Guys, Just picked up a toolbox for the runningboard. It's a short one so I am putting it on the passenger side between the doors of my '15 touring. What tools do you keep in your boxes of that size. I keep spare tubes, coils, etc, under the rear seat where they are less likely to walk off but the box is another story...
Mine has a Ford screw jack, a 2 x 8 block to go under the jack, a 1349, a 2335, a spare coil, a key to the gas cans, a tire pressure gauge, brass polish and cloths, a few packs of tissues, and a can of baby wipes. Other stuff is under the seat.
Jar of odds and ends nuts, washers, bolts, pins etc.
sun screen, service manual. Basic tools.
If you drive an open car, don't forget the sunscreen (lotion)
Ha ... yes, my wife is always reminding me to use sunscreen.
Before you mount it check to see how easy it is to get in and out of rear seat with it in place.
The '23 cutoff has only the gas tank under the seat, so a running board tool box is necessity
Spare coil, timer, jack, band tools, little bits, and tools.
left overs that won't fix inside that one, go into this Fordson tool box on the bed side!
Of course the bed has room for big stuff, shovel, rope come-along, funnels, and a big heavy wheel chock
In the running-board toolbox:
regular pliers, needle-nose pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, paper towels, brass polish, tire gauge, knee pads, spare ignition key, pen & paper, penlite.
In wicker basket in the accordion rack on other running-board:
vest, spats, suspenders, stick-on mustaches, fire extinguisher, WD-40, clean rags.
In the under-seat storage compartment:
antique candlestick telephone, straw hat, two derbies, pair of sleeve garters, bow-ties, two bonnets, flapper headband (with feather) costume jewelry, spare coil and spark-plugs, insurance paperwork, first-aid kit.
Were rear mounted toolboxes ever made for the Tudors? A running board box blocks the door. I was thinking of something that bolted onto the frame behind the spare tire.
If your tool box has a lock on it save room for your wife's purse.
My wife's purse is the size of a suitcase! Good luck fitting that in a tool box.
Under the rear seat on my 14: tools that do double duty to save space (crescent wrench, screw driver with different size heads, etc.) oil, grease, rags, extra coils, extra commutators, spark plugs, inner tubes, air gauge, wire, aluminum foil, flashlights, magnetic emergency lights, spark plug wrench......I think that's it.
I keep nitrile gloves, shop rags and most importantly a fire extinguisher.
It's a good thing we don't all think the same! I spent a lot of time welding up and grinding down holes on one of my 1913 running boards that a former owner drilled for a tool box. Since my car is a runabout, there is plenty of room in the factory tool box in back of the gas tank, and even more room in the rear deck, (turtle deck)!