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Securing Things In The Back Ideas

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Aug 1, 2019
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    As I start to actually use Willie and prepare for some mountain forest trails, I'm finding things constantly just sliding around in the back. I've started to think about adding some footman loops on the inside sides of tub, but I just hate to start drilling holes. I do the all the ones on the outside of the tailgate and have thought about getting a longer bolt to put one on the inside opposite the outside ones. But give me the wisdom of you experiences.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Since my tub’s floor has been patched, then patched, and then patched again, I had no problem drilling holes and mounting some eye hooks. I use them and some bungees to hold some toolboxes, wheel chocks, and other goodies in place. This probably doesn’t really help you much as, seeing how nice your Jeep is, I’d be reluctant to drill holes too! Maybe try a rubber mat to prevent sliding? Like a thin stall mat you could cut down at your local farm store/TSC? Or one of those spreader bars?
     
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    jeep2003

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    Iandavidh

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    I have just stuffed all my stuff behind the seat and in the underseat toolbox.

    I’ll probably have a tote in the back attached with the footmans loops like mentioned above. Not a permanent solution but good for trips/camping
     
  5. Aug 2, 2019
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    For example, today I had to pull the rear exhaust bolt that was leaking coolant. After coating it better, putting it back in, and topping off the coolant, I set the jug in the back as I took a spin. Next thing I know it's sliding around. When I go on forest trails, I want to carry a jug of water as a precaution, but don't want it sliding around. Let alone tying down camping gear.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2019
    Hellion

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    Take a photo of what you'd typically bring along on a wheeling trip and where you'd
    place it in the back. Members could 'spatially' help you decide where to put it and with
    what to tie it down with.

    Otherwise...
    One of those bungee cord nets (?) and maybe you can stretch the attaching hooks
    way out to attach to some pre-existing fastener or seat brackets or similar.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 2, 2019
    Boyink

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    Maybe cut/carpet a piece of plywood to lay in the rear cargo area, and attach footman loops or other tiedowns to that?
     
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    Glenn

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    I don't like a bunch of loose stuff on the floor either so I know what you're getting at. Bunch of good ideas being presented, think any of them will work for you? How much floor space do you need to use?
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Let's not overthink this-

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    Glenn

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    I've been known to use a box like that but in a little better shape. :) Good for experimenting to see what sizes, shapes, whatever come in handy.
     
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    duffer

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    I have footman loops all over the back of my 3B. Tub rim and roll bar. I do not EVER leave anything loose in the bed. Those items will just be projectiles if you get into a serious problem, whether on-trail or city when some idiot runs a red light or is too engrossed in their phone. McMaster-Carr has three different sizes of stainless footman loops that are pretty nice. Even used a bunch on my RZR.

    You can see a couple of the roll bar loops on the photo. There are two more on the "B" loop and the rear legs each have two. The bikini top loops suffice for the rear.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Boyink

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    In my CJ6 I just welded some large hex nuts where the floor met the fenders. Just had to be enough to get a ratchet strap hook through.
     
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    Keys5a

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    I've used plastic milk crates that can be bungee corded to side of the inner fender via a couple footman loops, typically up against the seat. The milk crates hold all sorts of smaller stuff.
    -Donny
     
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    PeteL

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    Yes, this. On a rubber mat.
     
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    Keys5a

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    That cargo bar is likely too long for the approx 36" width between inner rear fenders, plus it would likely push and distort the flat panels of the inner walls.
    -Donny
     
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    Hellion

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    I like Boyink's idea of a wooden, cut-to-fit insert with slots or footman loops.
    Paint it your color of choice, add carpeting, add rubber 'feet' to the underside
    for cushioning and noise reduction.

    Maybe add some rubber covered super duper (neodymium) magnets to hold it down?

    Milk crates are darn near indispensable. I got one full of emergency gear for each
    car trunk.
     
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    Jw60

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    I have footmen loops inside the tailgate and out. it is a bit high for a milk crate, but I think you can find a tote the right height then use an old belt to strap them together.
     
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    Nebr1957CJ5

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    I also dig the carpeted drop in panel, but ive got another one that has served me well in my old work truck. Using a milk crate or something similar wrap a rubber bungee strap around the bottom at both ends. The rubber on the bottom helps them stick in place really well
     
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    Hellion

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    Maybe a bicycle inner tube, slit and glued in place?
     

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