$25 Tool Box - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-27-2009
gt.teamnog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sanford, Fl
Posts: 154
$25 Tool Box

Picked this up craigslist for $25, had to cut it up to make it fit my stepside.






Cut and Closed it with the piece that was cut




Primed:


Painted looking good as new:







After paint I spent $40 total, $40 well spent
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-27-2009
paseries's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cypress,TX
Posts: 169
Nice find. I usually miss opportunities like this off craigslist. That or I don't have the cash at the time. My bed rails actually hold my drop in bed liner in place so I'm limited on toolbox options until I get a spray on. Just debating whether I want to dish out the $ when I hardly haul anything around. I have a single cab though and would like more room for a second sub woofer. (need a place to store my backpack, jumper cables, tools, etc.)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-27-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
You did a good job, but it looks like it stick out past the cab. Not diggin that.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-27-2009
tom kalmanidis's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Broad Brook, CT
Posts: 204
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. Now I'm looking for one haha.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-27-2009
gt.teamnog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sanford, Fl
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigger01 View Post
You did a good job, but it looks like it stick out past the cab. Not diggin that.
Yeah it does look like that in the picture but it doesn't stick out..it's flush with the cab, the tool box is for a small/medium size truck it just doesn't fit because I have the stepside
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-27-2009
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
Great buy and good work on making it fit, but like Trigger said I am not diggin how far it sits out.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-27-2009
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
nice find

same exact tool box i have. cept mine was chipping paint really badly. so i bedlined it. lol
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-27-2009
Semaj82's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northeast Iowa
Posts: 243
I want to paint my toolbox like that.

What paint and primer did you use - it looks really good.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-27-2009
99MazdaB4000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 1,980
Ahhhh the Ford version of my truck.....love it!


Toolbox looks good!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-27-2009
silverbullet32's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Skagit Valley, Washington
Posts: 1,175
looks good, i cant wait to get a toolbox for my truck
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-28-2009
gt.teamnog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sanford, Fl
Posts: 154
See, doesnt stick out past the cab...









Quote:
Originally Posted by 07RangerXL View Post
I want to paint my toolbox like that.

What paint and primer did you use - it looks really good.
I used all Rust-Oleum Engine Enamel Primer, Black, and Clear Coat...I did shiny black but I realized I should of used Flat black and more clear coat....after the clear coat is when it looks really good
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-29-2009
rideabikenick's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Deltona, Fl.
Posts: 3,486
nice find!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-30-2009
FordX4Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 487
looks good. i might just have to pick up the next cheap box i find and do this to fit my stepie.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-30-2009
t5cents's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 1,521
i did this once for this chevy stepside i used to have...

Name:  IMGP3319.jpg
Views: 128
Size:  209.6 KB

Name:  IMGP3320.jpg
Views: 269
Size:  201.9 KB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: Ranger bed tool box and Box side rails - Toronto vonner91 Miscellaneous Items 2 07-26-2011 06:34 PM
Want to Trade: Back Rack Tool Box Mounts for Mounts w/o Tool Box Scrambler82 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-07-2010 06:27 PM
Bed box/ tool box WillInThe04Ranger Exterior Semi-Tech 7 03-14-2010 08:35 PM
tool box/dog box silverbullet32 New Ideas 20 06-11-2009 05:17 PM
Tool Box Suggestions hangman General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 08-02-2004 02:49 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.