Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 15:55:29 -0500
Reply-To: Tom Buese <tantonbz@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Tom Buese <tantonbz@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Clamshell toolbox
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Not to mention putting a propane tank in the clamshell area-think Ford Pinto in reverse?
> On Jan 6, 2018, at 3:34 PM, Stacy Schneider <vwcrewman@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I would not drive a van without a spare tire up front. The tire is part of the crash worthiness of these vans.
> I want all the protection I can get. Even if you have a rear mounted tire you can always leave the stock wheel in place.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 6, 2018, at 11:13 AM, Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> 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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