I am working on my Westerner, Andy's suspension currently. My metric tools were not going to work on this bit of American ingenuity with it's standard nut and bolt sizes.
I had, at first, forgotten that my dad had given me a tool box that he picked up cheap at a yard sale about 2 years ago.
Well, I go back to the storage area and dig it out. It's definitely a vintage toolbox. (see below) My estimate is the 50's. Not sure though. I realize it will go perfectly as Andy's official tool box. No plastic toolbox for this dude.
Ahhhh, but like a cereal box, it's what's inside that matters the most. I flip open the lid and what do I find, but a set of boxend wrenches from 7/8" down to 1/4". It's perfect. The spring hanger bolts that attach the leafsprings to the frame require a 7/8" wrench to loosen the castle nut. I get up and do the happy dance and then quickly sit down again. This is like finding buried treasure.
Kind a cool.
The boxend wrench set can be somewhat seen just under the handle for the tool cradle. The wrench set is held together with an interesting clip with a screw in it.
Last Edit: Nov 8, 2015 6:33:17 GMT -8 by Teachndad
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