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Unread 03-19-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Custom fab JK 4dr cargo area cover

I am NEVER going to pay 200-500 for a pre-fab rear cargo area cover. Iím laying out a plan to build my own. I have lots of 14 and 12 gauge and even some pre-punched 12 gauge 12 x 18 vents Iím thinking would be wonderful for a lift up cover to not kill the sub-woofer sound.

Iím planning to cover between the seats and cargo area as well as to top. The top will lock and lift with a gas strut as well as have tie downs.

Point: has anyone built one themselves? Any plans, drawings or pictures???

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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Working on one myself....using foam core board for templates. Im making the cover so it sits inside the rails instead of on top, think it will give it a cleaner look that way. Finished cover will be 3/16 aluminum plate with lift up cover matching the rear door width. Taking more time to lay out than i expected, but the end result will be worth it.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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DeeZee has a large box that fits nicely in the 4 door cargo area but you cant have your sub installed they sell them at Cabelas
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Unread 03-20-2013, 05:08 PM   #4
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/h...66/index2.html

A good starting point is also a google image search of hard tonneau, home made tonneau and diy tonneau to give some great ideas for hardware, reinforcing etc.

I would frame around it with angle using the the hard top mounting holes and attach cover to that frame... the angle provides a good way to mount the gas struts.

Keep us posted!
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Unread 10-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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How did it turn out?
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Unread 10-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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Mine is Fixed, bolted down using Hard Top bolt holes. 5/8 plywood and Speaker box carpet. Not great for keeping the weather out, but solid storage. If you were to cut out the holes wide enough, and leave an open slot, you could hinge and strut this.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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It looks nice. The tie down eyelets for the soft top is a good idea. I am looking to tuck my soft top away so it doesnt look like a big mess. They should have a class for putting them up and down for the first time.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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It looks nice. The tie down eyelets for the soft top is a good idea. I am looking to tuck my soft top away so it doesnt look like a big mess. They should have a class for putting them up and down for the first time.
You void do a search on YouTube, jeep has several great videos on putting the top down
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You void do a search on YouTube, jeep has several great videos on putting the top down
Woops, could do a search
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Made mine out of 5/8 plywood and some outdoor carpet.









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I was in the parking lot at work and my phone didnt want to load videos. Doing the first time by myself was a little rough.


Do either one of you have a built in sub.? If so is the bass killed by the plywood?
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I was in the parking lot at work and my phone didnt want to load videos. Doing the first time by myself was a little rough.


Do either one of you have a built in sub.? If so is the bass killed by the plywood?
The factory sub? I cant even tell its there in the first place!
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I was in the parking lot at work and my phone didnt want to load videos. Doing the first time by myself was a little rough.

Do either one of you have a built in sub.? If so is the bass killed by the plywood?
I don't have the sub
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The factory sub? I cant even tell its there in the first place!
Yeah they could have done a little better. I have had 6x9s thump harder.
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Yeah they could have done a little better. I have had 6x9s thump harder.
No kidding..

By the way, the cover was made for under 60 bucks
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