I repainted a 40 year old toolbox today...

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ftgmx
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I repainted a 40 year old toolbox today...

Post by ftgmx » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:47 pm

I am guessing on the age. I am 36, and I know this was my Grandfathers. It was used by him as a paint/autobody box, then it was given to my dad, after my grandfather passed. It turned into a junk box, eventually. I took about a hundred pounds of steel out, for the scrap yard, and half a garbage bag full of old crappy tools.

First pic is when I brought it home last night...
top...
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bottom...
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after sanding the top...
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re-painted...
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Dont get me wrong, they are not refurbished to new, just repainted. There are still alot of dingers and imperfections, as you can see, on these, but they look alot better. This was a 6 to 7 hour job. I am happy with the time it took to do this. I had time to make a drawbar wrench-hammer today as well.

dly31
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Post by dly31 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:48 pm

That is a nice looking job and should protect it for a good long time. I enjoy seeing old stuff refurbished.

Don Young

ftgmx
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Post by ftgmx » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:54 pm

Thanks Don. As I said it is far from perfect, but it is of good quality, and very functional yet.... I like seeing old objects refurbished as well. The best part is that I get to think of my Grandpa every time I am working in the garage.
Shawn

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Post by Russ Hanscom » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:14 pm

Nice paint job. Usually lots of life left in old tools.

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Post by coal miner » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:17 am

ftgmx wrote: The best part is that I get to think of my Grandpa every time I am working in the garage.
Shawn
Enough said . That in its self makes it worthwhile ! Good job !
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Post by Jose Rivera » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:34 pm

VERY NICE !!! :lol:
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Post by Outboardguy44 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:46 pm

That is impressive work, you should be proud of the job.

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Re: I repainted a 40 year old toolbox today...

Post by ZipSnipe » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:27 am

Your GrandPa would be proud of you boy!!!!!

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