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Old 05-14-2014, 02:54 PM   #121
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I totally agree with the OCD, I have to put my tools away everytime. I might leave a few on the counter if we weren't finished or in a big hurry but thats it. My right hand knows where everything goes and at pick up time, we are in the trailer and the guys are bringing us tools to put away. Everyone knows this and it goes smoothly, unless we have had our asses kicked all day.

Heck, I keep 1 wheelbarrow in the trailer always, concrete days I have to throw in 1 or 2 more and in a 24' trailer they are in the way! Drives me nuts! Due to the kids, I can not keep my house or garage as clean as I would like but my trailer, heck yes. I still have floor dry down due to the form release spill and that is truely bothering me.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:09 PM   #122
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Have 10 guys work for you and get back to me about that statement
seriously, 8 guys on our crew and only 2 of us know where everything's supposed to go
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:21 PM   #123
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My right hand guy and I go to trailer at clean up time, everyone brings us tools, they wipe them down if necessary and we put them away. Then after everything is away, we do a walk around to make sure eveything is clean, picked up and we didn't forget something.

I pay the guys, I'm not running back a forth to put things away in trailer, that's why I pay them, to bring them to me.

We did a large basement finishing job, about 3 months, 2000 sq feet and lots of custom work. Had extension cords all over, they were covered in drywall mud, paint and just plain dirty. One of the guys brought us the cords and we both just looked at him, he said "I suppose we need to clean the cords", my right hand threw him a rag and bucket. It was awesome, I have trained him well! Every cord was cleaned before wrapped up and put away! Tools make me money, I take care of them.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:48 AM   #124
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My truck is well organized, but occasionally it can get a little messy. EVERY friday night or saturday afternoon I reorganize if need be. Nice thing is, its a 9 foot reading utility body so it makes having a home for things easy and helps keep it organized!
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Steve, I'd like to see some pictures of your side box organization---I recently switched to a utility truck and haven't worked out the organization yet.
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Steve, I'd like to see some pictures of your side box organization---I recently switched to a utility truck and haven't worked out the organization yet.
No problem Mike. Some point tomorrow Ill get pictures up for ya. Most likely by 6 or 7pm My time (Eastern)
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So im a little late with the photos, sue me for half an hour! Lol.

Click the link below, and the album name is TRUCK

http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/BHIandR/library/

Anyway, here are some pics. The trucks a 2006 Ford F350 superduty 4x4 with a regular cab. Has a 5.4 Gasser, and fuel mileage aint bad at all. Hell its equal to and sometimes better than my old 98 chevy 1500 4x4. Got it not long ago, little body work needs done, but other than that its a solid worker and she loves to plow snow too. The way I have it organized fits my needs, majority of my everyday tools are on the drivers side. I reserve the passenger side for my bag of tricks (random tool bag that inevitably has what I need when I need it), caulk and caulk guns, space to put wire, pex, etc etc and the back compartment hold my tow chain a hard hat and 2 headlamps. ( Forgive the dress boots and pants in the one picture, had to go to an event before I started working the other day...) Eventually I will order more shelving and add more as I see fit. But for now, it works well. Hope it helps ya with your ideas Mike!
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Thanks for the pictures---I need to build some dividers for the small power tools---

My truck is a bit longer and has four boxes to a side---I added a huge gang box this week---now I have a place for the chop saw and tarps--

Mine is a diesel and the mileage is acceptable---also 1 1/2 ton--no more squatting truck.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:31 AM   #129
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Thanks for the pictures---I need to build some dividers for the small power tools---

My truck is a bit longer and has four boxes to a side---I added a huge gang box this week---now I have a place for the chop saw and tarps--

Mine is a diesel and the mileage is acceptable---also 1 1/2 ton--no more squatting truck.
Mike, Post some pics. I'm considering buying a truck this fall to outfit another guy and have something that can keep me workin in the snow. I'm afraid the E-350 is going to be stuck constantly if we have another winter like the last.
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I'm not a computer geek and never figured out posting pictures---I might send you one that you can post for me---

This truck is not so good with ice and snow---it weighs in at over 8000 pounds empty--

I've owned more than a dozen Ford vans---they are mighty good on snow and ice--
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Well,I'll be damned--the picture worked---I've added a few things to this truck--lost the mars lights--added a rack and a huge gang box--
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I made this box for around $800 in materials. It neatly organizes all of my drills, hand tools, power tools, shims, chemicals and a 4 and 6' level, framing square, broom etc. and leaves plenty of space for additional tools. The drawers were sized to accommodate plastic Kobalt cross bed drawer inserts.
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Don't you touch nothing ! I Know where everything Is !
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Don't you touch nothing ! I Know where everything Is !
Every time I see a pic of your truck it cracks me up. A guy I know is exactly the same. But like you said if he needs something he knows just where to go.
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What's the opposit of OCD....??
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