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Old 09-02-2020, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I recently bought a new pickup truck and am looking for some inspiration of what to do with the backseat. In the other truck, I took the back seats out and installed a plywood back panel that I hung levels, pry bars, and squares on, I had an open flat space behind the drivers seat for my tool bags and built a set of drawers behind the passenger seat for screws, small tools, and other job supplies.

With this truck I'm still going to take out the back seats and install a back panel but I don't really want to use this truck as a hardware store (we still have the other truck for that). I really want this one to just be for my personal tools. Its a crew cab so I have lots of room to play with. Any ideas/pictures you guys have would be appreciated!
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Old 09-02-2020, 03:27 PM   #2
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You don't want to model yours based on my backseat. Unless you like chaos, then I can show you how to do that.

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Leo, how do you get those pack-outs out of the truck? Are they empty?

How about a perpendicular slide-out system with a ramp?
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Front seat vs. back seat. Pretty funny.
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Leo, how do you get those pack-outs out of the truck? Are they empty?

How about a perpendicular slide-out system with a ramp?
Probably weighs 200+ lbs.

I move the front seat up and pull them out one at a time, re-stack and roll out.
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Front seat vs. back seat. Pretty funny.
I was in the middle of cleaning and organizing.
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I still think pack-outs are too damned bulky and unwieldy for my taste, but maybe I'm just old. I lifted one of the cool-looking tall totes yesterday..empty..and just shook my head.
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Started out with the FatMax rolling box and that was good for me. Cost me $100 because they had just come out. The next day they saved me countless trips to the truck for tools. It didn't quite pay for itself on day one, but by the end of the month they had.

I like the FatMax system better but it's a single box that weighed 110lbs. And lifting that into the truck at the end of the day got old. Plus I'm getting old and I tweaked my back ever so slightly and made the executive decision to get the packouts because they were separate boxes that weighed a lot less than 110lbs. I think the bottom roller box is about 60 lbs.





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Lighter colored boxes is also a plus. Helps to see stuff and fish it out.
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I know where all my stuff is.

But at the end of the day sometimes I forget the order things need to go back in. It is a puzzle for sure. I have pics on my phone to help me out if I need a hint.
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I know where all my stuff is.

But at the end of the day sometimes I forget the order things need to go back in. It is a puzzle for sure. I have pics on my phone to help me out if I need a hint.
I should take pictures of my packouts. Sometimes I have a oscillating tool leftover and nowhere to fit it...
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The back seat area of the Excursion....

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I don't know how you guys live with a cluttered truck. I usually keep mine pretty cleared out these days. Clean it out every week or so. Not much in it but drink bottles and the occasional tube of caulk or hand tool.

It has lowered my stress immensely.

I went years without cleaning my truck in the past. It was a sad state. Now my OCD won't let me keep it messy.

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Real trucks don't have back seats.

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I don't know how you guys live with a cluttered truck. I usually keep mine pretty cleared out these days. Clean it out every week or so. Not much in it but drink bottles and the occasional tube of caulk or hand tool.

It has lowered my stress immensely.

I went years without cleaning my truck in the past. It was a sad state. Now my OCD won't let me keep it messy.

Now the job trailer, that is a whole other story.

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My truck is never cluttered. The pics show it loaded for an install in Cleveland.

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