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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    An Update From The Store...

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. flatford8
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    No judging or waiting here.....Happy Thanksgiving- Merry Christmas-Happy New Year.........Mark
     
  3. The tool box sound cool, hopefully in the future you can make that happen, is this where I say, "DIBS" :D HRP
     
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  4. Moriarity
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    Could a local trophy shop have helped with the plaques. I think @John B could maybe help, He runs a trophy shop, Might not be too late???
     

  5. Ryan
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    I thought about that... But I wanna do it right with tags that match the error of the boxes. Give me a sec and I'll show you guys the glory of these things.
     
  6. Jalopy Joker
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    do what you can, and accept what you can't - will make it more exciting when the goodies will be offered & shipped - have a Happy Thanksgiving
     
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  7. I admire and appreciate your quest to do it right or not at all…I’m in when the toolboxes happen.
     
  8. Tman
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    The boxes sound cool! I totally get taking your time to do them right. Sucks that you have had so many issues on the project.
     
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  9. Jack Rice
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    The toolbox thing sounds super cool. Those old Army boxes deserve to be done correctly. Take your time, worth the wait I'm sure.
     
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  10. Ryan
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    Here's what I got:

     
  11. Tman
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    Pretty cool. Wonder what they cost originally? ;)
     
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  12. Jarek Thompson
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  13. I assume they will be a very limited supply when you offer them in the store. HRP
     
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  14. BrerHair
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    Cool. Very similar to the old Craftsman box.
     
  15. TrailerTrashToo
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    I suspect that the holes were for a property tag. Back in the late 1960's, I worked for GE in Burlington, VT. We made electrically driven Gatling guns. Some of the machinery was Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and had property tags with a government provided serial number.

    Sometime after the 1950's, the government went from rivet-on metal tags to stick on tags. Originally, a metalized foil tag with the identifying data (Contract #, Serial #, Equipment name, etc) embossed into the foil. I've lost track of the requirements in recent decades...

    Google failed me on a picture of a government example. The following is in my possession and is driven frequently:

    Data plate.jpg This is the data plate from a 1952 Bell Telephone System service bed. A few regional manufactures produced them to the D L 237 6 drawing specification (supposedly to reduce shipping costs).

    HPIM3117-1.JPG
    It was installed on a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton chassis (I only got the back half). Currently on an off-topic truck (picture omitted - don't want to have a moderator sprain a delete finger). The truck does have big 'an little's, spun aluminum disks, primer and 5-on-the-floor.

    A quick Google brought up a current link for the regulation:

    https://www.acquisition.gov/dfars/2...ing-and-marking-government-furnished-property.

    Russ
     
  16. Ryan
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    depends on what kind of relationship the guys at Union steel had with the politicians in DC.

    I think I have a 100 of them.

    exactly like a 60s era craftsman I own… but these military boxes are made of much heavier gauge.
     
  17. Make it 99, I'll take one.
     
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  18. williebill
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    If you're keeping a list of who wants one, count me in for one of them. Thanks.
     
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  19. Ryan
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    I'm not... I suck at the pre-order organization stuff.

    ***

    I used to have contacts with SK and was thinking it would be super rad to include a basic wrench set that was branded as well, but SK has since sold and I don't know the new guys.
     
  20. The grand ol’ “ Supply chain “ we have been dealing with it for months at work in the forklift industry ,
    Shortage of forks , battery chargers , now battery cells .
    Wife went to get a prescription from her dr . The other day Dr told her to be adamant with the pharmacist to get her 3 month supply as there is now a drug shortage .
    I went to Home Depot a couple days ago to buy 1-1/2 pvc drain pipe . ….. all out ?!?!

    from what I hear at least a year out until the supply chain catches up again .

    cool tool boxes , hope you get it sorted in short order .
     
  21. Jeff Norwell
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    Take my Money!..I need a 1957 Box!!!!!!
     
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  22. 41rodderz
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    I understand but disappointed for sure . I vote for black beanies . :) Thanks for all your efforts on the site .
     
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  23. williebill
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    Ryan, I'll send you a nice yellow legal pad, and a pack of Bic pens... You can keep a list.. that'll make you a better pre-order organization stuff kind of guy. Y'know, a traditional list.
    I'll even include a manila file folder to keep it all together.
    And a big rubber band to wrap around the manila folder.
    Just put my name somewhere on page one.

    Ryan, do you prefer blue or black ink pens?
     
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  24. 5window
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    One local lumber yard was out of quarter round molding and was told it was unavailable. The other had over 500 feet in stock. I needed 8 feet. Hang in there, Ryan.
     
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  25. Jack Rice
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    The battery box bolted in the bed of my crusty 36 pickup is a 60's era Army 2.25" rocket box. One of those tool boxes will be a cool addition.
     
  26. ...You need two, Jeff.:D
     
  27. the era of the boxes. ;)
     
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  28. Ryan
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    Another update from the store just hit my inbox:

    So, the USPS somehow lost all of my shipments over two weeks... I think? I mean, I haven't gotten any complaints from folks saying their stuff wasn't received. In any regard, if you are waiting on something - I'm working on it.

    Thankfully, today is tag stamping/shipping day... and I didn't ship any tags during that period.

    _ FML sometimes.
     
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  29. Budget36
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    Another question, how can you get up and down the stairs and have such a smooth video?
    Nice tool boxes too!
     
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