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#124382 - 09/24/06 05:29 PM Truck Organisation
renosteinke Offline
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I thought I'd share some of the 'low tech' ways I sort things out in my truck.

First, I found square peanut jars and obsolete wire milk crates to be a good way to store parts:



Shovels carry well on the ceiling:



A surprising number of power tools fit neatly into assorted ammo boxes- which fit my bins just right:



Finally, plastic downspout material works well for sorting hand tools:


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#124383 - 09/24/06 05:53 PM Re: Truck Organisation
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ingeniuos....thanks for the ideas

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#124384 - 09/24/06 07:02 PM Re: Truck Organisation
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Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I like the gardening equipment up high like that. I do something similiar to that. I have several lengths of 1" PVC supported by cowboys and they house fiber sticks, broom, and threaded rod. I can't stock everything but I sure as hell try.

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#124385 - 09/24/06 09:45 PM Re: Truck Organisation
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Registered: 02/28/06
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Loc: Naperville, IL, USA
Thats awesome! I bet you can find stuff really quickly like that.

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#124386 - 09/25/06 09:17 AM Re: Truck Organisation
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A big John.
There is a LOT to be said for being able to find things in your vehicle, especially if you need them in a hurry.
One thing I found handy was old (empty) RTV Sealant cartridges, amazing what you can store in them, held to a sheet of ply with 50(?)mm saddles.
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#124387 - 09/25/06 09:52 AM Re: Truck Organisation
CTwireman Offline
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
Just ask Iwire what my system of organization is like.

Peter
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#124388 - 09/25/06 09:17 PM Re: Truck Organisation
trobb Offline
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Registered: 06/08/06
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Loc: Iowa City, IA
Very nice. It's things like that that can easily make me choose one spark over another. If only more people cared about their equipment like you do...

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#124389 - 09/26/06 07:05 AM Re: Truck Organisation
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Loc: Los Angeles CA USA
Do you have to unscrew the unistrut straps in order to get the tools down?

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#124390 - 09/26/06 06:11 PM Re: Truck Organisation
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Registered: 11/11/05
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Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
Everybody say's that I am a_ _ l about the way that I keep my truck. At the end of the day nothing gets thrown back on the truck. everything goes back in it's place. When I go out to my truck for something, I want to find it right away, I see soms guy's trucks that are a mess. I will post some pics when I get a chance.
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#124391 - 09/26/06 06:55 PM Re: Truck Organisation
renosteinke Offline
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Good question, Wireless. In general, the pipes are large enough for the handles to slide in. The one exception is the digging bar; with a chisel on one end, and a tamper on the other, there is no pipe, just the clamps holding it in.
In any event, any digging bar makes far too good of a spear in an accident; it's the one thing you want to have held in place!

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