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Making and Painting my homemade galvanized toolbox!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maxpower29, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    maxpower29

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    So I was bored at work and decided to make a tool box for my truck. Not nearly as nice as a bought one, but cheap (free metal, $10 parts from hardware store). I chose 16 ga galvanized sheetmetal. Heres some pics
    Sitting on the bench after I cut it up and mocked it up
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    Installing the rivits (1/8" steel, cant be other metal because of galvanic corrosion) and using the vacuum to keep the shavings from going everywhere
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    Rivets spaced nicely!
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    Put the top on with heavy duty hinges using bolts through pilot holes
    Didnt fit great but it was the biggest piece of that type sitting around I could find so I made it work
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    Passes the tool carrying test :D
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    Wiped down with vinegar to get some zinc off, and sanded it really good with 220 sand paper
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    Quick first coat of rust inhibitor primer
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    2nd coat of primer
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    1st coat of gloss black
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    After 3 coats of gloss black, and 2 coats of clear coat
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    Still needs a little buff and re spray a few spots but Im ready to slap the lock on it
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    Finished product. I put 4 rubber squares on the bottom so it sticks to the bed ad it works perfect
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  2. May 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    If its not watertight, what are you going to keep in it?
     
  3. May 17, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Its going underneath my tonneau cover so it doesnt need to be. Its 28x16x15high in the back
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Do you duct work?
     
  5. May 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    looks good.
     
  6. May 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Ya I run the shop in our company why?? :popcorn:
     
  7. May 17, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Coming along good so far but a few shotty painted attempts are making it look bad
     
  8. May 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Ive been in the Hvac field for 9 years or so
     
  9. May 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    Nice. Im just finishing my 4th week of the 6 weeks for 4th year school and write my redseal exam June 10th. I have 5+ years so far. Love the shop
     
  10. May 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Just a few dont tell the wife!!!
    Good old tin bashers

    Furnace and duct cleaner
    locally run and owned
     
  11. May 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Sweet. You guys probably do A LOT more furnaces then we would. We are 90% heatpump installs for rezzy
     
  12. May 17, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Nice sheet metal work ... and was that "Frog Tape" on your base board trim ... :confused:
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  13. May 17, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Nah, the broad was painting the kitchen!
     
  14. May 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    and there we have it, my very own tool box
     
  15. May 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Cool! It's tough to paint galvanized due to soponification. I'm Impressed with your results using only a weak acid and sanding.
     
  16. May 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Ya its a bit better then I expected. It fits perfectly in the rear and a bolt up through the middle drain hole holds it good. Im gonna use in on long trips and camping to take tools incase something goes wrong. Nothing special, just fun to make. Im making one of those "tuffy compartments" for the rear though out of black iron and its turning out A LOT better. Welded too
     
  17. May 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Im also a Sheet metal worker. Local 27. I work in and around Atlantic City.

    Nice box!
     
  18. May 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Nice work!

    ... and I don't work with metal like everyone else here!
     
  19. May 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Nice. Are you field or shop?
     
  20. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    looks good! any pics of it installed? im looking for something very similar to yours. just dont have the time/experience to build it myself.
     
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