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Old 08-03-2013, 12:39 AM
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that's the middle picture.. the tow strap, tie downs, and jumper cables are on a platform over the ammo.
well then I must have dropped down to a 3rd grade reading level, sorry! but yes I love the idea of the storage!
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:57 PM
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Nice build I like it alot. How do you like the m&p 15 sport? The gun shop around the corner has them for $ 715 I was thinking of picking one up.
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SOMEONE has been reading my mind..and my files on my computer....

That is almost an exact duplicate of the box I have planned for mine. I have come to love the expedition idea...wish I could change the name on my build thread.

Plus everything your doing is so clean. That is how I try to do everything.

Great job.
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Can you lay out the dimensions of your box?
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Can you lay out the dimensions of your box?
x2 I would definitely like to have an idea on these dimensions
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:30 PM
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I would be interested in those window vents (TWO).
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Originally Posted by ColdWarrior View Post
Can you lay out the dimensions of your box?
x3 I also would like the dimensions. Great work.
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I have been thinking about eventually building a slide out a lot like that. Looks fantastic. Subscribed!
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That is some amazing work and ingenuity! I've been thinking of doing something for storage in the XJ but other stuff keeps getting in the way. Maybe that's a good thing - now I have another idea to kick around!
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ok, so some updates.. first off, no work for the past week as I was on vacation for a bit. took her out camping and put her to use tho, which was awesome. all our gear fit great, and everything stayed nice and organized. it also gave me an opportunity to see where some things needed to be tweaked a little.

so now that vacation is over, it's back to business.. for starters, had to yank the whole back end apart. managed to take quite a bit of body damage on the trails, and one hit to my rear quarter pushed my sub box in. so first order of business was fixing that dent so my box would go back into the panel like it's supposed to. and while it was out, I went ahead and covered the box in the same vinyl I used on the door fronts. looks so much better now

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after that, I got the main box back in and mounted down to the floor nice and secure. once it was in place, I set about filling in the gaps around it. I didn't want any wasted space tho, so I'm adding access doors via piano hinges to gain access.

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so only one left to do, then the rear floor will be complete. after that, I just need to find a big rubber mat to cover it all up. I'm hoping I can find something close to the same grey that I've been using, as it matches the interior plastics really well. fingers crossed
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so other stuffs..

window screens.. the shop is out of abs at the moment, but the order has been made. with any luck at all I should have it in hand within a few days. which is awesome, because today I also got a jig whipped up for the front window inserts. once I get a few made up, I'll start taking some orders. I just don't want to be behind on requests. if something comes up and I can't make them for a bit, I don't want to leave anyone hanging on a set. right now I'm thinking $50 shipped for a pair? we'll see..

dimensions.. well, I don't really have them? lol.. I usually just start with a rough sketch of what I want and measure and build as I go. this leaves me a bit of flexibility in case I need to tweak things. I wanna say the main box is roughly 42" wide by 10" tall, with each drawer being 22" long by 8 1/2" deep (the size of the full extension slides I bought) .. the two outside drawers are about a foot across (dictated by the socket set box that sits in the tool drawer) .. the inside drawer was just made with the leftover space.
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Clean work. I like it.
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so only one left to do, then the rear floor will be complete. after that, I just need to find a big rubber mat to cover it all up. I'm hoping I can find something close to the same grey that I've been using, as it matches the interior plastics really well. fingers crossed
Like a rug maybe those thick ones at Lowe's. Maybe those clip in flooring squares. Rubber ones
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Really clean work btw.
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Like a rug maybe those thick ones at Lowe's. Maybe those clip in flooring squares. Rubber ones
You mean an anti-fatigue mat from HF which is gray and clips together?
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