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Unread 02-06-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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Homemade "Tuffy" box???

I've got a buddy that's a pretty good fabricator. I'm going to have him build a "tuffy" style rear cargo box. I'm considering actually having him build two. One for when the rear seat is in it's regular position and a larger one for when it's stowed. I've done some rough math and I can get both of these done and still spend less than a tuffy box.

Has anybody else done this? Tips or pics?

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Unread 02-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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No pics, but I would make a full size model out of old cardboard first.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 03:54 PM   #3
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I made one for a guy in FL. it takes the whole back of the jeep and has gas shocks to hold the lid up, completely water tight.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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I made one for a guy in FL. it takes the whole back of the jeep and has gas shocks to hold the lid up, completely water tight.
100_4037.jpg picture by dislsmoke - Photobucket
100_4034.jpg picture by dislsmoke - Photobucket
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That's exactly what I was looking for. Great pics.

What gauge metal did you use?

Thanks!
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Unread 02-08-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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I made one for a guy in FL. it takes the whole back of the jeep and has gas shocks to hold the lid up, completely water tight.
100_4037.jpg picture by dislsmoke - Photobucket
100_4034.jpg picture by dislsmoke - Photobucket
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Hey Dislsmoke..........where did you get that dash on your photobucket album? That looks like one made by a JF member. I like it.
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Unread 02-08-2010, 08:27 AM   #6
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I made one for a guy in FL. it takes the whole back of the jeep and has gas shocks to hold the lid up, completely water tight.
100_4037.jpg picture by dislsmoke - Photobucket
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D--m! Sorry, I misread your post! Nice job Dislsmoke!
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Unread 02-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #7
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I used 16ga cold roll for the lid and bottom and sides. The thing weight in at 90lbs. So take that into account, it is a pain to move around.

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Unread 02-08-2010, 10:23 AM   #8
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That's a nice job on the box
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