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I already posted my "how-to" video in an introduction thread but I figured I would also put it here in case people are looking to build themselves a nice sleeping platform. Through my search I realized another user actually built one and posted instructions here a couple of years back. (Sleeping Platform)

The platform I built is very similar in measurements (and maybe used the same exact carpet) but my design rests directly on the seats and cargo area. This build maybe more useful for the heavy set users like myself but may not be ideal to carry around with you as it weighs 60lbs and makes it a bit awkward to reach under the false floor if you don't have a spare tire and use it for storage.

anyway, here's the design, pricing sheet, and how-to video and please let me know if you have any questions I can help with. enjoy!

 

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Thanks for posting.
 

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Simply outstanding both the video and the description. :love::love::love:

You intimated if anyone can improve it then let you know. At 7 mins and 23 seconds you are attempting to put a pad beneath a leg and suggest that you will velcro it into place when not in use.

Make your pad swivel and be permanently fixed. Before laying the carpet a solution would be to place the pad in position and drill through both the pad and the platform. Drill your hole equal to the diameter of your bolt ie M6 (6mm) Drill a 15mm recess hole approx 6mm deep at each end of your drill hole to accomodate a long bolt. The recess allows the bolt head and nut to remain flush with the pad and platform.

Now you can simply swivel the pad into location when in use and turn it in the opposite direction when finished to allow the leg to lie flat with the pad fixed alongside it.

You have now removed any worries about the pad dropping off or velcro coming loose.

DIY? I am an expert at that but crap with the mechanics of a Jeep :p
 

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Simply outstanding both the video and the description. :love::love::love:

You intimated if anyone can improve it then let you know. At 7 mins and 23 seconds you are attempting to put a pad beneath a leg and suggest that you will velcro it into place when not in use.

Make your pad swivel and be permanently fixed. Before laying the carpet a solution would be to place the pad in position and drill through both the pad and the platform. Drill your hole equal to the diameter of your bolt ie M6 (6mm) Drill a 15mm recess hole approx 6mm deep at each end of your drill hole to accomodate a long bolt. The recess allows the bolt head and nut to remain flush with the pad and platform.

Now you can simply swivel the pad into location when in use and turn it in the opposite direction when finished to allow the leg to lie flat with the pad fixed alongside it.

You have now removed any worries about the pad dropping off or velcro coming loose.

DIY? I am an expert at that but crap with the mechanics of a Jeep :p
Good call! thanks for the tip, I think I'm gonna do that on the next day off!
 

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Cool.

Does the standard trunk floor panel stay in and this goes on top, or does this "replace" it?
 

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Cool.

Does the standard trunk floor panel stay in and this goes on top, or does this "replace" it?
this goes on top of the current floor panel. If you want it to replace it you can cut out some notches that hit the plastic pieces of the side panel put there to hold the floor panel. Or you can also make the whole thing about 3 inches more narrow. even so, it would stick out a bit so I would use something something thinner than 2x3 studs for the frame and that should reduce the size enough to fit into that cargo area
 

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so I was going to modify this platform so that it fits under the false floor storage but I was thinking maybe I should sell this one and build another. hmmm any interest??
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ok ya'll... I caved.
I had no luck selling my sleeping platform prototype and I did not feel like having two of them. My apartment is far too small to house a platform and I just don't want to carry it around in the renegade cargo area since It already lacks space.
So, I took it apart and modified it! I replaced all of the frame with 1x2in, taking a gamble that it would be structurally weak but it was not! I kept the same carpet, so its still not black like I wanted it but thats ok.
I also had to cut out two notches the frontmost panes so that it sits flush under the plastic panel meant to hold up the false floor. Happy to say, it fits nice and flush in that bottom compartment and I can now drive around and pretend its not in there!
It's practically done but I need to install the legs tomorrow. It got late and im tired 😴

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WOW!!! That's an incredicle job have you made of the platform. :D(y)

Don't be surprised in a couple of years to see Jeep having a patent on your idea and then selling off the Jeep as a camping model.
 

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WOW!!! That's an incredicle job have you made of the platform. :D(y)

Don't be surprised in a couple of years to see Jeep having a patent on your idea and then selling off the Jeep as a camping model.
with my luck, thats exactly what will happen haha. By the way, does anybody know of a classifieds page for this kind of stuff?I would like to buy crossbars and a roof rack without breaking the bank.
 

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with my luck, thats exactly what will happen haha. By the way, does anybody know of a classifieds page for this kind of stuff?I would like to buy crossbars and a roof rack without breaking the bank.
Just do your fair share of eBay and Craigslist scavenging and eventually you’ll come across a real deal ;)
 

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ok ya'll... I caved.
I had no luck selling my sleeping platform prototype and I did not feel like having two of them. My apartment is far too small to house a platform and I just don't want to carry it around in the renegade cargo area since It already lacks space.
So, I took it apart and modified it! I replaced all of the frame with 1x2in, taking a gamble that it would be structurally weak but it was not! I kept the same carpet, so its still not black like I wanted it but thats ok.
I also had to cut out two notches the frontmost panes so that it sits flush under the plastic panel meant to hold up the false floor. Happy to say, it fits nice and flush in that bottom compartment and I can now drive around and pretend its not in there!
It's practically done but I need to install the legs tomorrow. It got late and im tired 😴

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Damn I would’ve bought it! I’m not handy and I totally want this for my renegade
 
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