefully someone else is considering doing something like this and will use my ideas. (btw I built the entire thing out of scrap 1/2" ply and 2x6, cost $50 in bedliner and hardware)

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those are soo cool, i have the same pencils, 5 for a $1
how do you keep things dry
you have your own company? judginng by your profile and logo, what do you do, garages or houses


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can u post more pics of how the tools are stored ?
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can u post more pics of how the tools are stored ?
i would like that too
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those are soo cool, i have the same pencils, 5 for a $1
how do you keep things dry
Thanks nick, things seem to stay pretty dry since i built sort of a threshold/door stop so there really isnt a direct path for the water to get in.

Vos, i can take some more pics for you tomorow
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Thanks nick, things seem to stay pretty dry since i built sort of a threshold/door stop so there really isnt a direct path for the water to get in.

Vos, i can take some more pics for you tomorow
That is cool, but I would still throw some type of foam insulation on the thresholds, or the humidity will start rusting your tools.
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Sorry boys I've been pretty busy, will try to get pics within the next few days
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that's a great idea i had a similar setup before i got a trailer, nothing wrong with building useful thing's out of wood. Hell i just built a wood bed slide for my truck why pay a grand for a metal one when ya can spend 75 and do the same thing look cool man, i'd like to see more pics myself. Only thing i dont like is your logo and my logo look really similar
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So....what are the padlocks for? Like a visual deterrent? You must be in a NO CRIME zone.
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So....what are the padlocks for? Like a visual deterrent? You must be in a NO CRIME zone.
Yes thats actually exactly what they're for.. Somebody with a cordless skilsaw could cut in through the side in less than 5 seconds so I wasnt going to spend a lot of money on security. It will at least keep the honest people out.

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Thanks for the comments. As for the logo, I had mine professionally done, maybe we hired the same guy? (MOB Multimedia?)
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Yes thats actually exactly what they're for.. Somebody with a cordless skilsaw could cut in through the side in less than 5 seconds so I wasnt going to spend a lot of money on security. It will at least keep the honest people out.

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Thanks for the comments. As for the logo, I had mine professionally done, maybe we hired the same guy? (MOB Multimedia?)
do you have your own company?
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Fuller, no worries bud i designed mine myself (since i have a degree in multimedia/animation) im not too concerned with it. Actually the only thing is i don't know why it disappeared from CT and now i have the CT logo? weird
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Fuller, no worries bud i designed mine myself (since i have a degree in multimedia/animation) im not too concerned with it. Actually the only thing is i don't know why it disappeared from CT and now i have the CT logo? weird
this comes as no suprise to you i bet but i want to see along with the rest of your pics
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that's a great idea i had a similar setup before i got a trailer, nothing wrong with building useful thing's out of wood. Hell i just built a wood bed slide for my truck why pay a grand for a metal one when ya can spend 75 and do the same thing look cool man, i'd like to see more pics myself. Only thing i dont like is your logo and my logo look really similar
I can build things out of steel and aluminum cheaper than I can buy tools to work with wood, to each his own.
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I would say that those locks on the wooden boxes will only keep the honest folks out. Hope you live in a safe area.
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Easy Killer wasn't saying anything against the people who play with metals, i was just saying a truck shop here sells the kit that bolts to your bed for a grand and since i have a saw and wood just needed some casters and away we go bed slide I have no doubt you could make one out of aluminum and i would rather have that but for less than $75 i can't complain with the one i made

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For get the skill saw. Just take a screw driver and pop off the hinges.
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Easy Killer wasn't saying anything against the people who play with metals, i was just saying a truck shop here sells the kit that bolts to your bed for a grand and since i have a saw and wood just needed some casters and away we go bed slide I have no doubt you could make one out of aluminum and i would rather have that but for less than $75 i can't complain with the one i made

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As far as security goes, you could break into those boxes with a heavy rip hammer, but you can use the same hammer on some of the aluminum trailers they sell nowadays with the same result.
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I paid dearly for my boxes. But they are pretty secure and will hold my tools safely. Steel boxes with double thickness aluminum doors.
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Killer bud no worries man no one offended over here, i guess it is just hard to decipher with just a bunch of txt in front of your face

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