and because PhotoBUCKET hosting turned into a bunch of BONE HEADS
I've thought about going minimal and modular with a flat plate system that modular drawer boxes would mount to. Just an idea at the moment.My previous low profile drawer I made from a desk didn't quite work for storing larger items so I was going to build the drawer designed by Dennx but changed my mind as I was just about to build it. For me a drawer system as awesome as they might be, just took up too much room for me and with back issues I needed something lighter that didn't need to be removed every time I needed to haul something.
As a do all compromise, I ended up making a multi use platform that:
I know, the post below isn't about a cool drawer to drool over but it was inspired by a drawer and might be an option for others. I already posted about it in another thread about sleeping platforms so see this if you really want to read a long winded story and no instructions on how to build it.
- Stores recovery and misc gear under it using totes or toolboxes.
- Could be lowered to make as much cargo space as possible.
- A flat sleeping platform that was level with the seats including a slight slope to it because the seats aren't level.
Pics below (the sub isn't completely installed).
The downside being that if you have anything loaded up in the back, you have to unload to access anything in your box...I started building a two drawer rear box and realized that I wanted to put my jack in it. So I decided to simply make it a box with a divider. In order for the jack to stand upright I marked and cut a hole in the top, built another box to go over that, carpeted the entire exterior and added some footman loops for tie downs.
All the white on the box carpet is dog hair. lol
The downside being that if you have anything loaded up in the back, you have to unload to access anything in your box...
May not be a problem for you if all you keep in the back is a cooler and a dog.
Finally got this thing stained, polyurethaned and re-installed. Now just waiting on tool foam for the drawers and rubber matting for the top!
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This is hands down the best thought out all purpose overland cargo/bed solution I have seen for the FJ. I was going to settle for making cargo drawers only, but now having seen this I am going to have to re-think my plans.