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Old 03-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Clever storage ideas

I'm interested in seeing what people have done to maximize space using bags, boxes and netting. I have a Tuffy oversized drawer and concealed carry box.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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My dad and I have been spitballing ideas for the space under the brake booster. Right now I have a 20MM ammo can I acquired from a NAS sitting behind my backseat.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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i did tuffy everything. took me a while to save up for everything, but i like the same key for everything. i've also got the rear underseat drawer & concealed carry under the driver's seat. also got glove box & center console insert (still have to install). also got the tuffy door keepers & hood lock.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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This is a tool/grease storage box from a motor grader that I painted black and bolted to the gate. I put foam padding around the lock to keep it from rattling. Good way to lock up all my stuff. Have a hi-lift lift mate and tow strap in it with room for more.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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This is by far the best one I have ever found. I took this off of the cheap easy and fun mod thread. I plan on doing it myself. It utilizes the over-looked space between the outer and inner body on the rear. He welded a box together than welded it in-between. He then cut through from the inside and added a door. I'd go a step further and install nice locks but an really amazing mod. I'd give him the proper credit but I don't remember his user name.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #7
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Ditched my backseat. I've also been wondering what to do vis a vis this topic. Taking the top off this Spring and I carry tools.

A little off-topic, but I'd like to find a fiberglass tonneau cover. There are some homemade out there, but nothing in the aftermarket.

An army footlocker would do nicely behind a rear seat. The idea about under the brake booster is interesting. I seen a toolbox mounted where a winch would normally go. The best way would be custom built compartments if not for the high cost and weight.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #8
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I put an air compressor under the break booster on the platform that is there. The only problem with storage in that location would be opening a lid since there is a lot of stuff crammed around the area.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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Not really clever but I think its a good idea.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #10
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I have a speaker box for two 12" speakers that that I got for free and since I can't afford the speakers right now it functions amazingly as a storage area behind the front seats (I also removed my rear bench but the box is the same size as the seat hardware so it fits perfectly. I disassembled the bench and removed the padding then bolted the box to the seat frame. It's super rugged and removed just like the rear bench would. Cheap easy and a potential thief would not know how to get it out without knowing how the fold and tumble seat works. I love it
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I got a tool box for under the brake booster from InterWorx-CP :: Site Disabled
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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This is by far the best one I have ever found. I took this off of the cheap easy and fun mod thread. I plan on doing it myself. It utilizes the over-looked space between the outer and inner body on the rear. He welded a box together than welded it in-between. He then cut through from the inside and added a door. I'd go a step further and install nice locks but an really amazing mod. I'd give him the proper credit but I don't remember his user name.

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That's mine. The inner part is just glued together, but I welded the door. You could do it without welding pretty easily. There is another thread with lots of details with a very similar if not identical title.
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That's mine. The inner part is just glued together, but I welded the door. You could do it without welding pretty easily. There is another thread with lots of details with a very similar if not identical title.
Haha awesome! Can you post a link with the more detailed threads though
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I love the passenger rear wheel well storage mod but I have an 03 and they moved the evap system there. Otherwise it would be on my list. Nice work though
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Another one IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: TJ 4.0 Tool Box (use with SP-9943 intake)
It take the space of stock air box and it probably wouldn't work with CAI either. This also would probably wouldn't work if you plan on, or if you already have a york boa set up. But if non of the above applies, and if you have a cowl intake, its a good idea. Idk if it would work on the drivers side
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:28 PM   #17
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I love the passenger rear wheel well storage mod but I have an 03 and they moved the evap system there. Otherwise it would be on my list. Nice work though
I had that on my 06, but I moved it to the drivers side. My 06 is a LJ and there is crap loads more room. I'll do it someday.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:44 AM   #18
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My TJ never came with a factory center console, and I didnt want to spend $300 on a Tuffy one, so I built my own. Also made a storage space at the tailgate for when the tops down.
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I've got nets along the inner fenders; they're secured to the hardtop bolts. These photos were taken when I first installed them, they've got lots of stuff in them now.





I've also got a storage compartment on my tailgate:





I've also got a version of the tailgate storage compartment with a door/table on my trailer tailgate:



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Awesome trailer.
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My TJ never came with a factory center console, and I didnt want to spend $300 on a Tuffy one, so I built my own. Also made a storage space at the tailgate for when the tops down.
That looks really good. I have been wanting a tuffy center console but like you said, it's hard to spend $300 on one.
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Ditched my backseat. I've also been wondering what to do vis a vis this topic. Taking the top off this Spring and I carry tools.

A little off-topic, but I'd like to find a fiberglass tonneau cover. There are some homemade out there, but nothing in the aftermarket.

An army footlocker would do nicely behind a rear seat. The idea about under the brake booster is interesting. I seen a toolbox mounted where a winch would normally go. The best way would be custom built compartments if not for the high cost and weight.
Take a look at my solution.
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I've got nets along the inner fenders; they're secured to the hardtop bolts. These photos were taken when I first installed them, they've got lots of stuff in them now.

I've also got a storage compartment on my tailgate:

I've also got a version of the tailgate storage compartment with a door/table on my trailer tailgate:
Ugh.....YOU again.... ;-) i like your netting idea running along below the side windows. Been thinking of something similar. Where did you get those nets? And dont say you made them... >:O
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My wife's old Toyota minivan had one of those net bags that clipped in the back of the van. When she traded it in I snatched it out and put it behind my front seats attached to the rollbars and footman loops on the floorboards.
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just getting started on it. it'll eventually have tie downs, hi-lift, extinguisher, etc...


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just getting started on it. it'll eventually have tie downs, hi-lift, extinguisher, etc...
Can you put the top down all the way with that on.
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haha, not at all.

its a temporary thing, unless i just run a bikini top all summer
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I've got nets along the inner fenders; they're secured to the hardtop bolts. These photos were taken when I first installed them, they've got lots of stuff in them now.





Where did you find this netting? or what are the dimensions?
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Where did you find this netting? or what are the dimensions?
The ones in the picture I was testing for a vendor that was going to bring them to market. They're about 36" long, and pretty much the same as the one pictured below that I found in a junkyard.


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