A friend has given me a single-drawer Truck Vault brand drawer in rather good shape. A friend gave it to him on barter then he realized it was too wide for his truck. Now I have it. The key was also missing so I ordered a new one. In all I have ~$30 into it. It would be going into the Express van list in my sig.
It measures 44.5"W x 37.5"L x 12.5"T. The width and height fit fine in the back of my van and would work with everything else perfectly but it is too long; I need to cut about 7" of the length to make it fit. The way my seatbelts and sofa are mounted cannot be changed easily. The whole Truck Vault is MDO (medium density overlay) and assuming I can avoid screws and staples, it looks like it could be cut with a circular saw.
Does anyone see anything overwhelmingly wrong with my idea? I would use a fine blade and guides to make the cuts as clean as possible (working around the box and drawer) then cap off the back end as neatly as possible to end up with a ~30" long drawer that also will support a portion of the sofa bed.
Thanks for any thoughts or ideas! Also, do you bolt these down through the body? I can't find any SUV type instructions.
(pics of unit in question with drawer removed)