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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Smile Tuffy Box Console Alternative?

I am interested in replacing the center front seat in my '84 d-90 with some console storage unit that looks like it belongs(fits properly). I like the look of the tuffy box console, don't like the prices I've seen. Are there any decent looking alternatives out there? I've seen some cheesy looking ones by Rubber Queen(the floor mat company) and a few others. Does anyone have any recommendations or should I just bite the bullet and spend the money for a tuffy? If so, where can I find the best price(used or new)?
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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:22 PM
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I put a Loc Box from Exmoor trim in my 90, the fabric on the lid matches my xs black rack seats so it looks like it is a factory item.

Not sure how it compares with the tuffy on price but it is one more option to think about

http://www.johncraddock-trim.co.uk/n...rs-3305-0.html
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Old January 30th, 2010, 08:07 PM
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Tuffy price turned me off to until it showed up the other day. It must weigh 75lbs and is very nice all around. I make most of my stuff, but couldn't make that for $300. Its worth the money. The directions suck. Just throw everything in your spare parts bin except for the two spacers and the three bolts, nuts, and washers. It really is worth the bucks.

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I put a Loc Box from Exmoor trim in my 90, the fabric on the lid matches my xs black rack seats so it looks like it is a factory item.

Not sure how it compares with the tuffy on price but it is one more option to think about

http://www.johncraddock-trim.co.uk/n...rs-3305-0.html
That one looks real nice but I don't know if it holds a stereo.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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I've had the Tuffy before and really the only drawback is hot the top gets when you let it cook in the sun. It's secure, weather resistant and you can key them all the same yourself if you ever add boxes to the back. If you keep your stereo in it there are some days where it can get too hot for the stereo- the boxes I had didn't have much in the way of ventilation for the stereo. It also sits higher then the stock box so you can use it as an arm rest.

Dave- if you get a chance will you post a shot of the box in your truck. I have the same interior and would love to see the actual box with the seats.

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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:47 AM
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Tuffy all the way. I prefer the 10" wide model.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:09 AM
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Yeah, the 12" tuffy makes its kinda hard to fasten your seatbelt, and I'm not even that fat.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Thanks Guys-
I guess I have my answer... I'll just save up for the Tuffy.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Pic as requested

The box is 11 1/2 inches wide. I paid $230 USD for the Loc Box and had it installed / shipped with my 90 so no shipping charges. If one wanted to they could move it back further but I mounted based on having the lid stay open in my truck cab.

I am happy with my purchase, it is a quality item and well worth the money. The only disappointment was that I was expecting the lid to be made out of the black leather with the white stitching to match the seat not the center fabric.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:49 AM
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I made a lock box out of a 20mm ammo can in the Jeep and it would fit fine in the defender. Just bolted the back of the top on, and put a gate lock on the front and it looks pretty tough. Maybe not for the "elite" d-90 crowd, but it was awesome and secure in the Jeep
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Hey- I kinda like the ammo box. Would you have the dimensions and do you have any idea where I could find one. As you can imagine, an '84 defender is not quite as nicely appointed as one of the mid '90s versions. So, an ammo can might be just good enough for me, especially if it is economical.
Thanks. By the way, the loc-box is nice, but I'm afraid what the shipping from the UK might set me back.

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Has anyone had any experience with the Exmoor Trim Cubby Box(item#8981) sold by Atlantic British for $99.95?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:11 PM
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anyone have experience or thoughts on Exmoor Trim's Cubby Box for sale on Atlantic British's website(item#8981) for $99.95? Looks pretty good for the price.
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As you can imagine, an '84 defender is not quite as nicely appointed as one of the mid '90s versions.
FWIW the pictures I posted are of my 1984 90, not that much changed between a 84 and mid 90's in the dash area.
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Two other good choices are the one from MobileStorageSystems and the SafariEquip one. I went for the latter and it is solid for sure and has the radio slot. Once re-painted to match the new interior and the armrest recovered in Outlast when I re-do the seats it should look much better than stock for sure.
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Remind me what's wrong with this one? Looks like it belongs there as well as a tuffy would. Not trying to talk you out of a tuffy - love mine - but yours looks fine.
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Where do you find the 10 inch Tuffy? I did not find it on their site.
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The SafariEquip one looks decent as does the mobile storage one but personally I like the tuffy. I have one in my 90 and it has made me really hate the stock box in my 110.

The only other one I like and have no experience with is this one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LANDROVER-DEFE...ht_1407wt_1167
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Where do you find the 10 inch Tuffy? I did not find it on their site.
http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-104-0...e-10-wide.aspx

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Yeah, the 12" tuffy makes its kinda hard to fasten your seatbelt, and I'm not even that fat.
Well in my first D90 i caught a nice shot in the ribs on a rough trail... that was enough
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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:13 AM
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i did the opposite - took the console out and replaced it with a center seat. Like David I have the ammo box (mine is the Russian model) for storage and couldn't be happier with it. Not only does it lock but unlike my beloved truck is 100% waterproof!!! Mike, you can buy ammo boxes at any army surplus store or online eg http://armysurplusstore.com/search.aspx?find=ammo+box
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:06 PM
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I think the 12 is perfect. The original seems so narrow in comparison. So gay I said 12 is perfect.
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