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Date:         Sat, 6 Jan 2018 15:08:01 -0600
Reply-To:     Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Clamshell toolbox
Comments: To: Roy Nicholl <>
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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" <> wrote:

> Ralph: > > 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> > wrote: > > > > I sent you the only pic I could find without searching the cloud backup. > > > > On Jan 6, 2018 2:04 PM, "Roy Nicholl" <> 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 > design/prototype. > >>>> 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 > down. > >> The > >>>> 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 > >> available > >>>> for those with alternative spare tire carriers. Storage is worth it's > >>>> weight in gold, Westy or tin top. > >> > >

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