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post #1 of 19 Old 12-28-2009, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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I'm really digging the "homemade trunk idea", but i'd like to see more posts and pics. I know they are out there... Post em up!

So, far this is what I've seen.

I LIKE HOW THIS ONE SITS ON THE RAILS.





Link to the PROJECT-JK thread with these pics below

These don't sit on the rail, but its another idea


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This dude went on to add some subwoofers...



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Old thread and surprisingly no replies?


Well, since I never got the duster cover, but got the bikini top. I need to jump on this and do it right or just say "forgettta about it...and go get the duster cover"

Any suggestions on type of wood?

I went to Home Depot and after i left, i was more confused. and left there with more ideas.

I don't want to spend over a $100. What about getting plastic? If i do wood I'll add a watersealer and paint it black and/or put bedliner on it. I don't want carpet on top of it and obviously don't want it to warp. My one buddy suggest starboard or diamond plate, but that will probably put me over $100.

Any ideas/tips will be greatly appreciated.

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interesting, im looking at something similar in my SAR JK. Im thinking a built up bracket that holds a rescue litter above a sliding storage unit... ill post some picts when i figure it out.

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Mine is in the first pic,it was made out of (wafer) pressed board .The next one will be made of marine grade plywood which is @ $50 a 4x8 sheet and add marine(boat) carpet so wont have to worry about the weather.That one will be right @$100 .

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Here's what I did for a secure trunk. I've had 300lbs of softener salt bags on top with no deflection. Also have two of the vision x led pods installed on the bottom side which makes it nice for getting tools or recovery equip out at night. The plywood on top is 3/4" birch resting on 1 1/2" angle iron that is bolted to the rollbars. I'm planning to get the entire trunk part Rinolined this spring. Just putting it out there for ideas.









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hmm you think i could buy some ply wood and make it so where it goes on the frame rails but has a hinge to lift up on. not really for a trunk but something to cover the rear area from mud and stuff.then i could add some kind of basket


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bumping the thread as there seems to be some interest in this mod lately
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Ive been pondering this too....
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I went on the cheap.

Found one of these at Walmart...
http://www.amazon.com/Terence-Thomps.../dp/B000I5FF4S

It fits perfectly in the back of my 4-door. I fill it full of my tools and recovery equipment. Bicycle cable locks it to the floor. Padlock on it for when I have the top off, keeps all my junk (somewhat) safe.
And I can easily take it out when I need that space back.

Still would like to build a custom box for the back, but a good short-term lazy man's solution for now.
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This wont work if u have a soft top tho.

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homemade trunk cover

i used

3 2x2x8s for the frame
1 sheet of plywood
1 hinge (not sure what type but i picked it up from lowes)

It fits with my soft top on no problem.
I will be changing it from the plywood to somthing better but for a first try 9 bucks was better than 30.

After it was done i painted it with bed liner and it looks ok. I had a fully loaded tool box and air compressor on it and it held with no problems, seems pretty strong. Might plan on putting marine grade carpet at a latter time.

All in all it was around $60 bucks.
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^very nice budget job.
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Just a quick idea to make these boxes water proof. I make strip built wood canoes and kayaks. After the wood work is done I cover them inside and out with epoxy impregnated fiberglass mat. Just get some West Marine epoxy, thin it and roll a coat, let it dry. Drape the top of your box with fiberglass mat and brush on epoxy to wet it out. Work out your bubbles, and let it dry. Then roll on another coat to fill the mat. Might add about $60 bucks to your cost, but it will be tough as nails and water proof. If you are not going to paint it 'cause you like the wood look, just brush on a coat of varnish to keep the epoxy from weathering.


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Seeing as we are discussing this, I'm thinking about making a drawer system for mine. I always have my large dog with me so want him to be able to still utilize the space back there, but also want some secure storage for various stuff.

I'm thinking about making a 4 or 6 inch high drawer system with two drawers. I figure it'll be large enough that I could still get my tools, and some various spares and such in the shallow drawers.

Anyone done anything like this?

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I went with basically a metal shelf. It's not supposed to be waterproof and all I keep under it are some spare parts and there is enough room for my Bestop soft doors.

I welded some tabs on my cage and it bolts to those at the front. It comes out with about 5 mins of effort.

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I'll weld some footman loops on the top to secure my cooler etc. in the spring.

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How much weight would that add?
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I know I'm bringing up an old subject, but I dont care.... I'd like to see what homemade trunk lids people have out there...

Show 'em off! Let's see 'em

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I know I'm bringing up an old subject, but I dont care.... I'd like to see what homemade trunk lids people have out there...

Show 'em off! Let's see 'em
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