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My Tool Storage Setup, What's Yours?

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  1. Embark With Mark

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    For years I have been using bags to store my tools, finally I said enough. I was tired of shuffling through bags of tools to find the right socket or wrench. The tool bags also started to annoy me because any time I wanted to put my dogs or camping gear in the back of my jeep I had to rearrange everything to make it fit. Finally I said enough is enough and this is the solution I came up with! What is yours?
     
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    Great job on this. Saved for future reference and shared with my fellow overlanders.
     
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    Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    That was a very well done video and great information! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    This is awesome! I wonder if I could do the same thing, but hang it from the ceiling and drop it down. The ceiling of the vehicle just seems like waisted space or should I say space with un-utilized potential.
     
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    Nice work. At my school, I had to set up the tool boxes for my classes the same way. 20 box's, 6 drawers each. I wish I thought of the solder gun like you did. Mine were razor knife. took forever.

    Scott
     
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    Thank you very much! Your are very welcome, I’m happy to share any info I come upon!
     
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    Thank you!

    I agree the ceiling does seem like a waste of space. I often thought about how to pile junk up there.
     
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    Thank you! Oh wow that that’s a lot of toolboxes! Great idea to keep the tools in class though. Yea I did a test with a few different methods to cut the foam. The soldering iron worked best for me.
     
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    This is awesome! Must have taken a lot of time to cut all of the tools out like that! Why did you use a soldering iron instead of a razor blade?
     
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    Thank you! It did take a while to cut all the tool slots out. The reason I used a soldering iron instead of a razor blade is because the soldering irons cuts way cleaner.
     
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    Great video & information. Nicely done. What exact tool box did you use ?
     
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    Thank you. Here is the gun I used! https://amzn.to/2teP9Hq
     
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    Not the gun . The toolbox.
     
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    Oh sorry, I miss read your post. The drawer is from tuffy products. https://amzn.to/2UQbFCj
     
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    Great setup! I have my tools, recovery gear and compressor in a Case Cruzer I mounted to the roof of my 4Runner. Not quite so handy as yours, but I don't think I need such easy access to my tools as you have made. Here's my setup:
     
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    That’s a pretty good idea for recovery gear! The issue I have is that my jeep doesn’t have a roof rack for that kind of storage or mug interior space. I just dislike containers of stuff rolling around the inside. Trying to minimize and organize.
     
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    Wow. $ 505.93 is a little steep for me. But looks very well made but for that price I’m cool with my rigid case. Thanks for the feedback though & again nice looking setup.
     
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    Yea it’s very expensive I agree. The idea i think would work with any drawer though. I bought it only because I wanted something that was designed to handle a backseat mounted to it. Thank you too! I really do like that case setup. Makes me wish I had a roof rack.
     
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    Love my smittybilt SRC. Especially the $ 505 price tag not $ $1500 & up. Have loaded this rack up with no problems or concerns & still gives me $ for other upgrades.
     
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