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Old 03-30-2016, 04:33 PM   #91
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I really like this one alot.
It's also mainly me, my wife, and our small dog now. not sure I'm ready to pull out the back seat, but maybe soon.

I can see also putting a hinge on the back 1/3 or 1/4 of the top just to give a little more access.
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That's a great idea, either along the x or y axis would work depending on the location of your cargo box (if you install one). I used 2X6 lumber so there is adequate space to store items.

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Where did you get these? I have been searching for two days.
I've been searching for these YJ boxes as well, anyone know where to get them or if there still available?

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Old 03-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #93
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not sure if it would be considered a storage mod or not but haven't a few folks here built tops for their cargo areas? That's one i'm interested in seeing more about.
I actually saw that the other day, but I can't remember the site I was on. The basic design was a sheet of plywood cut to fit the back of the jeep. The screw mounts were truck bed eye bolts which would secure the top and allow anchoring for a cargo net. The plywood was covered in black in door out door carpet. It looked good.
It could be hinged to allow access from the top (per a suggestion in this same thread)
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I found the plastic wheel well boxes and the worst part is a pair sold on E-Bay for $51 two weeks ago. Hopefully the link works so at least we can all weap together.

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Not sure of anywhere else to get the boxes, every time I look I see "Sorry, this item is sold out and no longer available for purchase."

I had picked them up for $40 on a "going out of business sale" years ago
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The PO had a sub and amp taking up most of the room behind the rear seat.
I relocated them both into the rear seat, gaining all the space back behind the seat.

Then I built a cover, so it's fairly secure when the tailgate is locked.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:10 AM   #97
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Barricade Roof Rack, Kayak j-hooks and looking for a budget basket for it. Bike rack on the back.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:27 PM   #98
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A piece of 5/8 ply covered with material from an old soft top. At 5/8 it fits under the soft top frame with the top down. 54 1/2" x 28 1/2" so that it would be to go in and out from the side with the top up. I trimmed the plastic rear seat belt reel covers a bit for a snug fit. Second piece fills the gap.




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I'm trying to find some way to carry a couple of Rototrax cans. Does anybody got any ideas? I don't want the basket that fits in my hitch and I don't have the swing out spare tire on my back bumper. But I'm going on a trip in a few weeks and I gotta find some way to carry fuel. Help needed. Thanks. By the way, some of these mods you guys have come up with, yall are definitely thinking outside the box.

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Old 04-18-2016, 03:14 PM   #101
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I'm trying to find some way to carry a couple of Rototrax cans. Does anybody got any ideas? I don't want the basket that fits in my hitch and I don't have the swing out spare tire on my back bumper. But I'm going on a trip in a few weeks and I gotta find some way to carry fuel. Help needed. Thanks. By the way, some of these mods you guys have come up with, yall are definitely thinking outside the box.

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Perfect just what I was looking for. I bet I looked 100 times on their website and couldn't find one.

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:55 PM   #103
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I got my Tuffy security deck installed and decided I needed more options so I bought the Bestop lower cargo rack, which I'm installing this weekend.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:06 AM   #104
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I got my Tuffy security deck installed and decided I needed more options so I bought the Bestop lower cargo rack, which I'm installing this weekend.
Don't most of those cargo racks require you to remove the roll bar padding though?
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Don't most of those cargo racks require you to remove the roll bar padding though?
Every picture I've seen has the padding on them and it seems the clamps are adjustable so I don't anticipate a problem. Here's another picture. Roll bar padding is on there.
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Well, I got the Bestop lower cargo rack and it's a great concept but the execution is poor. Very bad fitment..one of the bars would not bolt down to the tray and I had to elongate the slots with my dremel. While the materials are good quality, things don't line up right and the clamp system that they use to attach it to the rollbar is HORRENDOUS. Would it kill Bestop to measure twice before drilling? Or maybe actually INSTALL this on something to see that the threads on the knobs that they give you could use another 1/4-1/2".

Fortunately I have a dremel and was able to make some modifications to the knob itself, which helped a lot because it elongated the thread.

In any case, it's in there. I just hope it's useable because it's not as tight or secure as much as I'd like it to be on the bottom half but the clamps can't be tightened any more.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:19 AM   #107
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A piece of 5/8 ply covered with material from an old soft top. At 5/8 it fits under the soft top frame with the top down. 54 1/2" x 28 1/2" so that it would be to go in and out from the side with the top up. I trimmed the plastic rear seat belt reel covers a bit for a snug fit. Second piece fills the gap.




Is it bolted down/secured to anything or does it just sit there snugly? I've wanted to do something like this, but everything I see either uses the tub rail or is permanent and can't be taken out if the back seat is needed.
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It's not bolted down. The frame of the top pins it down. With the tailgate locked my stuff is out of sight so out of temptation for a snatch and grab at the super market parking lot. Getting in from the cab is a bit awkward but very doable. I would't hide a laptop for a few days at the trail head but if someone lifts my $60 binoculars I'll eat it cause life is too short. I'm thinking maybe when I park on day trips at the trail head or into the city this summer I'll put an empty basket in behind the front seats with a Cholla cactus in the bottom. Nasty barbed little buggers.
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It's not bolted down. The frame of the top pins it down. With the tailgate locked my stuff is out of sight so out of temptation for a snatch and grab at the super market parking lot. Getting in from the cab is a bit awkward but very doable. I would't hide a laptop for a few days at the trail head but if someone lifts my $60 binoculars I'll eat it cause life is too short. I'm thinking maybe when I park on day trips at the trail head or into the city this summer I'll put an empty basket in behind the front seats with a Cholla cactus in the bottom. Nasty barbed little buggers.
Yea same here, I'm not looking for the most secure thing, just something that is out of plain view, like you said, and keeps my stuff in when the top is off (somehow I always end up with at least two or three jackets or hoodies in the back lol). Thanks!
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I'd suggest that you check the clearance on YOUR Jeep between the soft top frame and top of the wheel well with piece of scrap plywood to check the fit. On MY Jeep, the wood, cover and carpet makes for a snug but very workable fit. It would suck if you couldn't get the top down far enough. Measure twice, cut once.
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And I added a strip of Batu (like iron) decking wood when I saw the grand kids using the deck as an observation deck and it keeps packages from sliding into the front seats.


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