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Toolbox pictures tell a lot

Discussion in 'Off Topic Hot Rods & Customs' started by wheeldog57, May 9, 2024.

  1. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 3,304


    Lots to take in here. . . From Cafe racers to past vehicles. I had 10 of those Novas
    68-74. The yellow one was the 2nd car I 20240509_214738.jpg owned, it had a couple small blocks then a 402-muncie-4:10. Sold it like a dummy. The 340 71 Demon 4 speed was probably the best all around car I've ever owned. Yup, I sold it. 68 Camino, yup, sold it, don't want to talk about it.
    I've been secretly looking for a GLH Omni lately too, great car. The 39 Chevy was a flip, corvette suspension and pretty good body too, should have kept that one too
  2. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 3,053


    Here is a before and after of my toolbox [before]


    I purchased 3 x rolling cabinets and stacked 2 together for the main toolbox.
    Then converted the 3rd one into a workbench by adding machinery feet and an upstand.

    In this photo ^^^ you can see the leftover benchtop up against the wall
    With the leftover benchtop, caster wheels and handles I fabricated a rolling work station to match the above toolset.


    All the Stainless was glued on trim pieces [purely cosmetic]

    Now the big surprise ..... My wife insisted on me doing all this :D:D [she is the queen of tidy]
  3. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 3,166


  4. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 4,244


    The tool box in my welding shop wouldn't have told you much.
    This is the best picture I have of my tool box. The stuff hanging on the peg board told you more about that place then the box did. But the projects in the shop told the story better. This happens to be the frame that is under my 49 Dodge truck, in its early stages. P1010001.JPG
    T his was my 48 Plymouth coupe getting its new back window.
    Sometimes the outside of the building tells the story better. P1010254.JPG
    This is the cab on my 49.
    Sometimes you have to have a sequence to grasp what is going on. P1010272.JPG
    Just a day's work. Notice how far off center that transmission tunnel is? That is how far off set the drive train is on the factory Dakota 4x4 truck. 100_0734.JPG
    Just for proof of the drivetrain offset. The black piece at the bottom of the picture with 2 holes on the left side and one hole on the right side is the radiator support crossmember. The crossmember is centered in the frame. The oblong hole on the right side, and the right side hole of the two on the left are the radiator bottom mounting holes, and both of those holes are the same distance per side from the frame rails on their perspective side. The center of the fan is the centerline on the drive train. That puts the drive train about 4" closer to the passenger side of the truck. This stuff is all on factory mounts.

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