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Well first, let me start of by saying this is my first ever project of this magnitude.
I first did all my research here at FJCruiserforums.com which was pretty help full
and also got good advice from LandCruiserSteve and Tubig, thanks guys for the
pointers. And to everyone else that had there own home grown rear gear boxes
which gave me plenty of ideas to go off of.

So here's what i did, i pretty much planed it out and drew out my ideas.
But of course that went over to smooth, so i wasn't surprised when later
i found my plans on my son's art desk, colored, and pretty much unreadable.
so that's when i pretty much wing it and just cut and see what happens.

day one: i planed out my plans, drew the blue prints, (then my son added red,
green, yellow, more blue, glue and food crumbs)

day two: bought the wood, paint, nails, carpet, screws, and everything else
got home and drew the base board lines out on the wood.

day three: cut, cut, and cut some more.

day four: attempted to put the pieces together, and when they weren't lining up
accordingly, i cut some more,

day five: prime time then slap on some paint.

day six: time to lay down some carpet! i think that was the easiest part of this project.
and put together in my FJ Negro

day seven: all was good, so i rested.

My make shift work bench


First fit test


Fit test with rails, and outlet cut out


Burning the midnight oil trying to build the drawers


Drawers, done, 2:30 am


Prime time, drawers.


Prime time, Gear Box.


Slapping on the paint


Final fit test.


Holding it down.


This box is bolted.


MY Rear Gear Box!!


Drawers carpeted.


Drawers with Heavy duty rails, Profile shot.


It is Finished.....


so there you have it, it may not be perfect, but it serves its purpose for me.
 

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Great job, it looks very functional.
 

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Great Job! Now, what are you going to fill it with?
 

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Awesome job. I like the right side hinged area that you access from the top.
 

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Great looking storage there. Nice work!
 

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Nice job.....very functional! :clap:

Mike
 

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YES!

That looks really good.

I'm sure that is going to work well for you.

Nice work...

:cheers:
 

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Great Job! Now, what are you going to fill it with?
I have no idea what im going to put in it, all i got in it right now is the lift to replace a tire. i didnt really built it with any intention of filling it with anything in particular, i just like everyone's elses boxes that i wanted one of my own. So i guess i'll just fill it as i go.
 

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Nice Job
 

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Great job. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together. Even with the crayon colors on the blue prints. Looks very sturdy and it won't go anywhere. :rocker:
 

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Very not bad. Like others have said, I like the flip up on the side with the inverter cutout. Good job :bigthumb:
 

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looks awesome! could become very useful!
 

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Looks great! I would like to do something like this myself. One question, how do you get to your bottle jack and tool pack?
 

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Looks great! I would like to do something like this myself. One question, how do you get to your bottle jack and tool pack?
easy, i just pull open the center drawer, reach in, and grab it, :lol:

i actually,i thaught about that after i installed it, so Yes, i had to uninstall it, and then get my bottle jack and tool pack, and make a permanent tie down section for it in the center drawer.
 
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