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Old 01-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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overview of my diy trunk 2 door install

Always like coming here and spitting some stuff about my mods. I know you guys wanna see pics, ill have em up in a few days.

Went to the store and got

Big L brackets(3)
Nuts and bolts for brackets
wood cutting blades for jig
3/4 ply wood ( particle board) 8x8 ( had lowes cut them into 3 different sections, close to the lengths that I needed for my 3 different cardboard templates)

I used some big ass pieces of cardboard to cut out a template. I came up with 2 sections on the top since I removed my back seat, and then a third piece going from the floor to the other pieces of wood. The first section is nearest to the tailgate, and bolted that by the hard top holes in the rear. The next section matches up with the first and is bolted by the middle hardtop holes and goes from where the first one left off, almost up to the back of my driver/passenger seats. I removed the weird hard top retainer bolt clips, or whatever they are, and bolted the wood down with a bolt, nut, and washer. This way, its impossible to remove the bolts from the top unless a wrench is holding the nut in the trunk, making it a little more anti theft-like. This also made it a pain in the ass since I needed the right nut to fit in that tight ass space and still hold the wood to the tub.

Once the top was in, I set up the 3rd piece or the front( piece that faces the windshield) and used some heavy duty L brackets to secure it. These are also held in by nuts and bolts that are much easier to set up when having a second set of hands. Ill be painting it soon with something so its black and matches my monstalined interior.

Im definitely not the diy-er type and have just been learning stuff along the way every since I got my jeep. My cuts are wayyyyyy off and totally not straight, but I still like it. Ilike I said. ill have some pics coming to get a better idea of how its setup. Definitely not 100 percent water proof and im sure a tuffy box will be more useful, but for 80 buks and a few hours it will work for my application.

Pics coming soon....

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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looking forward to pics, don't forget to seal/protect the wood so it doesn't warp from moisture or heat. Its still money and time

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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looking forward to pics, don't forget to seal/protect the wood so it doesn't warp from moisture or heat. Its still money and time
I was thinking of throwing some bedliner on top of the wood. Think this would work??
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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Still waiting for pics...
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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Did you post pics in another thread? I can't remember if that was you or not.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Agreed. Need pics!!!!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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Ha ha.. Im a procrastinator if you couldn't tell. No it wasn't me that posted pics in another thread. Theres a few threads on other forums about it, but Ill SERIOUSLY post pics of it tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #8
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Here are the pics. Hope they are self explanatory but let me know if you have any questions or want any help if you plan on doing this yourself. LIke I said I AM NOT a diy type of guy, which is why my cuts are way off. I also painted this thing in the snow while it was still bolted to my jeep, which is whwy the paint job looks pretty half assed. IM going to hit it with more bedliner when its nicer.

My cuts around the roll bar were way off, so if I had my top down, someone could probably reach their hand into it. Im not all too worried, but getting the cuts right is probably the most important part.

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so I couldn't figure out how to add all the images I have because they are too large, so I made an album for you guys to check out with all of the pics. Check it here DIY trunk - Imgur

Let me know if the link doesn't work because I have never had to use this photo site before
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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Who cut the wood? Michael J Fox?
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #10
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A for effort but F for execution...looks really ghetto
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Oh come on, it doesn't look that bad. Thanks for the pics.
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I assume that the the purpose of this trunk is to keep your stuff safe when topless? Do you have a pic of the 'complete image' of your jeep with the trunk?

And yes, there is some room for improvement regarding your wood-cutting skills Most likely it's just that you haven't got the right tools.
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Ha ha, like I said before im totally not a do it yourselfer kinda guy. This was my first time using a jigsaw and I knew I wouda had an end result similar to this one. I also don't think I had the right blades. I also didnt realize until half way through that I should have been using the straight edge of the piece of wood I had and that the guiding laser I was using on the jig was off.

Im sure you guys can take the idea and run with it.
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I assume that the the purpose of this trunk is to keep your stuff safe when topless? Do you have a pic of the 'complete image' of your jeep with the trunk?

And yes, there is some room for improvement regarding your wood-cutting skills Most likely it's just that you haven't got the right tools.
I think the first image is the best one that I have of the whole thing. I didn't wanna drop my top to get a shot of it. I made this thing to give me some level of security without buying a tuffy enclosure for 450. Now I have a spot to put my guitar, upper soft windows, and labtop when im cruising and have to make small stops with the windows off/top down in the summer. Thanks for the kind words but my wood cutting skills suck.

Its not bomb proof, but it gives me peace of mind and a little added security. if someone wants in they will get in.but id rather have something stashed underneath this thing instead of having my guitar sitting on my back seat witth the top down where someone could snatch it effortlessly in 8 seconds.
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Oh come on, it doesn't look that bad. Thanks for the pics.
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I think the first image is the best one that I have of the whole thing. I didn't wanna drop my top to get a shot of it. I made this thing to give me some level of security without buying a tuffy enclosure for 450. Now I have a spot to put my guitar, upper soft windows, and labtop when im cruising and have to make small stops with the windows off/top down in the summer. Thanks for the kind words but my wood cutting skills suck.

Its not bomb proof, but it gives me peace of mind and a little added security. if someone wants in they will get in.but id rather have something stashed underneath this thing instead of having my guitar sitting on my back seat witth the top down where someone could snatch it effortlessly in 8 seconds.
Aye, I hear you on the 8-second steeling thing. Here in Holland we've got the saying: opportunity creates the thief.

Just a thought: would you ever be able to put your back seat back in without great amount of effort?
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Aye, I hear you on the 8-second steeling thing. Here in Holland we've got the saying: opportunity creates the thief.

Just a thought: would you ever be able to put your back seat back in without great amount of effort?
A little bit of effort may be involved. Id have to remove 4 bolts holding down the 2 top pieces. What makes it a little difficult is I have to hold the nut on the other side with a wrench, and its in a really really tight space. It would be easier with a 2nd person but still do able with 1. I wont touch the bolts that are holding the 2 pieces together with the L brackets, those I will leave in. Once the 4 bolts are removed, the entire thing comes out and my back seat can go back in.

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