Adding Boxes to Our Ramp Truck

Update by Ed Higginbotham to the Ford F-350 Ramp Truck project car
Mar 8, 2016

Not bad. By the end of the day we had plenty of space to store our tools and spares and we hadn’t ruined the vintage look of our truck.
Just what we needed. Our local Norther Tool had these cabinets right on the shelf.
We had to modify one cabinet to clear our fuel filler hose. We cut the top off with a plasma cutter, reversed it, and then welded some filler metal.
We test fitted them using a floor jack. From here we would bolt them to the frame and weld them to the body.

With the old cabinets underneath our ramp truck removed, the first thing we would need to do is find some new cabinets. Browsing online, we thought we saw what we needed. Northern Tool had a variety of 18-inch-deep and 18-inch-tall cabinets that looked well made.

At an average of about $300 each, we were able to outfit the entire truck for less than $2000. We picked up two 24-inch cabinets and one 60-inch cabinet for each side. This effectively more than doubled our storage space.

We bolted and welded the new cabinets in place. We did have to modify one cabinet to clear the fuel filler. With our Eastwood Plasma 60 we were able to cut the top of one cabinet and then reverse it into place. We welded that, added some filler metal and voila. After some seam sealer we had a waterproof cabinet that would clear our fuel filler.

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