: Third Row Seats out, Cargo Friendly in



kgb14
03-27-12, 10:15 PM
I finally finished the cargo area in my Platinum Escalade. The previous thread is here:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-2007/252797-those-you-who-dont-use-third.html

I wanted a more trunk like area instead of the third row of seats and here is what I came up with.

Stock:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_5683.jpg

Step 1: Remove seats and install Cargo Screen from Cadillac:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8523.jpg
Step 2: Add a cargo bar and cargo net to stop things from sliding from the back thru the gap between the captain chairs:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8524.jpg
Top of net attached to the seat belt holder things:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8526.jpg
Step 3: Order new Carpet Cargo Mat from CAR Motorsports, Platinum color #1057-Dark Fawn mat with #1057-Dark Fawn serging,Mat Quality : 32oz GOLD Series,
Floor Mat Backing : CushionGrip Foam
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8541.jpg
Step 4: Add Second Cargo Net to the floor to hold items from sliding around:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8550.jpg
The second net attaches to the cargo bar and to the already supplied cargo attachment points near the rear:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8546.jpg

Both nets came from Walmart for $9.98 each.
All of this can be taken down in a matter of minutes if need be.
It looks good and no rattles.
The wife is pleased.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/IMG_8540.jpg

MrHolland
03-27-12, 10:37 PM
Wow, that looks great and very functional. Good job!!!!

hcvone
03-28-12, 08:26 AM
If you use a weather tech type of rubber mat nothing will slide around, have used them since the 80's, of course they really don't make a good match for the brown. :)

krieghoff
03-28-12, 09:10 AM
I shoot sporting clays. I removed the 3rd row seats and built this box to my guns and shooting equipment in when I travel.

It works great!

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq217/tshook_2008/DSC00369.jpg

K9Caddy
03-28-12, 12:55 PM
If you use a weather tech type of rubber mat nothing will slide around, have used them since the 80's, of course they really don't make a good match for the brown. :)

I beg to differ... I quit using the weather tech, since it was to slick, stuff was flying everywhere. I now use the LUXE embroidered mat by Lloyds and cargo net. No problems. I got tired of opening the tailgate and watching my stuff fall out. I threw in the towel, once I had a couple bottles of cabernet hit the concrete. :(

PWGUNNY
03-28-12, 05:19 PM
I shoot sporting clays. I removed the 3rd row seats and built this box to my guns and shooting equipment in when I travel.

It works great!

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq217/tshook_2008/DSC00369.jpg

Krieghoff- Very nice box. I knew you were a shotgunner, when i saw your user name. I'm a Beretta man myself, your brand is a bit too steep for my wallet.

krieghoff
03-28-12, 06:20 PM
Told my daughter that when I go there won't be a check!

I told her the way it is looking now she is going to owe some money!! LOL

hcvone
03-28-12, 07:14 PM
I beg to differ... I quit using the weather tech, since it was to slick, stuff was flying everywhere. I now use the LUXE embroidered mat by Lloyds and cargo net. No problems. I got tired of opening the tailgate and watching my stuff fall out. I threw in the towel, once I had a couple bottles of cabernet hit the concrete. :(

Mine is almost sticky, like textured, my tan one was pretty slick, but the new ones work well, have about 20 brake lights in one and they go nowhere

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I shoot sporting clays. I removed the 3rd row seats and built this box to my guns and shooting equipment in when I travel.

It works great!

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq217/tshook_2008/DSC00369.jpg

Very nice work. :) They shoot across the street from me at the country club every sunday in the winter, I make it a few times a year.

K9Caddy
03-28-12, 07:24 PM
[QUOTE=hcvone;2915439]Mine is almost sticky, like textured, my tan one was pretty slick, but the new ones work well, have about 20 brake lights in one and they go nowhere[COLOR="Silver"]

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That's good to know. How about you send me one of those brake lights? ;) Thanks in advance! You know my addy...

d_v_o_1
03-28-12, 07:59 PM
KGB14, nice job on making it look clean. Where did you track down the top screen? Do they fit all 07 and up?? Would make a nice addition to keep prying eyes out!

kgb14
03-28-12, 10:12 PM
KGB14, nice job on making it look clean. Where did you track down the top screen? Do they fit all 07 and up?? Would make a nice addition to keep prying eyes out!

