There’s not a great deal of storage in a 88”. The storage box under the drivers seat contains basic tools, a 10 ton bottle jack, pick off gear and jump leads. The storage tray under the cubby box is reserved for the workshop manual if I’m off on longer travels.
Other handy bits and pieces.. ratchet strap, towing straps (not that towing a vehicle is legal in Switzerland as far as I know), socket set, warning triangle, shackles etc need somewhere to live.
Some time in the dim and distant passed, I bought an old army ammunition box from a seller at the Sodbury Sort Out in Newbury, for just the purposes describer above. The “sort out” still goes on under a different name (I think) but it was MASSIVE and 100% Land Rover… Take the biggest field you can imagine, FULL of professional / amateur sellers, selling new and used classic Land Rover parts, tools and tyres etc. It cost almost nothing and after a lick of black hammerite, lived happily on the front of Gracie for a few years.
The ammo box moved with me to Switzerland where it spent 3 years on the roof rack of the Defender…in that time, I never opened it, so it clearly was of no use up there…and not the easiest thing to get to.
I’d thought about simply spraying the ammo box in Pastel Green to match the rest of LGL but this time… matching… just wouldn’t work.
Whatever colour it ends up, the paint needs to be shipped off first… so lets got on with that.
With a lot of scraping, it eventually revealed the whole box had been galvanised before being painted. Finish colour quandary is solved… leave it in a galvanised finish.
One last thing to do… I wanted to “finish” the base of the box.