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Old 05-02-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Neat tool box.

I was impressed with this tool box on a sport coupe at the Hellertown, Pa show last Saturday. You usually see them as a plain square box.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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The venders used to sell them
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:04 AM   #3
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Mike's A fordable in GA was the vendor that had them made, you might check there. www.mikes-aforable.com 888-879-6453
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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we have a couple, built by Aries (muffler guy) sold by mikes and others, nice fit.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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Does anybody know where these can be purchased? Mike's doesn't list them on their website. Can somebody post more pictures or comments?
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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call joe davis at aries,650 948 5605, I think mikes buys most of them.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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They are shown in Mike's Catalog, Vol 17 "Commercial" Page Chassis-31. Part # T1000 (28-29) or T1005 (30-31) $165. I think these were even featured on their Wacky Friday Specials a while back. Couldn't find them in their on-line catalog
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:04 PM   #9
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Smith and Johns has them listed. Part # A-18080 for 28/29 (with picture) Part # A-18085 for 30/31 (no picture) It says they are hand made. That may be why they are hard to find. Bigger demand than supply?.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:28 PM   #10
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hand made in china
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:46 PM   #11
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I was the original designer of that tool box about 15 years ago and made about 200 or so of them which Mike sold through his catalog. I still have a couple left for future personal projects, but don't know if or who is manufacturing the current copies. I strongly recommend Mike for his quality and conscientious Model A business.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:20 PM   #12
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It's my car in the picture. I think I bought mine through Mike's a number of years back. They were just getting the ones that could be use with the stone guard on the radiator. I can't find one on any of the online catalogs.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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bettlesr.. Do you have any more Pic. up close and open. Thinking about building one for my AA
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:57 PM   #14
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Greg:
Here are some pictures you requested. I hope this helps
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:34 PM   #15
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That is a nice box; looks quite roomy.

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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The yellow bottle is a gallon of antifreeze and the black, a quart of oil.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:49 PM   #17
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Great Pic. thanks for posting
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #18
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It looks like you can not hand start the engine with the box mounted.
Is it a hard mount or can it easily be removed if hand cranking is needed?
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #19
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I wonder if one would fit my 32 B? Very cool device
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:44 PM   #20
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The box is a hard mount. The engine can not be started with the crank. With 7:1 compression, I don't think I would like to try it anyhow!
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