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Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: rhysaccess ()
Date: March 28, 2014 10:52PM

Howdy all,

In an effort to carry some tools and spares, in a condensed but accessible way - I made a "retainer" to store tools in the spare tyre, with some spares underneath.

It's a little crude as it's a prototype.....but works pretty well as tools are accessible for quick tasks.

Regards,
Rhys

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: quorvair ()
Date: March 29, 2014 02:48AM

AWESOME..!!

Daniel Vallée
1961 Rampside 140PG
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, CANADA

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: March 29, 2014 02:54AM

Very good idea !

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe-W100181
Earliest '61?

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Date: March 29, 2014 03:03AM

thumbs up Looking good, but you should consider moving all that excess weight out of there and install the wheel/tire/kit in in the frunk.
You can install a strap hook to the vertical wall in front of the gas tank then pack your goodies in there and devise a cover to hold it all together from a modern car spare tire retainer.
Really helps the handling plus it's more secure. You can then remove the bracket and save even more rear weight and improve the looks in the engine bay. smileys with beer

Corvairs with Factory A/C carried the spare in the frunk.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: rhysaccess ()
Date: March 29, 2014 03:28AM

Good advice. but I'm a lover of an uncluttered Frunk - you see.

Happy for the weight disadvantage with the handling compromise (I've got HD springs & Koni shocks) and the security is not a big issue for me.

Cheers,
Rhys

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: rhysaccess ()
Date: March 29, 2014 03:28AM

Good advice. but I'm a lover of an uncluttered Frunk - you see.

Happy for the weight disadvantage with the handling compromise (I've got HD springs & Koni shocks) and the security is not a big issue for me.

Cheers,
Rhys

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: jrdriver8 ()
Date: March 29, 2014 05:19AM

I use a tool roll and keep it in the trunk, its small and will not rattle. It will also fit under the seat! I would not use what you have made. While I give you an A+ on design and creativity. Hit a bump and I can see a 9/16 going into the fan! That would not be good.

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: rhysaccess ()
Date: March 29, 2014 06:29AM

Plenty of reasons not to use it.

But the tools won't leave the rebate or cut-out I've made. Was going to use a velcro retaing strap - but no need.

Hit plenty of bumps and found air once or twice.

cheers,

Rhys

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: March 29, 2014 06:43AM

I like it!, Years ago I remember they sold round tool boxes that bolted on to the spare on Jeeps and trucks with a rear mounted spare tires. I thought about make one for the GB spare tire.

Jim O'Connor
45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
"Wherever you go....There you are"

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 29, 2014 06:47AM

Hey that looks great, very nice work!!

Nick
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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: brocklanders ()
Date: March 29, 2014 08:22AM

I think its ingenious. It's recessed into the (plastic?) backing.
Helluva good job man.

Where's the duct tape spot? winking smiley

1968 Corvair 500 coupe 140 4 spd
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada


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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 29, 2014 02:27PM

Ignore the detractors. It is a great idea. Do what works for you. I most likely would go for frunk mounted but it works great there too.thumbs upthumbs up

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 31, 2014 11:06AM

Did something like that for years. But I never took the time to make a slick tool holder like you. Cool!thumbs up I just put the tools inside the Spare wheel and popped a extra wheelcover over it for a lid.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 25, 2020 04:26PM

Bringing back an OLD one.
Hey Rhys, did you ever take this past the "Proto-type" stage?
Is there a finished product for us to see?

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I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: June 25, 2020 07:36PM

thumbs up thumbs up

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: rhysaccess ()
Date: June 28, 2020 05:11AM

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Mel
Hey Rhys, did you ever take this past the "Proto-type" stage?

Hey Mel,

No - left it as it was/is, and its fine. Always seems to be another priority.

Regards,
Rhys

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Re: Tool storage (in car) idea
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 28, 2020 09:53AM

I understand completely!
I have a prototype device on my Vert, that was simply a concept test meant for a week or two.
Been on there about 2 years now. hot smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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