My Rear Drawer/Speaker Box Combo (1 Viewer)

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I broke out the power tools Friday and whipped this up. My goal was to create a low-profile drawer (low enough that Nieko wouldn't be able to bonk his head on the roof and yet large enough to clear a Birf).

The drawer is 6" high. The frame is constructed with 2x6 board, the top with 5/8" particle board and the drawer with 1x6 top choice.

The sliders I purchased at local warehouse here. I didn't need the super long ones as another goal I had in mind is to get a little more bass out of the stereo, so I created a internal speaker box in the top half of the box. In there, I will be able to mount a 10" sub and also conceal a little amp for the sub as well.

Handle hardware and top carpet compliments of Home Depot, the drawer face is some old Sunbrella material I had laying around.

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Looks great. You seriously knock out some projects on that 80. I wish I had the skills to do some of the work that you do, not to mention the motivation.
 
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Looks great, is it secured down in any way or just placed in there? Ditto on the write up if you dont mind
 
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LR_RESQ said:
Would you be willing to do a full write-up on this like you did on the Moose Rack?

Rats, I knew I should have taken pics as I went along.... I'll sketch you out the "floorplan" of it and you can go from there. :grinpimp:

How's this hitech drawing.....:rolleyes: :D

I used Gorilla Glue on all joints before screwing things together. I ruined a pair of cargo pants playing with this crap.... note to self: wear old clothes when playing with glue.:eek:
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Here's how I strapped it down. (see green parts in pic).

I used the third row seat bars that are mounted on top of the rear wheel wells and used an old ratchet strap hook and nylon strap, then I merely screwed it in to the ends of the 2x6 pieces. If you look at the pic above (pic two) you will see the ends of the strap screwed to the end of the 2x6's. This more so just holds the unit in the truck when I am pulling out the drawer. There are also two little cubby holes on each side that are somewhat hidden when the drawer is shut.

One could utilize the same bars to make another strap across the top, from seat mount to seat mount.
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One other point I forgot to mention, I had to swing the second row seat backs forward inorder to get the top piece in. When you put the seat backs back, it snugs things up quite a bit. Also, with the drawer handles, there is just the perfect amount of tension on the system when the tailgate is closed that it will not move at all.

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Hey, Johnny.

Great looking drawer there.

In order for me to hit my quota of thread hijacks, I'm using this opp to ask:

What all do you kids have in that drawer? I see the extinguisher and the tow strap(s).

Oh, and what is the bottom of the drawer made out of? Can't be 5/8" particle...too warpy in the middle under load, no? :confused:

Awesome project and final result. Enjoy! :beer:
 
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Looking great Johnny!, I voted else where you have far too much time on your hands.
I like the new avi. You should have gone with a sepia tone for the black and tan.
Have fun!
 
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Truckasaurus said:
Hey, Johnny.

Great looking drawer there.

In order for me to hit my quota of thread hijacks, I'm using this opp to ask:

What all do you kids have in that drawer? I see the extinguisher and the tow strap(s).

Oh, and what is the bottom of the drawer made out of? Can't be 5/8" particle...too warpy in the middle under load, no? :confused:

Awesome project and final result. Enjoy! :beer:

Truck - I keep tools, first aid kit, axe, air compresser, recovery gear, manuals, hand cleaners, fire ext., spare parts, and toilet paper:D in there. Plenty of room.

Yes, the floor is 5/8" There is really no flex. The unit sits on the floor of the vehicle anyway so it can't flex too much! :D
 

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