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03-12-2013 08:22 AM
sbc17
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I don't thing weight would be any issue, you don't need a full stocked tool box hidden in there. You just need some of the common/oh-shit stuff,,, Torx's, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12mm's, pliers, zipties, AAA card and that's about it. Anything else isn't a side of the road type repair situation, hence the AAA card.

I can see all that fitting in the divit on the top of the cover rather easily and discreetly.

Get some of that foam stuff, cut the tool shapes in, glue it in place on the cover, make a lid (ABS or 1/8" Plexiglass), use a piano hinge and screw through the cover (use fancy covers on the bottom side), drill through the cover for alignment pins on the front corners (ball and socket style, rubber grommet and plastic ball), make the 'lock' something simple like a snap.
Should all be able to fit near level and not look out of place one bit.

Thing you have to be wary of by mounting to the top is a panic stop or accident situation. You DO NOT want tools flying at you. So the lid must be secure and safe, no half-assing allowed. Guess that's the advantage of the under-mount style.

I really do like this idea and may just make one for myself ... just have to figure out where to get that foam stuff.
I like that idea except I personally want it to be under the cover. That's the point of the cover to hide the contents of your trunk. I don't want to give a random person more temptation to pop out a window and grab my stuff. And it looks cleaner. And it would suck in a panic stop if everything went flying. Lol

I completely agree about the weight to. I'm not gonna put 40lbs of stuff just some "emergency" tools. Lol. Just Specific sized tools to the car.

I am planning on doing this come summer. I will definitely keep you guys posted. I think I am gonna use a pistol case roughly 20"x12"x4". Should be the easiest way to do it. One bolt in each corner.
03-11-2013 10:07 PM
cornettbr Free shipping too

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03-11-2013 10:07 PM
cornettbr You can buy blank templates for 28 I think

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03-11-2013 10:03 PM
iminhell
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http://foamfittools.com/
The same stuff i would use.
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I'm thrifty. Which means $40+S&H is too much for me.
I'm betting I can find the foam for under $10, cut patterns myself and do the whole thing for around $40.

Probably have to eat my words though once said and done.
03-11-2013 09:42 PM
bluebullet Pretty sweet idea
03-11-2013 09:40 PM
cornettbr http://foamfittools.com/
The same stuff i would use.
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03-11-2013 09:32 PM
iminhell I don't thing weight would be any issue, you don't need a full stocked tool box hidden in there. You just need some of the common/oh-shit stuff,,, Torx's, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12mm's, pliers, zipties, AAA card and that's about it. Anything else isn't a side of the road type repair situation, hence the AAA card.

I can see all that fitting in the divit on the top of the cover rather easily and discreetly.

Get some of that foam stuff, cut the tool shapes in, glue it in place on the cover, make a lid (ABS or 1/8" Plexiglass), use a piano hinge and screw through the cover (use fancy covers on the bottom side), drill through the cover for alignment pins on the front corners (ball and socket style, rubber grommet and plastic ball), make the 'lock' something simple like a snap.
Should all be able to fit near level and not look out of place one bit.

Thing you have to be wary of by mounting to the top is a panic stop or accident situation. You DO NOT want tools flying at you. So the lid must be secure and safe, no half-assing allowed. Guess that's the advantage of the under-mount style.

I really do like this idea and may just make one for myself ... just have to figure out where to get that foam stuff.
03-11-2013 09:03 PM
cornettbr also you would-haveto get a thin enoughpiece of aluminumso you couldshape it tothe privacycover but also support the weight of the Toolbox

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03-11-2013 09:00 PM
cornettbr obviously very crude drawing but I think if you popped a rivet between two washers three across that bracket should support enough weight along with the cables going through it

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03-11-2013 08:42 PM
Sniper Focus You think the hatch lifts are up to the task? I know the Roush Foci had heavy duty hatch lifts from a thread on FJ. The part# for those lifts was posted, but no one can find them anymore.
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