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#1 User is offline   BustedKnuckl 

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:20 PM

Been awhile since I've been around these parts, lol. I'm on a local car club forum here in Fort Myers, and we have a whole aresonal of 4x4s, so I'm still reppin' the Jeep as hard as I can lol. But since then I've met a cool Land Rover guy. He's got a late model Disco 2, done lots of simple fab-work to it, and the truck is outstanding. Today he came over and we did some cheapy cheapy work on the Jeep.

Origionally got the idea off a Nissan Xtrerra site, then modified to my liking. Its a simple basket that sits over the rear cargo bay to hold and keep things dry.

The shelving itself is just a 4' by 16" closet rack from Lowes Blowes' for $15. The tabs pictured here my buddy had left over from another project, but their origionally off a Land Rover Defender. We just bent them as needed.

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We did the same thing on the front, but also incorporated snap rings to allow the cage to sit more level, and to make it easier to load - unload. Plus with the snap rings undone, the shelve falls down and creates a pet - barrier, for the dog I don't own yet. lolol.

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Then we threw some stuff up there to get an idea of what it'd be like...

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Then threw a cargo net over it we got out of a wrecked ZJ a few months ago..

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And done! Total time was about 20 minutes, for less then $20. Now.... just need to put another $3,000 into the Jeep to get it running again!
In Loving memory of my Caitiebaby..
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT - Full ACR suspension swap, 2" lowering springs, 17" SRT rims, CAI, Cat - Back, 5 speed, stage 2 clutch, strut tower bars, sway bars - Autocross Car/Daily Driver

1990 Jeep XJ - Gettin ready to make a scene.

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#2 User is offline   logandzwon 

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:30 PM

looks good, except on my jeep that would obstruct the rear view. If that a problem for you as well?
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#3 User is offline   BustedKnuckl 

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 01:11 PM

Nah not really, Cherokee has a huge back window IMO and I mine came with no interior options, so I just have a giant rear veiw mirror, nothing fancy, can see right under it.
In Loving memory of my Caitiebaby..
June 26. 1988 - August 29, 2008


2005 Dodge Neon SXT - Full ACR suspension swap, 2" lowering springs, 17" SRT rims, CAI, Cat - Back, 5 speed, stage 2 clutch, strut tower bars, sway bars - Autocross Car/Daily Driver

1990 Jeep XJ - Gettin ready to make a scene.

www.FortMyersRacing.net
www.SWFLRacing.com
www.SouthernMudding.com

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