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Old 04-06-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Jeep Box

ok, so i've been looking at gettin like a truck toolbox but for jeeps. i want something in the rear i can lock my turnout gear in when im around town and stuff, and no one ever really rides in the rear seat but i want to be able to take it out semi-easily to throw the seat in if im goin to the lake or something with some people. quadratec has a hardened plastic one for like $250 or something but im thinking i can make one for cheeper, maybe. im thinking exterior plywood, wheel weld to wheel weld, from the tailgate to the dropoff spot at the rear cupholders. when done with the box im goin to line it with interior carpet to match my jeep. im just hung up on what type of wood because chances are its gonna get wet from time to time. i was debating getting rear seat brackets from a junk yard so the box locks into the existing rear seat brackets, but i'll probably just cut holes in the bottom of the box so the brackets come up through the bottom and i can just run a cable from bracket to bracket to lock it in place. any other ideas or unforseen problems yall can think of?

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o, one more thing, i was thinking about doing like ado it yourself bed liner kit or somethin on the box instead of carpet, but i dont know if it would stick to wood

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Old 04-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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I'm in the middle of this exact same project. I'm taking pics of the build, but because of work I may not get back to it for a few days. As soon as I get it done I will post up the pics in the "What did you do for your Jeep today" thread.

I based the design on my Instatrunk, but made it bigger and out of 1/2" plywood. It has 12 CF of storage. When the tailgate is closed and locked, the stuff is secured. I'm using 4 turnbuckles and eyehooks to secure the box to the tubs tie down points, so it will be easy to remove. I got a 6'x8' roll of charcoal gray indoor outdoor carpet from Lowes for like $17 which is enough to carpet it inside and out.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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I would use pressure treated wood. It will withstand the moisture from rain a lot better. I would even go as far as using some kind of sealer like you may use on a wood deck.
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I made a plate that goes over the opening preventing anyone from just reaching in the back but this weekend I'm going to take it out and build a box into the trunk area that can only be accessed through the gate.
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Are you really concerned about someone stealing turn-out gear?? Never really thought of FF's being thieves.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #7
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FRAGO- new plan is instead of the whole top raising, im going to have a divider down the middle with a opening lid on both sides
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im not worried about other ff's doing it, but im sure there are some teenagers out there who think it would be funny or cool to have my helmet. theres always stupid people that will do something just to do it. plus having the extra secure space for anything else would be nice.
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I just mounted 2 Knaack 28x12x12 work site toolboxes along the wheel wells using the rear seat hardware sites. Took out all the rear seat belt stuff/ painted the boxes black. Works and looks great....lockable storage that can actually be used as a seat for short trips. Some guy in Arizona has a bunch of used ones for $75. CEStools.com
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I went with an aluminum box that goes from wheelwell to wheelwell. It's big and deep with a pretty good lock for the lid to keep the non-motivated thieves out. There's enough gear inside mine including a full set of tools, impact wrench, spare parts, survival gear, etc. that it'd be a huge loss for me if it were stolen. I never take anything out so everything stays inside year-round so security was important for me. A plastic or wooden box wouldn't provide the security that would make me comfortable.

You can kinda-sorta see it from this pic...
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i just installed the bestop extendatrunk and it fits nice, opening the gate is the only way in. it's nice and solid and was a quick install. i too was planning on making my own but i had some extra money sittin around so i figured id buy it, see how tough it is.
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I went with an aluminum box that goes from wheelwell to wheelwell. It's big and deep with a pretty good lock for the lid to keep the non-motivated thieves out. There's enough gear inside mine including a full set of tools, impact wrench, spare parts, survival gear, etc. that it'd be a huge loss for me if it were stolen. I never take anything out so everything stays inside year-round so security was important for me. A plastic or wooden box wouldn't provide the security that would make me comfortable.

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where did you get the aluminum boc from?
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tool boxes

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where did you get the aluminum box from?
I bought it used from a friend but it was made by Jeep Storage Solutions | JeepBox who stopped making them.
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alright guys, the box is almost done. i managed to get a buddy to unlock his dads wood shop for a couple of hours. i havnt put any carpet on it yet, so it looks like wat it is, a wood box lol. im still debating carpet, or like a flat black paint mixed with some sand maybe to give it a texture? what yall think, ill post the pics tonight
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I finished putting the carpet on mine yesterday. I like it. If I can get the pics on Photobucket tomorrow I'll post the build thread on the "What did you do for Your Jeep Today..." Give you an idea if you want to carpet it or not.
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I finished putting the carpet on mine yesterday. I like it. If I can get the pics on Photobucket tomorrow I'll post the build thread on the "What did you do for Your Jeep Today..." Give you an idea if you want to carpet it or not.
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i like the carpet look. yours turned out awesome. i would of done one like that but i have the hid a trunk thing in the back up against the tailgate with my sub and amps mounted in that, i wanted to work around that so if i want to through my rear seat back in for a trip or something i wouldn't have to mess with re wiring or anything. still havn't had a chance to get pics, ill try and post them tomorrow
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i like the carpet look. yours turned out awesome.
Thanks! I found the missing pics but still have to get them up -maybe tomorrow.
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sorry i took so long to post them, but here are a few pics
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