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Old 09-26-2021, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default home built trunk.

i am going to build a trunk for the back of my sedan. i was wondering if anyone else has built their own. id like to see photos of what you have built. from rustic to classy, i am curious. and i may have to copy what you did.

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I have not built one, but have the article on how to do it if you are interested. Send me an email so I can send it to you. My email is jrelliott42@gmail.com
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I have not built one, but have the article on how to do it if you are interested. Send me an email so I can send it to you. My email is jrelliott42@gmail.com
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Old 09-26-2021, 02:17 PM   #4
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Are you building a wooden trunk or metal trunk? How good are your fabrication skills in each of these materials?

There have been some masterful replica trunks made through the years both copies of the Ford accessory trunk (not made by Ford) as well as others such as the Kari-Keen.

Many, many, many hours of labor involved, satisfaction…priceless.
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Old 09-26-2021, 06:15 PM   #5
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Mine is fabric covered ply with a light pine frame in side. I threw it together easily in a day (the day before a longish rally when I would need it)
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Old 09-26-2021, 06:28 PM   #6
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OU keep us updated with your project. I wanted to make my own nice trunk. After researching how to build one and seeing how much the materials cost, I decided to just buy the one from Snyders. It is a nice trunk but no satisfaction from making it myself.
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Old 09-26-2021, 07:29 PM   #7
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im going to build it from plywood. long enough to get those pesky fold up camp chairs into.
i was thinking of covering it with light canvas and painting the canvas, then using wetted thick veg tanned leather for the edges and corners. i want it to open up sort of like the Kari-Keen, the whole back hinged backward.
but we will see how it progresses.
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:48 PM   #8
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I built my own for around $100-$125. It is made of plywood with pine framing and covered in tan colored vinyl. It is my own design. If I can get some pics and post them I will. If not you can email me at sixrodman1946@yahoo.com which might be faster.
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:04 PM   #9
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I built my own trunk out of wood. The woods I used were maple, oak and walnut trim. It has a rounded top. EMAIL me at williamwirz@yahoo.com and I can send you pictures.
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:17 PM   #10
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here is the progress so far. it seems a bit long but the chairs just fit inside. 36"x12"x 17"
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Old 09-28-2021, 04:46 PM   #11
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old ugly - I think your trunk is looking really nice! I did however measure my trunk rack which I don't see in your picture. Mine is 34 1/2" wide!
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old ugly - I think your trunk is looking really nice! I did however measure my trunk rack which I don't see in your picture. Mine is 34 1/2" wide!
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ya 34 would have looked better proportioned, i made long so my chairs fit it.

i am mounting it rite to the frame extensions, not going to be on a rack.

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Old 09-29-2021, 11:11 AM   #13
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old uglyIf you wanted to use a rack you could put blocks to fill the gap between the top and bottom of rack. I'm thinking like 1 3/4". Just a thought, if it would be easier.
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old uglyIf you wanted to use a rack you could put blocks to fill the gap between the top and bottom of rack. I'm thinking like 1 3/4". Just a thought, if it would be easier.
But the racks have side supports that would get in the way of his trunk. Raising it 1" would make it pretty high. I think OU idea of mounting to the frame extensions is a good compromise.
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Old 09-29-2021, 07:52 PM   #15
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the trunk is going to be part of the car, i made the hold down bracket that will bolt to the rear spreader bar. keep it simple, its not a fancy car. home made is better for me.
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old ugly Sure looks like it will work!
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:22 PM   #17
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here it is finished. color needs a bit of adjusting. but that will wait until i start fixing the rest of the car.
the original plan was to cover it but it seems pretty good the way it is now.

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Old 10-01-2021, 11:33 PM   #18
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You have indeed made a very nice trunk. Congratulations on a job well done !
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Very nice. Like the color scheme
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E-gads. That thing is gorgeous. Excellent craftsmanship.
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