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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Feb 5, 2024.
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Vintage Tool Storage
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Wow very cool!
Cool as a cucumber on a block of ice. If only I had the room...
Has nobody stepped up to this?
Crap, I'm way to far away.
I totally would have, but the day these showed up at Keith's I bought a crap load of old military crates to use for shop infrastructure.
the work stations are sweet!
Those military crates are pretty impressive too.
I envision a steel rack system for ease of access,
a clip board hanging with a well organized list cataloging content..
Exactly what I am doing...
I currently use those black bins with the yellow tops from Home Depot. 27 gallon variety... Each project gets a bin for parts taken off, parts to go on, etc... And typically, I have 3 or four projects going at a time and this means I have 5 or 6 of those ugly bins sitting around the shop all nilly willy at all times. I hate the aesthetic of it all.
So the idea is to build a rack with drawer slides that allows easy access to 6 of these bins. The rest will go up in my loft to house dormant projects, spare parts, etc...
I'm weirdly excited about it... And went through total hell to get all of these bins at a decent price. I got 50 to deal with now though!
Why not just use the work station as is ,just a simple cleaning , cool stuff.
Back on January 14th (when I first saw these 1945 Kent Moore work stations & service desk on @Keith's rexrods Instagram feed), I started to create a HAMB thread about them (in "The Antiquated" sub-forum) . . . but stopped myself thinkin' @Ryan would certainly use them as fodder for his one of his TJJ Blogs
Hope they go to a good home!
Where's the fun in that?
I know, I know, I could spend a lot of hours revamping them, now if I only could find my benches Those tool stations would look cool with your military storage container’s especially if all the colors matched. Red and blue would be the cat’s meow.
Thanks a lot for posting this! (Irritated sound in his voice). Now with my penchant for collecting old automotive machinery, I've got another wish list item to fantasize about. And SWMBO would likely be just a little bit upset if I were to start collecting those kinds of things! And another thing, the daily driver would have to reside in the driveway! In the snow! You guys are such bad influences...
But they are really cool! Thank God I live in the northeast, and it's a little bit too long of a day trip
Shure workbench out of the local Pontiac dealership when they demoed the old building. Not too difficult a restoration. Most challenging part was removing the accumulated grease and oil before prep and painting.
Google "Service Merchandiser" and prepare for Inspiration/frustration...
As found. What a mess.
If you are wondering what it looks like finished, Don just finished up something similar on his Garage Journal thread.
See "Building My Big Party Garage:" https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/threads/building-my-big-party-garage.153099/page-273
Look for post 10,916.
A second matching bench, but w/o sliding door fronts. Both benches required multiple holes to be filled in the tops, dents repaired, tops and shelf blasted and powdercoated clear, sides coated black.
In the on-deck circle, waiting for restoration:
@McPhail tattoos off a restored one now, don’t believe i have any photos of it handy though.
@Ryan Sent you a PM
Found his Instagram post
They are Bitchin'
grew up in dealerships in my early years. Forgot about these benches and Kent-Moore tools were in every dealership tool room. Our transmission man had the complete system in his stall. Brings back good memories of the people as well as the cars of the day.
Just tried buying this 3 weeks ago. Guy beat me to it by 45 minutes. He was asking $600 for it
I have been wanting one of these sets for years. So darn cool.
One of those went on bring a trailer for 12k... Yikes. It was restored, but still...
The old service benches are so cool with the rounded corners and tops just style .
always wanted one restored and in my basement as a bar .
the one thing that always gets me is how small they where when cars needed so much more service back then .
jeeze I have custom made benches in my shop for the techs . 8 benches . 3 feet wide . 10 feet long with a locking cabinet and exposed shelving underneath . Bench vise and grinder on every table . Plus a 3’x4’x6 ‘ cabinet to store supplies and parts for each tech .
anyways , most of the time the bench is full of a tranny getting built or hydraulic cylinders or a steer axle etc .
makes me wonder how they did it in these cute little benches we all seem to love
Guy bought it. Slapped a bad paint job on it. Listed it a couple days later for $4,000. It's still for sale
Thanks Ronn, i did. now i need a cold one.
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