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WE WANT TO SEE THAT NEW TOOL BOX!


C'mon PowerStroker! We want to see that new tool box!

I am curious if it has a custom air-brushed mural of Obama on it! 

LOL!



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Maybe he got something cool like this?

But something tells me it might look more like this

Or this,



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C'mon PowerStroker, the suspense is killing me!

He's probably still at the dealer putting the first coat of wax on it, while caressing it... Don't forget a photo!



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Behold, the new PowerStroker mobile office

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It's a KRL 1163 with stainless top and workstation hutch in candy apple red.



-- Edited by PowerStroker on Monday 20th of March 2017 11:28:38 PM

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Yo,

Now that's a pretty cool & large tool-box....No wonder you have the Ford pick-up with a 460-V-8 in it....You need it !!! Good stuff.

I didn't know Chewbacca had children, a boy & a girl ?...

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Wow! That is a spectacular work of craftsmanship there PowerStroker!

Even better than I had imagined! And it's red! The ONLY color a tool box should ever be made in! Very impressive!

Most people looking at that don't even have the slightest clue, but that box there probably cost more than my Corvette!

Way cool PowerStroker! 

 



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Thanks guys!
I did get a good deal on it. If you are a dealer tech on a regular Snap-On route, there is a special truck that makes it's rounds once per year where you can get tool boxes at huge discounts. Now I was going to wait for the RockinRoll cab special truck, but my dealer had been trying to sell me a box for 13 years so he emailed them and was able to get me the same deal now. Basically I'm in to this box for $10,000 plus my $3200 trade, for a box that retails for just under 18K.

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I was going to say, just that lower box retails for $13,000 on the SnapOn web site! And that's not including the top portion you added on or even sales tax! 

A very good friend of mine who is a body guy has the same lower as you, but in Blue... He's always been a big fan of Blue, or Black. He got his almost 10 years ago I think.

The top portion you added on is really cool, so if you got a laptop or documents on the bench you can just roll down the door and lock it all up! A very good investment PowerStroker!

You see, consumer confidence is thru the roof under President Trump! LOL, although I am sure you will deny it... 

Damn fine box you got there PowerStroker! Congratulations and enjoy!



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Wow, just wow....

I won't do the conversion to AUD, but that is one serious rolling office...No doubt, in time, it will be filled with the same Snap-On or equal to quality tools. And I hope that this takes a while to fill, as I don't know what you could possibly grab next, except another one...

I suppose the balance sheet see's it as some tax-return offer, & that's the way it should be too.

I dread the day when / if you leave the dealership, & have to get it home somehow...And then, where do you put it ?....Only kidding, you wouldn't have grabbed it if you couldn't get it home.

Congratulations PowerStroker !!! There must be something in peeing in your boss's Cherio's every day LOL !

Rastus

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Usually the best way to transport these boxes is by way of a flat bed tow truck! I'm not even kidding! I've seen it done more than once. They are so massive they wont even fit on the back of most cube truck lift gates!

PowerStroker already had quite an assortment of Snap-On tools, if you check out the tool crib section you'll see. Maybe in time we should move this thread over there but that's up to you guys... I really don't mind either way.



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One of the reasons I bought this is because it is actually easier to move than my current one which isn't as deep and is very top heavy - big tipping hazard. You may ask why I would care about my ability to move my tool box. Lets just say there may be some changes on the horizon for PowerStroker, stay tuned for more as it develops...

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I don't think Rastus was here the last time when you were having issues with the dealership... I think at that time there was a change in management/ownership of the dealership. But just so Rastus knows the particulars, it involved something to do with PowerStroker eating a customers Twix candy bar...



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Hmmm,

Well I guess there'll be enough room in that toolbox for a candy-dispencer too...Probably not a bad idea either, as that way not only is a snack always available, but if PowerStroker doesn't eat away the profit, it will likely help pay for the outstanding too...( If any, or he'll start making money off the candy ).

A Pepsi machine wouldn't go astray either...

Cheers,

Rastus

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I'm not sure that trading-in your old toolbox was such a great idea...You need more room !

And get "Yo momma" to push the trolley LOL !

