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Hi all, I have finally got enough pic's that i can post up my box. I needed some storage space and being a student dont really need the back seat (with fuel economy like the Jeep's I don't want to be a taxi!!) but unfortunatly I also have a student budget, this means no $1300 set of drawers. Instead I can make some for about $300 tops. Please comment or advise this is just how im going about it at the moment.

I did the design work in "Google Sketch" with alot of ease.:




Here is one of the 2 complete drawers:






Now the main box, this was just before i installed the mid floor which goes on top of the drawer divider:




On the forward end of the box I have a smaller full depth box for things I want access to from the drivers seat:




I will be buying all the hardware for it tonight hopefully:
  • Gas struts for the lids
  • T-Handle locks for the drawers
  • 45Kg rated drawer runners
  • Compression locks for the lids

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Great design. I think that will work well. No fridge to worry about??
You may want to up the drawer slides a bit 40 kg may not cut it. You will end up putting more sh''t in there than you can believe. maybe 80kg.
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Thanks, I spent long enough planning it with dad. ATM i dont have a fridge but if and when i do get one i will just secure it on top cause i will have tiedowns in teh lid. unfortunatly then i have to remove the fridge to get into the top compartment but thats just where packing smart comes in. The 45Kg sliders are purely on a cost basis for now and they are only being secured into 12mm marine ply. But thanks for the suggestion.
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mate i have done something similar to you...

Only difference is mine had a secure place to hold a dual battery system and space to neatly wire in fuse box's and relays, which is very handy a looks great! keep in mind no room under the TJ bonnet for a decent dual batts system really and you'll want that when your fridge comes along.


OH and i also was planning on using drawers but i found i didnt need to as the cargo door secures the items inside the system anyway and you do lose a small amount of space with the drawer system.

But your design looks GREAT and i'm looking forward to the outcome!
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i like this mate, looks clean!

how are you securing it to the tub? gonna bolt to the seat latch points?
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Thanks,
I really like that idea for the dual battery system. I have a little space down the sides of the box which I will be covering/boxing in. I could also sacrifice some of the front storage compartments space for a battery but that is all stuff to come when the need arises.
Yea I will be using the seat belt point at the rear and the seat latch points for the front. I wanted to leave the seat mount points in place so I can put the rear seat back in if necessary and to keep my parents happy.
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Very neat so far.

If you are worried about the cost, then perhaps just setup one drawer for the heavier stuff?
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Thanks, I actually really like that idea unfortunatly i only saw the post the day after i had ordered my hardware . anyway ill just have to spread my weight, just put the heavy stuff in the compartment ontop of the drawers.
thanks for the help and advise though.
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