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Old May 8th, 2020, 09:32
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Modular Storage System

This is the first of 3 sections of a modular storage system for the Jeep. The skeleton is 1x1 16 gauge square tubing. It will be skinned on the sides with 1/4 inch ply wood with the lids and "tailgate" which need to support a load with 1/2 inch ply wood. One of the lids will be hinged to the front with the other to the rear and it will have a "tailgate" to facilitate loading/unloading when there is a load on-top of the box.

The reason for having the lid hinged is so you can access the box from inside the Jeep when the seats are folded down when using the Jeep as a big tent.

Future additions will include another cargo box for when the rear seat is folded down then the third one will be for when the passenger seat is removed to give me an extended sleeping area.







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Old May 8th, 2020, 10:31
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Re: Modular Storage System

Looks like you put some thought into this, I'd like to see how it turns out.

Also noticed your first aid kit and fire extinguisher at the ready...your military training is fully ingrained
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Old May 8th, 2020, 11:23
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I suggest for more sleeping length, try a two door XJ front seat, they fold forward. I added one to my four door XJ, the space increase for sleeping was huge, plus with the folding seat it makes access to the rear from the front door much better. I got mine at a wrecking yard, direct bolt in fit, assuming compatible year models.
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Old May 8th, 2020, 12:34
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Re: Modular Storage System

I'm currently running WJ seats. Would prefer to keep those. I'm actually short enough with the seat bottom removed to sleep comfortably in the back. The third piece wouldn't go all the way to the front to leave room for a cooler in the floor.
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Old May 8th, 2020, 18:37
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Managed to squirrel away a little time after class today to cut and weld in the center support and side tabs.



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Cool project.

I look forward to progress on it.
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Mostly done. Waiting in some 1/2 weather stripping and some gas strut dampers to finish it out.















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Module 2 sketch and gas springs on module 1

https://youtu.be/8B8W2UVhtuo

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Awesome

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Old May 15th, 2020, 10:15
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Functional and pretty! very nice job!
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Nice, have you weighed it yet?
How is it going to be secured?
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46lbs.

Currently secure using short sections of ratchet strap to the seatback mounts and the factory cargo tie downs. May go to L brackets screwed to the floor later.

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Re: Modular Storage System

Came out �� killer boss hood work
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