Not mine, original condition, but the price is right!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAYES-MFG-Co-Model-T-Ford-runningboard-box-Amazing-condi tion-BRASS-ERA-NICKLE-/350849893938?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash= item51b0488632
annnnnd...its sold! Hope one of you fellas got it.
Nice box Ed, and it went for a very fair price.
Rarest of all the running board boxes—and in such good condition! I paid about $275 for mine and it needed to be sand-blasted, primed and painted. What a steal!
I bought one like that at Chickasha 2 years ago for $50 in nicer condition. $69 seems like a bargain, I think I stole mine.
What are the dimensions of that particular tool box? I think I have one like that but cant tell by the pic on Ebay.
The bottom is rusted out in it but it could be restored.
Was the name of the company embossed on it somewhere?
Thats exactly like the one I put on my '19 centerdoor. I covet the decal though. What a gorgeous box !!
Just clicked on the pic in the add and see the name of the company on the latch.
Should have looked closer the first time.
I searched around for two years and felt darn lucky when I landed one that was restorable. Hard to imagine a reproduction of that box—with a lock that actually works—not selling like hot-cakes to Model T folks and just about any antiquer whose car has a running board (hint, hint).
I wouldn't consider that toolbox (or most running board toolboxes for that matter) to be rare.
My experience with buying and selling running board tool boxes is that the market runs hot and cold and prices are all over the board. Some antique car owners just don't care for them.
The lock on the toolbox in question says Hayes but my opinion is that the lock was probably manufactured by Corbin or Eagle. In my casual observations, the squared-off hasp toolbox locks were made by Corbin or Eagle while the locks with the round bottoms were made by Yale.
Since Bob Coiro's desperate search for the correct style of lock for his tool box a few years ago, I have made it a point to collect those types of locks.
I currently have five Corbin locks available as well as a pair of latches:
Erik - I sent you a pm.
Didn't someone post a location a while back to purchase the keys to these types of locks ?