A bit of a gloat, but more a "don't judge a book by it's cover" post. Last night I picked up an old metal tool box that was for sale on Craigslist. It was advertised for $5 and the fuzzy picture showed a cantilever top tool box a bit worse for wear, but it looked like it suited my needs.
I went to look it over and to my surprise it turned out to be a Kennedy tool box (model 1018). The exterior has seen its fair share of abuse and a really bad paint job. But the interior was in great shape and the hinges and trays were tight and worked well - so it followed me home.
A bit of cleaning, paint removal from the hardware - a pet peeve of mine, new liners and it's ready to go to work! (Still ugly though!)
I figure the really bad exterior will serve as a bit of urban camouflage especially since it goes to different sites with me. Hopefully any ne'er do well will judge it by it's cover!