Here mine for the back of my Discovery.
It is constructed of Birch plywood. I used aluminum plating for the drawer faces and paddle latches that lock. I was on the fence with the carpet color. I decided to go black due to the dirt factor. It is securely mounted to the floor, but with the turnbuckle connections, it comes out in less than a minute. Lastly, I installed some additional tie downs.
Next project will be the subwoofer enclosure and rear door table.
This was my storage solution before:
Here is the plywood box construction test fit:
Inside of a drawer:
The tie downs:
A front shot of it before installation:
Mounted in the truck:
I may cut a secondary sheet of plywood and use a piano hinge so to have a fold out platform to cover the rear seats.
Here is my 1st multi use bed arrangement. Bikes can be rolled in and tied moto-style (both wheels on) skis can be slid in along the wheel wells. Hi Lift and shovel can easily be accessed from the side doors by un-screwing 2 wing nuts holding the cover/ shelf on. Most importantly 4 people can comfortably sit upright inside during poor weather when the floor is dropped
I have already begun thinking of other arrangements that include a couch on one side and a kitchen on the other, but this will suffice for this falls adventures.
Still needs some work, but it's getting there. I need to install some latches.
Here's my build-up thread: http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-c...dge-slide.html
Good source of cheap latches: Northern Tool
"Yeti" 1994 4BT80 Cummins 4BTA Powered 80 Series Land Cruiser, 4" OME lift, 315/75r16 BFG KM2, Locked, AATLAS'd, Wagon Rack'd, Slee'd, Junk'd
"Machete" 1979 FJ40 from South America-SOA, 35's, 4x4 Labs Frombe Hi-Steer
Ghosts:1993 FZJ80 White, 1993 FZJ80 Green, 1991 4BTJ62 "Princess", 2000 UZJ100 "Penny"
My requirements for my drawer were:
1. I needed to install a back seat so I could bring the kids out with me safely.
2. Now that I have the kids with me, I needed to secure tools, liquids, and camping gear.
3. maximize space in rear of 40 = one big drawer as opposed to two (although two drawer system would have been more practical).
not finished but here is what I got.
3/4 plywood the good kind
wood screws 1.5" length
4 24" lowes industrial strength sliders (doubled on each side)
I plan on using duplicolor bedliner stuff today to finish it off. I will edit when done.
2005 LJ Rubicon, 3" lift on skinny 33s
1992 CDN M101 trailer being converted for expedition
2009 Toyota Tacoma Dbl Cab stock... for now
2011 BMW F800GS
Don't argue with an idiot, sometimes others can't tell the difference!
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Here is my latest. I wanted to give the UHMW plastic glides a try. I think I still perfer the ball bearing glides.
Our jeep is set up for two. While I did build in a provision for a small jump seat on the passenger side(to be installed at a latter date), the main focus is to have the bases covered for just us. Anyway, here are a few pics of the deck, drawers and cargo fence:
And one of the new RTT!
1999 XJ Sport, AX15/Hurst, Headers 2.5" Exhaust, K&N Cone, Rusty's Adj. Track Bar, Lower control Arms, 3" Springs, Spacers & Shackles 4" Lift. OME Shocks, Quicker Disco's, 31X10.50 MT MTZ's, Cragers, Warrior Bumpers & Other Stuff
Nothing matters but everything counts. . .
"The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools." Thucydides circa 460 bc - c. 400 bc