I am planning to do some major work to my U-Haul
13’er this fall
. The axel needs to be replaced; I want to get standard rims so if I have a flat and damage the rim it won’t be problem to replace, and I am very anxious to install brakes
. The frame has some rust so I would like to take the glass off the frame and do a thorough sand blasting and re-painting.
A mod that my wife and I have been thinking about is to add storage box at the rear bumper to hold a folding table or two and a few folding chairs. It would be about 4.5’ wide x 4’ tall x about 1’ (front to back). I visualize putting a tall narrow door on each side to slide the table and chairs in.
With the body off the frame it is a perfect time to be able to weld on any supports needed for this addition and lengthen the bumper attachment.
I did a bit of internet searching with companies that make accessories for pickups and vans used by tradespersons. Lots of very interesting shelves and drawers and toolboxes and such but no tall shallow boxes.
I could make a fiberglass
box but I don’t want to put that much time into it if possible.
Anyone have any thoughts, ideas, hints where I might find such a storage box?