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Thread: New Shop Truck

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    Default New Shop Truck

    Not a welding rig but I got a little welding in on the set-up. Being a sign shop truck, the first priority was to get it marked.



    Then I looked for side mount toolboxes. I couldn't find any that had all the features I was looking for, co I bought a set that was close & chopped them up.
    I fabricated a couple deep wells for the front 2/3's of the boxes to handle larger things like tool boxes & drill cases.



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    Got them tigged in. I also bolted on cargo rails on the back sides of the boxes with angle iron supports on the iinside of the box. Now I have all kinds of tie down anchor points, something that was lacking on the old truck.


    I robbed an idea from a fire truck I recently lettered. I installed LED rope lights with magnetic switches in the boxes, no more fumbling for stuff in the dark.


    The light switch mount & wiring is all tucked in the end of the box. I built a false end to cover it all up. Now I have 2 16" deep wells on each side and a divider between the deep wells and the original 10" deep box to hold misc. stuff like screws, etc.

    Last edited by pro70z28; 02-02-2011 at 09:19 AM.

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    I added a bed expander since this truck is only a 6.6' box. I don't use 8" as much as I used to, but with the expander I can still haul 8' stuff.


    All that's left (other than a few mic. things) is to install the inverter I bought to recharge power tool batteries.

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    I should say I used .080 aluminum sign substrate to make the tool box wells after pricing diamond plate.

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    Default Reminds me of the briefcase in Pulp Fiction..

    .. and I'm gonna rob the idea my own self.


    Nice job man!
    Mike

    WHEELED VEHICLE SERVICE SINCE 1960

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    Thanks Mike.

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    Great modification to exisitng boxes. The work looks great! Love the lighting with the hidden switches. Well done!

    Gord

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