DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

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Oh mylanta! Definitely get a circular saw (or some sort of electric saw of some sort) while doing this. I'm using a handsaw and it hurts! It was only $8 (Stanley brand), and the circular saws were only $50, but I figured if I bought it I wouldn't be using much of it after the trunk was done...
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Oh mylanta! Definitely get a circular saw (or some sort of electric saw of some sort) while doing this. I'm using a handsaw and it hurts! It was only $8 (Stanley brand), and the circular saws were only $50, but I figured if I bought it I wouldn't be using much of it after the trunk was done...
yeah i used a hand scrolling jigsaw. cut and shaped while doing it. with mdf will take some time.
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looks really nice.. i wanted to do the same thing but dont think it will be possible with what i have...
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how could i do the carpet with a regular fabric from Michaels, how thick should it be?
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Anything is fine, as long as you can glue it onto the wood. Just use staples to hold the edges and use any fabric you want. Try to keep to less than 1/4 inch thick if possible. Preferrably 1/8"
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Nice job. I really got to do that to mine. Had a blow out the other day and it was a bitch to take out my system.
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i did this to my car after finding this thread. it's awesome! I've got pics if anyone wants them, but they look about the same as the original post.
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stop bringing back old threads.
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Wow is it really a crime to bring back old threads when the thread is a DIY?
Anyway I'd like to see a few pics!
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

hey i tried to something similar but underneath my carpet there's foam pieces and the one to the right of my spare tyre is missing so i can't lay the mdf flat. how'd you do it? you got one of those skinny spare tyres? I dunno where to get that piece of foam from
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Marked as to do.
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

this is dope im gonna try puttin it together tomorrow
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

Wow, got lots of good ideas here. Now I just need some cash to fix the stock-ness of my ride.
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

I ended up doing a completely different custom wooden floor trunk, still with spare tire access. I'll be posting progress pictures after the weekend.
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

Might as well keep this thread going... Great tutorial. Got my custom trunk now, with sub and amp in place, looks nice and clean. Thanks for posting the DIY!
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wow looks great
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

I tried this with my trunk but did a couple things diff.

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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

Yeah that's a nice twist, the way the doors open up. Can you get to your spare still?

I forgot to mention, I didn't end up putting hinges on mine, so the panel just lifts up to get to the spare. I only used 3/4" MDF on the part holding the sub box. The rest of it is 1/2" OSB. I didn't really think i need the extra strength/weight of MDF, plus I had enough OSB laying around. I used some felt that picked up from the craft store @ $5/yard, so this was a really cheap DIY. I also used a thin board to rest the front of the sub box on so it would sit more level since the back of the sub box is resting on that raised strip of metal where the back seats meet the trunk floor. You should see how bowed the OEM board is that I removed! POS
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

Yup the wheel is still accessible, just got to remove the other stuff and there is just enough room to stick my arm in to unscrew the wheel and pull it out. I used all 1/2in. MDF and it seems to be holdin up great. I wanted to mount my amp on the right side but couldnt figure out a way for it to work right. I'm happy with how it is tho
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

I did pretty much the same thing, adding an amp holder under the floor:


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Had to cut modify the plastic part a little to give the amp rack room to go up and down

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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

Sorry links are broken on first post. This forum isn't giving me the option to edit the post now. Here's the pics as an attachment so we don't lose them again.

mkkuntz, that looks amazing! I wanted to do that but the amp and cap wouldn't fit.
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Thanks for reuploading the photos, I'm gonna need this guide very soon
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i fixed the links in the first post to look at the attachments here. the only one i saw missing was "diy5.jpg" that was in your original post, but it wasn't one of the uploads.
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Re: DIY: Custom Trunk II !with access to spare tire!

It's awesome to see people still using this! I've since had a few different cars, but I'll still answer questions as best I can if anyone needs help.
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Nice DIY my friend. Mine buckled and was looking for something like this. Also i had a full rear quarter replacement so all of my felt was tore up so thanks for the project.

Not sure you can see the buckle but you can definitely see all the fabric just hanging around.
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This is great seeing this still used. I've since helped another friend with a similar project, and we basically did this all over again.

As an aside, updated my car in my sig now that the Lotus is gone (but missed).
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My attempt this past weekend, based off your 'inspiration', diskreet.


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My attempt this past weekend, based off your 'inspiration', diskreet.


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Looks awesome! Great work, that's extremely clean.

It makes me proud that a decade later this is still helpful to people. Best of luck to anyone else who attempts a project like this!
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Looks awesome! Great work, that's extremely clean.

It makes me proud that a decade later this is still helpful to people. Best of luck to anyone else who attempts a project like this!

You SHOULD be proud. It was a great article and it was exactly what I was looking for. A tremendous upgrade for the trunk and rids almost ALL vibrations.
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