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post #1 of 22 Old 04-29-2013, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel well storage?

Does anyone have experience with any of the bolt on wheel well storage boxes or possibly some homemade stuff, or can direct me to a relevant, not outdated thread? I don't have a back seat, so passenger satisfaction is not a worry, i'd just like to have some room, while carrying chains, tools, etc. Thanks.


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post #2 of 22 Old 04-29-2013, 09:52 PM
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I have the tuffy boxes and have used 20mm ammo cans in that very position before. What so you need to know and why are you shouting?

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I have the tuffy boxes and have used 20mm ammo cans in that very position before. What so you need to know and why are you shouting?
I wasn't shouting, but I always bold my main point in case the lengthy thread post scares someone away.. I was thinking about ammo cans, do you have to lay them on their sides?

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post #4 of 22 Old 05-01-2013, 07:27 AM
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I haven't installed mine yet but thought it through quite thoroughly.

I'm going to tack a couple nuts on the wheel side of the wheel well, have corresponding holes in my ammo cans, then use a nylon washer to separate it from the body and 2 wing nut bolts to secure from the inside of the can. That way you can fab up a lock for the lid and the bolts are inaccessible.

Edit: this is to install them down in the bed, top flush with the top of the well.

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As you can see from the pic, its straight up and down


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If you want low profile go with 2 of these. They dont stick up above the tub.
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-17inc..._tnt=39869:4:0

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Are those plastic?

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Yes they are. They look pretty much useless. Might as well steal a third graders pencil box out of her desk and bolt it to the jeep. At least then you might get some free ponies via the Lisa Frank stickers inside.

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Yes they are. They look pretty much useless. Might as well steal a third graders pencil box out of her desk and bolt it to the jeep. At least then you might get some free ponies via the Lisa Frank stickers inside.
I can only suggest. I put locks on mine, Good for storing winch remotes and other small items

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I'm just busting you, Jimbo. Its been a while since I made a Lisa Frank joke.

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As you can see from the pic, its straight up and down

I like the ammo cans because they're cheap and can be locked easily, plus they're relatively waterproof, I just don't think I would like them standing up like yours. I have one somewhere in the garage, so I'll do some playing around with it to see how I like it. Thanks.

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Yes they are. They look pretty much useless. Might as well steal a third graders pencil box out of her desk and bolt it to the jeep. At least then you might get some free ponies via the Lisa Frank stickers inside.
Had to google Lisa Frank

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I like the ammo cans because they're cheap and can be locked easily, plus they're relatively waterproof, I just don't think I would like them standing up like yours. I have one somewhere in the garage, so I'll do some playing around with it to see how I like it. Thanks.
The ones I have installed are pretty big. The 40mm cans are a bit smaller and the 50 cal is smaller yet with reasonable space to store your gear.

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I have Ammo can on mine. They fit great. I have all my winch gear in one, spare parts in the other. I am not sure what caliber the boxes are for but I picked mine up at a local surplus store for $5 each.
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Had to google Lisa Frank :thumbsup

So did I. I feel so much more complete now!
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