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Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:42 am

Statement - my Cub is more of a garage toy than anything.

That said I was thinking a tool box would be an interesting project, and here's the selected location and first planning ideas.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby mrfarmboy87 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:56 pm

Looks like a good idea. A guy at work has a wooden one he mounted in the same location, he drags logs and fire wood with it, as long as you don't use any front mounted implements it will work fine.

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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:55 am

A little bit more work today.

Only had a few short lengths of 1.1/2" angle so I'm going to butt weld them with 1" reinforcing angle underneath.

Considering putting a fire extinguisher on top, in which case the lid will hinge outwards otherwise there will be a fouling issue with the steering rod.

Photos to follow.......having to downsize them...
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:25 pm

Here, I hope, are the photos.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:52 am

Looks as though the toolbox is smaller than I'd anticipated but it was the only spare piece of ply to hand, the lid will be from some salvaged steel, recycled from a washing m/c or similar.

Anyway it holds the important tools.

Oil can
Hammer
Shifters

Of course screwdrivers, pliers, gloves, wire, plug spanner will be in there when finished.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby Eugene » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:50 pm

Good looking project.

I had previously thought about making big tool box to set on the draw bar for chain saws, 2 cycle gas and oil. fencing tools and supplies. Never got around to doing it.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby Scrivet » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:34 pm

Eugene wrote:Good looking project.

I had previously thought about making big tool box to set on the draw bar for chain saws, 2 cycle gas and oil. fencing tools and supplies. Never got around to doing it.

Kinda like this ......
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59907&p=492970&hilit=+lunch#p492970

Don't make it to long if you cross any steep ditches. I've got a couple spots I have to avoid. A higher hole on the drawbar angle helps a little.

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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby Eugene » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:06 pm

Yup. Something along that line. But I found the two wheeled trailer more convenient. Trailer holds steel T fence posts, spools and coils of wire, log chains, and much more. Plus I have a seat with cushion mounted on the front of the trailer bed for my helper/wife.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:13 pm

Welded one of the brackets today, saving the second one!

Decided some of the runs were good, others were good enough.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:46 am

Finally got the tool box on, well actually it's been on a while but I decided to paint the bracketry.

The colour is BMW Zinabar Red
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:54 am

Now the rear bracket and longitudinal pieces, note the round black things.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:59 am

The toolbox is now fitted, two pieces of steel are used in the base of the box and screwed through into those longitudinal pieces. The round black things are tap / faucet washers, to provide some flexibility and prevent flexure cracking - I hope.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby UK-Cub » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:05 am

And here we are, lid open, lid closed, the toolbox had a top handle which I removed, the holes are redundant but I'll find a use for them.

The toolbox was already this colour and is what attracted me to it.

Next project a belt driven self priming water pump at the rear.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Nice job! The tool box under the seat may have been adequate when the Cubs first came out, but it sure won't hold much.
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Re: Where to locate a toolbox?

Postby Donegal Cub » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:20 pm

Class job David :{_}:
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