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Old December 1st, 2006, 07:44 PM
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The ltrue link is located on the main page for the D90 Source, not the fourm. In the header locate the "Custom Mods" link and click on it. It should be in the navagation links on your left at the very bottom.

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Old December 1st, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Do you find the single handle strong enough for the box? I am assuming you unload the box before removal. Do you have any problems with the boxes moving around or does the carpet pretty much hold them fast?
The single handle is strong enough for an empty Troy Box, but definitely not strong enough for a full Troy Box. I think a Troy Box holds the equivalent of a Pelican 1650, and a Pelican 1650 full of tools weights a considerable amount. So I won't even try to lift a full Troy Box with the handle. My field set weighs a lot. I've never weighed it but it's a lot for sure.

The handle and LR oval are really there just for looks, to mimic the Genuine Parts shotgun boxes. The handle and LR oval don't serve any real or functional purpose. Even when I take out the Troy Boxes, I don't use the handle just in case. I the carry the boxes crate-style.

My Troy Boxes don't move at all. I secured them to the wheel wells using nutserts and threaded knobs. Knobs like this from McMaster:

http://www.mcmaster.com/library/20050823/2907T590L.GIF

I drilled four holes into the floor of Each Troy Box. I have a knob in each corner of each box.

I drilled corresponding holes into the wheel wells and crushed in nutserts. I used the nutserts because I wanted to be able to remove the Troy Boxes by myself and without someone else having to be inside the wheel well holding the nuts stationary while I turned the knobs. That would be a pain.

So far everything has held up really well.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 02:09 PM
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My Troy Boxes don't move at all. I secured them to the wheel wells using nutserts and threaded knobs. Knobs like this from McMaster:

http://www.mcmaster.com/library/20050823/2907T590L.GIF

I drilled four holes into the floor of Each Troy Box. I have a knob in each corner of each box.

I drilled corresponding holes into the wheel wells and crushed in nutserts. I used the nutserts because I wanted to be able to remove the Troy Boxes by myself and without someone else having to be inside the wheel well holding the nuts stationary while I turned the knobs. That would be a pain.

So far everything has held up really well.

That is a really good idea John. I made the mistake of using fasteners, which as you pointed out takes two people to install/remove.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 03:40 PM
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That is a really good idea John. I made the mistake of using fasteners, which as you pointed out takes two people to install/remove.
I can do mine solo (although I have no plans to remove them often). I had Troy put the hinges on the inner side of the box, and I can reach into the box with one socket and under the wheel well with another without problems. I just bolted mine down and dropped in some toolbox matt on the bottom. I did put a rubber seal on the lid edge, so the box is waterproof and doesn't rattle.

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I went the "DIY" route:

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...0511.sized.jpg
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Took the WHOLE area above the wheels and they fit EVERYTHING (including camping equipment for 2 people)
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I just completed another run of 32" long boxes. I have a few folks who have contacted me but I have others available for immediate shipment.

I also have a few 19" long boxes as well.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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John's post confused me a little and I have a couple questions...

1. Do the boxes come finished black or have people been painting them after they receive them?

2. Is a nutsert the same as a Rivnut?

BTW, the boxes look great!
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Old October 1st, 2007, 10:42 PM
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I have ordered my material and will making another run of boxes. I currently have one 32" long box available that I would be willing to deliver to MAR to save someone shipping. I will be making all 32" long boxes this run with the exception of one 19" already spoken for. If you are interested in a box 32" long or 19" long, hinged either way, let me know so I can fabricate it for you.

Thanks again for all the D90 support!

Hope to see alot of you folks at MAR. Upper Field with "TEAM ROANOKE"

Thanks!

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Question Any 32" boxes in stock?

Troy,

I have been enjoying my 19" box for a while now (here's a pic for anyone interested), but it looks like I am ready for an upgrade to a larger size. Do you have any 32" boxes made up? If not, I'd love to put my name on a list if you are considering another run in 2008. Thanks!

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Old February 21st, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:35 PM
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Paul - Glad you are happy with your box!

I am sold out at the moment. I can begin another run next week. I like to try and have few folks interested before I commit to fabrication so the timing works out well. I will let you guys know when they are complete.

If anyone else is thinking about please drop me a line or pos here.

tsmith@smithpackett.com

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Any chance you could do something like I proposed in this thread:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=10749

I realize it is a departure from your specialty fender-mounted boxes, but maybe others would be interested?



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Sent you an email> I want a 32 inch box.

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