Ciao,

Rastus

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Well, it fits all of my tools but not all of my test parts which are now in plastic bins. I was planning on adding a side or top locker once I moved to the other dealer, but since I'm staying here now I probably won't because supposedly we're getting a major remodel with built-in tool boxes within the next couple years.

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Damn that is pretty fucking impressive! 

You really do need a side box for all them boxed specialty tools, but that work bench is TITS! Love the lighting too!

It's already filled to the gills! Did your old box have more storage? Or were you having to store some of it outside of your old box?



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That ^ is the old box. The new one is about 7 inches deeper so I was able to combine 2 drawers in to 1 in a lot of cases. Also the old one had some cheap side cabinets (harbor freight on the right and Waterloo locker on the left) It was the right side cabinet that held mostly test parts. But since we are allegedly getting built in tool boxes within the next 2 years I hesitate to add much on to this box at the present time because it's going to have to fit in my home garage eventually. If I do add anything it would likely be the upper matching bulk storage cabinet. I am glad that I went with the candy apple red rather than the regular Snap-On Red though. My box makes the regular red look orange in comparison.

I'm glad you like the LED lighting. It was a $560 option that my dealer gave me for $430. It's really cool because it is on a switch that automatically turns on when the hutch door is opened.



-- Edited by PowerStroker on Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:33:44 PM

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Built in tool boxes? That sounds interesting, please explain!

Could you even see what was in them top drawers of the old box without a step ladder? 

I am sure this Insignia monitor I have hooked up to the Mac Mini displays horrible reds! My vette almost looks pink in some photos! My cheap ass needs to upgrade my monitor! LOL

At least you made the step up to a SnapOn box! I thought your old box was a SnapOn, but from the photos it appears it was a Matco, which was good, but no where near a SnapOn.



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Built in tool boxes would be owned by the dealership and be an integral part of the shop. Every technician would be assigned a unit and given a key for it. Here is a company that makes them and has pictures on their site...

http://www.sharkprofessional.com/

 

The build quality between the Matco and Snap-On seem comparable, but I like the prestige of Snap-On.



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Not so sure I'm a big fan of the built in tool boxes... Might be good for them fly by night types, but honestly it's more or less too Orwellian for my taste, almost like them cookie cutter neighborhoods... The only advantage I can see would be the dealership being able to micro manage space and have access to your tools! 

Do these built in tool boxes come fully stocked with tools too? Just can't seem to warm up to the idea, and it would have to cost the dealership bookoo bucks too.



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I'm not thrilled about the idea either, and since it would be filled with my own tools I would certainly re-key it so only I had access to mine.


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Man, you'd definitely want to be etching your name heavily on your tools, that's for sure.

I've got one of those Waterloo toolboxes, with a 4-draw box sitting on top of a main 2-large-draw box with a large upper fold in ( think garage door ) door for the heavy extras. There's no avoiding it being top-heavy, but that's life. I like that the top-box can fit into the lower compartment when moving, & then fit into the boot / trunk of my car. There's never enough room. I fully loaded this "new box" up on the first day, whilst emptying my fold-out six-draw type. ( Amazing how many tools fit into this small a space. And I ended up using it again when I did my stint as a mobile air-conditioning-repairman, since my Waterloo would never have fitted in the back of the van ).

Over the years & numerous embarrassing falls, with the Waterloo, I did notice that the weight of the tools was causing the wheels in the lower compartment to sink into the base-plate, where they mount / bolt-up...Thankfully, it stretched evenly lol, & remains reasonably stable.

You have to be careful IMO how many tools you acquire for yourself, based against the special tools that your employer / dealership needs to acquire for themselves. We don't get paid enough money IMO to cover what would be "their" costs. Things like "Special Factory Tools" need to be bought in greater than single numbers if they need to be shared by more than say 4-mechanics at a time. I don't think you should be buying them for yourself, unless its for your own use at home, on your own special-need basis toys.

Cheers,

Rastus



-- Edited by Rastus on Thursday 6th of April 2017 03:58:46 AM



-- Edited by Rastus on Thursday 6th of April 2017 04:00:18 AM

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Wow! That's a great looking toolbox. Would love to have one.

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Thank you, I'm really enjoying working out of it.

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