80 series storage deck

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  1. MaddBaggins

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    You wouldn't happen to have the measurement and exact material list would you?
     
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    I could get that together and post it up sometime this weekend. I had to build it 13" high because of a subwoofer box underneath it. I picked up various parts from ACE and Home Depot and the carpet from AutoZone. Check back for the measurements and list of materials.
     
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    Does that deck match the 2nd row seats when folded down?
     
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    Nope, couldn't make that happen with my sub-box in there. Its about 2-3 inches above the seats when they are down. I have a plan brewing for an extension and spacers to make it sit level.
     
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    MaddBaggins Remember the KnightRider!

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    OK material list

    1 sheet 4'x8' 3/4" plywood. The main deck is 55" wide x 42" deep with the rear corners cut off to fit with the rear pillar. The uprights are 2ea 13"x36" and 1ea 12"x13" support for in the middle.
    2ea L bracket 39" long. I used the 4 tie down hook points to mount these to the floor. I slit the carpet and layed the short side of the L bracket under the carpet. I had to get longer bolts and extra washers(for spacers under the bracket) to mount these to the floor.
    I used 1/4" x 1" bolts and 1/4" x 5/16" tee nuts to secure the uprights to the L bracket. and 1/2" wood screws with some roofing V brackets to secure the deck to the uprights then some 1-1/2" thin wood screws thru the deck into the uprights.
    6ea 1/4" u-bolts with 1-1/4" fender washers and teflon locknuts.
    2 rolls of automotive repair carpet and some 3M multi-purpose adhesive spray and stapled underneath the edges.
    The storage boxes I ordered from C&H Distributors. My work has an acct with them so I got them at a discount. They are HDPE with stainless hinges.

    I wheeled the holy crap out of it yesterday and everything is holding together well. I did however pretty much trash that wind deflector on the back of the rig and almost tore off my firestix antenna. Seriously tight trail with a lot of LOW hanging trees.
     
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    Nice :)


    I made something practically identical for my old 4Runner. The only difference was the addition of a plywood partition between the back of the shelving and the back seats. This served to keep junk in that rear compartment in the event of a crash. I simply cut out a generous curve in the centre-top of that piece so I could still use my rear view mirror.



    :cheers:



    TY
     
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    Can you still get into the side compartment where the jack is stored?

    Mike
     
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    MaddBaggins Remember the KnightRider!

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    YUP, no problem.
     
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    Thanks for the material list!
     
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