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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Tool box Removed SS plate installed

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Firstly thanks to Kanuck and GEMGUY for the drawing of the grill,
I have modified the drawing and got a new plate made up to suit the space where the tool box should be,
Utilised the innards of the box for mounting the new plate, cut it in half basically and put some mounting blocks onto it.
Have the plan of the plate on CAD if any one wants it.

note not an easy install took a bit of work fixing but looks 1000 time better than the tool box!
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 08:33 AM
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NIce, and certainly one-of-a-kind.

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Oh man, that is NICE! Very creative. Maybe you could sell these things. Perhaps you could even design it so it opens like the tool box so you still can use the space for small storage. I would definitely buy it then. Drill a hole for the lock (be nice to use your original lock and key), put a hinge just above the 5 bottom bolts and toss out the other bolts above the hinge. Then attach some weather stripping to where the plate meets the box, and you're done!

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The plate looks great! Good job. I see you have the green bike. Everyone in my neighborhood knows that the green bike is the faster one. I like the rubyrick hinged opening idea. I have the Rad cover and this would be a great complement to it. I would Mos Def buy this one.

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i have a cool Idea... The OEM Toolbox has two big design flaws... First is the hinge, and second is the locking mech. staying secure. This lid design could fix both... but my concern would be water getting into the toolbox area. So two Ideas come to mind...

1st. use the OEM tool box and use a piano hinge to fix the hing problem at the same time installing the backrest plate using the toolbox lid to hold the bolts/rivets.

2nd, instead of cutting the grill logo (That was my drawing btw edited by Knuck and GemGuy) scribe the logo into the plate.
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Very, very sweet. It looks great.
Who needs that puny little box anyway?
If my luggage didn't cover it up it would give me something else to want.

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Sweet, looking nice. Thanks for the pics.

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Oohh. I might steal your idea, but add me an extra brake light behind the logo.
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Cheers to all for the feedback,
I have the Rad grill installed as well and the both complement each other very well.
I like to hinging/tool box idea, Maybe slim will sort this out!

I have a cad drawing of this plate for anyone that is interested,
Might work out as a starting point for some future 100% custom toolbox

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Oohh. I might steal your idea, but add me an extra brake light behind the logo.
OK...BEST IDEA OF THE DAY! Wouldn't that be just too cool.

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