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Old April 15th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Thumbs up Two door 110 rear toolbox cover

Well on my 110 with the truck cab on my rear tool box was constantly filling up with rainwater, dirt, grease, ect.


Whatever loose material i was hauling in the bed would end up in there and be impossible to clean out. My little jack seized up and it was loud as hell with everything bouncing around in there.

So i made a hinged toolbox cover

Materials:
1/4in alloy plate
southco SS compression waterproof latch http://www.southco.com/resources/documents/m1lt.en.pdf
SS piano hinge
foam rubber weatherstripping
SS bugle head 6-32 machine screws and SS locknuts
Scrap steel for catch with some rivets

I used a 2in holesaw to cut the hole for the latch, used a rubber gasket on the bottom+top of the latch
Cut down the hinge with the chop saw
Antisiezed the back of the hinge plate to avoid corrosion
Riveted a piece of scrap to extend the striker area down (this could have been avoided if i used the long version of the latch lock bar but i ordered the short)
lined it up, drilled some hold and bingo done


Regrets:

Wish i milled something into the top of the cover: "tools" "Spares" ect
Bought a higher quality SS hinge. mine was the heaviest duty I could find on amazon and was $12 but it has some play( you get what you pay for)
Bought the long bar version of the latch, this would have allowed me to mount it further back and avoid the issue of having to add the striker
Found the 3/16 plate i wanted, I got the 1/4 for the same price but didnt really need it


And i nice pic of my truck in Summer mode, ive got some better pics ill put up tomorrow
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Old April 20th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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why not just use the factory cover? And you're better off not advertising the contents of a toolbox
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Old April 20th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Factory cover was flimsey and not waterproof. I needed something that was able to take gravel, soil and the such without issues. Also wanted something hinged
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Truck looks nice, i love the soft top 110's! Should be a nice utility and cruising vehicle. Nifty toolbox too.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Truck looks nice, i love the soft top 110's! Should be a nice utility and cruising vehicle. Nifty toolbox too.
thanks I love it. Its is my daily now..about 90 miles a day round trip to work and back
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:30 PM
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thanks I love it. Its is my daily now..about 90 miles a day round trip to work and back
What town do you work in? i know orange county decently. Everyone said Defenders werent the most fun DD's but i never had any comfort issues in mine.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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What town do you work in? i know orange county decently. Everyone said Defenders werent the most fun DD's but i never had any comfort issues in mine.
About to use mine as a daily driver.... For the next two years during around the world...LOL
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Old May 1st, 2012, 10:23 AM
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What town do you work in? i know orange county decently. Everyone said Defenders werent the most fun DD's but i never had any comfort issues in mine.


im in Greenwood Lake, right by the border
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