: I was bored on a Sunday so I decided to customize my trunk storage



Tackelbarry
03-13-12, 03:08 PM
area. Basically, I just built a fancy box/enclosure with my version of the V logo on the access door. The 30mm ammo can is just to show the available space inside the enclosure. I have attached a couple of pictures.

RADEoN
03-13-12, 08:57 PM
huh?

I hate my AMG
03-13-12, 09:13 PM
this is random but i like it alot lol ! nice job !

Tackelbarry
03-13-12, 10:02 PM
this is random but i like it alot lol ! nice job !

Thanks. I have restored and customized a lot of vehicles (50+), the most recent a 1969 Firebird Convertible, but the V really did not need any work. So, as I am always looking for something to do, this idea came to mind. I also designed the box so I can hang a couple of long guns inside it. Just in case I decide to stop by the range on my way home.
Maybe I should have posted this another board, but I thought it might give other V owners some ideas.

RADEoN
03-13-12, 11:24 PM
i just realized you made that and installed it. now i am not so confused.

odthetruth
03-14-12, 12:34 AM
Nice. I like it alot. Looks damn near factory.

I hate my AMG
03-14-12, 12:52 AM
the box is perffect i had to do a double take to see if it was a full box to match the back seat or if you actually dug into the back of the seats . this would be really cool if where you had the "V" you used some plexi glass and got the v logo etched and wired some leds on the sides http://www.xpll.com/upload/20100705/20100705153600754.jpg like that ! might be a little bit too showey but i think that would be real cool!

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also the V logo that you used what is it made of where did you get that ?

Tackelbarry
03-14-12, 08:43 AM
The V logo was a picture that I enlarged and then cut out of wood. It is painted the factory sliver WA994L produced by Dupli-color. I also sprayed four coats of clear gloss with a light sanding between coats. I still have access to the manual trunk release by folding either of the rear seats forward. There is also about a 3-4" space between the rear seat and the box where I have done another custom touch.

PISNUOFF
03-14-12, 10:32 AM
Nice. I've been thinking about doing this to store a couple spare axles and the tools to swap them out on the side of the road.

DDS rollin a CTS
03-14-12, 03:57 PM
...I also designed the box so I can hang a couple of long guns inside it. Just in case I decide to stop by the range on my way home...

Secure/somewhat concealed gun storage is exactly what I thought of when I saw this. Not sure how its secured in place but if its relatively sturdy a good padlock would make that an excellent "car safe" to protect valuables from a "smash and grab" type theft.


...There is also about a 3-4" space between the rear seat and the box where I have done another custom touch...

Oh do tell...


Nice. I've been thinking about doing this to store a couple spare axles and the tools to swap them out on the side of the road.

:lol:

thebigjimsho
03-15-12, 11:36 AM
Nice. I like it alot. Looks damn near factory.

I've never seen factory gun storage...

alradco
03-15-12, 04:16 PM
Looks great. Nice job.

Tackelbarry
03-15-12, 05:47 PM
[QUOTE=DDS rollin a CTS;2898495]Secure/somewhat concealed gun storage is exactly what I thought of when I saw this. Not sure how its secured in place but if its relatively sturdy a good padlock would make that an excellent "car safe" to protect valuables from a "smash and grab" type theft.

It is secured with "L" brackets from behind the seat. The intent was to make it look like it is just a frame highlighting the V logo. Unless you look very close, in person, it would be hard to tell that the door folds down.



Oh do tell...

Level 4 kevlar. To do the whole car would weigh to much and be to costly. The idea, with society what it has become, is to get away. And, I have my 4x4
4dr. Tundra and Land Cruiser set up for any unforeseen extreme circumstances.

Thanks for the inquires. You can see from my signature what my background has been/is, and hopefully, this will give others some ideas.

Scott Jens aka. Tackelbarry
C.H.P.D. (ret.)
Check Six Training LLC
www.chksixtraining.com

rand49er
03-15-12, 05:54 PM
If it wasn't for that ammo can, I wouldn't have known how big it was.

quikss
03-16-12, 12:14 AM
I've never seen factory gun storage...

Take a look at the new Ram trucks with the sportsmans package on them. On the driver side they have a storage locker at teh top of the bed sides that opens up and stores a few long guns in it. Pretty slick other than I think its a dead area if you put a cap on, which many sportsman do. I know myself, come sept. the cap goes on my truck to keep the hunting gear dry.

Jeff

JDB
03-18-12, 04:34 PM
Interesting idea....but it then takes away space for larger items...like golf clubs.

Speaking of storage areas in the trunk... there are squarish indents on either side in front of the tail lights...my pass side has 4 small holes in it...any reason why?

Tackelbarry
03-19-12, 08:30 AM
Interesting idea....but it then takes away space for larger items...like golf clubs.

They still fit. Of course, I only play a couple times a year so it wasn't my first priority.

Speaking of storage areas in the trunk... there are squarish indents on either side in front of the tail lights...my pass side has 4 small holes in it...any reason why?

Are you talking about the holes that you use to move the net hold down anchors too, to suit your needs?

mberisha
03-20-12, 05:39 PM
[QUOTE=DDS rollin a CTS;2898495]Secure/somewhat concealed gun storage is exactly what I thought of when I saw this. Not sure how its secured in place but if its relatively sturdy a good padlock would make that an excellent "car safe" to protect valuables from a "smash and grab" type theft.

It is secured with "L" brackets from behind the seat. The intent was to make it look like it is just a frame highlighting the V logo. Unless you look very close, in person, it would be hard to tell that the door folds down.



Oh do tell...

Level 4 kevlar. To do the whole car would weigh to much and be to costly. The idea, with society what it has become, is to get away. And, I have my 4x4
4dr. Tundra and Land Cruiser set up for any unforeseen extreme circumstances.

Thanks for the inquires. You can see from my signature what my background has been/is, and hopefully, this will give others some ideas.

Scott Jens aka. Tackelbarry
C.H.P.D. (ret.)
Check Six Training LLC
www.chksixtraining.com

"Check Six"....very nice.....

Tackelbarry
03-20-12, 07:31 PM
That is why I named the company Check Six, some understand it, and those who do not usually ask questions. Good observation!