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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #1996
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Why would you do that? Unless you're going to do what I did with Greta's back end - and you're not - there's really no logical reason to go rail-to-rail; you gain NO appreciable storage for your efforts. You just can't do much with the space around the C-pillar mounts, aside from stuffing a few recovery straps and your towel around them...and you can do that a lot easier WITHOUT a cover in the way. It's much easier and more cost-effective to build a lid and partition that spans your cargo area and is pitched from the top surface of the wheel wells; you can either make it flush with the sheet metal, there, or you can raise it to the level of the tub rails for an extra 4" of storage space. Look at what Beasley did with the back of his LJ and you'll see where you need to direct your thoughts. After you get some ideas, make yourself a few diagrams and templates and have your local sheet metal guy bend it up out of 14- or 16-gauge stuff. Easy, peasy, Japanesey.
Because - I don't like doing things half assed. There is a million things you can fit in that extra space.... from med kit supplies to zip ties or hair ties! Christ... the Dr.Seuss hometown roots are showing. Fun fact! My highschool was (before the tornado) on a parcel of land on a hill in downtown Springfield. The very hill where a crochety old lawyer used to live that became the inspiration for the Grinch. Sidebar over - I don't have the metalworking skills to do it myself so the option is wood. Seeing that my father has been a highly skilled woodworker since he was 15 and recently got laid off and put on an assembly line.... what better way than to spend more time with him than a creative, complicated project. Plus - I bet it will be one of the only jeeps you see with a beautiful wood piece built into the back that looks better than any table you would buy in an expensive furniture store. It won't be gaudy - but it will be unique and I will be proud of it. That's worth more to me than anything I could pay a metal fabricator or call quadratec for.

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Thanks bud! I stopped by the hardware store today. Guess what's back on, new & improved and fully functional again? (Except somehow I made "out" actually roll in - but whatever)



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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #1997
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Liz and I have planned to go venture off into the woods of Vermont Thursday and find us a nice secluded lake.
Sounds like fun. To bad I'm still working the kinks out of my Jeep.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #1998
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This is lightweight , easy to make and cheap. Even better is that it wont rot over time .
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Unread 07-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #1999
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Sounds like fun. To bad I'm still working the kinks out of my Jeep.
Isnt it a rule that Jeeps should always be kinky? If not - I am doing it wrong.

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This is lightweight , easy to make and cheap. Even better is that it wont rot over time .
Morning Beasley! Thanks for throwing your photos in there. It does look like the perfect cheap, easy and lightweight solution. However - I still think I am going to go with the wood. Main reason - easy to compartmentalize. I am a horrifically disorganized person. I need to have specific cubbies for specific things or everything will eventually just end up thrown in in a jumble. With a decent polyurethane and upkeep I can make a wooden unit last many many years.
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Just watch out with compartmentalizing the box. Makes it harder to store the maximum amount of stuff. I have a big box in my heep and I like it all open and use soft bags for everything, no hard storage so I can't stack and stuff much more in there...
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Because - I don't like doing things half assed. There is a million things you can fit in that extra space.... from med kit supplies to zip ties or hair ties!
I keep u joints, rtv, dielectric grease, warn gloves, lug nuts, flash light, drain plugs, random lengths of wire and maybe a couple other things in those areas in mine. Definitely not useless

Wood will work just fine, especially with your father being someone who works with wood, Im sure you guys can build a quality box
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Just watch out with compartmentalizing the box. Makes it harder to store the maximum amount of stuff. I have a big box in my heep and I like it all open and use soft bags for everything, no hard storage so I can't stack and stuff much more in there...
This.

Oh, incidentally...the first aid kit and hair ties both ride up front where they can be more easily reached.
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Isnt it a rule that Jeeps should always be kinky? If not - I am doing it wrong.
I don't mind kinky, but I do mind stopping.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #2004
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I have almost a full replacement set of bolts in my center console from a jeep i parted out lol
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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #2005
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kate do you have a Rubicon unlimited Sahara?
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kate do you have a Rubicon unlimited Sahara?
Yes, she does. 2005
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Hey Kate, if you spooled your winch line on the wrong way, take the time to respool it. It should come from "under" so as to align better with the fairlead when spooled in an out. My buddy made the same mistake, and the first time he used it destroyed a $250 synthetic line.
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Yes, she does. 2005
What number is it those are rare I think
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What number is it those are rare I think
According to the introductory post: "My 2005 Unlimited Rubicon, Limited Sahara edition #431."
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