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Behind Seat Storage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NateDCo, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    NateDCo

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    So I have the dual cab, and wasn’t a huge fan of the plastic bins behind the rear seats. I like to carry a fair amount of gear in the truck. I saw a guy on YouTube use wire shelving from Lowe’s for a cheap storage option. I got a couple and tried it out. Here’s what it looks like.

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  2. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    Do you have a Lowes link for the bins that you used?
     
  3. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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  4. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    Had to modify a little bit. They are just a tad too wide for the space so I cut the mounting tab on one of the racks flush with the side so that they fit. It is very snug. Also used the existing hardware and a tab made out of some sheet stock to secure it to the rear wall.
     
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  6. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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  7. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    Options are options.

    Thats why we have em.
    Just wasnt sure if op knew bout em
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Yeah I love those molle panels. I’d be glad to shell out in the future for them.
     
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    I needed a flat panel for my dogs comfort.... your idea works great for its use tho!
     
  11. Apr 7, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks! It's nice to have more storage than what's provided. Really can get alot of stuff behind the seats now.
     
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  13. Apr 8, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    Too many to list, and I've probably forgotten a bunch.
    That is the most ghetto behind-seat storage option I have ever seen. It is also the most awesome, creative, frugal, and imaginative DIY option I have ever seen! :D
     
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  15. Apr 8, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Lol! Yeah it is pretty ghetto...but it’s works!
     
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    Nice clever solution! I love it!

    Those rear plastic bins are so incredibly worthless. One of the earlier "mods" I did was to rip them out. I end up packing *a lot* behind the seats now.

    Behind rear seat inventory

    As your next ghetto mod I recommend what I did - run shock cord zig-zagging across the upper part. Even easier to do for you now that you have those wire shelves down there. You can tuck a whole lot of medium weight stuff up there with the shock cord holding it up so it doesn't fall every time you flip down the seats to get something.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea. I like the idea of the "Diet Taco" you got going there. It's pretty amazing how much stuff actually can fit into this truck.
     
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    How deep is the space once the plastic bins are taken out? I’m trying to figure a way to store a Emergency BackPack. The bag I’m looking at Is about 9-12inches deep. Any help would be awesome!
     
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    Do you still have the OEM storage pieces and want to get rid of them? I'd love to take them off your hands for my regular cab
     
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  20. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    It's about 10" or so behind the seats, but the OEM storage pieces chew up alot of space that is there.
    I'd have to measure it to be accurate.
    No I sold them already.
     
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