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Unread 05-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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home made insta trunk?

i really like the insta trunk and i would end up buyin one unless someone has some ideas on making something like that. i use my back seat and its always in there (unfortunately) so the area behind the back seat is all i need to cover. has anyone made something about like the insta trunk? thanks for any info!

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Unread 05-14-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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lots of write up on here from guys that made them from wood, but very simple, make template from card board, trace to wood/metal, cut, bolt it on
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Unread 05-15-2009, 08:33 AM   #3
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Here's a link to the one I made, with a drawing and measurements here.

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Unread 05-15-2009, 08:35 AM   #4
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its easy just carpet a piece of thick wood and mount it level with the tub..Took about 10 minutes
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Unread 05-15-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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sweet. thanks yall.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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Here's a link to the one I made, with a drawing and measurements here.

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That isn't real secure as there is access by simply folding the rear seat.
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Unread 05-16-2009, 10:26 AM   #7
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Sure, but in order to flip my rear seat you have to have access to the area under the steel plate. To get that access you have to open the (always locked) tail gate. I know that later model rear seats had release latches at the top of the seat but mine is at the bottom. I don't know what year they changed though, so perhaps this won't work for the OP.

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Unread 05-16-2009, 08:33 PM   #8
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Adam's trunk is exactly what I have in mind, but I plan to use some nice thick diamond plate.
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Unread 05-16-2009, 08:46 PM   #9
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I've got one i'll sell to you. its steel plating with carpet on the top. PM me if you're interested
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Here's a link to the one I made, with a drawing and measurements.....
Thanks Adam..

Think I may try to fab one of these up -
Any last minute pointers ??

Also, did you compensate for the rear seat belt pullys ??
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Unread 05-17-2009, 09:03 AM   #11
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vfrpilot you're quite welcome. So many folks have been helpful to me here it's nice to be able to help others.

There are three things I'd probably change if I did it again. First, I'd have the fabricator bend a lip into the front and back edges to keep it from bowing. In my original I accomplished this same goal with aluminum angle riveted along the front edge. Though it works, it rattles a bit. With the proper sheet metal brake a simple bend on each edge would be trivial. Of course these bends can't extend the full length, just along the area between the wheel wells, otherwise it won't slide under the seat belt mechanisms.

The second thing I'd change would be to make it slightly less deep, perhaps 1/8" less. As it is now, it puts pressure on the rear seat and tailgate. This has caused some paint damage on the tailgate and has rubbed a small hole where the seat cover fabric has been under pressure between the seat's frame and the steel plate.

The third thing I'd change would be to cut the notch for the tailgate latch closer. This probably has no real impact on it's security, but it wouldn't be hard to accomplish. This was one of my first DIY projects, and I've learned a lot since then.

At this point I'd mock it up out of cardboard or foamboard and then take my measurements from that to the metal fabricator. The last time, I made my measurements directly from the Jeep and then made a drawing and had the steel cut. Oh well, live and learn.

I didn't compensate for the rear seat belt mechanisms at all. The steel plate simply slides under them. There's a gap between them and the wheel well that the plate fits in pretty well.

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vfrpilot you're quite welcome...Adam
When / if you ever have the time - it'd be great if you updated the drawing/measurements you have online - for the guys who arent pro-active enough to inquire [with you] like I did & just think they've hit gold when they come upon the link and they the pic (like I did ) - Again Adam, thanks bro - as we say; You da man !
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I built one out of 3/4" plywood and painted it with rustoleum black textured spray paint . I'm still in the process of bolting it down with some kind of quick release.
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