Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:13:37 -0600
Reply-To: Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Clamshell toolbox
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No pics yet, I have some of my original adapted one. The refined version
should be lighter/cleaner looking and seal out the elements better. Weight
depends on how much tools/parts you cram inside. Mine got kinda heavy for
the 12day 3k mile West coast trip and back.
On Jan 6, 2018 1:09 PM, "Chris S" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I like the idea. Extra diesel fuel tank? My thought is that anything heavy
> in spare tire cavity will be difficult to close. Got pics?
> > Wiadomość napisana przez Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM> w
> dniu 06.01.2018, o godz. 10:34:
> > Howdy Volks. After going with a rear spare tire carrier, I was pondering
> > what to do with that available space. I ended up adapting my home made
> > larger clamshell/tire carrier into a toolbox. I found it handy.
> Currently I
> > took it to my machine/Fab shop guys to make a refined design/prototype.
> > Roughly 27"x 27" the front of it has 45° angles on the sides and 7"
> > The first quote was $211. I went downs and verified a few design aspects
> > including a better sealing surface for the lid and how it fastens down.
> > first one/prototype is currently being built. Looking at $211-$250 final
> > cost from machine shop, I don't know what shipping or anything could be
> > yet. Hopefully It'll be what I envision and be able to have them
> > for those with alternative spare tire carriers. Storage is worth it's
> > weight in gold, Westy or tin top.
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