|03-06-2013 07:03 PM|
|andrew127||I used 1/8 inch. Its nice to work with, bends great, but still has enough material to be rigid and weld.|
|03-05-2013 10:29 AM|
|Sotw||Andrew, what gauge sheet metal did you use?|
|03-02-2013 11:46 AM|
|soveliss||I really like the idea of a power outlet and the light. Genius|
|03-02-2013 09:00 AM|
Bestop Trunk Installation - for the lazy ones in the group...
I really wanted to make my security trunk, but broke down and bought the Bestop Instatrunk instead. I believe there are two versions for YJs - one is plastic and one is steel. I bought the steel version.
My notes/thoughts on the Bestop:
1) It's pretty heavy and easy to install.
2) I marked and then pre-drilled the screw holes to about 3/16 and then the self-drilling screw did the rest - figured I would get more accurate screw locations this way.
3) the weatherstripping that they provide is about 2" too short. (the gray weatherstripping was included, and the black on the end is what I had to add)
4) I removed the carpet from my YJ, so there was a 1/4" gap on both sides of the Instatrunk.
5) I used some weatherstripping from Lowes to seal up the sides and bottom of the Instatrunk. I thought about using 1/4" x 1" aluminum from Lowes and sealing it up with RTV, but the weatherstripped was cheaper and easier and worked really good.
6) It isn't watertight, but I don't drive my Jeep in the rain -at least not intentionally
1) Add a little push pin switch and LED light (both from Amazon), so the light will come on when the tailgate is open.
2) Add an Accessory Power Outlet, so I can power a phone charger securely, run an tire inflator, etc.
|03-01-2013 06:54 PM|
|soveliss||this is a great idea I think I might just give it a try|
|02-17-2013 10:20 PM|
|doclouie||The PO had a stock lock box much like that in my TJ when I bought it. It is nice to be able to secure something even in a Wrangler.|
|02-07-2013 09:51 PM|
|02-03-2013 10:42 PM|
|doufus1||At least i'm not the only one that hides stuff from the wife. HAHAHAHA|
|02-02-2013 08:51 AM|
|02-02-2013 06:03 AM|
|Jeeplover1||i took a 3 inch thick board and cut it out and L bracket underneath too my tub and carpeted it and took 10 minutes and free looks awesome. very first mod i did|
|02-02-2013 05:33 AM|
|doufus1||Did the same with my jk 4 door. Built it out of 9mm thick ply board. Has 2 draws in it. Bloody awsome for keeping all sorts in. Best thing is if the rear gate is locked you can't get into it.|
|01-30-2013 10:10 PM|
|01-30-2013 07:34 PM|
|andrew127||Thanks guys, glad to hear people like my little projects haha. Unfortionatly I cant find my drawings and dimensions for the box. TFBlackout05 yeah I just used the wire loom cover for now, but that door edging is exactly what I want to put on it so it will seal against the rear door better.|
|01-30-2013 08:05 AM|
|shineauks||yeah,Looks good, if I had a metal brake I may have tried this myself instead of buying one.|
|01-29-2013 09:02 PM|
|TFBlackout05||I kinda did something like that to my old Tj. If you don't like that corrugated tubing on there. I used that black door edge strip stuff to cover the edges of the metal. LOOKS REALLY GOOD THOUGH!|
|01-29-2013 04:55 PM|
|01-29-2013 03:54 PM|
|01-27-2013 09:26 PM|
|tuhmayo||Alright thanks, I've been looking to do this just want another persons tips that already did it|
|01-27-2013 08:39 PM|
Tuhmayo- I will try and find the measurements for you, they are written down somewhere in my garage. Hopefully I havent thrown them out yet haha
I finally got around to finishing my welds and rocker guarding the whole thing.
Seals very well against the tailgate so no one can get their hand into it when the tailgate is closed
|01-22-2013 07:07 PM|
|tuhmayo||Do you know the sizes of all the pieces you made ?|
|01-22-2013 12:49 AM|
|Lincoln33||Looks good, if I had a metal brake I may have tried this myself instead of buying one. Some day maybe...|
|01-21-2013 10:09 PM|
Secure Rear Storage Cont
Threw some quick tack welds on it so I didnt need to keep piecing it together in the back
Final test fit before the full welding
test fit with the door closed
|01-21-2013 10:02 PM|
Secure Rear Storage
Started fabricating this a few days ago. I'm planning on finishing the welds and painting it tomorrow night after work.
They might be expensive to buy at first, but honestly I dont know where I would be without my metal brake and roller. A must for anyone doing frequent fabricating.
I stuck with a fairly simple design for the storage, matched the angle of the rear seat, and notched the drivers side plate for the rear door latch