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How To Utilize Space Under Driver's Seat

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by The Wizard, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Oct 24, 2018
    The Wizard

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    There is a lot of space under the driver's seat of my 1974 CJ5. I thought about a second gas tank but sitting on all that gas isn't a comforting thought and besides I have 10 liters mounted on the back. I was wondering if anyone has mounted an sliding box or drawer for additional secure storage under their driver's seat?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    I store stuff there. I found a nice plastic box with a lid And fill it with tools, tie wire, spare lug nuts, tire plugs and tools, etc etc. I also found a mount for my large MAG light and screwed it to the floor. The box just clears the seat mount and I keep a roll of duct tape on top of it.. Also along the side are several pairs of gloves, my winch control and my airdown tool. Etc etc
     
  3. Oct 24, 2018
    Chilly

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    Could put a fuel tank there and use it for water.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2018
    PGHCJ5

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    I built a box to house my radio and two speakers under there. Didn't want to hack into the dash....
     
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  5. Oct 24, 2018
    Focker

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  6. Oct 24, 2018
    The Wizard

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    On day trips, I carry water in canteens. If the trip is longer or where water may not be readily available I carry 5 litre Scepter cans in my 1/4 ton trailer full of it.
     
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  7. Oct 24, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    As a cabinetmaker - having to deal with drawers opening during shipping, all I can think about is the drawer flying open and crushing your ankles in a collision. If you are to go the drawer route, make sure there is a strong, positive latch or two holding it closed.
     
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    Rich M.

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    Case of beer fits nicely...
     
  9. Oct 24, 2018
    wally

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    i mounted my cb radio to the underside of the seat frame. i can't see the channel indicator, but i usually stay on the same channel anyway.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2018
    The Wizard

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    Over the years I have "stuffed" stuff under that seat using everything from paper grocery bags (ah, what we did when young) to cardboard boxes to an army duffle bag to all shapes and sizes of plastic bins. I am looking for something more sturdy, more part of the jeep and more secure.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2018
    BJHitson60

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    I use it to store my portable air compressor for airing up the tire\es...
     
  12. Oct 25, 2018
    The Wizard

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    That is obvious to the casual observer!
     
  13. Oct 25, 2018
    timgr

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    This was my experience - I used to put soft items like sleeping bags and clothing duffels down there and strapped them in. Anything heavy and rigid would migrate out with enough bumps and jolts.
     
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  14. Oct 28, 2018
    roadhog304

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    I mounted a large halotron fire extinguisher under my seat. I chose not to go with the norm and not put it on my roll bar.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2018
    The Wizard

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    I do not want to sound rude and unappreciative BUT I could not care less about what you stuff under your driver seat. Sorry! What I am really, really, really looking for is if anyone has come up with a securely mount, lockable storage container design that mounts under the driver seat of a 1974 CJ5. From the lack of responses that deal directly with that I am assuming no one has come up with such a system.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    You sound like you know what you want, so build it! Show us what you come up with.
     
  17. Oct 29, 2018
    The Wizard

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    I wish I could. But I have no mechanical abilities what so ever. I can't even hang a picture without smashing my thumb or putting a hole in the wall. And if I put a hole in the wall I am really in trouble. (Thank God for Command Picture Hanging Strips. Even those I can mess up.) I know my limitations.
     
  18. Oct 30, 2018
    sterlclan

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    How about a lock box like a cash box ?
     
  19. Oct 30, 2018
    rejeep

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    I have lockable storage as well as enough room for a tool bag to the right...
     
  20. Oct 30, 2018
    RustNeverJeeps?

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    Perhaps consider small firearm safes. I would expect that their sizes and multitude of lock designs (key, code, biometric) might work wonderfully for you.
     
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