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Passenger side storage cover.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Blue 4ever Runner, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Apr 28, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    Blue 4ever Runner

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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    I know there's a post about this but I can't find it so here's mine. I bought a textured ABS sheet, cut some cardboard templates, cut out the ABS a little over sized and tediously used a belt sander clamped in a vise to sand it to fit. I then cut and using heat bent some hooks for the bottom of the panel to hold it into place, used Permatex ABS adhesive to attach them to the panel (that stuff is amazingly strong!) and here it is. Now that area is actually useful without everything falling out of it. The small opening is covered with a piece of ABS I just slid in there and my jumper cables are holding it in place.DSCN5484.jpg
    Update: These are the "hooks" that are holding it in place.DSCN5486.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2020
  2. May 4, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    Ironguy

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    Looks good. Nice and clean.
     
  3. May 4, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    Blue 4ever Runner

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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    Thank you. I'm happy at how it came out. There is just enough room in the front of the cover to get my fingers in there to pop it out. My slight miscalculation worked out! Too small to see unless you really look at from the back seat.
     
  4. May 4, 2020 at 8:37 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Looks professional, nicely done and thanks for the write up!
    Could you please link to what you used? I just found a company selling 1/8" × 24" × 48" for ~$17.00 ea. but I'm just beginning my search. You've inspired me, thanks!
     
  5. May 4, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    Blue 4ever Runner

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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    This is the ABS that I used and the adhesive is Permatex 84145 PermapoxyBlak Plastic Weld.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078XH2ST6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Making the template and then getting the ABS trimmed using a belt sander clamped in a vise was tedious but you really have to take your time. Hope this helps.
     
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  6. May 5, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    Charlievee

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    What are you using for holding the top in place? I'm playing with some old kydex i have laying around from my holster making. Using "touch latch" for the top, but don't think the magnet is strong enough.
     
  7. May 5, 2020 at 12:38 PM
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    Blue 4ever Runner

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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    Nothing. The bottom hooks are pretty tight and hold it so far with no problems. The ABS is pretty thick ( 3/16") and rigid.
     

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