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    I keep coming back to this topic for the endless variety and creativity exhibited. Lots of interesting ideas.

    I really like that thin drawer idea above, but cant help thinking what those tools will do on the washboard roads all over SoCal deserts. I think he might need to double the foam thickness or make it full height. Or even put a solid pad over it all, so things are really snugly trapped in place. And a full pad layer can be used as a ground cloth / cushion too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rayra View Post
    I keep coming back to this topic for the endless variety and creativity exhibited. Lots of interesting ideas.

    I really like that thin drawer idea above, but cant help thinking what those tools will do on the washboard roads all over SoCal deserts. I think he might need to double the foam thickness or make it full height. Or even put a solid pad over it all, so things are really snugly trapped in place. And a full pad layer can be used as a ground cloth / cushion too.
    Tools stay put and don't rattle at all. The red sheet of foam is 1/4" thick which only leaves ~1 1/2" for the tools. (Keep in mind, the drawers are not actually 2" deep, more like 1 3/4".) With the black 1/2" thick pad on top, there just isn't room for them to really move around. In fact, for a couple of tools (like the tire pressure gauge), I had to remove the bottom red foam to allow them to fit in the drawer. All of the tools have stayed put for a weekend out in Anza Borrego and a 10 day trip to Oregon.

    I like the idea of a pad which could be removed as a ground cloth, but it just won't fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YetiX View Post
    Tools stay put and don't rattle at all. The red sheet of foam is 1/4" thick which only leaves ~1 1/2" for the tools. (Keep in mind, the drawers are not actually 2" deep, more like 1 3/4".) With the black 1/2" thick pad on top, there just isn't room for them to really move around. In fact, for a couple of tools (like the tire pressure gauge), I had to remove the bottom red foam to allow them to fit in the drawer. All of the tools have stayed put for a weekend out in Anza Borrego and a 10 day trip to Oregon.

    I like the idea of a pad which could be removed as a ground cloth, but it just won't fit.
    This is nice work, but I'm also in the category that would not use this in a vehicule. Too much wasted space. To use a similar space, I would go toward making a tool roll that I could lay flat and would be able to still us the remaining space for other flat items. But I still prefer soft tool bags that will not ratlle and can flex to make easy packing, even in drawers.

    But this is me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky j View Post
    To use a similar space, I would go toward making a tool roll that I could lay flat and would be able to still us the remaining space for other flat items. But I still prefer soft tool bags that will not ratlle and can flex to make easy packing, even in drawers.

    But this is me.
    That is how I am keeping most of my tools in my new cargobox.
    Adventure Tool Company bags.
    I even got rid of my two plastic boxes that held the SAE and metric socket sets, and have a bag for them.


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    Corey, this makes more sence to me, but will all do respect, ATC tool rolls are just way to expensive to make sence to me. And they are some kind of generic, so you have to find whitch one of your tool fit where, also resulting in wasted space and $$$

    So to me, fo half the price and less, I can make my owns w/o wasted space and better organized for my own needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky j View Post
    This is nice work, but I'm also in the category that would not use this in a vehicule. Too much wasted space. To use a similar space, I would go toward making a tool roll that I could lay flat and would be able to still us the remaining space for other flat items. But I still prefer soft tool bags that will not ratlle and can flex to make easy packing, even in drawers.

    But this is me.
    That's actually how I had things at first, in un-rolled tool rolls. I found they kept shifting around and tools came out of them if they weren't wrapped tight. I feel that I've been able to fit in more tools this way. YMMV.

    Because of our large dogs, I cannot have tall drawers like others. I would if I could but the dogs live back there during trips and they're cramped enough as it is.

    It's a compromise for sure, I think all platforms are. This is the one that works for and fits my multiple needs.
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    Wile comping in Dixie National Forest, kitchen and refrigerator / storage slide out 5 ft all made with 3/4 in plywood paited with deck paint 60CAF1FB-46AF-4197-951E-7EE58EE5DAD1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgec View Post
    Wile comping in Dixie National Forest, kitchen and refrigerator / storage slide out 5 ft all made with 3/4 in plywood paited with deck paint
    Most impressive setup you have there.
    I have seen similar ones on Instagram that pull out to hold everything needed to prep, cook, and store all the stuff like a chuckbox would.
    Those gave me ideas to put my chuckbox on a Tembo Tusk fridge slide so I could prep, cook, and store the utensils in the rig if I did not want to setup the chuckbox on a separate table like I have been doing for quite awhile.




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    Indeed, what ever works for you. I just know that this would not be my bag "of tools". Lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by YetiX View Post
    That's actually how I had things at first, in un-rolled tool rolls. I found they kept shifting around and tools came out of them if they weren't wrapped tight. I feel that I've been able to fit in more tools this way. YMMV.

    Because of our large dogs, I cannot have tall drawers like others. I would if I could but the dogs live back there during trips and they're cramped enough as it is.

    It's a compromise for sure, I think all platforms are. This is the one that works for and fits my multiple needs.
    Luc L., Paramedic, ski patroller, Charlevoix, Qc, Canada, 95 Wrangler, 1987 Honda Transalp

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