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Truck Organisation #124382
09/24/06 08:29 PM
09/24/06 08:29 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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Blue Collar Country
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:

[Linked Image]

Shovels carry well on the ceiling:

[Linked Image]

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

[Linked Image]

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

[Linked Image]

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Re: Truck Organisation #124383
09/24/06 08:53 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline
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nowhere usa
ingeniuos....thanks for the ideas

Re: Truck Organisation #124384
09/24/06 10:02 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline
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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.

Re: Truck Organisation #124385
09/25/06 12:45 AM
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napervillesoundtech  Offline
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Naperville, IL, USA
Thats awesome! I bet you can find stuff really quickly like that.

Re: Truck Organisation #124386
09/25/06 12:17 PM
09/25/06 12:17 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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A big [Linked Image] 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.

Re: Truck Organisation #124387
09/25/06 12:52 PM
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CTwireman  Offline
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Connecticut, USA
Just ask Iwire what my system of organization is like. [Linked Image]

Peter


Peter
Re: Truck Organisation #124388
09/26/06 12:17 AM
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trobb  Offline
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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...

Re: Truck Organisation #124389
09/26/06 10:05 AM
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Wireless  Offline
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Los Angeles CA USA
Do you have to unscrew the unistrut straps in order to get the tools down?

Re: Truck Organisation #124390
09/26/06 09:11 PM
09/26/06 09:11 PM
HCE727  Offline
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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.


Hank
Re: Truck Organisation #124391
09/26/06 09:55 PM
09/26/06 09:55 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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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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