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post #616 of 729 Old 06-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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The inside of my Tuffy security box is 35" and that secures to the sides of the wheel wells so that measurement is good. And head to head on the bolts is like 33 1/4" or so.


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post #617 of 729 Old 06-17-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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The inside of my Tuffy security box is 35". And head to head on the bolts is like 33 1/4" or so.
Cool, thanks.

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post #618 of 729 Old 06-27-2013, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Test fit last week


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I had very minimal time to get it in the jeep because I had to work thurs. With a spray of primer and a dusting of leftover black krylon I said "good enough". I'll upload some more pics later. The price wasn't bad and the guy who built it was pretty cool about me not being able to pay him back for another week.

Spent yesterday parting out a dsm shell that belongs to my friend



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post #619 of 729 Old 06-27-2013, 10:19 AM
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How much did he charge you for the "box" ? That thing is huge , you almost need some pull out drawers or trays to utilize the space . It will most definitely secure most anything you would want on the trail .

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post #620 of 729 Old 06-27-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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How much did he charge you for the "box" ? That thing is huge , you almost need some pull out drawers or trays to utilize the space . It will most definitely secure most anything you would want on the trail .
$150. I still want him to add a lip so it butts up closer to the tailgate. Drawers aren't a bad idea. If I go that way, I need them to be easily removable if all the space has to he used at some point.

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post #621 of 729 Old 06-28-2013, 12:20 PM
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Drawers aren't a bad idea.
No hard-sided storage in a TJ. Each time you introduce a hard partition, you reduce your options for what can be carried. Trust me on this. The Beasley is correct in that you have a massive amount of space...but I'm going to suggest that you get yourself some user-friendly soft-sided tool/gear bags and make use of every single cubic inch of storage space. Drawers will reduce what you can carry. Let's use the Transitive Property in order to prove that point.

Drawers = No Space For Cooler.
No Space For Cooler = No Cold Frosty Beverages.
No Cold Frosty Beverages = Unhappy Girlfriend.
Unhappy Girlfriend = Bad.

Therefore...

Drawers = Bad.

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post #622 of 729 Old 06-28-2013, 02:28 PM
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Sundowner always has the best logic.

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Sundowner always has the best logic.
No, he just f***s up a lot of stuff on a rather consistent basis.

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post #624 of 729 Old 06-28-2013, 03:22 PM
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Low drawers with a flat top above them will allow him to utilize the depth of the box more efficiently yet still allow for bulk storage above the drawers . My thought was something shallow like a 4" tool box drawer . I have to lean into my box and it isnt half as deep as his is .

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post #625 of 729 Old 06-28-2013, 03:42 PM
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Low drawers with a flat top above them will allow him to utilize the depth of the box more efficiently yet still allow for bulk storage above the drawers . My thought was something shallow like a 4" tool box drawer . I have to lean into my box and it isnt half as deep as his is .
If I was going that route, I'd make one large slide-out drawer/shelf that fills up the entire enclosure. It'd be a b**** to build, but you would have great access without stooping over and leaning in.

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post #626 of 729 Old 06-28-2013, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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If anything... it would be removable like I said. Once removed only the drawer tracks should be in the way. For now they aren't needed. I need to figure out a way to mark and drill the box accurately for mounting the seat belt bolts.

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post #627 of 729 Old 07-08-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oil changed today. Current problems:

Oil leak - somewhere near the crank pulley or just above it
DW - at about 60 mph
Power steering leak - can't afford a replacement box yet, maybe a seal for now?
Alternator whine - hoping STS takes responsibility

I also want to hard mount the trunk with the seatbelt bolts but have been too lazy to get out there and start measuring. It'll be rainy, but i'm hoping to wax and wash the jeep tomorrow.... and MAYBE break out the tape measure.

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post #628 of 729 Old 07-09-2013, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Washed... but no wax yet.


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post #629 of 729 Old 07-12-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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I scrubbed the jeep with a rough sponge to erase some scuffs and overspray. Unfortunately it put little surface scratches all over. So now it really needs a waxing. Then I sprayed some rust converter on my hinges and body seams. It ended up building up into a glue/plaster like substance. So.... the jeep looks like **** as of right now. Just ordered a custom paint mix off of ebay since no one carries Gunmetal Pearl anymore. $30 for a 12 oz. can

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post #630 of 729 Old 07-13-2013, 04:11 PM
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Just ordered a custom paint mix off of ebay since no one carries Gunmetal Pearl anymore. $30 for a 12 oz. can
Who did you order from ? And for overspray I use claybar to clean everything up .

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