Saturday, January 05, 2013

Junk in my trunk.

Or “Trunk in my Jeep”.

One of the drawbacks of a Wrangler is that when you’re driving around with the top off, or soft top on, there really isn’t any room to store stuff securely.

I was going to buy a truck bed box and somehow make it work in the Jeep.  Everything I looked at was going to look jerry-rigged and displace the back seat.

So I went online looking for real Jeep storage that may still take the place of the back seat, but at least would look like it belonged there.

Instead I found the “Insta-Trunk”, a piece of metal that was custom formed for my Wrangler, would fit behind the back seat and wouldn’t mean having extra keys to get into it.

It’s bolted in (from inside itself) and fits tight against the back door, creating a small (1’ x 1’ x 34”) but secure storage compartment that is accessible with nothing more than the Jeep’s own key.  I can also remove it easily if I ever need to carry something big.

It was pretty simple to install.  With bolt inserts that go into holes that come from the factory, it needed no drilling and took me a total of 2 hours to install. 

And that included my custom job for the high-boy jack, which did take some drilling.

Now I’m really ready for some warm weather to come along.

3 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

Whew! Cuz when a guy says he's posting pictures of his "junk"....
Oh wait. Not everybody has a junior high mind.

Ahem.
I'm glad you found a happy solution to the storage problem in your Jeep. :)

Karen S. said...

Gee, your Wrangler stories, and pictures, and findings, are beginning to really make me miss my old Bronco II! I sitll believe it was one of my favorite vehicles of all time. Seriously.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

lol at Lisa.

Good luck with the Jeep, Max.
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