Awesome, but a bit challenging to build. Would it be possible for some company to form a hard plastic mold to fit the contour of the bed and pre-install the rails and drill the mounting holes? I'd be very interested in a preformed "drop in" unit.Little history here!
Having never been too impressed with the package shelf that Toyota calls a rear seat, and not being very pleased with the way the rear seat doesn't fold particularly flat, I decided to ditch the seat and find a better way to use this space.
I don't have a need to haul kids or small adults around with me anymore, but I do have a real need for packin' camping/hunting/fishing gear with me.
This put me on a quest for a solution, and don't-ch-know, I found the answer right here in the Blue Room in the form of a thread by NCFJ.
I made my modifications to the original idea in the manner of my cargo management and the coating I chose for my now somewhat larger "package shelf".
I laid out some flanged cargo tie-down strips and inlayed them into 3/4" baltic birch plywood (regular 3/4" plywood will do). This gives me plenty of flexibility for tying down my fridge and other cargo.
I also coated both sides of the board with Durabak Bed Liner Paint, Do It Yourself Bed Liner, Roll On Bed Liner to provide a waterproof surface that wouldn't split or mold if it gets wet. (Think Rhino-liner in a can).
I also added a strip of rail on the forward face of the rail to tie up small stuff that may like otherwise jump around and smack me in the head.
This whole board can be covered with a non-slip rubber mat (found at HD) for daily driving, if you so desire.
I've attached some pictures to give you a better idea!
Thanks, Marc :bigthumb: