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Unread 09-04-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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under hood toolbox

Was wondering if anyone has mounted a tool/storage box on passenger fender where the now useless stock jack was mounted? If so pics? Ideas?

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Unread 09-04-2014, 01:49 AM   #2
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I mouted one on the driver's side. Very handy.
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Unread 09-04-2014, 01:50 AM   #3
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My son did the windstar air intake on his TJ and I converted his factory air box into a tool box. I trimmed the old air filter to use as a gasket to keep it water tight and sealed the big open hole with a spray can lid. It looks factory. I did the same windstar intake on my YJ, but till I find a factory air box then I'll do the same. He keeps working gloves and his winch remote in his air/tool box. He doesn't use his winch remote very often as we converted ours to wireless. But it's good to still carry them for emergencies.
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Unread 09-04-2014, 04:22 AM   #4
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What are you using instead of a stock jack? I've been considering a bottle jack, though I'd still put it in the same place.
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Unread 09-04-2014, 05:13 AM   #5
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What are you using instead of a stock jack? I've been considering a bottle jack, though I'd still put it in the same place.
Like so?
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Unread 09-04-2014, 05:59 AM   #6
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Many here have mounted a GI ammo can there for a tool box.
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Like so?
Looks good!
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small size ammo box fits there fine but I didn't like it. It's heavy on the fender if you fill it with tools. Plus everything in there has to stand the heat of the engine.
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I use a high lift, just hate dragging it around, have considered a bottle jack under the hood.....mostly just thinking about some extra storage.
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My bottle jack rides in my center console.

The best tool storage I have seen was the tool locker under the passenger's seat on the old Willys Jeeps.
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i put a regular old ammo can in the stock jack place. i used the jack mount and aligned the box to where the lid closed and hten welded hte can to the mount. its tiled a little so stuff doesn't fall out when you open the lid and it holds a ton of stuff. i put oil and under hood junk in it.
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Unread 09-04-2014, 10:46 AM   #12
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I use a high lift, just hate dragging it around, have considered a bottle jack under the hood.....mostly just thinking about some extra storage.
Be careful. They're not the safest for tire changing as others have noted. I've seen a Jeep fall off one. .. no one was hurt but the Jeep was damaged.
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small size ammo box fits there fine but I didn't like it. It's heavy on the fender if you fill it with tools. Plus everything in there has to stand the heat of the engine.
Most tools (including plastic handle screwdrivers) are completely unbothered by the heat. But don't put your spray can of WD 40 there, however.
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I did this, and it works great for Jumper cables, Bottlejack, rags & a few things.








the rags & cables keep everything from rattling around and all you have to do it open it and you can angle it out of there. been installed for 4 years, no issues.

In Hindsight, maybe not cutting holes in the box would have been better, but I never have had a problem with it getting too hot either - maybe those holes are giving it good ventilation.

lots of good Ideas here:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/i...f-here-457361/

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I like the tool box setup, what size is it?
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