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Old July 3rd, 2005, 07:57 PM
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Tuffy Box

i think that i want to install a "tuffy" box in my defender, primarily for recovery equipment. i have found in Atlantic-British that there are several options. <http://www.roverparts.com/ProductList.cfm?vehicle=All&category=ALL&Search=&P artNumber=9706&x=9&y=16> I know that the wheel-well storage boxes (9706) would fit and that the bottom bolts would be easy to install b/c there are no real obstructions. I think i would prefer just one box in the back (9703). My question is: 1) how hard is it to attach the box underneath with the fuel tank and plates in the way and; 2) can i still use the forward facing back seat (is there enough room to put the seat back into place).

If any of you have tried the "storage trunk" thing let me know how hard this was to install and if the seat will still be able to be used - thanks in advance --- George
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 09:23 PM
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George;

Check out the "Custom Mods" section at the top of the page then click on storage boxes for Series and Defenders. They utilize all the space at the wheel well. You can run a box on each wheel well and keep the forward facing bench seat in place. I have some ready to ship. $175 each.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Old July 3rd, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Troy will they work on a 94 that has the extra tube from the roll cage that runs just above the wheel wells?
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 11:29 PM
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No, Tyler. They're too deep.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 08:59 AM
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however you may be able to pursuade troy to make some straight backed ones that dont go into that opening?
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Old July 4th, 2005, 02:45 PM
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That's what I thought. Hmm...might do that someday when I have spare money again.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 05:05 PM
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Quote:
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Troy will they work on a 94 that has the extra tube from the roll cage that runs just above the wheel wells?
Extra tube? I have a 94 and there is no tube just above the wheel wells, unless I'm misunderstanding what you're saying. Could you post a pic of what you are referring to?

I was also interested in Troy's storage boxes.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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I have a '94 and my Troy Smith boxes fit perfectly. They are the best option for locking storage available.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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I have number 400 of the 94s and for some reason have an extra tube that runs from the hoop behind the seats to the rear portion of the cage. Someone said it might be there as a trial way to secure the rear seats. My truck never had the rear seats installed. I'd take a pic if I had a camera. When I moved I couldn't "borrow" my parents camera any more.
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I have a 94 POE (Point of Entry) Basically, a SW with a removable top and NO internal roll cage. Does anyone know of a good option for an internal roll cage that would also work as attachment points for a soft top?
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Old July 4th, 2005, 07:23 PM
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My truck is #1812. It doesn't have the bar you mentioned. I know mine was one of the late '94 trucks
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Old July 4th, 2005, 08:22 PM
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I have number 400 of the 94s and for some reason have an extra tube that runs from the hoop behind the seats to the rear portion of the cage. Someone said it might be there as a trial way to secure the rear seats. My truck never had the rear seats installed. I'd take a pic if I had a camera. When I moved I couldn't "borrow" my parents camera any more.
I don't have this tube you are describing, never even heard of it before. Interesting.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Yeah. I've seen it on a couple other trucks. Guess it was decided it wasn't needed.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 08:36 PM
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This was discussed several years ago in a forum on these very boxes. Seems some of the 1994s have the tube, others do not. Mine does not (#1576).
Knowing LR, there was so tube around the shop, so what the hay, lets add it in, or could it have been a state by state requirment.
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I'm a TOTAL fan of Troy's boxes. Far better than anything that Tuffy sells. Bigger and custom fit. If you dont' need the space above one or both of the wheel wells for an inward facing rear seat, run, don't walk to Troy Smith immediately. (Troy, can I have my $5 now??)

If you need the wheel well space for a tank or other gear, you can also think about the floor mounted box that Tuffy sells. Works for some, but Zach ain't getting any younger and he doesn't need the extra 6'' or so of vertical.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 10:13 AM
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Ken / Mark - THANKS for the kind words on my boxes.

For anyone interested I have some ready for shipment.

Troy
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