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Gadsden 04-09-2013 07:15 PM

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...

Gadsden 04-10-2013 11:58 AM

Bump

Box Rocket 04-10-2013 03:17 PM

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.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...t/_MG_5250.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/_MG_9297.jpg

Gadsden 04-10-2013 04:36 PM

Did you mount the plywood to the existing seat holes and 2x4's sit underneath for support?

Box Rocket 04-10-2013 05:09 PM

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

Gadsden 04-10-2013 05:22 PM

Perfect thanks... my wife's Q5 can't get here any quicker! Looking forward to start these projects on my Tacoma...

OZ-T 04-10-2013 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Box Rocket (Post 6724267)
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.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...t/_MG_5250.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/_MG_9297.jpg

How do you like the fridge ?

Box Rocket 04-10-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 6724889)
How do you like the fridge ?

Love it! I'll never go back to a cooler/ice.

OZ-T 04-10-2013 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Box Rocket (Post 6724911)
Love it! I'll never go back to a cooler/ice.

ARB , yes ?

What size ?

Box Rocket 04-11-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 6724921)
ARB , yes ?

What size ?

Yep. ARB. It's not the newest version though.

Mine is this model. Pretty sure it's a 50qt.
http://image.4wheeloffroad.com/f/108...dge_freeze.jpg

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.

OZ-T 04-11-2013 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Box Rocket (Post 6727320)
Yep. ARB. It's not the newest version though.

Mine is this model. Pretty sure it's a 50qt.
http://image.4wheeloffroad.com/f/108...dge_freeze.jpg

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

Thanks

travis.diller 02-10-2014 08:45 PM

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

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps86a49877.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psffb95c7d.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psffb95c7d.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps2d3fe76c.jpg


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