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Old April 15th, 2004, 12:48 AM
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Lockable Storage in D-90

I love to mountain bike and plan to do some windsurfing soon, but my first mountain bike trip was a bit unnerving when I had to leave about $500 of bike gear in a duffle bag in the back of my topless D-90 while I rode away for about an hour. I saw a few products from Tuffy, but they seem to fit on the wheel well and are higher than the body of the truck (this could limit a tonnou (sp?) cover for the back. The Tuffy speaker storage boxes also seem to be limited in storage capacity. Any suggestions? An ideal solution to me would be something like a foldable forward faceing rear seat (folded up) with a large lockbox in the bed. Or maybe just a large lockable truck without a rear seat that takes advantage of the bed. Better yet, a storage box that can be inserted in and out of the bed but secured for day outings. Any ideas?
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Old April 15th, 2004, 01:18 AM
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Chris,

You need to check out the storage boxes that Troy makes. They are great! They fit flush to the bed sides and make use of the space. There is a write up in the custom mods section.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 02:05 AM
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Troy's storage boxes and Tuffy console.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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Joe i was searching aronund the site and couldn't find the write up....Do you have a link for it...

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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:22 AM
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I use my two rear seats in the back so I needed storage for half the space. Bought a Craftsman toolbox (black, metal) and it just fits between the seatbelt mount and the pillar. $15 and good enough.

I would like to use up wasted space between the body but I can't see paying $170 for a metal box! Hopefully I can weld up a pair myself.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:23 AM
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One of my favorite topics.....

Rear storage:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...t=rear+storage

Notice the box on the driver side wheel well. That is a Troy Smith "special". I'm considering putting a second one on the passenger side.

You might consider putting in the rear drawer as well. It would be very easy to fabricate nwe mounts for your rear seat to sit above the rear drawer system and tie into the roll cage. This is something I've been thinking about in order to get back my rear seating with the drawer.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 11:41 AM
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Heres da link From the Custom Mods Section. I have a set of them and they are great!
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Old April 15th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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I have three or four ready to ship out to anyone interested!

I appreciate the all the kind comments!

Thanks!

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Old April 28th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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Angry Contacting Troy?

does anyone know how to contact Troy, I have sent him emails, but haven't heard a word??? I would like to purchase a pair of his storage boxes, but I can't locate him. Any ideas? my email is chachonline@hotmail.com if you can help.

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Old April 28th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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Did you try "troys at branch-associates dot com" ?
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Old April 30th, 2004, 03:38 PM
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Yes - I've tried that before and I tried it again two days ago and still no response. Since I like to look at the brighter side of things, I have convinced myself that he must be on a long wilderness trip in his Rover and I hope to hear from him when he gets back. Otherwise, he just doesn't want to sell the boxes anymore.

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Old April 30th, 2004, 04:40 PM
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He's a cool guy so I would say he has been busy, if you look 3 posts up thats his post so I would think next time he checks in here he will see this.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 05:24 PM
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If I remember correctly he travels quite a bit for his work.

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Old April 30th, 2004, 05:40 PM
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If anyone gets a hold of him, I might be interested in getting one or two aswell.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 02:11 PM
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I just purchased a pelican case that I plan on locking (small keylocks), then taking a bike lock and attaching to my rollbar, just behind the seat. It's not high-security, but enough to keep honest people honest. And it is waterproof...and portable/rolling. Cool for driving the laptop here and there...
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Old May 4th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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FYI... I just heard from Troy and he is experiencing temporary account problems that are effecting his ability to receive emails and participate here on the forum. I am working with him on resolving the problem and he should be back in the swing of things here, hopefully later today.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 01:18 PM
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I'm back....

Thanks to Chris and Mike I am back in the saddle so to speak. All set up in my new office with less travels hopefully. I have changed jobs and beginning to settled. First things first....get that D90 account straightened out..... Thanks for the patience.

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