My uncle recently sold the garage that he used to own. When he got out of the business, he split up some of his tools with the mechanics that worked for him, and took some home with him. The rest he gave to me, with the toolboxes! The boxes are ones that he bought shortly after he became a professional mechanic. The top box is a Mac Tool that he bought in 1971, and the bottom rolling box is a Craftsman Commercial that he bought in or around 1973. I'm in the process of cleaning and degreasing everything and getting them looking nicer. I think I'm going to leave it kinda beat up unless the rust starts to get worse. It's neat that all the dents and scrapes were put there by my uncle over the course of his career up until he bought the place, at which point they stopped seeing daily use.
I figure there are a bunch of tacoma build threads on here, so I'll throw up a restoration thread of a different type. So far I've soaked all the sockets in WD40 and gotten the grime off of them. No pics of that yet, but when I get some more progress I'll post an update.
Anyone ever tackled anything like this and know what a good thing to clean some of the rust and grime it would be? I've heard foaming degreaser might work well. The WD40 worked well on the sockets, but not as well on the toolbox.