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Mk 2 tool tray #591258
22/08/19 08:53 PM
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Gordon D Offline OP
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Mk 2 tool tray

Some photos of my original and reworked tool tray.

I was inspired to make a new tray after reading the Dave W book. I constructed it from 4mm ply (top) 9mm ply for the sides and 6mm ply on the bottom. All covered in 3mm closed cell foam to prevent rattles.

The original tray worked well on our recent trip to Italy but was unfortunately no match for the potholes in Aberdeenshire, a bottoming out of the suspension causing the back end to burst the ply in 2 places. These were raised by a further 10mm to provide more clearance (75mm)

It's a great way of increasing storage space for essential items that you "might" need on a touring holiday but don't have room for elsewhere.

Gordon Duguid
Owner of bespoke joinery business
2013 plus 4, Montreal blue.
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Re: Mk 2 tool tray [Re: Gordon D] #591310
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Neat work Gordon... I have a couple of metal bins, cut into my rear shelf, one either side of the diff into which I have stored spares such as a fuel pump, gasket goo, etc.etc.etc.

Re: Mk 2 tool tray [Re: Gordon D] #591318
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Great stuff.


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Re: Mk 2 tool tray [Re: Gordon D] #591370
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Thanks guys,
Luddite, I was considering something along these lines but decided against it as the current MMC tool tray is so flimsy I doubted it would take the extra weight. I guess like everything else these days they have to work to budget. It would be a great job for the apprentices to make a tool tray in wood or aluminium though.


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Nice job Gordon!


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Re: Mk 2 tool tray [Re: Gordon D] #591411
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I also really like the enlarged wooden 'knock off' spanner! Great idea!

Can you buy these somewhere or did you make it? (of course you did!)


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