Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
1/31/17 8:28 a.m.

While we were enjoying our ramp truck greatly, we were frustrated that every time we needed a tool, we had to take a heavy tool box out of the side of the truck and put it up on our work bench—or at least on the bed of the truck to get a tool.

Using the same logic we used to make our cooler slide in and out, we mounted an old tool box we had had for years on sliders, so that we could roll it right out when we opened one of the cabinet doors.

To do this, we built brackets out from the right side of the cabinet (looking forward) to mount two sets of heavy-duty drawer pulls parallel to one another.

On the left of the toolbox, we built a wall inside the cabinet and mounted another pair of drawer sliders.

We were thrilled with how this came out and how easy it is to reach our tools now when either stopping on the side of the road to fix something, or when using our ramp truck to crew at the track.

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Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
1/31/17 12:04 p.m.

That's awesome! Not the tool box I would have used, but I can understand the vintage-vibe idea.

One question - is there anything to keep it from sliding into the truck-box door?

SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
1/31/17 12:07 p.m.

I really like that setup.

1/31/17 8:07 p.m.

I hope you reinforced it to death. A fifty pound tool box going over a thousand mile of bumps will be brutal.

Also, don't drive in Indiana, they have the worst roads in the country. They'll destroy this.

grover New Reader
2/2/17 9:13 a.m.

Man, this truck is really coming along. Love the toolbox on slides.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/2/17 9:22 a.m.

We used double sliders and it is strong as hell. It stops when you roll it in. And this was my first tool box when I was 14 years old, so I had to use it! I put that Shelby sticker on the box in 1979 when I was 19 years old and had just gotten back from SAAC 4, my first Shelby convention.

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