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Totally understand where you're coming from, it's definitely an aggressive change to the interior.

In my case, Im going to be living in the Jeep full-time on the road, & using it as a mobile photography/videography home & office. I shoot around the clock, day & night, and take naps throughout. I really need the organization for myself, its going to be very helpful. I have a million little items & need to know where they all are at all times, especially at night when its pitch black out and my camera is shooting a time-lapse and I cant turn any lights on (which would ruin it).

The reason for the second platform is for emergency shelter, & nights where I wont be able to sleep in the rooftop tent during severe storms or insane wind. It also blocks all of my gear from view hopefully killing the temptation to break in.
Where are you going on your trip? My wife and I did 10k miles around the US, but the Jeep was totally stock and no RTT so the back was just a big pile of stuff held down with bungee cords. Not ideal.
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What would be the best material to use for this project? Surely something designed to last a king time and stand up to abuse wouldn’t be untreated wood.
 

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What would be the best material to use for this project? Surely something designed to last a king time and stand up to abuse wouldn’t be untreated wood.
The best? Aluminum and carbon fiber would be nice, but I don't have the tools or money for that. I used a good quality plywood and sealed it with a polyurethane finish. The materials are pretty similar to kitchen or bathroom cabinets. I'm confident that it will hold up for a while.
 

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First off...amazing work OP! Definitely enjoyed reading this thread.

A bit late but when i was reading some of the early posts talking about finding/building drawers I immediately thought of this company, shelvesthatslide : https://www.shelvesthatslide.com/

I used them recently for some custom slide out drawers in my bathroom...BIG ones that slide out of what used to be a big cabinet/closet kind of thing. They will build them to your spec and for someone like me who would have no problem taking the jeep apart and putting it back together but belongs no where near woodworking it was a slam dunk! You can choose diff grades of drawers/slides/etc. Made in the USA!

Might help someone else who is looking for a custom drawer after they build a frame.
 

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Here you go guys.

Hope its clear... Hit me up if you have any questions.

Im working on the second level platform for the back area now which will sit 20 inches higher than the lower one... I'll keep you guys posted about how thats coming along, and I should have photos to share later this week.

all the best,
Lawrence

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Thank you so much for posting. Very clear and such a huge time saver! Looks like this will be really not hard. Glue up some vinyl non-skid or just start with marine non-skid for a professional (waterproof) finish.
 

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At the risk of high-jacking the OP's thread... just bumbled across another DIY video that is a little simpler overall, but has some good thought put into it. Someone coming along later on this thread might find it a useful addition to the DIY spirit here...

 

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Hey James,

Regarding the Diabolical slipstream. The product is awesome but I’m removing it now for 2 reasons & still using one part of it elsewhere.

removing it because,
- I used to have a softop and it was necessary for security reasons. I traded someone for a hardtop now because I want even more security and better sound/insulation inside... mainly because I’ll be living in it full time. (Loved the soft top)
- also because I’m basically creating my own custom security enclosure (with drawers) designed exactly the way I want it :)

I’ll be adding the part of the diabolical slipstream to which bungy cords can attach to / the metal bars with the large holes. Check out this photo. I placed them on top of the cardboard as I was brainstorming.

-Lawrence

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THIS is interesting to me. They way you have the front seat down and the platform over top of it. I'm 6"5 and am thinking about creating a sleeping platform that would sit above one of the front seats like that so I'd have enough space.

Its about 21" or 1.75 Ft between the floor of the front seats and where the platform would sit over top of the laid back front seat.

My measurements are for the passenger side and includes removing the head rest.

I have a Tuffy Security Deck which I would keep, so I'd need to build a platform that went from the rear seats to the front dashboard basically.

I wonder if the 21" is too tall for support legs.

I'd probably have to have everything on hinges, including the support legs so I could fold it up reasonably while travelling.....

Same deal as you Lawrance, running a rooftop tent, but need the ability to sleep inside.


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Here you go guys.

Hope its clear... Hit me up if you have any questions.

Im working on the second level platform for the back area now which will sit 20 inches higher than the lower one... I'll keep you guys posted about how thats coming along, and I should have photos to share later this week.

all the best,
Lawrence

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AWESOME WORK DONE !!!!
AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR PLAN. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I AM GOING TO DO THIS WEEKEND
 
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