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Hey i want to hook up the back of my explorer as almost a mini tackle shop and just a convenient surf rig. I was thinking a thread of pictures of your surf mobiles would be pretty cool. plus i can steal ideas from all of your guys trucks. im lookin forward to seeing some pics.



 


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thanks for the tip on that thread, i was leaning toward the inside storage areas of the buggies, maybe i should have been more clear. i just want a few ideas about how the insides rigged with rod racks hanging from the ceilings and tackle storage systems, ect. does anyone have any good ideas or photos



 


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Heres how I did my Suburban,

 

 

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Rubber liner:

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Loaded up, (I did end up flipping the speakers around):

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And its worst now, there is another toolbox. Theres other work related tools under the speaker box that I access by folding down the back seats.

But everything is easy to get too.

I plan on adding a cooler rack to the front, which will help with work and fishing storage wars lol.

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is there anything you do to keep that set of drawers standing up without falling when you turn, i like where your going with this

 

 

Yes. I forgot to mention I put Velcro hook on the bottom, the adhesive backed stuff. It grabbed the carpet pile. The drain basin also added some stability. I wish I new what it came out of.

It has a drain port in it. It works great to keep the carpet dry. :)

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NB...I used to have an Explorer, so this is familiar territory. I can share some pix from what I've used in the past, and what I'm currently setting up in my new Tacoma.

 

I built a wood box (with lids) to hold an assortment of Plano storage boxes. This is when it was in my Explorer, but it is being re-used in my Tacoma.

 

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As you can see above, I also use Rubbermaid bins to hold waders and assorted gear (belts, pliers, lanyards, etc). I also prefer to have a rack inside the truck for rods, as I have a handful of 2-pc rods. Here's the one I built recently inside the cap of the Tacoma...had a similar one in my Ranger and also my Explorer.

 

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I'm really picky about having my gear properly stored, so this is near-and-dear to me. Good luck!

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Following what others have put in their trucks, I have built a 4' x 4' box for the back of the Suburban. I could have gone with a bigger storage setup, but I have to use the back seats sometimes. The box has 2 drawers and a large area with a hinged lid. I have since added a removable extension (with a headboard) on one side for a mattress for the nights I sleep there. The box holds most of what I carry including: plugs, stove, waders, rain gear, shovel, first aid kit, tow rope, etc. The family refers to Dad's giant tackle box in the back of his truck.

 

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In this pic you can see the crosspiece that I added to support my weight when using the bed, as well as the plug storage in the boxes, rain gear, and stove.

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The extension with headboard and mattress are behind the box.

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Not in the pictures is the 4' peg board on the left side that holds bags of assorted rigs, bucktails, metal, and small tools. This thing stays in the truck year round. I do a lot of tailgating for football and baseball, so I keep some of that stuff handy in here, too. Good luck with your project.

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