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    Default Re: Ammo box, it is a good option

    I have seen somewhere on another thread that someones has added the two metal hinges on the short side of the box - and then I assume he uses the two opposing clips on the other end. It will work, if you packing configuration requires it.



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    For those who use them, we found a lot of joy from this kitchen box I buit. I upgraded it later to a aluminum box with the same footprint, but it’s volume was quite a bit more:












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    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTolbos View Post
    For those who use them, we found a lot of joy from this kitchen box I buit. I upgraded it later to a aluminum box with the same footprint, but it’s volume was quite a bit more:











    Genius! Did you make the drawers in the ammo box yourself? Would be nice if they were available off the shelf.

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    Some good ideas here.
    I like the kitchen in a box idea.

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    Drawers - any easy way?

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    I like MrTolbos's drawers. I've been looking for a solution like that to replace my current 'chuck box' kitchen.

    Just one question: How to you keep the drawers from sliding out while transporting? Is there a clip or a strap in place? My box will just get placed into the camping trailer and I'm afraid that if I hit some rough roads, the drawers will slide out and I'll find kitchen equipment all over the trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanversfeld View Post
    I walked in Builders in Willowbridge and saw these 46l Camp Master boxes for R120 each. Walked over to the Outdoor Warehouse across the parking lot and see pretty much the same box for R179 but only 32l. Proceeded to walk back to Builders and asked them to load up 6!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredSport View Post
    Genius! Did you make the drawers in the ammo box yourself? Would be nice if they were available off the shelf.
    I’ve made three boxes so far: with the first ammo box I used normal mild steel drawers (got them laser cut and bend at a local company) but the steel one was HEAVY!

    The second one was again built in a plastic ammo box, but I used aluminum drawers. It worked like a charm and was much lighter.

    The third was all aluminum and the lightest, but obviously the most work and a tad expensive. But it was more spacious inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by N-Ice View Post
    I like MrTolbos's drawers. I've been looking for a solution like that to replace my current 'chuck box' kitchen.

    Just one question: How to you keep the drawers from sliding out while transporting? Is there a clip or a strap in place? My box will just get placed into the camping trailer and I'm afraid that if I hit some rough roads, the drawers will slide out and I'll find kitchen equipment all over the trailer.
    I used what they call a ‘soft close’ slide. They stay closed even on the roughest 4x4 tracks. I bought them at Gelmar for R45 a set.
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    I think many people have planned and built their loading/packing systems around the (dimensions of the) ammo boxes. Your creativity opens a whole new set of opportunities around these systems, especially if one wants to adapt an existing one. I may be one of them. Thanks!



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    Johan, please be different and use a high lid
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    Well done Mr Tolbos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    My "New Years Resolution" is to find a way of fitting hinges and a latch to these boxes. As Swartkat has mentioned, they really are the only solution and the effort may be worthwhile. If you hear nothing from me, it will be because of the mud on my face.
    BTW the Frontrunner ones may be good quality, but SWAMBO really struggles with the stiff clips.
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    Glad I could give some inspiration for ideas!

    A bit off topic, but you might get some more ideas on these two threads:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...-Cruiser-story

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...bakkie-project

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtG View Post
    That was a great idea thanks Kurt.
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    Double post or echo....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoekie1 View Post
    Builder's ammo box specials are rejected stock, they do not fit on top of each other as they should, been there, got the refund.
    I experienced the same issue! They just don't all fit on each other!. Did you return them? I am busy 'trimming' the bases on mine so they will fit on each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    Johan, please be different and use a high lid
    I built mine around the high lid. Boxes bought from West Pack. Cant remember the price but I think less that OW. They stack okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    Johan, please be different and use a high lid
    Hi Robbie, I already am using a few

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