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Lowes is where the three drawer version with the bottom that I don't really need is located at, for $100.00 on sale. I might just get it and find a place to put the bottom section, I'm sure that I can find a place, but if I could find one by itself I'd go that way if the price was reasonable. I did check Harbor Freight and also Northern Tool, plus McMaster and Carr along with Sears and Home Depot, with no luck. I also tried to see if I could order one from the Lowes store close to here with no luck either.
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I was able to get one at Sears.

I'll see if I can get the model # later today.

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That installation looks great! I'd like to do the same thing with my Kobalt tool chest. Does anyone know where I could find drawer slides that would hold a combined 200# or so? My tool box definitely has some weight to it and most slides that I've seen have a limit of around 100# per pair.
Shane,

Did you decide which one of the slide mechanisms you are going to use on your tool box?

I decided to purchase the three drawer version tool box, with the same dimensions as Ryan's tool box, from Lowes that I previously mentioned, after going to Sears and looking at what they had, the Lowes version of almost the identical box cabinet combination was of similar construction and quality and $12.00 cheaper, or as my ex-wife always corrected me.....less expensive....so it was a no brainer there, plus I'm CHEAP
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So why not take the 3 drawer top box, weld it to the 3 drawer bottom box, put that unit in your bay and be 2 drawers up on the rest of us??!!!!!!
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I built a similar tool box slide and purchased the ball-slides from Rockler Woodworking. http://www.rockler.com/ They seem to have the best supply of cabinet hardware I've found.
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Sears has this tool chest #00959744000 which is a 5 drawer unit that fits well on the '86 PT 40 factory tool box slide. I have screwed through the bottom into the wood base to get a solid mount. I can't remember (old age ) but I might have raised the shelf slightly to accomdate. The chest also has a removable small parts bin which I keep various sizes of stainless steel screws and misc. fastners. The box is on sale now at Sears for $60.

The box is 22" wide x 12" deep x 15-1/4" high

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Very cool, that looks just like the right size, much better than tools and stuff, just laying around in there. I use a roll away tool bag with a retractable handle, that I found at Harbor Freight


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3264

I keep my tools stored inside of it in plastic containers, but lifting this thing in and out of the compartment is getting harder and harder, as it is getting heavier with more tools being added all of the time. I like your idea and may apply it to my FC and keep the roll away bag to place tools in it from the tool box, that I need for jobs rather than going back and forth to the tool box, it is just one more thing to carry in the trailer, it seems I have almost everything else in there.

Thanks for the idea and great photos too.
I finally got my new tool box and the pair of slides that I purchased from McMaster-Carr installed today, here is a photo of the installation.


http://www.pbase.com/iamflagman/image/101431061

The slides that I used are not as long in the fully extended position, so this only allows the lid to open up about 90% of the way, so I will make a simple support to hold it open as far as it will go, to access the tools under it, thanks again for the idea, this will be a great addition to my 'Bird.

Here are the parts that I used;

Tool Box purchased at Lowes Home Improvement, included a lower tool chest that I'm using in my shop, the pair were $99.95

A pair of Accuride Full-Extension drawer Slides W/O release 20" L, 20" L travel, 244 lb/Pr Load Rating, part #1277A83 purchased from McMaster-Carr $54.46 Plus tax and shipping. www.mcmaster.com

2"X2" Angle Iron I had here in the shop along with nuts, bolts and washers.
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john,why not take the lid off?
then taller tools or maybe filters could be stored on the top part.
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john,why not take the lid off?
then taller tools or maybe filters could be stored on the top part.

All of my filters, belts, hoses and spare parts are already stored in the STOR-MOR pod on top, but I'll look at taking off the lid to see if I have anything else that would need that kind of clearance.
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I found that a 4 draw tool box on slides wasn't sufficient. I opted for a 4 door tool box on wheels. I just hook it up with a Blue Ox towbar and I am all set.
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