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post #1 of 10 Old 03-05-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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storage compartment/trunk box

has anyone made a storage box or trunk type lid behind the rear seat made of a thinner tpye wood less than 1/4 and covered it in glass resin on cloth to give it a more finished look? i hate the "wood look" type boxes... this is a jeep and not a kitchen. i have thought of bending up some steel and welding one together but at the present time i do not have access to a brake

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-06-2009, 07:03 AM
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has anyone made a storage box or trunk type lid behind the rear seat made of a thinner tpye wood less than 1/4 and covered it in glass resin on cloth to give it a more finished look? i hate the "wood look" type boxes... this is a jeep and not a kitchen. i have thought of bending up some steel and welding one together but at the present time i do not have access to a brake
If you have a welder you can have 16 ga steel sheared and broke into the shapes you want pretty cheap and build it that way. Mine is made of 3/4 plywood and I like it just fine. I would have used 16 ga, but the plywood was free. I think fiberglassed panel would be nice, but if anything was on top it it;d eventually break.

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I also made mine out of 3/4" plywood, and sprayed with bed liner. it was cheap and easy to build, and has been holding up very well for the last 3-4 years.

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does the bedliner spray make it look less like wood? or can you still tell its made of wood? not looking for kitchen cabinets lol.
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not behind the rear seat, but under it....

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here's a link the the write up about mine,http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/yj-modular-storage-system-write-up-596248/

I used rattel can bedliner, so there isn't much texture to it, which gives it a little bit of a "cabinet" look, however, if you use a liner with more textrure, I think you'll get the look you're going for.

and as I mentioned, it seems to be holding up well. I have only had to respray one spot on the top of the tonneau cover, and that was my own fault. I was moving a tiller, and had it strapped on top of the tonneau cover. when I was unloading it, one of the tines on the tiller dug into the cover.

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any other ideas
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i am in the process of making a rear trunk type box for behind the rear seat right now. 1/4 ply epoxyied together . then i am going to cover it with fiberglass cloth for strengh and to get rid of the "kitchen cabinet
" look. the best part if it s..cks the wood was only $5.00 at lowes.
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i am gonna start mine today, but with steel/metal, probably...

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thats what i wanted to do. but it was easier to cut wood at home for me right now than get metal/ bend and weld. and its cheaper to mess up.
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