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post #1 of 8 Old 03-09-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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XJ Cargo Drawer Build

Just built a cargo drawer for my XJ. All I have left is to install a locking paddle latch, bolt it down completely and load it up. It measures approximately 42x28x13" and the slides are rated for 250lbs. Sorry for the iPhone pics.







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post #2 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone think a 31" tire will squeeze in if I remove the spare pedestal? The box buts up to the bottom of the rear wheel well.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 10:59 PM
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Nice work on the storage box! I like the thought of keeping everything contained in the event of an accident, not to mention being able to find stuff when you need it.

I'm thinking width might be an issue with storing a 31" spare in your stock location there. Here's a pic of a 31x10.5" spare in one of my XJ's. I was able to use the stock mounting sans pedestal and it clears the hatch glass by probably less than an inch. It does stick out past the wheel well though.


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post #4 of 8 Old 03-14-2013, 04:36 AM
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Make a mount for the spare on the top of the box, so that it lays down, and have a 10" sub next to it for good tunes.

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Thanks Chris, that picture shows exactly what I needed to know. Looks like I'll have to mount it on top as Phfister said when I get a full size spare.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-14-2013, 06:09 AM
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Here's a fresh one with the hatch shut that gives a better feel for the side squeeze involved. It's up against the sound bar speaker and makes a small blind spot to watch out for on that side. With your spare laying flat you might lose a little off the bottom but can keep full width field of rear view. Plus you'll gain a little cubby where the factory one rode.
I can't quite tell if that's diamond plate or a rubber mat protecting the top of your tools box, but it looks like a good mounting surface.


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post #7 of 8 Old 03-15-2013, 12:03 PM
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I need to do this. Good work!

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-16-2013, 08:22 AM
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I built a top to go over the entire back and the door is the lift gate so it locks.. . works great, I'm doorless all the time. I'm switching to an mj tailgate and can't figure out how to lock it .. so I may go with something like this .. looks good.

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