May 3, 2009 at 11:41 am #232605James CochranParticipant
I got a cargo net used in vans at a Goodwill store for 2 bucks and use it in the space behind the driver. I also got some aluminum barstock, polished them to chrome appearance, coated them, and screwed them to the humps in the cargo area, using chrome screws and finish washers. The net is adjustable and we use it to not only place items on the net, but we also can flip the net over to hold items in. The net is laced to a chrome rod attached to the seat, just below a metal angle with chrome trim that finishes off the top edge of the seat.
JamesMay 3, 2009 at 11:45 am #238831Mel ZeigerParticipant
Great idea nad execution, I have a net in the gargage that comes out of a, darn I can’t remember. But I will take it to Florida and see if I can do a similar install.
MelMay 4, 2009 at 10:57 am #238832Steve CritesParticipant
Thanks for the photos. Good ideas. I’ve got a cargo net like that somewhere around here, just need to find it.
I’ve thought about the strips on the bottom but I wonder if my driving style would sling stuff from side to side too much. (NO, I can’t just slow down!) I’m guessing that it works great in conjunction with the net. Have you road tested it much?
I spent the weekend putting a powered subwoofer in the hidden back compartment. Am I crazy? yes…..Does it add to the driving experience for me? Most definitely!…. Does the wife know? Not yet!….
Later, RingoMay 4, 2009 at 11:29 am #238833James CochranParticipant
AWESOME, you going to surprise her with massive sound waves ?
You might be getting some sound waves yourself from her
I have found the net is perfect and holds everything, large and small. I usually have small stuff under, and large stuff above. The metal strips haven’t caused any problems, but the net does all the work anyway. I did them both at the same time. You do need to have the front edge laced or attached to the seat back unless your net is elastic. Mine is not. I use the pulley and rope on the back side to tighten it up. I tell everyone it’s a hammock for my dog, and they believe me. I guess it could be, except he likes to sit upright with ears flapping in the wind. Need to get him some goggles, like in one of your pics . I’ll listen for your subwoofer, you’re only a 197 miles away . Did you use the space above the gas tank in the hollow area?
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