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Old 08-22-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Those looking for a car carrier / tool box to organize your gear and make it easy to transport it to the track might want to take a look at this: http://www.stanleytools.com/default....e+Work+Station. I have been searching for a high quality tool box that could double as a car carrier and I have finally found one. I picked this up at Home Depot for $69.99, which is cheaper than other car carriers I have found online. This can carry two cars in the lower section and a third if you remove the tool tray in the top section plus a bunch of tools and other gear. I'm going to make a shelf out of gator board for the lower section to better separate the cars. The reviews give it high marks if you're not carrying really heavy items.
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I've been using one of these for a little over a year now, love it. I don't transport a car with it, but it easily carries parts, spares, fluids, tires, etc to support 2-3 classes when I race. I use a separate hard case, similar to this one, to hold my tools.

I use the lower bin to hold all the spares and tires for the cars I'm racing that day, the removable tray and center section hold my "universal" stuff [shock/diff oils, soldering equipment, tapes, car stands, etc]. So when I'm switching between onroad and offroad, I just have to unload and reload one section.

If I raced just one class, I'm sure I could condense down what I carry to fit into just that one box though.
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I love my FatMax, since I got mine 3 others showed up at the track.
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i have the old style of that which is actually 3 seperate pieces which i like as it fits in my trunk with all my other stuff.. i race two classes and carry 3 and it all fits in if im careful... i'm getting ready to mod the top section for even more efficiency... this one..



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A couple of racers at our track are using the FatMax now.

I'm thinking of getting one but I need to consolidate my stuff first. I gotta get a AC/DC charger so I can leave my cumbersome Rivergate PS at home.


I do wish Stanley still made the one Tallyrc has though cause you can take it apart.
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i have the old style of that which is actually 3 seperate pieces which i like as it fits in my trunk with all my other stuff.. i race two classes and carry 3 and it all fits in if im careful... i'm getting ready to mod the top section for even more efficiency... this one..



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I have one of these. It holds 2 cars with bodies(just) & bits & bobs in the tray.
I need a 2nd one for the tools, spares & transmitter

http://www.stanleytools.com/default....ile+Tool+Chest
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The Fatmax is phat. Best part is the big wheels, rolls over everything the r/c haulers get bogged down by. Second best part, with the top compartment lid opened up, it just barely slides underneath most folding travel pit tables.

The only downside is the footprint. Fully open, it takes up a bit of floor space. However, it's convenient compartments are also fully open, which makes finding gear very easy. You don't have to remove a storage box to find another box, etc, etc. It's all laid out in plain sight.
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Ditto the Fat Max

Get some Plano storage containers for your parts and tools. Mine holds everything but my car... charger, batteries, parts, transmitter, tools, setup board... EVERYTHING.
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