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Old 04-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Rear seat replaced with storage or platform

I'm planning on removing the rear seat of my 2004 DC, I was wondering who else had done this and what complications am I in for... Also please post some pics of what you have done. My goal is to create a platform with back a universal type tie down system, with a back to it as well...
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Seat comes out easy. As for the platform it can be as simple or complex as you want it. I made a simple one from some plywood with some 2x4 legs. It uses the factory seat holes as mounting locations. I use it for my fridge and other cargo that I want in the truck with me. Usually camera gear and food.

This is before I got a transit lock system for the fridge. I don't have to use ratchet straps any more.


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Old 04-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Did you mount the plywood to the existing seat holes and 2x4's sit underneath for support?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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yes. The 2x4 legs are attached to the plywood with screws so it's all one unit. But yes the platform bolts down to the stock seat holes
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Perfect thanks... my wife's Q5 can't get here any quicker! Looking forward to start these projects on my Tacoma...
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Seat comes out easy. As for the platform it can be as simple or complex as you want it. I made a simple one from some plywood with some 2x4 legs. It uses the factory seat holes as mounting locations. I use it for my fridge and other cargo that I want in the truck with me. Usually camera gear and food.

This is before I got a transit lock system for the fridge. I don't have to use ratchet straps any more.


How do you like the fridge ?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #8
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How do you like the fridge ?
Love it! I'll never go back to a cooler/ice.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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Love it! I'll never go back to a cooler/ice.
ARB , yes ?

What size ?
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:10 AM   #10
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ARB , yes ?

What size ?
Yep. ARB. It's not the newest version though.

Mine is this model. Pretty sure it's a 50qt.


The new ones from ARB are even better. But I can't find a good reason to upgrade mine. It has worked flawlessly for probably 7 years now. When it's not in the truck its plugged in in the garage as a beverage fridge so it's always in use. It has seriously been great.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #11
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Yep. ARB. It's not the newest version though.

Mine is this model. Pretty sure it's a 50qt.


The new ones from ARB are even better. But I can't find a good reason to upgrade mine. It has worked flawlessly for probably 7 years now. When it's not in the truck its plugged in in the garage as a beverage fridge so it's always in use. It has seriously been great.
Awesome

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check out mine, it uses the existing bolts/holes for the seat. pretty bitchin actually. It has a mount for my extiguisher as well as mounting points for my custom made straps. Very strong, 1.5 inch angle, I used some soft foam from a dumpster at work for noise insulation underneath




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