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14 Sep 2020 14:15 #228185 by DrRobin
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Inspired by others on here and seeing our dog sink in to the boot when tired out from a long walk I decided to make a boot box.

I made it from 8mm plywood for the top to take any weight and 15mm pine planks (from an old bed) for the sides. The base is 6mm plywood.


I have gone for a split lid design, so I can open one half to get the tow bar out whilst the other side is still closed so I don't have to move all of the kit out of the boot.


I wanted to retain the original boot, so kept the old boot lid and put a cut out in the base of the new box.


Then it was covered in thin carpet (first picture with my parcel shelf and second with the seats down) inside and out, to stop it marking anything and also to reduce sound.


I then made two tool trays, these used more 15mm pine planks and 6mm ply for the base. These were covered with carpet on the inside again to reduce sound. I added velcro straps to both lids, so they can be held open by the seat backs.


The design was infulenced by what I had in the shed, all the wood and screws, but the 'piano hinge', velcro and carpet was bought, so total cost about £18. Now our dog can sit in the back without falling in to the old boot. Plus I have decided to start carrying more tools with me, just in case anything breaks.

Next project a phone, glasses, keys tray to sit on the dash board above the centre console. Will be hand to sit the coffee mug in when sheltering from the rain before/after a long walk with the dog.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers
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14 Sep 2020 14:54 #228187 by Romyc75
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Super,bravo

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14 Sep 2020 14:57 #228188 by CC Baxter
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Very neat Doc, I like that. Did the dog ask for the parcel shelf? Chris

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14 Sep 2020 15:21 #228189 by Reason2doubt
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Very nice indeed. Looks great and looks like it holds a fair amount of kit!

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14 Sep 2020 16:07 #228190 by Soeley

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14 Sep 2020 21:14 #228194 by Scimike
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I like it, neat job.

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15 Sep 2020 11:06 #228217 by DrRobin
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Perhaps if the parcel shelf was made of dog biscuits.

I take the parcel shelf out and put the seats down when the dog goes in the back. The trouble is she slips down the seats in to the boot well, especially when she is tired and with the boot liner.

Our dog hasn't been in my Jimny since I finished the box, she mostly goes in the missus' car, no pint in getting muddy paw prints all over my new carpet.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers
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