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Old 11-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #171
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I'm also curious about the surfboard racks.

They seem a little short, how do your boards fit?

It works for my short boards which are under 6' and only 18" wide.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #172
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Finally got the smugglers box installed.

Pretty basic, it is nice to have two people to do this. Box fits perfect, Sam has these dialed in.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #173
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I cut the plywood out and am using that as the hatch cover until I figure out what to do next.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #174
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I've never seen or heard of those smuggler's boxes---great concept, cool name too!

Any idea if removing that rearward cross member will affect the frame's rigidity? I spy what I think is a hitch installed?
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #175
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I've never seen or heard of those smuggler's boxes---great concept, cool name too!

Any idea if removing that rearward cross member will affect the frame's rigidity? I spy what I think is a hitch installed?

I bough it from a member on here, his name is Sam, he builds them, there are a few links on the site about them. The boy asked if that is what people use to smuggle drugs so I renamed it. Think it is just called subfloor storage box.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #176
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I've never seen or heard of those smuggler's boxes---great concept, cool name too!

Any idea if removing that rearward cross member will affect the frame's rigidity? I spy what I think is a hitch installed?
The cutaway chassis do not have a tire carrier, but they do get an extra crossmember. A Class-3 or better hitch receiver will be every bit as strong as a regular crossmember. U-joint makes replacement cross-members too if you don't want a hitch.

PS - Sam did a great job on my smuggler's box too!
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #177
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Look what I found, leather, powered and a drink tray! Push button forward\back and up\down and it works!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #178
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Cool! Party time! Did the van that you pulled it out of have a "luv-machine" bumper sticker?
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:41 AM   #179
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Cool! Party time! Did the van that you pulled it out of have a "luv-machine" bumper sticker?

Yeah I was thinking to myself "that's a pimp-my-ride sorta upgrade"!


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The cutaway chassis do not have a tire carrier, but they do get an extra crossmember. A Class-3 or better hitch receiver will be every bit as strong as a regular crossmember. U-joint makes replacement cross-members too if you don't want a hitch.
Thanks for that bit of info---I'm not familiar with the cutaway chassis. It makes sense they'd not have the spare carrier though.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #180
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Cool! Party time! Did the van that you pulled it out of have a "luv-machine" bumper sticker?

It didn't but mine will and I am switching from Loncoin to shag for flooring.


I know your jealous!!!
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