I got it from a Cadillac dealer off of Ebay but here is the same screen from Cadillac accessories:
http://www.gmaccessorieszone.com/Cadillac/en-US/Escalade/Cargo%2bManagement%2b-%2bInterior/Cargo%2bSecurity%2bShade/2007

48548m
03-29-12, 07:03 AM
Where did you find the nets? I would like to pick up a few?

K9Caddy
03-29-12, 08:30 AM
The nets are a GM accessory. Part# 17803346

Cadillac Cust Svc
03-29-12, 12:26 PM
Awesome job, kgb14! Thanks for sharing. :)

I just double checked, and the net is available via the helpful gmpartsdirect.com (part number 17803346, as K9Caddy mentioned above). Disclaimer: General Motors neither endorses nor maintains this site and will not be responsible for any of its contents.

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service

kgb14
03-29-12, 06:49 PM
The nets are a GM accessory. Part# 17803346

NO!!!! That is not the net, that is that small thing that fits between the captain chairs that they sell. NOT THE ONES!!

Here is what I bought at Walmart, 2 of them:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Reese-Carry-Power-Hammock-Cargo-Net/15125845

for 10 bucks each.

K9Caddy
03-29-12, 06:58 PM
kgb14-

How does it fit between the cap chairs? Sure looks like the cargo net to me. Curious how it would work, since I have one on order. Thanks!

kgb14
03-29-12, 09:11 PM
kgb14-

How does it fit between the cap chairs? Sure looks like the cargo net to me. Curious how it would work, since I have one on order. Thanks!

I have one too that I never installed. Here are the directions:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cad_net_instruc.jpg

48548m
03-31-12, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the part number... I bought 3 next to my GM ones that one cost more than all 3 but it did come with the screw in parts for the ext... Not the same quality but great for the money...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/48548/car/IMG_3418.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/48548/car/IMG_3419.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/48548/car/IMG_3420.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/48548/car/IMG_3421.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/48548/car/IMG_3422.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/48548/car/IMG_3423.jpg

kgb14
03-31-12, 03:42 PM
That looks great 48548m! Yes they are a bit less quality wise but still good.

I just gave mine the ultimate test. I carried home some left over BBQ Ribs with sauce in a flimsy togo container under the new net. It held it in place perfectly, no mess!:bouncy:

escalade kidd
04-07-12, 02:22 PM
i was looking for an easydown for my tailgate but couldnt find one for an ext...which part number did you get?

WaterKing
04-08-12, 10:08 PM
For a 2007 up EXT use Dee Zee DZ43101 Tailgate Assist, it will require modification to make it work. Dee Zee has said they will not provide a model specific for the EXT or Avalanche. Either the shock has to modified to be about 5/8" longer or the stud on the tailgate mounted plate has to cut off and repositioned. I think this part from O'Reilly's also works SG330901EZ. Sometimes the washer that mounts under the post on the bed has to be ground down on one side or a smaller washer used to clear the bend of the body.

WaterKing
04-11-12, 06:14 PM
An update...finally got around to installing the Dee Zee 43101 tailgate assist on my EXT. Required about 15 min mostly to find the M4 and M5 allen wrenches. It required NO modifications. Apparently, when they went to the ball type upper joint the cylinder extended length was a little greater and it is just enough to allow it to work without any changes to the lower plate or stud. I did make sure the lower plate was not tightened until after the shock was mounted and the tailgate was fully lowered with the retaining cable on that side tight. No more wacked head while working on the hitch assembly! Pretty neat to let go of the tailgate and watch it slowly lower itself. Worthwhile safety mod. Now I will have to rig a mercury (or similar eco friendly) switch to let me know when it has not been fully shut....Until now I could always depend on the loud thump and shudder like a driveshaft just blew to tell me I didn't have it shut fully.

This was in response to Escalade Kidd, I think I will post it separately.