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Old 03-27-2014, 11:58 PM   #1
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JK Unlimited secure trunk build

In preparation for a road trip, I really wanted a "more" secure place for stuff incase I have my top down. I built a top for the trunk area, that closes off the rear storage. I got inspiration off of another forum, but here is my go at it.

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I bent up some 14g at my work for side rails to support the plywood.

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I had to do a lot of fitting, cutting, and sanding to make everything fit.

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I made it so the rail for the rear window would fit tight against the wood.

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I made the door that goes behind the seat fold inward so I would not have to stow it anywhere.

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I built a steel frame to add some strength

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Primed the wood for a little water resistance, and painted the frame

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Got some spray glue and walmart carpet and went to it.

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I countersunk the carriage bolts and flushed out with some epoxy so it was smooth on top

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Here it is done

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Old 03-28-2014, 12:20 AM   #2
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Very well done

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Old 03-28-2014, 12:27 AM   #3
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:20 AM   #4
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I would like to do something like this myself. My question is how hard is it to take out and put back in?
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:27 AM   #5
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Great job!
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:38 AM   #6
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:44 AM   #7
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Awesome job! I was thinking about doing something similar but ended up buying the Tuffy instead...you have more usable space with this though and I like the pass through door.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:03 AM   #8
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I would like to do something like this myself. My question is how hard is it to take out and put back in?
It would take me about 20 minutes to pull the whole thing out. I wanted easy removal I case I need the extra space. Plus, I didn't have to drill any holes in the jeep itself. I used 3/4" poplar plywood which made it really light weight and easy to handle. I wouldn't stand on it, but that's ok because I don't have my mini gun mounted on the roof yet
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Honeybadger don't care!

Looks good…I'm def a fan of not drilling holes in the Jeep if you don't absolutely have to.
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Looks great! Well done.
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looks great..
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #12
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Nice professional clean touch. I've kind of been considering the same thing. After seeing this I definitely want to build one.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #13
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Awesome job!!

You could always consider reinforcing it with Angle Iron if you wanted to strengthen it without adding a huge amount of weight.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #14
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You did an awesome job!

I did something similar, but instead of the "pass through door", I just took some hook to hook turnbuckles, put them under the seats, and it prevents the seats from folding forward. Of course someone could undo them, but I doubt someone would actually be looking down there and would notice them. If they did, they would probably be breaking in one way or another anyway.
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You did an awesome job! I did something similar, but instead of the "pass through door", I just took some hook to hook turnbuckles, put them under the seats, and it prevents the seats from folding forward. Of course someone could undo them, but I doubt someone would actually be looking down there and would notice them. If they did, they would probably be breaking in one way or another anyway. http://www.lowes.com/pd_40218-1277-MP2174BC_0+2z8vi__?productId=1182073&Ntt=turnbuckl e&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dturnbuckle%26page%3D1&f acetInfo=$1%20-%20$5
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I have seen many different evolutions of this type of build, but I have to say that I think this is about the best built I have ever seen. Great job!
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:16 PM   #17
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I have seen many different evolutions of this type of build, but I have to say that I think this is about the best built I have ever seen. Great job!
Thanks Rutdigger. It was a fun build.
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That look Great if you ever think about Selling them count me in on getting one!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #19
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I've been contemplating building something similar. I doubt I could pull something off as professional looking as you did. Very nice build.
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I would buy one as well! How much did you spend to build it?
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I would buy one as well! How much did you spend to build it?
The plywood, hardware, and carpet cost less than $80. I had most if the steel for the frame laying around in the garage. It took a fair amount of time to build as you can imagine.
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The fit and finish of this is really well done. Might take this on as a weekend project.
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looks great! good job on this project.
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Looks awesome!

Do you have the measurements? If so, could you post them?
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Nice work, very professional looking. I'll add it to my "to-do" list.
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Sell the bent up 14ga and plans, and you would have a win for us do it yourselfers. Those of us that can't bend metal that is.
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Sell the bent up 14ga and plans, and you would have a win for us do it yourselfers. Those of us that can't bend metal that is.
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