I’ve been wanting to take this project on for a long while and I finally got around to it. I removed my back seats last year wanting to build a flat platform to provide more cargo area for camping supplies when I head out into the wilderness. It could also serve as a sleeping platform.
There were four things I wanted from the design:
1: The platform required no drilling into the Jeep
2: Easy removal for repairs
3: The strength to hold up under tow straps and rocky terrain
4: Maintain the factory look
So…here it is! More info past the pics..
The design is very simple and only requires the following items:
1: 3/4″ Oak Plywood (dont buy the cheap stuff)
2: Assorted wood screws (you can use most of the existing factory bolts for the rear seat
3: Outdoor carpet
4: Carpet glue
5: Swear words after you muck it up the first go around
6: Jig Saw with wood blade
7: 4×4 metal brackets (See pictures)
8: Saw horses
9: Circular Saw (optional…the Jig Saw worked just fine
10: Waterproof sealant for wood
12: 4×4 wood post
I did all of this for under $150. Most of the items on the market cost upwards of $400 and require drilling into the body of the Jeep. Enjoy the pics below. If you have any questions let me know!