Author Topic: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box  (Read 1938 times)

Offline Geezer77GMC

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Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« on: August 16, 2022, 10:49:50 AM »
Finally made a storage tray to replace the fiber board boxes that don't hold up for me. I had some thin oak boards left over from a Grandfather clock case build. Boards were planed to 0.3" and edge joined for width. Corners are screwed and glued using a 7/16" square stick for durability. My favorite upholsterer covered the outside with a dark vinyl and the inside with Velcro-able style carpeting. A small dot of Velcro hook on the bottom of a tool box will keep it from moving around. The whole thing attaches to the cab using Velcro strips.

Offline zieg85

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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2022, 11:32:16 AM »
nice, bench seat still go all the way back?
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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2022, 12:13:57 PM »
Yes the seat goes fill travel. I like how the dark brown covering seems to disappear behind the seat.

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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2022, 12:15:47 PM »
By the way, this is how the seat looked in 2019...

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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2022, 01:12:56 PM »
That's keen Geezer!  8)
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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2022, 03:52:33 PM »
Two thumbs up!

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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2022, 11:25:57 AM »
Well done!  It's gratifying to see the love invested in these vintage machines.  Keep up the great work!
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Re: Behind the seat Cardboard Tool Box
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2023, 10:25:26 PM »
IDK how this popped up in 'unread' posts, but here it is!

Great idea, great box Geezzer!

My wife and I have made our 'go bags' to fit our trunk and rear of seat, figuring that we will at 'most times' be near out vehicle.

I bought a 'dry bag' from our local military surplus, fits most of the length of the space behind the bench seat. Uses S hooks to suspend vertically.

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