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Bored So Built Umpire Vehicular Storage System (OVSS)

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Not much going on so I spent some time in my wood shop putting together storage for my gear. I drive a Jeep Wrangler (back seat removed) and built this to stow my gear. Roughly 24" high, 25" deep, 33" wide. Two shelves so three layers of storage.4.jpg.478db2b662488beb97f66567df170e16.jpg

I've never uploaded pictures before but hopefully you're seeing: 1) raw materials; 2) finished product (lots of holes for ventilation); 3) finished product with gear to be stowed; 4) what it looks like when all is said and done (with room for a bit more).

 

 

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Yup, drive a Wrangler JK with the back seat and subwoofer removed. The opening faces the inside of the tailgate. I still need to hang shirts and pants from the roll bar. It snuggles up against the tailgate and locks to the seat connectors via eye bolts and padlocks so its pretty safe even with the top off (I'm in a rural area so theft really isn't much of an issue). 

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Is it a pass-through from front to back? If so, do you have something to stop them from sliding out while braking/accelerating?

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The back is solid (with a lot of holes for ventilation). There's a lip roughly a half inch by a half inch on the front edge of the shelves to keep thing from falling out. There is no bottom so the things in the bottom level will sit on the carpeted "floor" of the Jeep - I doubt these things will move much but if they do I will add something to stop them from moving around too much.

 

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I drive a JK as well.  I usually keep the front seat folded up, but when I have the top off I put it back down and I hang my HSM and chest protector on the rear seat headrests, and everything else is in a bag.   I don't umpire every day...I also coach baseball and my kids do H.S. track so I usually load/unload my gear on the days I do umpire.

 

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Hey @Sut'n Blue!

May I suggest something like this... 5087L.png

These are Roadie Case (Trunk) Handles. Since you've already built the frame, these can be mounted externally, unlike the inset ones that have to be planned and built around...
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Those external handles, though, are priced at just under $5 each, located at: https://www.parts-express.com/penn-elcom-h1053k-surface-mount-handle-black--262-305?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyPbzBRDsARIsAFh15JZmESXE2grckN_D2b-h-aQ6yDJilSRTgxFvoueXzXb3vokh8DHIY88aAnvREALw_wcB

This way, you can easily lift that framework on and off the Jeep as needed.

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