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Old 02-23-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Add Storage in cargo area

In my new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara I added a storage rack in the cargo area by modifying a Harbor Freight cargo carrier. Here are the parts list and costs:

Harbor Freight ATV cargo carrier # 67623 31.50, 2 - 24" x 3/4" tubing 6.00, 2 - 2"x2" bracket 1.88, 4 - 5/8" self starting metal screws 0.32, 2 - 1.5" x 1/4" bolts with hex and wing nut 2.60, 4 - 2.0" x 1/4" bolts with wing nuts 6.00, 10 - 1/4" flat washers 1.50, 1 - can of Walmart gloss black spray paint 0.97, 4 - 3/4" tubing plastic plugs: Gross Materials 54.37Sales Tax 4.49Total Net Cost 58.65.

Takes a little time to set it all up, repaint all parts to match, but sure beats 216.00 for aftermarket racks.

Got the HF carrier on sale for 42.00 less .25% coupon.

The 24" legs were attached with 2 each 2" bolts in .291" holes drilled in tubing and carrier support. Inserted the plastic plugs in both ends.

Used wing nuts for quick and easy removal of the cargo rack.

Suggest you store only light items on rack or otherwise tie them down good and tight in case of wreck. Don't want a trailer hitch or jack flying up and hit you in the back of the head. Also, if secured heavy items are stored, you may want to secure the rack's legs to the cargo floor with angle brackets and metal screws.

Also removed rear seat head rests and tucked the head rest's support bars under the cargo rack to have a better view out the rear window. When someone rides in back, just have to slide head rests back on the support bars.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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Man that looks great!

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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I need to do this! Great idea.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
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That's funny because I was in Harbor Freight yesterday looking at that same cargo rack and the wheels in my head started turning!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #5
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Not to hijack your thread, because I think your set up looks great.
But all I have to say is that great minds think alike. hahaha...


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Old 07-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
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I made a simple plywood shelf and carpeted it. Cheap and pretty useful.
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