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Old 03-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hatch privacy cover Idea

Anybody modify there privacy cover to have a small toolbox or tray attached to the underside?
I found a pic of a car that was for sale a while back. This guy attached this to the bottom of the cover. I really want to make something similar with just the essentials.
Flashlight, couple wrenches and sockets etc.

It would be great because it wouldn't be sliding around in the trunk.




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That's a good idea. Never even thought that would be possible. If that's a focus hopefully someone knows who made it. Might be helpful to find the person or start fabbing up some plans.
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It's definitely a focus. Here is the otherpic.
If I remember correctly it was a Roush ZX3



I am thinking four bolts thru the box and cover with large heads on them. Just keep it relatively lite. So you don't break anything.
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Okay, yeah maybe get some nice bolts so it they don't stick out too much. That's a loud ass focus.
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Yea if you did it right you could maybe get some nice caps for the bolts so that they look more factory from the top.

Now I gotta find a tool box that would work for this. Its gotta be thin but wide.

If anybody had done this or have a good idea please chime in.
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You could get a small parts box for like screws and stuff take out the dividers then put a layer of foam board down with silohuettes of the tools you want in it so they dont slide around. Also if you wanted to get a heavier toolbox you could replace the cables and clips with some heavier duty stuff that would match your car. On a side note We use the silhouettes in our tool boxes in the navy. Very light weight, quiet and tools dont slide. Plus you always know if one is missing.

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That's a good idea. What kind of foam do you prefer? I would imagine a closed cell would be easier to work with.

I am not overly worried about the string but the actual cover. I haven't looked at mine in a while but I don't think it's plastic. More of a fiber board. I just don't wanna snap it.

I think a smaller rifle case is the way to go. They are thin enough but wide enough to be able to store some tools etc. The problem with a "tool" one is they would sit to low into the actual trunk and you would be limited on what you could put back there.
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True. I wouldnt use like egg carton foam like in a rifle case. The stuff we use is like a thick foam padding. Usually we put a really thin layer down thats just thick enough to glue the top layer to after its silhouetted for the tools. Also you could always put a grommet and use washers on each side of it for the privacy cover. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000E3...sr=8-5&pi=SL75 this is the type of parts box I was talking about just find a wider one

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Also for support of the weight of the tool box depending on how flimsy the privacy cover was I was thinking you could get a small wide piece of aluminum and use some rivets and attach it through the middle and make it long enough so you could run the cables in their original spots but they would be going through and using the aluminum bar as support not the privacy cover. Can you take a picture of the above and below view and from the side I can draw something up.

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You do it right it could look sweet. Maybe even plastidip it in a new color and paint accents or run some leds in it ... we could get very creative on your custom privacy cover.

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