GQ Storage under middle & behind 3rd seat

Submitted: Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 15:32
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Any GQ owners out there who have the 3rd row bench seat installed aware of custom storage units or have built their own to go behing the 3rd bench seat. Have 4 kids so removing seat not an option.

Also how have owners made use of the area under the middle full bench seat when packed up on a trip. Have some designed storage or custom bags etc. It can get pretty messy under there with all the food and stuff the kids drop along the journey

Regards
Andrew

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Reply By: Roachie - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 15:54

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 15:54
Andrew
I now own a GU, but owned 2 GQ's previously. There isn't much room behind the 3rd row of seats and I doubt whether any company would make a set of drawers etc to fit that tiny area. You might be better off cobbling something together yourself out of 9mm plywood. I would be looking to go to ceiling height right behind the 3rd row and then build shelves/pigeon holes to hold plastic boxes (which you'd buy beforehand to make sure they fit etc).
As for the room under the middle seats (lucky buggar.....the floor on the GU has been raised up and you'd be flat out fitting a box of matches under my middle seats)........I used to carry a set of Pirahna Snow Chains under one of mine. They came in a sturdy red plastic box which fitted neatly under one side. The other side is where I kept a pair of over-alls and an old blanket etc
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:19

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:19
Andrew,
Forgot to also suggest, if your kids aren't too big (say under 12), why not make use of the ceiling space above their heads. Do this by getting a net, like a cargo net that goes over a box trailer. Use okky straps to secure this to the grab handles. The kids can store colouring books, teddy bears and other light-weight/soft gear up there.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew K (WA) - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:39

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:39
Some good ideas there Roachie, thanks for the tip

Andrew
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Reply By: macca - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:14

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:14
check out queblok (Capral Aluminium) and build your own lightwheight storage units specific to the size available to you
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew K (WA) - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:46

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:46
Thanks Macca, checked Capral website and looks promising. I wonder if the cost is also as promising.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 22:32

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 22:32
Andrew, check out the storage links on www.gqpatrol.com theres a cubelock one designed there.

you may be better off with a box trailer or roofracks.. theres stuff all room for anything more than a fridge behind the rear seats.
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Follow Up By: macca - Saturday, Mar 27, 2004 at 09:28

Saturday, Mar 27, 2004 at 09:28
Andrew, Capral is cheap! the aluminium comes in 6.5 mtr lengths and costs 22 bucks the cornere and joiner units cost between $1.10 and $1.60 each and they usually have a offcuts bin there which is good for browsing and cheap as
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Reply By: Big Trev - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 23:37

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 23:37
Andrew, I also have 4 kids (all older now), but I made a small wooden box to put tirfor, etc in on one side (back opening, not top) and had an Engel 32 litre on the other side. The box was the same height as the fridge. I didn't like anything higher than the seats that could come out and whack me, the missus or the kids in the head.

When we went anywhere we always had a trailer or a roof rack fitted. Its a lot easier these days, I have taken the back seat out completly, the kids are 24, 22, and 2 X 20.
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