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A water proof deck cover..my version.

As part of the "Replace my Crappy stereo" build, I decided it was time to build my cargo cover. I had some build requirements that were pretty specific. It had to pretty secure, because I carry some expensive equipment back there. Also, it is going to be home for my amplifier and component rack.
It obviously needs to be water proof, or at least weather proof. And of course it needs to integrate well with the rest of the Jeep.

I started showing this build process in the Electrical section, but had requests to post up more pictures, so I'll put this part up here.....

Started work on the bed enclosure. The enclosure will be water proof (unless I sink the Heap..then all bets are off!) The amp rack will be bolted in so it can be assembled then placed in the trunk for the connection of the 1/0 gauge, RCA's, and speaker wires.
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Working up to the back seats and around the roll bar..


Creating a lip to keep water from running forward into the cab.


So a couple hours in and I will be starting on the opening/ hatch next. Once the cutting and fitting is done the wood will be epoxy primed, fiberglass coated, then urethane coated with Raptor Liner.


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got a few hours in the shop this weekend and made some progress on the trunk.








The darker wood for the coaming and band around the lid is well dried cherry. Very hard and heavy. Under the lid there are 3 parallel ribs, 2 inch by 2 inch, to help keep it strong and straight.

The back end is the difficult part, working around the knobs that tighten the rear window bar down...


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The enclosure construction phase is almost done. I just need to finish up the deck lid slide and pivot point....

The hinges, shocks, and lock are done.




Here is basically how it will look buttoned up.



The hinges are flexible because the top is a positive lock when closed as the coaming and lid top are keyed together. To open, you push the lid forward against the shocks to disengage the
lid from the coaming, then let the shocks lift it up. To close you lower it against the shocks tension, and give it a slight shove forward to clear the "lips" (20-25 lbs) and it locks up again. The pressure of the shocks holds it
tight, the slide lock is just extra security.


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Very nice.

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