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Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:05 pm

A week or so ago I managed to run out of gas with the Cub going up a hill and as I inspected things it occurred to me that I did not have enough of a selection of tools onboard depending on what kind of problem I might run into. Well it turned out that since the fuel outlet was at the front of the tank the fuel had simply run to the rear due to the incline and uncovered the outlet so a couple of gallons from a can fixed it right up, but what if?

So I decided to finally install a nice little toolbox my son had picked up for me. Nothing special, just something to carry a hammer, pliers, mechanics wire and wire cutter, and some odds & ends.

I decided to use the left side implement mounting holes so I made up a couple of brackets.
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I painted them red, lined up the box, drilled two 1/4" holes through the bottom and each bracket and bolted it up. Not much to it but it doesn't look too bad. The forward implement bolt goes through the back of the box for extra rigidity with a small spacer to give room for the lid to open all the way. If I ever need to use those implement mounts it's a simple matter of two bolts and the toolbox comes right off. The difference in color is due to the flash.
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:07 pm

Nice job, I like that.
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Postby ricky racer » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:28 pm

:worthy: Oh yeah, I like that!!!! :worthy:
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Postby Slim140 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:31 pm

Looks good!
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:48 pm

Great job...and you know that if you are carrying all the necessary tools with you like that, you are almost guaranteeing that you'll never need them!!! :lol:
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Thanks everyone. Yeah Dale, my next door neighbor finally bought a snowplow for his truck this year to help me keep the road open so of course this is the first time in 15 years we got no plowable snow. :)
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:42 pm

:big crying: OMG! Can't believe you just said that!! You've just guaranteed Mother Nature is going to come down on you! :lol:
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Postby radioguy41 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:15 pm

I'll blame it on the neighbor's new plow. :wink:
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby Flemmingth » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:59 am

radioguy41 wrote:So I decided to finally install a nice little toolbox my son had picked up for me. Nothing special, just something to carry a hammer, pliers, mechanics wire and wire cutter, and some odds & ends.

ME TOO !

During search for other things, I stumbled over a toolbox left by our oldest son. He made it when he went to workshop school 20 years ago, as start of his engineering career.
((Same school where I started my engineering career in 1969 :D ))
I made 2 brackets for the Cub.
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Then drilled holes and bolted the toolbox to the brackets.
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I haven’t decided whether it should be painted red or not, as it is made of galvanized sheet metal and looks pretty sturdy. What is the opinion from this highly revered panel ?
Son got pretty happy (and a little proud) when he saw, that the old man could use the handmade toolbox on his beloved CUB.
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:23 am

Nicely done. I like red but painting galvanized metal can be problematic. For the paint to adhere and stay adhered the galvanized metal needs to be specially prepared before primering and then it's best to use a primer designed for galvanized metal. I think I would be tempted to leave it as is, especially since that's the way your son made it.
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby ctltmp » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:49 am

Thats really nice. Gotta have one now. I can see a bunch of implement bolts in there now from 20 miles away. Thanks a bunch for sharing that.
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby tmays » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:04 am

I use a fertilizer hopper drive bracket for mine. Take the base off(if you have an extra one) and there’s two holes there to mount the box on. Like your solution, also
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:19 pm

Yeah it would have probably been handier mounted on the right side but a 54A push blade used up the implement mounting holes on that side.
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Re: Quicky auxiliary toolbox

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:41 pm

Finally warmed up a bit so got a little seat time. Here's a wider angle shot of the aux toolbox.

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