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Offline wilbilt

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2009, 01:25:00 PM »
Here is something I picked up a short while back. These pictures were taken the day it came home before I cleaned it up. Cleanup consisted of a light washing the outside and the insides of the drawers, cleaning the slides and a little SuperLube on same. The lock was not working because the front of the box and lid were tweaked a bit. A bit of hammer and dolly work got that right back in order.

This is a SO K-55R made between 1941 - 1946. It's been neglected but no plans to restore it at all.

That is a wonderful box, J.A.F.E. It is in much better condition than others of that vintage I have seen.

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2009, 01:25:00 PM »

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2009, 03:11:34 PM »
I really like it just the way it is. A nice box that shows it has a history.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2009, 05:06:50 PM »
We might have to put together an intervention for Toolpants! :lol3:


Nice boxes by the way!!!!!!!!

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #48 on: December 29, 2009, 05:10:11 PM »
NO!!!! Not one of our interventions! If we did then he would be buying them by the semi load.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2009, 09:09:19 PM »
NO!!!! Not one of our interventions! If we did then he would be buying them by the semi load.

Isn't that the point?
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2009, 09:20:11 PM »
But then where would we find ones for our own humongous collections?
 
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2009, 09:32:34 PM »
But then where would we find ones for our own humongous collections?
 

That's half the fun. Just think of all the barn finds out there waiting to be discovered.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2010, 11:41:19 AM »

HF roller bottom with a craftsman roller top box and another craftsman lower roller  I keep my body work tools in.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2010, 12:54:36 AM »
This little box was new in 1964, and cost the original owner a week's pay +.  Back then it was a fairly common design for a mechanic to have in the trunk of his car, strapped into the lid hinges if he was smart.  The drawer slides leave some to be desired, but it's a good solid box.  The top section contains a lift out socket tray.

After spending the first 2 years riding around in the back of a van, this box moved on to a life in the shop.  Today it sits sort of ignored on top of an IBM cardfile that became a toolbox.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2010, 09:09:49 AM »
that appears to be a solid little box. why don't pull it out of there, wipe it down, lube the slides and use it. that baby has history and deserves some respect!
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2010, 11:32:20 AM »
Man that box brings back memories I used one like it for years, when we were racing sprints.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2011, 12:28:40 PM »
I only have a 3 drawer Craftsman that spent years under the calcium tank on the service truck at my previous job. The bottom is mostly gone, but the drawer still works and will hold my cheap tools.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2011, 12:40:53 PM »
One of the Rally boxes? I've had one of them since 1980.

It's been pieced together and bolts used as drawer pulls but the stupid thing just keeps on doing it's job.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2011, 04:38:36 PM »
Rusty, that is it. Your name is VERY appropriate for the bottom of this thing. On this particular box, the former service driver had calcium leak all over the truck and bed causing a rusting condition.

It will hold some Stanley tools to have one set that other people can use in my garage.
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