Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5-newbie, Feb 14, 2005.
here are a few pics, let me know what you think
not a bad idea, but you might want to build a cage around the underside or make a skidplate and make some sort of protective barrier between you and the fuel tank in case of an accident. fuel in the passenger compartment you will also have to think about leaks, fumes and actually smoking inside the cab now.
yeah, thought about all that...I don't smoke, and im gonna build a frame around it and a "false floor" to enclose it...just didn't have time this weekend. I did this because I got tired of dragging it everytime I tried to climb something.
is it my computer or are those pics FRIGGIN HUGE?
Nice work. If i start hanging my a$$ up on stuff I might do the same thing, or get a fuel cell.
Yeah, i didnt realize they were so big till I posted them...sorry
someone else around here has done that. Its a good idea. I was planning on doing that till I just broke down and bought a cell. Don't see why it needs anything under it other than supports. Factory it hangs down so low as compared to that. A cover is a very good idea.
Pretty sure that was Esteban86K5 that did that, except he built an enclosure so that it was still seperate from the passenger compartment.
Does the rear seat still work?
yes, I am gonna build an enclosure for the top and make sure it is secure in case of a roll over. Does anyone remember how he did his filler? think I'm just gonna cut a hole in the side for the gas filler and cap. It will be above the factory gas door.
And, yes, the rear seat still works.
that is a cool idea
with the encloser i would try to make it air tight so you dont have any fumes, a local welding shop could bend some 12ga. in a box to your size then you could just weld it up and seal it down,
Thats cool with the seat, now if you made the cover strong enough for your spare to be mounted on top of that would be a hell of a space saver
think i'm gonna make a floor that goes from side to side about as tall as the wheel wells, enclosed on all sides and sturdy enough to stand on, and on the driver side make a hinged door for a tool/strap compartment.
Thanks for the great comments...I wasnt sure I wanted to do it at first, but now that its done, i think it will be worth it for a better departure angle.
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