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I was doing a bus route run on Friday afternoon and saw this on the side of the road in clean up pile out the front of a house.
The word Sidchrome got me in.
The bus had about 20 people on it. I was going to stop and grab it, but I though stopping the bus to pick up rubbish from the side of the road wasn't a good look.
I went back into town on Saturday morning to do some shopping and it was still there.
The bloke at the house couldn't understand why I would want his rubbish.
It's a Sidchrome wall mounted tool chest. It has pegs and hooks inside for all the Sidchrome tools I bough 45 years ago and the ones I have bought since. It would be at least as old as my tools, maybe older.
My wife couldn't understand why I wanted it either.
I think I might strip it back and get some paint in the proper colour, if I can replace the sticker on the top and the logo near the bottom.
David

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for nothing David.Ide just give it a good clean up and try to get that graffiti off it๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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I love it, don't restore it. Yeah, if you can, lose the skull bit, that's not pretty. I've had great success with 0000 steel wool to remove rust and 'patina' that you don't really want. Dip it in CLR and ***lightly*** scrub away.
Nice find, I have one here in the 'gunner' pile.

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I'll try that when I've got my time off after the New Year.
David

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Old is good.

You just picked up $350๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
I've got all Sidchrome tools๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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Thanks Al.
I showed that one to my wife. Now she understands.
She told me to sell it.
Not going to happen.
David

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Old is good.

No, tell her you can't sell it yet that's part of your retirement fund ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘

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Hmm it appears you have found my long lost tool box, see its still got my name on it and everything....
cool cheers for that i can collect if you like...

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Where's the 'bo' on the end of Lesbo?

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Awww ya's got me LOL

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No go.

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they painted the "bo"on the back Tim๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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