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Old November 4th, 2003, 08:48 AM
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Rear drawer system?

Anyone put in a rear drawer system on the floor? I know these are big overseas and from what I hear, Tuffy carries one that will fit in the D90. Has anyone done this? Any pics or suggestions?
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Old November 4th, 2003, 10:42 AM
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My Brother has one in his heep. They are real nice but take up most of the floor space. Do you have a rear bench or jumpseats? I think they might have to come out for the drawer to fit in. Other than that he bolted it right to the floor with quality fasteners and a backing plate under each bolt (under the truck). Plenty of storage and secure to boot.

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Nope, I did away with my rear seats a while ago. They are practically useless for me anyway and take up too much room that I need.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 03:00 PM
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I have seen them installed and they are pretty trick. they do take up most of the floor space. I'd install one myself but I need the rear seat.
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Dave - sorry to change topic but...
Read, just moved to the area - Ventura County and am looking for fellow D-90 owners. Info on area, good repair shops, trails.
Can you help? PaulB '94 D-90
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Old November 16th, 2003, 04:43 PM
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I'm changing my topic back!!

So I broke down and decided to install the rear drawer from Tuffy. I picked up the "regular" size with is 8+ inches tall. They also make a drawer that is 13 inches tall. Install was easy, you have the option of bolting to the floor or the sides of the tub. I chose the sides because I would rather have bolt holes higher up for water clearance.

The drawer itself is nice. All except for the thin metal that makes up the top. It's far too thin for a box this size and tends to bend under weight. My way to remedy this was to get some Lexan, cut to size of the top and bolt through on the sides. I placed spacers between the lexan and the top of the drawer system, so that I could mount my fridge plate to it. I figured this was a bit nicer and slightly lighter than the carpeted plywood the disco boys like so much.

Add this with the tool box from Troy Smith (also recently added to the left), and I have a nice system for tools, fluids, spare parts and offroad accessories. The rear drawer system leaves about 13 inches of space left on the d90 tub from the drawer to the roll cage. So their is still room for a duffel bag or something. The action on the drawer is smooth and I guess as long as I'm careful about how much weight I place on it, I should be in good shape.
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Old November 16th, 2003, 04:46 PM
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Old November 16th, 2003, 04:53 PM
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Nice! Much better then my Rubbermaid Job.

I see something in the back of the picture.......






But I won't say anything.
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Old November 16th, 2003, 05:04 PM
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Heh? Are you going to make fun of the boots again?
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Dave, That looks great! Attention to detail, as always.

I also installed two of Troy's boxes. Called Tuffy and got two locks that were keyed the same as my console. You should be able to do the same with your drawer, just give them a call with your key #. I think they were only about $8

BTW, is water intrusion much of a problem for you??
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Old November 16th, 2003, 09:33 PM
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That's awesome Ken. Everything is coming together!

Hmm, yes water. My very best friend.
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Can someone post some info on the boxes from Troy Smith please. Where do you get them, how much, etc.

Thanks,
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Dave, I thought by know you would have setup the boots so that when you get in the 90 you can just slip them on. We all know how much you love taking your 90 into hood deep water and getting out to winch.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 08:36 AM
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Well, last time I did that (MAR), Kearney was nice enough to walk through the waste deep water to access my winch. Gotta love a fellow wheeler who will sacrifice dry pants for the rest of the day to help you out of a tough situation...

I'm thinking waders for christmas
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Old November 17th, 2003, 09:58 AM
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Mark,
Here's the link from the old BBS. http://www.defendersource.com/discus...tml?1064410459

I thought that Troy (troys) said he sold all in the run, but if there was an interest, he'd make more. They're super! Larger than Tuffy and they fill the bump-out in the tub over the wheel well. Mount them over the wheel well, or just behind the seats.

Dave, How much higher are you going to make your snorkel?? Installing a periscope, too?
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Old November 17th, 2003, 10:40 AM
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Snorkel for the exhaust first. Did you see those series trucks with the gated exhaust like a big rig? Very nifty.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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Ken, do you have a close up of the lock installed?

Of course please include the D90 hat in there...
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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:44 AM
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Here's the underside. (Sorry, the hat was too big for this view.) I'll have to post the top view from home tonite. The lever is originally longer and has a notch in it. I trimmed down to fit the lid. 3/4" drill hole, 1-1/2" from the edge of the lid.

I was rethinking the periscope idea. I think you also need to change your high pressure bottle to air and connect a SCUBA regulator.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 12:32 PM
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Cool storage box from the UK

Check out this storage box option from TBR UK. I think it looks a little better than the black Tuffy boxes.

http://www.tbruk.com/storage.htm
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