Check out the new TJ/LJ/YJ Security Deck Enclosure from Tuffy Security Products:
Tuffy Security Products
New Product Release 03-18-2010
Don’t Let the Thieves Win!
Ever wondered how to keep your precious valuables secure without permanently sacrificing your cargo carrying capacity? The Security Deck Enclosure from Tuffy Security Products is now available for all 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler models. The heavy-duty steel enclosure creates an ultra secure storage area inside your Jeep to help protect you from being a victim of one of the 2.5 million car break-ins reported every year by the FBI. Tuffy’s innovative design and mounting system allows for a quick, no-tools required removal for those times when the entire cargo area is needed and a weight bearing lid that incorporates a convenient storage tray allows heavy items to be stacked on top of the Enclosure.
I am looking into this as a storage option, how close does the front of the enclosure come to the front seats? and can the front passengers still recline their seats with it installed?
and how much weight can the top lid support before it begins to bend/cave in?
It depends on how far back you have the front seats on the slider mechanisms. I can recline the seats pretty far but not all the way back as far as they will recline (like to sleep in the Jeep). The best way to check yours is to measure 35" from the tailgate at a height of about 17" off of the floor and that tell will tell you right where the top, front corner of the Enclosure will be.
I have stacked an ARB refrigerator (full) and 70-80 lbs of camping gear on it and then bounced around a trail with no issues.
How watertight is it? Would very much water get into the compartment with the top down for instance.
Stuff would stay dry inside during a normal rainstorm with the top down but if submerged it would get wet. Everything seals up pretty good so there is not a lot of places for water to come in during a rainstorm.
Thats Good! Also, does the lid lock into an up position or would one have to hold it up?
Is it just me Jeff or in pic #6 on your site, does it look like the lid is connected to the rear window hydraulic rods (proper term/definition)? So that when you lift the rear window, the rods carry the tray up?