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Old 03-21-2015, 09:48 PM
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Default source for tool box/utility box doors?

Pretend a guy was building a trailer, or camper, or some other mobile enclosure, and he wanted to create an area that could be accessed from the outside. Those truck bed utility boxes have sweet doors on them, which appear to bolt up to a hole cut in some sheet metal. I have been looking around for "just the door" for quite some time now, and coming up empty.

Anyone know a source for these? Here's the closest I have found yet http://www.truckbox.com/accessories.html

But they are too big- I need 12" high and 18" wide.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:27 AM
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Sorry don't know of any off the shelf. But was wondering if you have ever just considered having them made for you? Sure custom parts are usually more expensive than a mass produced item, but custom provides many benefits. Like getting the exact sizing you are looking for. As well as material preferences, latch, lock, and hinge preferences. Basically made according to your specs.

Normally I would offer my services, but we are back logged well over 6 months at this point. Quite honestly any shop with a decent brake should be able to help you out. And I usually don't like pimping out other shops, but if I had to outsource this, I would use Cadet Sheet Metal (near I70 and York) for the sheet metal/welding work and order the hinges, latches, locks, and weatherstripping through somewhere like McMasterCarr.

Good luck with your project
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:46 AM
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Have you tried Partner Steel? They're the guys that make those awesome aluminum stoves (I'm gonna get me one someday) and specialize in all kinds of rafting expedition gear. They also make custom size dry boxes for rafters. Maybe they can help.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:57 AM
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Not sure how thick/strong these are but there are a bunch on amazon


EDIT: probably not strong enough i think these are all doors for bbq grills etc
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