Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 15:53:21 -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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I figure a tool box filled with tools is better than no tire at all. Safer
that a propane tank I'd think.
On Jan 6, 2018 3:26 PM, "Alistair Bell" <email@example.com> wrote:
> You have any documentation backing this up? It’s interesting subject,
> perhaps the owners manual has big warnings in it saying that spare must be
> in place all the time?
> Haven’t seen those warnings but maybe you have. Not being snarky, I truly
> would like to see the documentation.
> > On Jan 6, 2018, at 12:34 PM, Stacy Schneider <vwcrewman@GMAIL.COM>
> > 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.
> > Stacy
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Jan 6, 2018, at 11:13 AM, Ralph Meyermann <ralphmeyermann@GMAIL.COM>
> >> 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.
> >> depends on how much tools/parts you cram inside. Mine got kinda heavy
> >> 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
> >>> 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
> >>>> 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
> >>>> 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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