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Unread 09-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Tool box instead of back seat?

Kay do I'm getting tired of not having a place to store stuff in my jeep and I have a big metal tool box that used to be bolted down in the bed of a work truck that would be the perfect size to fit in my jeep instead of my back seat.

Have any of y'all done this before? What do y'all think?

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Unread 09-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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I'm thinking the same thing. I haven't used my back seat once since it's been on the road.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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I'm thinking the same thing. I haven't used my back seat once since it's been on the road.
Same here!
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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That's our plan too.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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I thought I was going to get away with that , also. but my daughter informed me she planned on sitting in the back seat. lol !
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #6
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why not build or buy a tool box to mount under the seat? I plan on building one that is about 8" high with a drawer that slides out to stash all my stuff. my seat will mount on top of the box and i will have all the seat belt mounts attached to the box securely.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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why not build or buy a tool box to mount under the seat? I plan on building one that is about 8" high with a drawer that slides out to stash all my stuff. my seat will mount on top of the box and i will have all the seat belt mounts attached to the box securely.

good idea............... I just didn't want to take any extra people..............lol. they wanna wheel? they can buy their own jeep

Everyone here wants to go wheelin' but not one of them has been there to help me build the damn thing.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #8
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I had the big Tuffy box in the back of my 79' in place of the rear seat. It worked well for me. It has a locking hinged top and also a smaller locking swing out tailgate door. I pulled it out so my dog has a place to stand. I'll be installing it in the back of my 83' project.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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I use an old ammo can to store all my stuff. I just put some rubber feet on it to keep it from sliding around.

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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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I read a post a while back about people buying the Harbor Freight trailer tongue toolbox. Said it fits just right behind the rear seat. Haven't tried it, though. I've got a fold n tumble seat. I just slap it in there if I need it, but usually have a big plastic box in the back for parts n tools.

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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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I ditched the back seat in my TJ the first week I had it and began brainstorming a storage box to replace it. Here is what I came up with: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/m...e-sub-1397268/
This hides all my stuff and with the tailgate locked no one can get in even if the tops down.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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I have the harbor freight tongue box. Fits in between my seat and tailgate. Has plenty of room for all my tools, recovery gear, and air compressor with room to spare.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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I'm thinking of making a box to fit in the back, about the size of a seat bottom. In other words, it will fit in between the wheel wells, and come up from the floor , to about 10" high. It'll have a cushioned, hinged top (for sitting on, when necessary).

I'll incorporate a square tube reciever at each rear corner, that doesn't come above flush with the lid.

Then, I'll make a seat "back" that can be slid into (or, out of) the recievers, whenever necessary.

Everything, except for the pads, will be made of metal.

That's the plan, anyway...

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I'm thinking of making a box to fit in the back, about the size of a seat bottom. In other words, it will fit in between the wheel wells, and come up from the floor , to about 10" high. It'll have a cushioned, hinged top (for sitting on, when necessary).

I'll incorporate a square tube reciever at each rear corner, that doesn't come above flush with the lid.

Then, I'll make a seat "back" that can be slid into (or, out of) the recievers, whenever necessary.

Everything, except for the pads, will be made of metal.

That's the plan, anyway...

Rich
I hope you make a build thread, Rich, because I want to see it. That sounds like a very sweet setup.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #15
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Thanks y'all! I'll post some pics in the light tomorrow of the box I have and see what y'all think!
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