Please give feedback on (1) Bestop Instatrunk and/or (2) Tuffy Security Tailgate Enclosure.
I'm going with a Bikini top and half doors soon, so I am thinking about a security trunk. Full time, I'll have a tool bag and jumper cables, and there are several options for securing those...
But will also frequently have a gym bag, so I'm thinking of a security trunk enclosure. A weather-tight enclosure would be nice because of the occasional rainstorm.
There seem to be three ways to go:
1) Bestop Instatrunk: ~$125
Bestop 42624-01 Instatrunk Storage Box for 86-95 Wrangler YJ : Amazon.com : Automotive
Doesn't get great reviews on Amazon. I've removed the carpet, and it sounds like it is 1" too narrow, and would be difficult to seal and less secure. Sits flush with the top of the wheel wells. Requires drilling holes in the tub.
2) Tuffy SECURITY TAILGATE ENCLOSURE ~$150
1987-1995 YJ Wrangler Security Tailgate Enclosure
Not as common, so no reviews are available. It is a little taller than the Bestop product, which would seem to be easier to seal against the tailgate. Uses factory screw locations.
3) Custom - wood is easy to work with, but doesn't seem secure enough to me. Could get some sheet aluminum and make a nice enclosure, but I'm not really setup for metal working. And not motivated to spend that much time.
I'm leaning towards the Tuffy enclosure. Feedback, please! Thanks, Stan