aluminium ute box

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 02:32
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Gday all.
Will be returning to Brisbane in the next few months from o'seas to set up the hilux for the long awaited trip around oz. Hilux will have a canopy fitted, however this aint gonna stop some bugger breaking in and stealing my hard earned recovery gear. Have surfed the net regards to checker plate aluminium boxes but the price they are asking seems a bit on the high side.
Anyone have any recommendations or experience regards to storage of this kind?
Kind regards,
Cozza.
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 08:12

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 08:12
Super Cheap sell large plated tin boxes of various sizesI may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY
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Ray
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Follow Up By: dingodigger - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 09:42

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 09:42
i got a couple of those boxes, mine is a "geelong toolbox company" brand which is built better than the superworks brand ones in supercheap. got mine from bunnings.

i drilled out the poxy lock and replaced with a u-bolt and padlock, drilled out the rivets in the hinges and relpaced with short gutter bolts-as the stock rivets will rattle out.
then i got some light galv angle and used decent sized rivets to fix angle to the underneath and side corners to brace it up a bit. and stick a short bit of chain inside the lid connected to inside the box to stop the lid opening right back.
its also worth sealing the inside seams with silicone i reckon.

cheers
dd
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Follow Up By: cozza - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:27

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:27
yeah, sounds like a good idea dd. a bit of beefing up on the ground work could be the go.
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Reply By: troy - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:04

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:04
My Uncle made me a gal steel box that fits over the wheel arches. Fits all my recovery gear plus some - it huge. It has a hinged lid and a lock - not a woosy one either so all my gear is safe. Unless the buggers have about three friends they can carry it away
troy
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Follow Up By: cozza - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:23

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:23
that's what I'm talking about! wish I had an uncle like yours.
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Follow Up By: troy - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 20:48

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 20:48
when r u returning to brissy?
I live in brissy too and i could see if he could make another one
no promises though
troy
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Reply By: mik*2 - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:41

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:41
You can get a ute box made by Kinchrome and the biggest ones I've seen are $199. Can't remember the dimensions but they are more than big enough to put recovery gear in. You''l get some of your other tools in there as well.
They are very well made, powdercoated hammertone grey and are made from around 2mm thick sheet metal all over. They also look good too. They are sold here in Perth at bunnings and tool shops. Worth a look...

cheers
mike
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Follow Up By: cozza - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:24

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:24
thanks mike. will check em out on the website.
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Reply By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 16:54

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 16:54
Cozza,
Give John Meadowcroft of Active Welding in Coopers Plains a ring. He can make it to any size you want. Tell him Mal sent you. Phone (07) 32752967.

Mal T.
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Follow Up By: cozza - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:20

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 17:20
Good onya Mal. Will do that when I am back in the land of sunshine.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 11:28

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 11:28
Give blueys ute world a look as they have heaps of different ute boxes , ally plastic etc...Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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