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Old 05-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Cheap top box

Just thought if anyone's intrested Lowes is selling a Bostich heavy duty black plastic tool box with a water proof lid seal for $29.00. Makes a nice inexpensive top rack box. Lockable also.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Do you have a link?

Trouble finding it this side of the river.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Lowe's

Just went to my locale Lowe's and bought one. Got some U-bolts and clamped it to my rack. Maybe Lowes. com would help. Pretty nice box and less expensive than a Pelican box for us ADVriders on a budget.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Just went through all 332 items under Bostitch on Lowes.com and the box never came up.

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Old 05-28-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
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Went to Lowes.com and my bad while it says Bostich in 2" letters it also says Stanley in 1/2" letters and would you know that's what Lowes list it under was Stanley. Here's a link hope it works for you.Shop Stanley 23" Black Structural Foam Tool Box at Lowes.com
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:11 AM   #6
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Show's up for $19 at my local store. 23x11x12, hmm, might fit two helmets....
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Cheap box

That's the one I got was the $19.00 one perfect size. There's a $29.00 one that's larger that I know would hold two helmets. I have it mounted ( the $19.00 one) I'll try and get some pics. to post. The water proof seal makes it a great alternative to the more expensive boxes.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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Cheap box (different size)

Thanks for the lead on the box from Lowes. The price is certainly right. Does anyone have a good a tip on a box about 12X12X 5" high. I don't want a huge box on my tail rack but something just big enough to hold some gloves, earplugs and basics.

I am all ears if anyone has lead on something like this. If it aerodynamically shaped instead of square, all the better.

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #9
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Thanks for the lead on the box from Lowes. The price is certainly right. Does anyone have a good a tip on a box about 12X12X 5" high. I don't want a huge box on my tail rack but something just big enough to hold some gloves, earplugs and basics.

I am all ears if anyone has lead on something like this. If it aerodynamically shaped instead of square, all the better.

Thanks

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small pelican or similar off brand waterproof case. Those sizes are cheap.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #10
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Ya mean this one?


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Went down to Walmart to pick up one of those rubbermaid boxes for a temporary top box and instead went the whole hog. Instead of $22 for the rubberthingy I splurged and went $24 for a Stanley 23" Fat Max tool box. Reinforcing ribs, strong hinges (I think), and waterproof seal around the edge. Locking metal latches.



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Old 05-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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Thanks for the lead on the box from Lowes. The price is certainly right. Does anyone have a good a tip on a box about 12X12X 5" high. I don't want a huge box on my tail rack but something just big enough to hold some gloves, earplugs and basics.

I am all ears if anyone has lead on something like this. If it aerodynamically shaped instead of square, all the better.

Thanks

Paul
Also at Lowes.....look in the Fire Safe area and you,will find a box that is almost those exact dimensions. It is heavy when compared to the cheaper plastic tool boxes, but much tougher and it is LOCKABLE. Picked one up today for 19.00 plus tax. Drilled a couple of holes in the bottom and it bolted right onto the back rack of my KLR.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #12
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Top Box

Thanks for posting the pics keep meaning to post mine haven't got to it. I also put the reflctor tape over the box name, put a few on the box too. Oh yeah and some ADV sickers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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Hmmm...I was just looking at that exact toolbox yesterday at Lowes. Serendipity.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:08 AM   #14
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Not as cheap as the tool box options but the trunks at JC Whitney
are removable, lockable, and offer decent security for your stuff
without looking so utilitarian.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #15
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I just got my three cases this week. paid 136 bucks for 2 large cases for side cases and one smaller case for the top case. works for me....looks like givi and are suprising well built. im going to strengthen the mounting plate because some people reported some bending causing cracking of the cases.
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