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Old 03-31-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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Necessity........................... (pictures)

..............the mother of invention. Truck Trunk (a North Dakota company) brand of truck storage boxes is not manufacturing now. I have a cracked plastic tray that fits into my Truck Trunk. Internet search and call around in the area, all report "part not available". Curses and tinfoil!!

Found a piece of scrap sheet metal and cut some 1-1/2" X 3" strips, painted it black with anti-rust paint, drilled 4 holes and used 4 small nuts and bolts on each side with Gorilla Glue. Now it is stronger than a new one. Aah, the good ol' baling wire days.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hey Stiles, can you post a few pictures of your handy work?
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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Hey Stiles, can you post a few pictures of your handy work?
I agree!



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Old 03-31-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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Stiles, Where's the pics?????
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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Ok, pictures of Tray Repair. After I took the pictures, I used the Dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut the Bolts off to reduce scratch hazard. The dowel was an afterthought. Probably either solution would work. Doing both may be like building a Ft Knox when a wall safe would have done the job.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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What, no DUCT tape?
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:48 PM   #7
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OR.................J B Weld. that stuff will fix just about anything.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:26 AM   #8
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Good Job!
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:35 AM   #9
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There are many ways to do this. What I do is look around to see what I have on hand. My total cost was $.87 for the nuts and bolts. All the rest was either scrap or what was left from a previous project.
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I recognize them white screw heads! Those have even been known to show up in my house on some repairs
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:45 AM   #11
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Yeah, they came out of the trim around the convenience center. Those short self-tapping screws were too short to stay in. No threads on the ends of the self-tapping. Tooth picks and full threaded screws fixed that one. So I had those left in my box. I have a hard time throwing away old screws, nuts, and bolts. Come to think of it, I could paint them black.
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