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Old 03-28-2007, 05:28 PM
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After reading the socket post, I got thinking. What are ya'all doing for hand tool storage on trucks/trailers. How do you keep it organized and more important not rattle like 100lbs of tools in a metal box? I have seen these advertised..seems like a nice idea but they are way overpriced, does not solve the rattle problem..
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:00 PM
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You can get all fancy with this, I havent done it, but it's an option:

http://www.toolfoam.com/

The CPL toolbox like you posted is very popular around here, many people have them mounted to their truck. I have seen guys with 2, one for metric, one for standard. I have seen a flatbed driving by once that had 4 of them, yikes. At one time they made them with parts bins in them, with holes and pins to store nuts, bolts and washers. Not sure if those are still around.

On my service truck, I have one compartment with drawers, and I just chuck the drawers full of crap, one has dividers, holding aresol bottles, the next has pliers, crescent wrenches and such, the next has 15-24" pipe wrenches and 24" crescent wrenches. After that it becomes less organized, with a drawer full of sharps (saw blades, grinding disks, sandpaper, emery cloth, etc) and then below that it's almost a free for all, impact wrenches, socket sets, etc. I need to organize the things more, but never get around to it. Most of the rest of the compartments are more organized, with dividers for hardware and parts. Visit this thread to see some pics, http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5139 it's not done though, but it's on the list (along with a million other things.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:13 PM
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Do the clp ones rattle as much as I think they might?

I wish I had the space like you do.. I am limited to a tool chest sized container.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:17 PM
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They aren't too bad. There's a piece of foam rubber along the back wall to stop the wrenches from clanging too bad.

Are you concerned about noise or tool damage/finish getting rubbed off, etc?
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:22 PM
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Are you concerned about noise or tool damage/finish getting rubbed off, etc?
This would be for my off road truck. It drives me nuts listening to all that noise when I should be hearing something else. Now I pack my tool box drawers with rags...but thats a problem as well.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:30 PM
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All the custom combiners I know use the tool box you use. Well, other than the really big guys who have a special service unit. But I worked for a custom combiner for about a week, and most of that time was running up and down praire trails for repairs. I can't recall the tools rattling all that much, but then again, he had the box under a topper.
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If all you are worried about is noise, go to the kitchen dept at a WalMart.
They have sheets of that foam that you can use instead of rags to cushion the wrenchs.
To me it looks like the same stuff they sell it the tool dept. just a lot cheaper.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:50 PM
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the rags "fill" up the drawer space so the tools dont jump (and rattle) against the drawers and themselves.
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