I will be making one soon... i made a cardboard template, just have to get ambitious... i think i'm going to use 16ga aluminum that overlaps the side where the hardtop screws to so that i can use those holes/screws to hold it... it will work with either the hard or soft top... I was going to hinge it in the middle so that it will be easy to fold and stow in the back of the jeep if not required.
1/2" plywood and black carpet over...if anyone has pics of theirs and other ideas i'd like to see some too!
Ive got a 2010 2 door Rubicon and would like to see some pics of what you guys are talking about, its like a shelf? what does it rest on to form a trunk, the top of the tub? mine is a soft top if that makes a difference, thanks
Hoo boy! I can see many weekends building JK mods in the near future. This has to be one of them!
I think I will use two sections of piano hinge, though. I will run a second one down the center of the larger section so that if needed it can be removed, folded in half and laid flat in the cargo area for hauling oversize items.
Now I need to work out fasteners. I'd like something that doesn't require tools to remove and fastens underneath so that the lid can't be removed without opening the tailgate. Should make for semi secure storage when the soft top is down.
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I really like this... Quick question... did you just lay it on the jk or is it "bolted" somehow to the jk?
The cover does just lay in place. I thought of bolting it in if anyone tampered with it but never had a problem. I actually built it so I could have a place out of sight to put things. Anyway, I read your PM and will research a shipping method and get back with you.
94 YJ White (Sold 4/19/12)
07 JK Black (Sold 7/20/10)
09 GMC(work truck)
I was all set to work on one of these this week. After looking aroudn inside the tub and taking measurements, I've run into a snag. Are you guys doing this leaving a slot along the edge for the front hard top bow to fall into when you put the soft top down?