I found a use for this old tool case. It is now a case in my truck that holds ratchet straps, bungee straps, rope, and gloves.
The first photo shows you the case I started with, it is approximately 20” wide, 13” deep, and 5” tall. In the second photo you can see that it used to house a drill, light, charger, and 2 batteries in the molded case.
The third photo shows you where the insides are now outside. The way a lot of these tool cases are made the outside is made separate from the molded inside. Then the 2 parts are glued or welded together. So to separate them I cut into the molded part close to the edge. I did not cut it all the way to the edge the first time. I cut out the majority of the molded part out, and then I trimmed all the edges. I left a little all around the edges just for strength.
In the fourth photo you can see that I have put in several ratchet straps, rope, bungee straps, and gloves. There is still plenty of room for in the future when I have more straps to put in the case.
Another idea I have is to turn one of these cases into a small battery station. Put solar cells on the lid, small charge controller, small battery or 2, and a small inverter. That would be enough to charge some cell phones or a laptop for a long time.
What else can you think of using a case like this for?