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Old 09-11-2019, 05:26 PM
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Rear secure storage in 2dr JK - your thoughts?

I bought the Jeep primarily as a vehicle to tow behind our motorhome. (Don't worry, I'm also going to use it for other fun stuff on our nearby forest trails, etc.)

It's just me and the Commander in Chief. No kids, no grandkids, no dogs, cats, birds, hamsters or lizards along for the ride. Anything of real value will be secured in the motorhome but I would still like to have a secure, lockable storage location in the Jeep as we've got a soft top on it. I found this at Lowe's and it looks like it will fit provided I either keep the rear seat tumbled forward or just remove it.

As I said, it's only the two of us so there won't be any other passengers. I'm thinking of coming up with some way to securely bolt it to the rear seat mounts so any local critters who decide to unzip the windows to see what they can steal won't be able to get it out. It's $269 which I don't think is a bad price considering some of the Tuffy boxes I've seen.

Before I drop a dime on it though I wanted to check with the collective. I'm sure many of you have tried something like this before. Pros/Cons? Any issues or problems that you can think of? I wouldn't mount it all the way to the rear as it would block the hatch for the jack, probably just forward of the hinges for the hatch.

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If you are going to take the back seat out why don't you look for a Tuffy 299-01 on Craigs list? You should find them in the $150 ~ $200 range when you find one. Alternatively you can use a Tuffy tubby cover for less $$$ but it only locks up what you can fit in the tubby.
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I’m using a Tuffy 0326 rear box and a Bestop tray mounted to the lid of the Tuffy.
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lockable storage

I thought about using a standard bed box in my 2011 JK Sport. My son, who has a 2012 JKU Rubicon with quite a few mods has been looking into Goose Gear Overland storage stuff. I had a couple of sheets of 1/2" Baltic birch sitting in the shop. Ended up removing my rear seat and made my own version of the Goose Gear platform, then built a large drawer with extended slides to add to the initial platform...and added a drawer lock to the front....
I am planning this week to try and find either some carpeting or rubber/vinyl mat that I can put on top and then some 5/8" edge trim material to finish it out...
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Rear seat in or out? I'm assuming out but you never know.

I use the Smittybilt security box and I have been really happy with it. It locks, the drawer sits up against the tail gate so if thats locked, you now have the drawer protected and locked. It holds a lot of stuff too. Once bolted down, it's also really secure. It also has tie down on top so you can put stuff on top.
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