Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 15:08:01 -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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Yes all welded, the new design doesn't have the 1" square frame and the top
lip will be 3/4" to 1" flat surface to better seal up the lid. I didn't
notice a difference, a larger size alloy wheel and tire weight is similar
to what I load into it
On Jan 6, 2018 3:02 PM, "Roy Nicholl" <RNicholl@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:
> Nice toolbox … are the floor and sides welded together (water tight)? How
> is handling with that weight hung under there?
> > On 06-Jan-2018, at 16:58, Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM>
> > I sent you the only pic I could find without searching the cloud backup.
> > On Jan 6, 2018 2:04 PM, "Roy Nicholl" <RNicholl@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:
> >> I looked at an Atlantic in the UK last year which has a propane tank
> >> installed in the claimshell (or, rather in-place of the clamshell) -
> >> vehicle ran on either propane or petrol.
> >>> On 06-Jan-2018, at 15:09, Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM> 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?
> >>> Chris
> >>>> 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
> >>>> Roughly 27"x 27" the front of it has 45° angles on the sides and 7"
> >> tall.
> >>>> 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
> >> The
> >>>> first one/prototype is currently being built. Looking at $211-$250
> >>>> cost from machine shop, I don't know what shipping or anything could
> >>>> yet. Hopefully It'll be what I envision and be able to have them
> >> available
> >>>> for those with alternative spare tire carriers. Storage is worth it's
> >>>> weight in gold, Westy or tin top.
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