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DIY Rear Drawer Overlanding System Cargo Storage, Easy to Build With Simple Tools. Step by step; simple to build cargo drawer system for Toyota, Jeep, Truck Bed, any SUV. No woodworking experience, expensive tools needed! You can build it yourself, and it’s affordable!
This homemade drawer setup is a perfect alternative to those expensive, commercially made truck bed drawers. Easy to construct, this rear storage setup can be built in a weekend.
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Measurements: Just in case we made a mistake, please double check our measurements before cutting.


Case for FJ Cruiser;
Top: 3/4" x 33" x 26 1/2"
Bottom: 1/2" x 32" x 26"
2-Sides: 1/2" x 8 3/4" x 26 1/2"
Back: 1/2" x 8 3/4" x 32"
Divider: 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 26"

Case for 5th Gen 4Runner:
Top: 3/4" x 41" x 34"
Bottom: 1/2" x 40" x 33 1/2"
2-Sides: 1/2" x 8 3/4" x 34"
Back: 1/2" x 8 3/4" x 40"
Divider: 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 33 1/2"


Drawers for FJ Cruiser:
2-Bottoms: 3/4" x 13 3/4" x 25"
4-Sides: 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 25 1/2"
2-Backs: 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 13 3/4"
2- Fronts: 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 16 3/8"

Drawers for 5th Gen 4Runner:
2-Bottoms: 3/4" x 17 3/4" x 32 1/2"
4-Sides: 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 33"
2-Backs: 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 17 3/4"
2-Fronts: 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 20 3/8"


List of materials:

Wood: Quantity varies according to vehicle size requirements.
1- 1/2" x 4' x 8' Premium Sanded Plywood, Lowe's
1- 3/4" x 4' x 8' Premium Sanded Plywood, Lowe's

Hardware;
4- Drawer Slides, 24", zoro.com, #33GN83 (Longer for 4R)
2- Drawer Latch, zoro.com, #3VUR5, non-locking
2- Latch Strike, Lowe's, #53652
4- Corner Braces, Lowe's, 3", #809450
4- Turnbuckles, Lowe's, 5/16" x 9", #22241
4- U-Bolts, Lowe's, 2.5-in W x 0.75-in L x 1/4-in Dia, #22249, (cut down to size.)

Screws/Bolts/Nuts:
#6 x 1 1/2" Flat Head Wood Screws (Quantity depends on the size of the vehicle.)
36- #10-24 x 5/8" Flat Head Machine Screws with Nuts, Lowe's: (Sliders to Case & Drawer Sides.)
14- #10-24 x 3/4" Round Head Machine Screws with Nuts, Lowe's: (Sliders to Center Divider & Latch)
4- #8 x 1/2" Wood Screws, Lowe's; (Strike Plate.)
8- 1/4"-20 x 3/4" & 8- 1/4"-20 x 1" Flat Head Machine Bolts with Nuts, Lowe's: (Corner Brace.)
Don't forget the wood glue and Loctite. And steal a bar of soap out of the bathroom.
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I am about half way thru making something similar for my tj ;)
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