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Behind Rear Seat MOLLE Panels

Discussion in 'Automotive Group Buys' started by N minus 1, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. Dec 6, 2021 at 6:08 AM
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    N minus 1

    N minus 1 [OP] Ruff Road Designs

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    UPDATE:

    Underland off road has acquired the MOLLE panel designs.

    please visit www.underlandoffroad.com for current inventory

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    Hello!

    Looking to make use of all the wasted space behind the rear seats?
    Ditch the plastic storage bins and bolt in a MOLLE panel!


    ** Access cab panel now includes cut outs for the child seat restraint latches. It fits every 2005+ access cab. Some model years between 2005-2015 require trimming of the rear plastic cab vent or hit it with a heat gun and slightly flatten it (~ 0.5")



    Note: For 3rd gen Tacomas with the power rear window please specify when ordering. Does NOT fit with factory subwoofer.


    MATERIAL: Aluminum
    FINISH: Raw aluminum or powder coat (black)
    Some scratches and scuffs may be present on the raw aluminum finish from the manufacturing process.

    WEIGHT: 12 lbs

    All mounting hardware included for double cab. Access cab reuses 4 factory upper mounting bolts.

    PRICE:
    1st Gen extra cab: $199 + shipping

    2016+ with power window : $325 + shipping (with black powder coat)

    2005+ sliding manual rear window: $325 + shipping
    (With Black powder coat)

    2005+ bedside panel (with black powder coat): 2 for $150 + shipping

    Shipping to the lower 48 is usually between $30-35
    Paypal: rsmryan3@gmail.com

    Local pickup to Santa Ana CA price is discounted $15
    PM me for deliveries to Hawaii, Alaska or outside the US.

    Powder coated 2nd gen DC
    IMG_20220523_181420175.jpg

    Powder coated 3rd gen (power window)
    IMG_20220505_173049789.jpg
    Powder coated Access Cab
    IMG_20220505_171141313.jpg

    Bedside panel in 2nd gen short bed
    IMG_20220505_172010476.jpg
    IMG_20220505_172240501.jpg

    Painted and Installed in a 3rd gen
    (no power window)


    Raw aluminum
    (With power window cut out)
    IMG_20211204_105239148.jpg

    Painted and Installed in a 2nd gen
    IMG_20211204_162833650.jpg

    Access cab (top)
    DC with power window (bottom)
    DC 2nd/3rd gen (left)
    IMG_20220303_152415413.jpg
    Custom made shipping boxes to ensure the panels arrive damage free
    IMG_20211204_180009415.jpg

    1st gen extra cab
    IMG_20220310_143150586.jpg

    1st gen double cab (fits with rear seat Installed. Seat removed for a clearer picture
    IMG_20220310_153221118.jpg
    FAQ

    What if I have a factory subwoofer?

    I haven't had a truck with a factory subwoofer to measure yet so you will have to cut a hole to accommodate your subwoofer. An angle grinder with a cutting wheel easily cuts the aluminum.


    How do I paint my panel?
    1: Sand it with 220-320 grit sandpaper. Power sander/orbital sander recommended.
    2: Thoroughly clean the panel
    (Acetone works well)
    3: Spray 2 light coats of aluminum
    primer. Let dry
    4: Lightly wet sand any imperfections
    with a fine scotch brite pad or very
    fine sand paper (500+grit)
    5: Spray 2-3 light top coat layers of your
    favorite color.

    What paint is recommended?
    I use Rust-oleum professional aluminum primer and a Rust-oleum professional high performance enamel top coat.
    The enamel paint takes a long time to fully dry but seems to be more durable in the long term.
    Primer: https://www.rustoleum.com/en/product-catalog/consumer-brands/professional/aluminum-primer-spray

    Top Coat:
    https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/professional/high-performance-enamel-spray
     

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    Last edited: Oct 27, 2023
  2. Dec 6, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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    BudFriendguy

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  3. Dec 6, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

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    Looks good! Does this secure to the floor at all? Also, is there any way to change the molle pattern -- I am building my power system for behind the back seat [circuit breakers, fuse block, etc] and would happily sacrifice some molle space for a blank spot to cut/mount stuff myself.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2021 at 1:10 PM
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    Slashaar

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  5. Dec 8, 2021 at 5:16 AM
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    What’s the lead time on it?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    These don't mount to the floor however I know there are a few bolts somewhere on the floor back there, let me look into it and see if I can bend up some brackets.
    The panel doesn't flex very much even when fully loaded.

    All of the panels I currently have are cut for maximizing the MOLLE pattern.
    Sections can be easily cut out with an angle grinder.
    It is possible to make panels that are partially "blank" but it would require a minimum order of 10 panels or a large price increase ($420 ish per panel if I had to guess) The metal supplier I use will make 1 off panels though.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2021 at 6:36 AM
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    No lead time for these. I have 15 units in stock and ready to ship!
     
  8. Dec 8, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    You can always get a flat piece of aluminum, paint to match and drill and tap a few holes in the molle panel to attach the flat piece of aluminum to it. Then you can change the set-up on the flat piece that you attach as your needs change and always have it ready for your particular set up. Win win. Usable molle panel and customizable removable panel. If you need space behind the flat panel you are attaching then just cut it out. The flat piece will cover up what you cut out.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    Just installed. Rear seats removed, so tons of open space now. Fits perfectly. Thanks Ryan.47428782-D6DD-4DD7-A896-AB8F0ADB21C1.jpg
     
  10. Dec 14, 2021 at 11:17 AM
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    What do you do for sound deadening
    Just load up Dynamat or something like that
     
  11. Dec 14, 2021 at 11:27 AM
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    I previously had knock off dynamat in there but I had to remove it for an air compressor install and i haven't put anything back in since. A little road noise but totally tolerable.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    CttAznRanger

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    I put Noico behind it, then some decoupler and high density foam. I don’t have noise figures for before and after unfortunately, but I feel like it should be good.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    More than securing to the floor it'd be cool to have a lip that covers that top edge of the sill, even if it doesn't/can't butt right up against the window for whatever reason.

    If not, no biggie, I'll just cannibalize the trim piece I've got over the top.

    What is "decoupler" in this context?

    I usually try and follow deadening discussion because it's high on my "soon..." list.
     
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  14. Dec 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM
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    I was looking into the floor mounts and there are a few spots it could be attached but would really need to be made for each particular truck. Unless your mounting some seriously heavy stuff it won't be an issue.

    I actually had a prototype that went up to the window edge and had a small lip bent back to make it look like a clean edge.
    It was really tricky to get perfect and rattled quite a bit. Also came at an extra cost of $45 due to the yield from the large aluminum sheet these are cut from.

    A nice piece of rubber trim would be sweet though. Maybe lowes or home depot would have something
     
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    Decoupler would be foam, to let the high density foam, or mass loaded vinyl, to sit off the Noico. Let’s it absorb more of the vibrations in the air.
     
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  16. Dec 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM
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    Noico. Fairly easy to work with and reduced noise quite a bit.
     
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  17. Dec 21, 2021 at 10:40 PM
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    Might get one soon. Still in stock?
     
  18. Dec 22, 2021 at 7:06 AM
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    Yep I have 8 left in stock!
     
  19. Dec 22, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Nice, I let you know after the holidays for a power window one.
     
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  20. Dec 22, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    Installed my new panel over the weekend. Sound proofed beforehand with 80mm foil and 157mm foam. Great improvement with noise reduction. Will do the rest of the truck when I do other upgrades. Here are some pics of the install.

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