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Old 03-09-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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Cheap Bus Tool Kit

Saw this going at a Harbor Freight sale. Basic cheap kit to keep on the bus, $29

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Speaking of tool boxes, how many keep a dedicated bus tool box?
I've been holding back revealing my latest project. I don't know how many of you know I do custom powder coating for a business. I have 7 of these vintage tool boxes in the shop and decided to set one up for the bus. I picked one up and a light went off in my brain right away. Do you see what I see? First one who guesses gets one at a discount if they want. I plan on doing a number of them.
What do you see?
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:16 PM   #2
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Have one about that size and use it for the step up into the bed. Double duty.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #3
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Not big enough to hold an air gun,sockets accessories for tire changing?
Most socket sets don't fit unless you take them out of there case and use the little bars to store them?
Any of my un bus related stuff fits in several of those boxes and another multi drawer box which does hold a few bus things
For what you just showed. If the boxes are loaded and ready to hit the road for a mechanics job the they are going to fail and dump your mess on the ground.
Put a bolt or pad lock through the hasp to keep it tight and forget the latches.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:37 PM   #4
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Not big enough to hold an air gun,sockets accessories for tire changing?
Most socket sets don't fit unless you take them out of there case and use the little bars to store them?
Any of my un bus related stuff fits in several of those boxes and another multi drawer box which does hold a few bus things
For what you just showed. If the boxes are loaded and ready to hit the road for a mechanics job the they are going to fail and dump your mess on the ground.
Put a bolt or pad lock through the hasp to keep it tight and forget the latches.
Look up the definition of "basic"
I didn't say I was going to store it freely on top of the fridge. Come on, use some common sense.i kept tool boxes in my race car tow vehicle for decades, can't remember any of them falling or opening from latch failure.
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I forgot to say regardless of brand.
Any hand carry box is only rated for x-pounds? Mine are abused!
Weight wise.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:51 PM   #6
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Look up the definition of "basic"
I didn't say I was going to store it freely on top of the fridge. Come on, use some common sense.i kept tool boxes in my race car tow vehicle for decades, can't remember any of them falling or opening from latch failure.
There seams to be a failure of coomunication here?
You asked what problem you saw with that tool box?
I don't know you are your preference so I only stated mine
The basics you referenced was never in your (what do you think of this basic tool box)post and I never said you were putting it on top of your fridge?
The basics is that I was sAying that if any hand carried tool box was overloaded with tool weight that the closures would fail? But a bolt or padlock In the hasp would help.
Guess I didn't win the free tool box cause I got the answer wrong?
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There seams to be a failure of coomunication here?
You asked what problem you saw with that tool box?
The basics you referenced was never in your post and I never said you were putting it on top of your fridge?
The basics is that I was sAying that if any hand carried tool box was overloaded with tool weight that the closures would fail? But a bolt or padlock In the hasp would help.
Guess I didn't win the free tool box cause I got the answer wrong?
The failure is your comprehension of what I actually posted.
Go read the first line, I believe "basic" is there.
Where did I mention a "problem"?
Since when did "discount" mean "free"?
Where did I say I would overload the weight capacity of the tool box?
Why would you assume I would store my tool box where it could fall?

The question was is "What do you see when looking at the box posted?"
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Okay.

This is already not fun anymore.
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Okay.

This is already not fun anymore.
Yup,JR ruined it.

No guesses Twigg?
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Basic isn't there?
You did not say you would overload the weight capacity? I said that in response to your question of what do you think?
I DONT SEE WHAT YOU SEE ?
I just stated my observation of a tool box?
I know how I abuse them but I don't know how you use them?
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