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Offline ra65gts

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Custom tool compartment
« on: May 20, 2012, 05:09:55 am »
I acquired this tool box from a 1992 Lexus LS400 at the local wrecking yard and installed it under my spare tire access lid.  I made sure it  fit between the foot, catch and the support bar used to prop open the lid when accessing your spare tire.
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Since the Lexus tools were all missing I decided to make my own tool holder to carry the bare minimum tools needed for our cars.  I used some coarse foam board (1" thick).  Traced each tool with a sharpie and cut out the outlines of the selected tools (GearWrench and Crafstman) using an exact-o (spelling?) knife.
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Then decided to make a second level for my jack tools and lug nut socket (Lexus tool box is 2" deep)



Everything fit as planned and closes perfectly fine as if it was OEM option for our cars.  Yes I know this one is on a liftback GT-S but I'm sure you can get creative with the coupe too.   :mellow:
Sorry about the picture quality on some of the photos my camera was acting up.  Stay tuned for the "Custom" cup holder option and the "home-made" side skirt how to. 


Silver 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed modified with;
- 1UZ-FE from a 1992 Lexus SC400
- Xcessive Manufacturing W58 adapter and engine mounts
- 1994 Lexus LS400 bellhousing
- ACT stage 2 3S clutch
- lightweight (9lb) custom cut flywheel
- Front AE86 25mm anti-swaybar
- Rear Addco 20mm anti-swaybar
- Cusco strut bar
- Rear TSC rear suspension brace

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Re: Custom tool compartment
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 05:30:58 am »
Nice job. That looks really good. Thanks for posting all the photos too.

Looks like it's about 2" deep?
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Re: Custom tool compartment
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 05:39:05 am »
Nice job. That looks really good. Thanks for posting all the photos too.

Looks like it's about 2" deep?

Thanks and yes it's 2" deep.

I had the box laying around trying to see where I can mount it.  I had some spare time today and decided to make use of the wasted space in the spare tire compartment area.  Before I knew it I was halfway done when I remembered to grab the camera.  Overall it took me about 45 minutes from start to finish.  It took me longer to upload the photos and post them on here.


Silver 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed modified with;
- 1UZ-FE from a 1992 Lexus SC400
- Xcessive Manufacturing W58 adapter and engine mounts
- 1994 Lexus LS400 bellhousing
- ACT stage 2 3S clutch
- lightweight (9lb) custom cut flywheel
- Front AE86 25mm anti-swaybar
- Rear Addco 20mm anti-swaybar
- Cusco strut bar
- Rear TSC rear suspension brace

White 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed
Red 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed

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Re: Custom tool compartment
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 03:12:41 am »

Very nice! You should have posted this in the "Body & Interior" section though.
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Re: Custom tool compartment
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 03:50:47 am »
Very nice! You should have posted this in the "Body & Interior" section though.

I thought about it after the fact.  Can I post it again?


Silver 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed modified with;
- 1UZ-FE from a 1992 Lexus SC400
- Xcessive Manufacturing W58 adapter and engine mounts
- 1994 Lexus LS400 bellhousing
- ACT stage 2 3S clutch
- lightweight (9lb) custom cut flywheel
- Front AE86 25mm anti-swaybar
- Rear Addco 20mm anti-swaybar
- Cusco strut bar
- Rear TSC rear suspension brace

White 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed
Red 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed

Offline yella81celica

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Re: Custom tool compartment
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 04:22:09 am »
Or PM Derek aka teranfirbit, or something like that, and ask him to move it.
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