Mitsubishi Projects: DIY Toolbox
Author/ Designer/ Photographer: Guy DeWitte, May 21, 2000. Editor: Phil Hansford
|A Stout Storage Solution For the 2 Door Montero/Raider|
|The toolbox, with hatches open. When closed, it looks like part of the truck.|
This toolbox was made for the 2 door with rear seat removed. However, the rear section can be made separate and fits perfectly, even with the rear seat in upright position. The rear section flares out a bit just enough to fit snug against the wheel wells. This allows the box to remain in place without any movement forward in the event of a sudden stop or crash.
The stock tie-downs were relocated to the sides of the box.
I used 3/4" plywood and small sections of pine on the interior
center strips. The entire exposed exterior was covered in auto carpet that
matched the truck. When closed up, it looks to be part of the truck.
I used it to organize my carpentry tools and to keep them out of
also regularly carried as much as 600 pounds of gear on top of it with no
|The Top View: Notice how the rear section is slightly flared (3") to keep it against the wheel wells.|