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Old 12-03-2012, 04:36 PM
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However, you are missing a muffler here on the left...

Ha ha...........I bet you view the glass as half-empty as well???


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I like them, very good build and nothing lame or to be ashamed of, absolutely not.

On the other hand, how about some Tidycat 35 pound cat litter container saddlebags?



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Not lame at all.

However, you are missing a muffler here on the left...


Yes, but I have room for a tool tube. Oh that's right, it's a Wee, I don't need one!
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I'm currently working on the exact same project...what did you use for latches on the non-hinge end?
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I like them, very good build and nothing lame or to be ashamed of, absolutely not.

On the other hand, how about some Tidycat 35 pound cat litter container saddlebags?



That's very clever!
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Looks pretty bad ass to me.
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Thanks for all the praise. Over all I'm very pleased. Even without the rear cross bar, they are very sturdy and don't vibrate or rattle.

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I'm currently working on the exact same project...what did you use for latches on the non-hinge end?
Sorry I missed your question. I haven't figured out what I want to do yet. I don't really care if they lock with a key, but I need to latch them so they don't fly open. The tops are a pretty snug fit so they stay shut on their own, but in a crash they would probably fly open. I need to find some latches, but I don’t want anything that's going to stick out and be a flesh shredding implement. What would be nice is some kind of counter sunk latch that goes into the lid that you operate with one hand.

Are you going to make them quick detachable? Hindsight 20-20, I would have left the diagonal outside reinforcing pieces on, it's pretty destructive getting them off and they don't weight that much. Also, when drilling out the spot weld on the reinforcing pieces on the lids, it left little bumps on the lids.
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check out this thread for locks:

help! what lock is this?

I am currently working on an ammo can pannier project myself...and the locks you see in the above thread is what I plan on doing on mine...

I am going to leave both ends of my boxes the same, for two reasons...one is I don't have a welder to make a good hinge on one end, and more so, I want to be able to remove the lid still, as i feel that at some point in time it might be handy to take them off to use for something while on the road or camping...

I will admit, the side rib is a pita to get off, i read all over how easy people said it was, but it's not. I wish I would have left it alone and just used spacers for my rack attachments, but I've got one off so I still need to do the second box. I don't plan on really taking much off these boxes as I don't think those few pounds will really be a deal breaker...
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Bronco.........I drilled the spotwelds on my ammo can ribs to where they were "almost thru".........then used a prybar tool to bend the ribs up and away. The welds would usually pop loose (with a loud noise) if I drilled them correctly......only messed 2-3 up by accidently drilling all the way thru the can. Alittle JB Weld fixed those boo-boos.........

My lids are "hinged" on one end just by trimming the box top "lip" enough to where it can swing 180 degrees, and bolting the lid's handle-flap-thingie to the can body.
Also, make sure whatever rear rack duffle-bag you might be using does not hang over the tops of the lids preventing them from being opened!! (my waterproof Wolfman Medium fits just right)

Post pics when you are done with yours!!!!!!!!!!!
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check out this thread for locks:

help! what lock is this?

I am currently working on an ammo can pannier project myself...and the locks you see in the above thread is what I plan on doing on mine...

I am going to leave both ends of my boxes the same, for two reasons...one is I don't have a welder to make a good hinge on one end, and more so, I want to be able to remove the lid still, as i feel that at some point in time it might be handy to take them off to use for something while on the road or camping...

I will admit, the side rib is a pita to get off, i read all over how easy people said it was, but it's not. I wish I would have left it alone and just used spacers for my rack attachments, but I've got one off so I still need to do the second box. I don't plan on really taking much off these boxes as I don't think those few pounds will really be a deal breaker...
Thanks for the heads up. Those will work great.

I also found these, they are more of what I was looking for, but a little pricey.

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