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Hideaway tools under faux trunk floor by Boostdreamer
Started on: 02-08-2014 08:04 PM
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This was my Fiero project for the day. I always carry my tools and spare parts with me. I decided I needed to get a little more organized and make everything look better. I recently cleaned the trunk carpet as per the instructions in the How-To forum.



Building on that momemtum, I wanted to clean up the look of my trunk while it had all my junk in it. I went to Target and got two plastic containers to hold stuff. They were just a few bucks a piece. I wanted one to hold my paper towels, funnell, hand wipes, battery wrench, flashlight, tire gauge, and other frequently used tools.



I used the other one to hold all my sockets and wrenches.



I only have the sockets that I use on the Fiero in there and I put them on storage rails that I got from China Freight. I grouped them and then I cut the rails to size. It's a pretty handy set-up.

I also have a small cardboard box that holds an assortment of spare parts. There's a coil, a MAPP sensor, a selection of lightbulbs, an ICM, etc.



All three fit in the bottom of the trunk very well. There is just enough room to open the latches for the lids without having to take the tool boxes out.



The two plastic boxes make a nice, level resting place for a shelf.

I went to Home Depot and bought a 2'x 4' piece of board. Can't remember what the material is called. Hardboard, fiber board, or something like that. It is like what you might find on the back of a stereo cabinet or like pegboard but without the holes. It was about $5.50 for the sheet.



I made a paper pattern out of poster board. I made it fit while sitting on top of the two plastic boxes.



Then I used the pattern to trace the outline on my stereo board sheet with a sharpie. I used my hand-held jig saw to cut the shelf out.



After I cut it out, I did a test fit in the trunk on top of the plastic boxes.







I had some carpet material left over from covering my front trunk so I used that to cover the board. I attached it with a staple gun.







I'm happy with it. What do you think?

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Report this Post02-08-2014 08:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for firebossClick Here to Email firebossSend a Private Message to firebossEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice,Neat,Cheap........
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Report this Post02-08-2014 08:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
beautiful job! I think I will copy you!
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Report this Post02-08-2014 09:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Great job! Looks stock.
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Report this Post02-08-2014 10:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for robiwon1Send a Private Message to robiwon1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks real nice. What "front trunk" did you carpet?
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Report this Post02-08-2014 10:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for racingforthesonSend a Private Message to racingforthesonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well we now know how to transport drug in a Fiero. Lol nice job. I think this is a must do.
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Originally posted by robiwon1:

Looks real nice. What "front trunk" did you carpet?



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Thhhhat looks good. How hard was that?

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Very Nice! I actually put together that tutorial on how to clean the trunk carpet. Now I am going to use your idea, as I really like it! I will soon be putting a thread in the mall looking for a trunk carpet to use to cover the board with.

They should have done this to the Fiero in Breaking Bad, and used it as a mule
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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Thhhhat looks good. How hard was that?


Same process. Just took longer.

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Report this Post02-09-2014 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thats the kind of stuff I like doing as weekend projects. Looks good. Id only mention, Id keep your electrical spare parts in a ziplock bag so they dont get damp.
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Report this Post02-09-2014 11:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for all the comments. I also drilled two holes and ran some paracord through to make a lift loop. I'll post a pic of it tomorrow weather permitting. The color is a bit off but not a big deal. I'm not completely happy with the staples. They were too long so I cut them off as close as I could but some of them are still visible. I have a spare factory trunk carpet so I might re-do it and use glue.

[This message has been edited by Boostdreamer (edited 02-09-2014).]

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Report this Post02-09-2014 11:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Spoilt_87fieroSend a Private Message to Spoilt_87fieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I really like this. I always carry a small bag of tools in my fiero.... and a spare icm and coil also lol. Thank you for posting!
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Just a small note, something I was thinking. An idea to keep the plastic boxes from sliding all over the place when cornering. Buy some adhesive Velcro strips. Stick the "hook side" on the bottom of the boxes. This will grab the carpet and keep them from sliding around. The "hook side" will stick to the Fiero carpet as if it was made for it
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Some car show attendees do this as well. At some of the car shows I go to I still have quite a bit of tools, cleaners, microfibers, etc with me. I actually have a piece of trunk carpet from another car that matches the Fieros carpet. I put the stuff in the lower trunk and cover it with the carpet flush with the upper level (the two sides).

For your plastic boxes possibly moving around you could also try a rug pad under them, a foam with a waffle pattern used to put under a rug on a floor in a house to keep it from moving.

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Report this Post02-10-2014 02:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here's a couple of pics of the loop I made. It sits under the deck lid latch so it is not visible unless you lean over the car.





My plastic boxes do not slide around at all. They really are a perfect fit. They maximize the space without being stuffed in there tightly. The lids can come off and I can work out of them from the bottom of the trunk or I can easily slip them up and out.

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PLEASE don't use VELCRO!!!
Yes it will work,but the aftermath is not worth it
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Velcro would pull out all the pile in your carpet in very little time. Wouldn't do it.
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