Post up your drawer/storage system

Mass_Mopar

Keep it simple stupid
I just finished putting together a simple platform for the back of my Jeep. Thanks to this thread and several others for the inspiration!

This is meant as a backup for our Roof Tent. There were a couple days with gusty winds and driving rains that we would've rather had been "indoors" last year.

The tent is still better - comfier, more private, more room, etc, but this should work well in a pinch. I designed it to be temporary and removable, so the goal was light weight, low complexity, and minimal investment. I also wanted to keep the fridge, so I built the platform around it at the height of the lid, so it turns into a portion of the platform at night.

Forming the frame out of cheap 2x3s


Decked in 1/2" Birch plywood


Decking completed, covered in 1/2" interlocking foam "gym floor" tiles




In "sleep mode" with the front passenger seat all the way forward, I fit with about 1" to spare. I'm 6'4". Luckily the wife is 5'1" so she's getting the shorter driver's side.


Sleep mode to driving mode takes about 1 minute.
 

Sand1235

Member
Here are my storage slideouts. I wanted to be able to secure my cooler (eventually fridge/freezer) and Pelican tool box and still be able to access their contents without undoing any straps. I also wanted complete flexibility when I wasn't using the cooler and/or toolbox. Meaning a large smooth surface for setting larger items on. I used all factory seat mounting bolt holes to mount it. So I didn't drill any extra holes into the jeep.
 

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LiveWire64

New member
I recently built this box for a friends 2005 Jeep Rubicon. Box is built from 3/4" baltic Birch. Is dadoed,nailed and screwed together. The drawer box is pre-finished 1/2" Birch.
He didn't want any kind of lock on the drawer as he has a hardtop that never comes off. Just used a simple slide bolt. Simple fun project.


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yonah

Wanderer
Here are my storage slideouts. I wanted to be able to secure my cooler (eventually fridge/freezer) and Pelican tool box and still be able to access their contents without undoing any straps. I also wanted complete flexibility when I wasn't using the cooler and/or toolbox. Meaning a large smooth surface for setting larger items on. I used all factory seat mounting bolt holes to mount it. So I didn't drill any extra holes into the jeep.
I recently built this box for a friends 2005 Jeep Rubicon. Box is built from 3/4" baltic Birch. Is dadoed,nailed and screwed together. The drawer box is pre-finished 1/2" Birch.
He didn't want any kind of lock on the drawer as he has a hardtop that never comes off. Just used a simple slide bolt. Simple fun project.


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Outstanding craftsmanship on both of these builds. Major kudos to you both!
 

Tiktaalik

Supporting Sponsor
I really like this solution. Great job on this! I've got an Engel MT60 inbound so I'm planning to build something similar to yours. Any tips or advice are appreciated! What slides hardware did you order?

Here are my storage slideouts. I wanted to be able to secure my cooler (eventually fridge/freezer) and Pelican tool box and still be able to access their contents without undoing any straps. I also wanted complete flexibility when I wasn't using the cooler and/or toolbox. Meaning a large smooth surface for setting larger items on. I used all factory seat mounting bolt holes to mount it. So I didn't drill any extra holes into the jeep.
 
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Tiktaalik

Supporting Sponsor
Shelf and Cargo Slides for Defender 90

I'm in the process of building a shelf for the rear of my Defender 90. Below the shelf I plan to build two cargo slides. One of which will hold my inbound Engel Fridge. The top shelf (pictured) is tall enough to clear the Engel + cargo slide underneath but low enough that items can be accessed from the sides through the gullwing doors. I had mounting brackets made that bolts into existing mounting hardware in the sides of the tub. The cargo slides will be of similar fashion to what Sand1235 has fabricated.

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Sand1235

Member
I really like this solution. Great job on this! I've got an Engel MT60 inbound so I'm planning to build something similar to yours. Any tips or advice are appreciated! What slides hardware did you order?
Thank you for the compliment.
I used KV lock in/lock out slides.
 

Redman333

Adventurer
I've contemplated building a drawer system in my 100 series but am thinking about using uhmw slides instead of the ball bearing slides. Anyone here know how much weight they can support and still slide smoothly.


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