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Old January 21st, 2015, 05:26 PM
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Tuffy Install: need to confirm drilling holes

So am slowly repairing the D-90 and purchased a Tuffy center con. I hate to drill holes in the truck but that is what the instruction say to do.Need to drill 4 5/16 inch holes?
All those with Tuffy's - is that the case? Leads to the second question, how the hell do you see/work around the trannie.

Tell me there is something I am missing and this is really simple.
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With the Tuffy's that I've installed, I actually re-drilled the Tuffy rather than the Rover to accommodate the Defender's existing cubby box mounts. It takes some measuring, but it saves having to drill holes in the 90!
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Old January 21st, 2015, 06:20 PM
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I drilled holes in the tuffy, I added some wood at the front. Its basically attaching to the transmission tunnel coveR,probably not the best.
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Let me know how this turns out for you and please post what you did (and pictures) as I have plans for the same instal and rather dreading it.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 04:28 PM
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This is the project for the weekend. I will post pix.
Must say, for all the hype on Tuffy stuff, if you order from Tuffy the D90 Tuffy box I expect it to have predrilled holes.
Anyways, I plan to use the transmission cover holes to secure it.
More on Monday...
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 05:31 PM
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the tuffy is for many applications my only suggestion is to test fit a few times, i opted to keep the front cupholder, doing this did not put the little elbox pad far enoigh forward for me to rest on it while changing gears. i like having the cupholder on the front, i gained a little space in the back of my sw with the tuffy box its a really nice addtion
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So am slowly repairing the D-90 and purchased a Tuffy center con. I hate to drill holes in the truck but that is what the instruction say to do.Need to drill 4 5/16 inch holes?
All those with Tuffy's - is that the case? Leads to the second question, how the hell do you see/work around the trannie.

Tell me there is something I am missing and this is really simple.
ok. I went the opposite way and removed a Tuffy (thanks javalinadave) and replaced it with a stock cubby...my issue was that someone had drilled new holes into the transmission cover and about 2 inches behind it to accommodate the Tuffy drillholes.

That's nuts..there is so much room underneath the center cover it's crazy. I'm all for redrilling the Tuffy to accommodate the cover. I was lucky enough that the beautiful person from this Board that supplied the cubby also sent the original center cover. Now I'm having the 2 small holes from the Tuffy repaired. Don't worry about clearance underneath. More than enough room.

Also, and I'm a stickler for stock, but I found the cold steel and angle"ness" of the Tuffys to be uninspiring and not pleasant..

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