Best place to buy replacement tool box please.

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    These seem to be available from several sources. does anyone have experience? Is there a difference.
    1974 E9 3.0csi. I'm replacing the boot rubber and about to vinyl paint all the trim which is all pretty good.
    My tool box is ok but a bit broken so a new one would be nice.
     
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    I bought the replacement from BMW and it is excellent
     
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    The 73 and earlier two piece box only comes from BMW regardless of where you purchase it from. 74 has the stronger one piece box.
     
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    Thank you gentlemen. I think the only ones I have seen for sale have been the 73 and earlier model from Wallothnesch and another German supplier. I haven't seen a 74 one piece offered
    yet. I appreciate the advice.
    I'm starting to think there might only be one type available.....
     
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    No one makes the 74 style boxes and they are different from the used ones that you see on eBay which are e12, e24 and e28.
     
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    Thanks for that advice Chris. I think the one from Germany is probably the answer and I'll have to bite the bullet but its always good to check and the advice here is so good! I note the replacement has a metal screw to close it. Mine has a plastic one.
     
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    It the 74 and later boxes still eventually break (mine). For those of us with later cars the BMW part in essence back-dates is to the two piece?
     
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    What is the build date of your 74? Some 74 CSi’s Came with early style, mine included

    Rich N
     
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    Build date is 74. Australian delivered. IMG_1065.JPG IMG_1064.JPG
     
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    Which box is the one with the little tray type space on the right hand side? I put a cloth in that space.
     
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    My CSi came with early box, built 2/74
     
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    these are better photos of my box
    IMG_1073.JPG IMG_1074.JPG
     
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    BTW. I've also bought new panels for the boot because these don't look great either.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but can someone show the difference between a “one piece” and “two piece” tool box? I don’t know which one i have :(
     
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    I should say you are not alone on that score!
     
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    The one piece box is just a tray, no upper part mounted to trunk lid, and very thick and hollow feeling, looks nothing like the earlier box.
     

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