I have what's left of some Beta tools when stationed in Italy.
I bought some Craftsman tools when I got back stateside, and used those for years.
I worked on project in Hawaii for 3 years, and bought a $79 box set of Crafstman while there.
Since then, that same basic boxed tool set, and a few...
I like the look.
Maybe just do something with the open spaces and bolt stuff to the sides if needed.
I'm wondering of you may need to do something to keep the top portion from spreading?
What did you use to cut the sheet metal?
I recently saw a video of a fisherman in Florida and he has been coating his Tundra with boiled linseed oil using a small hand pumped sprayer. It looked like it had been doing a very good job at keeping rust at bay.
The best modern boot I've used has been the Danner Pronghorn.
I'm considering a pair of GoRuck boots now. A buddy of mine has a couple sets and one he's logged over 300 miles in rucking with, and they are holding up great!