Built a rear cargo organizer

cody_s

Original poster
Member
Dec 6, 2011
625
Atlanta, GA
After reading a bunch of threads here and on ORTB, I decided to go ahead and build a rear cargo organizer. The difficult part was having a box for two 12" subs and having to build around them, as they take up a good bit of space. Came up with the idea to have two large compartments under the subs, and set them on a shelf.

The base of the cargo organizer:
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All the wood cut to size
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The outer frame:
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Ended up taking off the top, had it so the subs would face back towards the rest of the trunk, but I figured if I turned them to she they were facing up, I'd have more storage room on the shelf in front of the sub box.

And the (ALMOST) finished product:
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Still want to add some drawers in the bottom compartments to make everything easier to get to, and add some carpet/wallpaper/design of some sort so it doesn't just look like straight lumber.

All in all, I think it went pretty well, first time doing a big wood project Ike this, I'm really not much of a handyman lol.

The only downside is that with the sub box facing upward, it kind of kills the visibility out of the bottom of the rear window. Maybe towing mirrors are in my future lol.
 

Regulator

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Nov 20, 2011
2,496
Looks good. My only question, whats the sound like with the subs now? I tried my sub box on top of my rear storage box and it rattled and sounded like sh**. So much so I decided to sell off the subs.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
49,665
Lookin good!
 

Audiophobe

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Aug 12, 2012
12
I just built a storage unit for the back of my TB. Check it out and let me know if you are stumped for ideas. It's really difficult to measure inside of a vehicle since everything is molded plastic it makes the woodworking even more difficult.

I had to eliminate my sub for now. I haven't decided if I want to put it back or not. Good luck with the project!

Here's the link to my thread if you're interested.:biggrin:
http://gmtnation.com/f33/trailblazer-storage-organization-4538/
 

Porkins

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Dec 5, 2011
6,960
Looking good Cody!
 

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