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Unread 01-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #16
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Hey Moose, can i use that thing when you get it back? my CB needs to be tuned badly! its cool right up close but its all garbled when you get more then i think about 20 or 30ft away give or take


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Unread 01-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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sweeeeet!
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Unread 02-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #18
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Well I got tired of looking for a reasonable product out there that doesnt require me to take out a personal loan or wait for a potential tax return. I got up early today and decided to just go ahead and make a wood one.
I didnt do a detailed how to or anything as every jeep is minutely different and owner preferences vary as well.
1). 4x8 1/2" highest quality sanded plywood that Lowes had
2) wood nails
3) gorilla glue
4) 90 degree brackets
5) circular saw. (didnt have any tools so I gave in and got one. )

Out the door everything cost me about 100.00. I'm planning on returning the saw since I used my jigsaw and it worked rather well so that will make the cost 55.00.

Dimensions for the top and bottom pieces were 35.75x35 (2 pieces)
sides were 10.75x 35 (3) this includes the center section

the front was 10.75x 35.75 if I recall

I was in serious slow/lazy mode today & took my time. It took all day just to get where I got. Cloudly weather has me lagg'n.
The top piece had to be notched where the tailgate lock goes & the left vertical piece had to as well.
A good tip for drilling the holes for the stock seat bolts: use a sharpie & mark the bolts up & then pressed the wood against it, gave it a wack, pull it off & there'll be an impression to drill. Easy breezy. The two torx bolts on each fenderwell & the 4 up front on the floor for the seat are plenty to keep this thing from coming out. I will probably add another section of 1/2" on top so the ply will run the full length side to side fwd of the rear rollbar tie in. As it is it looks to boxy. It'll look more tonneau-ish when I'm done.
Anyways, here's a few pics of the 1/2 finished job. It doesnt show the center section in the pics so no need to comment on support. I'll also be using rubber/oil resistant on the bottom of it & carpeting the rest inside and out. I should of done this mod yrs ago.







Almost done.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #19
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Looks clean! Nice job.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #20
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Very nice! I faced a similar issue a while back. Couldnt do what you did as my fuel cell resides there and my Tire carrier design goes over that area too. So I decided to knock up some steel fender boxes





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Unread 02-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #21
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Awesome! I love the sub in the front
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #22
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Thx. The picture doesnt show the finished set up with the speaker. Didnt really plan it in the build initially but it worked out rather well actually. I boxed it off inside about 7 inches behind the speaker and it now allows me to hear Black Sabbath much better while going down the fwy. Wish it was better hidden though.... Then again I dont allow the jeep to be anywhere more than a few minutes without my seeing it.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #23
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How is it holding up? Looks like it will be sturdy as hell
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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #24
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BTW, I got the SWR meter back.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 01:53 PM   #25
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STORAGE BOX cont.

How did you mount your HI-LIFT jack in the back. My '95 Wrangler is fairly stock (2" body lift) and tube bumpers. My friend has his mounted horizontally
at the rear roll cage. Have been thinking about mounting it on the hood hinges ? Anyone have some thoughts ???

thanks, Randy from Oceanside, CA
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Unread 03-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #26
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I drilled two holes just behind the rollbar on the fender wells, (one one ea side) then ran bolts through the holes. Siliconed the bolts and ran a nut on them to keep them secure the just slapped the high-lift on it, ran some wing nuts, drilled a hole through one of the bolts and put a lock on it. Super secure from thiefs and the weather.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #27
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OH and FYI harbor freight is selling a nice box right now for about 75.00 or so and it messures something like 35" across which is perfect for a box. It's also powder coated black... Might wanna look into that.
http://www.harborfreight.com/35-inch...box-66244.html
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Unread 03-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #28
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Quick question how much do you estimate your storage box to weight?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #29
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w/o the speaker it's about 35 lbs im guessing.... Its not heavy at all. Assuming your asking me.....Weighs as much as a 4x8 piece of 1/2" plywood because thats all i used.
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