Originally Posted by surferbear
^^^ Say... that's pretty slick. How'd you do that?
Originally Posted by chilly
Agreed, that is super slick! I like it!
Speaking of slick, everyone fare ok with this nasty slick weather so far? I ventured out yesterday to get gas, it was pretty nasty. Off to work today, and it wasn't much better...the jeep made it like a trooper though! Everyone be safe.
Thanks guys - I don't exactly have a write-up but I do have lots of pictures -
flat black (a couple of cans)
bedliner (to waterproof
outdoor carpet glued.
Wanted it to be under the tub edges so as not to interfere with my tonneau cover and I like that way it looks like that!
Cut the plyboard in half fit it to the tub and made whatever cuts were needed, drilled out the center support holes and bolted up both halves using tower leg supports I had laying around (used to build towers) to support the middle but any steel strap / "L" bracket or really even wood will do the trick.
Then I cut the rear piece as a whole cut because the rounded corners allowed me to fit it under the tub. Bolted more steel connecting the d-rings to the steel underneath spanning both pieces.
cut 12Ga super-strut with L brackets bolted it to the seatbelt anchor (yup, took the seatbelts out - you don't have to but its a great anchor point!) and drilled through the tub midway towards front and bolted to the super-strut / L brackets for additional support.
Run a piece of strut across the front (nearest cabin) to dissect the area so even if the seat gets pulled forward you can't get back there - mounted a couple of lockable ammo cans for additional hidden storage.
You can dance on the deck if you wanted to, its very solid.
That's almost a write up!
Here's the pics - let me know if you have questions - I can't believe I didn't do this years ago!