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Old 06-23-2005, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Box916
Ok, so am I the only person who doesn't know what MDF is?
And why would you want a hard rear cover? Just a couple of questions...thanks!!
MDF = Medium Density Fibreboard

here is a quick info sheet on it..
http://www.design-technology.org/mdf.htm

i like the hard cover idea. it won't flap like a soft cover.
it can support some weight. it hide whatever is below it.


Max, how much weight do you think it can hold?
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:11 PM
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...and you could set something on top of the cover Max made should you want to. It becomes another usable shelf.

And XBMAN.. it's PVC pipe, not PCP. Two totally different things..
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Originally Posted by windowtint
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And XBMAN.. it's PVC pipe, not PCP. Two totally different things..
is that why my kitchen pipes look the way the do....
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dgHotLava
Max, how much weight do you think it can hold?
That I don't know. I wouldn't want to put any more than 20 lbs on it. It is pretty stable, and the PVC doesn't seem like it can slip out. I do not want to test this, because if I were to break the MDF, I'd have to start over completely.
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Great Job! I'm gonna do this myself, Just one thing I am gonna to add the word "scion" under the symbol, i cant copy you completly!
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Has anyone attempted making a fiberglass version? Maybe using the US cover as a template then just laying fiberglass matt a few layers think then cutting to fit and sanding it to finish it off? I would just think it would be lighter and little smaller. Maybe I will try this soon. I just need to get a template.
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by svnwrnch
Great Job! I'm gonna do this myself, Just one thing I am gonna to add the word "scion" under the symbol, i cant copy you completly!
I completely don't care if you want to copy. I considered putting the lettering on mine, but the vinyl was pretty tough to work with, and I don't think it would have come out well, but good luck. If I get bored enough, I may attempt version two in a different fabric. This was my first time doing anything like this and I learned a lot. I think my next version will be killer.
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A fiberglass version would be awsome if you are good with fiberglass then the possabilities would be endless with the lettering and symbols you could put in there, amp racks, etc.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:36 AM
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I have never done ay fiberglass work, but then again, I never did upholstery before this either....
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Im not trying to thread hijack, just sharing.
Heres mine I did a few months back. Fits end to end and tailgate to back of the seat. Its held up by 2 aluminum L chanels that were cut the length of the sides and screwed to the side panels. It can hold quite a bit I have seen, my wife will come home from the grocery store with food and stuff pilled on top of it when there isnt any room left under it. I added the speakers to it because I wasnt able to hear the ones in the side panels anymore, and the bazooka got louder as well. I covered it in bedliner spray.
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other than the "screwed to the side panels" - sounds/looks great. Then again, you can't see the L-brackets... so what's it matter I guess. The only other way around the mounting problem is to extend your cover to each side with upward angled "wings" that rest on the light grey portion under the quarter glass
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well i made it today, it fits really tight and rest right against the top of my box perfectly. i didn't put any logo or any thing on it. i think it makes my subs louder also,well when the door is closed, makes a good shelf, when i went to the super market before i had to put everything in the back seat because of my box, now i have room to put stuff back there. sorry no pics. i'm going to throw some neon lights underneath the board and a plug on it for when i take it out, maybe tomorrow if i get a chance.
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that is way cool. with a little work, it could look factory. the vinyl hangs off the sides a little too much for me, other than that i like it alot. i really like the scion logo in the center!
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N2twhlz: Did you just trace the cargo cover and cut it from wood?
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Originally Posted by shorberg
that is way cool. with a little work, it could look factory. the vinyl hangs off the sides a little too much for me, other than that i like it alot. i really like the scion logo in the center!
Yeah I need to fix that vinyl. I'll work on it soon. The Scion logo looks awesome in person.
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Originally Posted by Max2k
N2twhlz: Did you just trace the cargo cover and cut it from wood?
I realize the question was not directed at me, but that's exactly what I did.
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Originally Posted by Max2k
N2twhlz: Did you just trace the cargo cover and cut it from wood?
Exactly, I traced the stock p.o.s and then extended the measurement out to each end. Its made of particle board and counter sunk allen head bolts hold it to the brackets.
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Originally Posted by Max
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N2twhlz: Did you just trace the cargo cover and cut it from wood?
I realize the question was not directed at me, but that's exactly what I did.
I still like the fact that you didnt have to make a mount on the sides, using what was already there is slick..
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Originally Posted by windowtint
...and you could set something on top of the cover Max made should you want to. It becomes another usable shelf.

And XBMAN.. it's PVC pipe, not PCP. Two totally different things..
i kno it was pvc piping, i accidently hit the c key... oopppsss....
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:23 AM
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A little warning to those considering this... The vinyl/PVC combination does not work well. Any bump in the road and the movement of the two leads to a lot of squeaking. I made another one tonight. I found some fabric which very closely matches the seat fabric on the sides. I also used plywood this time rather than MDF. I was a little concerned with the MDF sagging over time, although it appeared fine so far. I got everything done, start to finish, in well under two hours. Upon initial inspection the squeaks are gone, although I have not driven around yet. I did not put a raised emblem. I have other plans. It was dark when I put the cover in, so no pics yet. I'll get them up tomorrow evening.
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