Wed, Oct 3, 2007, 12:29am YouCanCallMe firstname.lastname@example.org (J.) doth sayeth:
<snip> Honestly, from the look of those photos, I'd expect to see a good
inch or two of water in those drawers after a good rainstorm, or after 3
inches of snow melts.
I don't see any problem. All you'd have to do would be to ensure
the cover/top was waterproof, so no water will go thru. Then the water
will drain along the edges, and drain out at the back of the pickup bed.
If you're worried about water soaking in from below, the beds I've seen
have "ridges" to let the water flow back;' but if that's not enough,
make sure the bottom of the drawers are an inch or so off the truck bed.
The older pickups had a chain, with a hook, to hold the tailgate.
You could use a padlock on those, no problem. The '80 Luv my sons are
supposed to be working on for me has kinda lunchbox latches on it, and
if I recall right, a hole on each made to take a paclock - I know I've
seen pickups with those type latches anyway. If I worried about
security, with this type of tool carrier, I'd definitely put hasps on
each side, with a couple of good padlocks - and to Hell with looks -
anyway, with the padlocks off, the hasps would be barely noticeable.
"I'm an Igor, thur. We don't athk quethtionth."
"Really? Why not?"
"I don't know, thur. I didn't athk."