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Got a FREE toolbox, but in bad shape! PICS! UPDATE ON TRUCK NOW!

Ok, so my girlfriend's dad had a Delta tool box on his Ranger back in the day. He has had it sitting out behind the barn for several years now. He told me the other day I could have it if I wanted it, I went and looked at it and was like heck no! I started looking around for a low profile black diamond plate box and saw that the average one ran 289-329. I said, well, maybe I can make do with his box. I brought it home and started cleaning it on one corner with some stuff you can buy from Lowe's in the toolbox section. It worked ok, but I wanted better results. Went to AutoZone and bought some stuff called Blue Magic and a Mother's PowerBall. Well, you can see the results below. I will be adding pics of it on my truck later today, if I don't like the way it looks, being as it isn't low profile and not black, then I will just sell it. On to the pics!

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looks good man buff it an mothers is the ****
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looks good man it isnt that tall compaired to a few i have seen
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The Delta Low-pro tool box I have was about $209 when I bought it. Box it looking good, but still to tall imo.
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looks good, nice job on bring it back to life.
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Cleaned up really well... I look forward to seeing it tomorrow.
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Trigger... In my opinion it's too tall as well, but for 209 bucks, it serves it's purpose and I think I MIGHT be able to deal with it : )
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what are yall schemin for tomorrow?
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Trigger... In my opinion it's too tall as well, but for 209 bucks, it serves it's purpose and I think I MIGHT be able to deal with it : )
Understandable.
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Could always paint it black..

I mean they got BBQ spray paint out there for grills, sticks to just about anything...

It's a flat black, and looks like some of those BBQ/Smokers
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That's an idea... because I'm sure a powdercoating shop would charge and arm and a leg, but there is no telling. Ryan, tomorrow we are hitting up the junk yard. I actually have a couple new junkyards in mind too if Frank has time. Maybe we will get lucky and find a Level II LOL.
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That's an idea... because I'm sure a powdercoating shop would charge and arm and a leg, but there is no telling. Ryan, tomorrow we are hitting up the junk yard. I actually have a couple new junkyards in mind too if Frank has time. Maybe we will get lucky and find a Level II LOL.
probably $300 max if you shop around
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Added pics of the toolbox on the truck. Let me know what yall think, sell it or keep it?
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looks good keep it

its free looks good and its free what more can you ask for

i do understand about the hight but the chrome looks good on you truck and has more storage to boot
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True, I believe I am going to keep it. It looks better than I thought. I figured a regular height tool box in chrome would be too much, maybe not.
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i some times wish my black one was lower but i like the extra storage then the lower ones
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invest in some flitz polish, then use it with the powerball. that always gave me the best finish on my old toolbox.
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looks nice, and I don't think it's too tall... its the exact same one I'm looking at for my truck!
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i vote bullbar+hellas back on
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Those are kinda sold, plus with the tool box and all, I think they make my truck a little too "busy."
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then update avatar!!
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Looks good, now make some CB antenna brackets and mount them
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I say keep it and maybe spray it iwht some bedliner kits, or flat black paint... I remeber plasti-kote sold a paint that had a rough feel to it used for alot of heavy duty stuff, and even sub boxes... I have a toolbox in my backyard from my old ranger and wanna use it but it needs new lifts and polishing wont help it because it has some weird pitting so I might paint it...
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It looks great man!

Good JOB!!

Leave it as is!
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Looks great and Nice find.

I think its at a good height.
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