Single drawer build & rear organization system

#31
Nice upgrade. I decided to make a magnetic strip LED light with a long pigtail that I can move around the vehicle as necessary but I really like what you did with the lights over the tailgate. I always thought that'd be the ideal spot but I didn't want to mess with routing another set of wires through the factory door loom.
 
#32
That’s a good idea and sounds more flexible.

The routing of wires wasn’t as bad as it looks. I went through the factory boot that I believe is used for the rear taillight, removed 4 of the trim panels and fished the wire through using a zip tie

Next on the list is the cage, which I’ve decided to build from 1/2” steel. Originally I wanted to do it out of 1” aluminum for weight savings but the 1/2” square steel tubing isn’t bad at all and a good compromise.
 

wADVr

Adventurer
#33
That’s a good idea and sounds more flexible.

The routing of wires wasn’t as bad as it looks. I went through the factory boot that I believe is used for the rear taillight, removed 4 of the trim panels and fished the wire through using a zip tie

Next on the list is the cage, which I’ve decided to build from 1/2” steel. Originally I wanted to do it out of 1” aluminum for weight savings but the 1/2” square steel tubing isn’t bad at all and a good compromise.
How is the Monster liner holding up? Just built a platform and am considering similar but am worried it will start falling off in chunks like other products I have used like this on wood.

Thanks! Looks great BTW
 
#34
How is the Monster liner holding up? Just built a platform and am considering similar but am worried it will start falling off in chunks like other products I have used like this on wood.

Thanks! Looks great BTW
It’s been super durable no issues so far. Looks the same it did the day I put it on.
I think the key is the chassis saver undercoat. I put 2 coats on, lightly sanded the final coat for before applying the monstaliner. I believe I put 2 applications of monstaliner on as well

If I built another one, I’d do it again the same way
 

wADVr

Adventurer
#35
It’s been super durable no issues so far. Looks the same it did the day I put it on.
I think the key is the chassis saver undercoat. I put 2 coats on, lightly sanded the final coat for before applying the monstaliner. I believe I put 2 applications of monstaliner on as well

If I built another one, I’d do it again the same way
Good to hear. Thank you!
 
#37
One more. I left a little room between the top of the cage and the top of the lid for maybe a cutting board or something. As you can see I also only used the criss cross lattice look on one side to save weight. The drawer blocks most of the right side of the fridge so figured why waste the metal and add unnecessary weight. Also the left side with all the lattice work can be used to secure things too if need be

The cage will be secured to the base using the same T-nuts I used to bolt the slide down
 

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