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    Hi Guys,
    I had been brain storming with my dad about the type of cargo security barrier he should fabricate for our vehicle. Since my dad is actually dealing with the project, I only give some suggestions.I thought it may be fun to share the process. Since we install the deadbolt to the trunk beside stock lock, and secured the side and rear trunk windows form inside. The weakest section will be the cargo barrier. On the other hand we would like to be able to reach to the cargo from rear seat side if necessary so that we dont need to remove all the items in trunk to reach certain things. If we can remove the barrier we can carry large objects and sleep inside if we have to. But the hinges may cause annoying rattle and also can weaken the design since mash can be heavy.
    Before he starts welding, we both agreed that barrier has to be,
    -Rattle free
    -Light weight
    -Possible to lift ( not easily by bad guys )
    -Should stay lifted while we load or unload the cargo
    -Must be secured enough to be safe in case of accident.
    -Should look neat, not like a cheap chicken coop. Lol

    Vehicle is G wagen. But I wonder what are your experiences with your security barriers in other brands.
    What you would fabricate or ask to be different for your existing one considering your needs and problems you had ?

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    One that comes to mind is LandyAndys on here, it's somewhere in one of his inspiring build threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatS View Post
    One that comes to mind is LandyAndys on here, it's somewhere in one of his inspiring build threads.
    I checked his build thread. Neat design.
    When I need to remove my rear seat. I will put a storage platform that I will fabricate. Trunk and rear seat platforms will be same level so I can put large objects or person for sleeping. In this case the security barrier has to lift and allow to have a large space.

    My dad came with a design idea. We already got some material. We ll use 2"x2" 1/4 " mesh.
    We have 2 different size pipes and one fits inside of other one. He fabricated hinges using them.

    I hope I can upload some photos.

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    Some pics about the progress.














    Last edited by motto; 03-31-2014 at 09:53 PM. Reason: I cant attach photos

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    barrier is done. It is just as we hoped. Does not rattle and very solid.




















    Last edited by motto; 03-31-2014 at 11:09 PM.

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    Sweet setup !

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    Looks great! How long did the build take? I like the gas struts! Only negative thing I see in the pictures though is the tool box tied down with a bungee cord!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectyr View Post
    Looks great! How long did the build take? I like the gas struts! Only negative thing I see in the pictures though is the tool box tied down with a bungee cord!
    It took several days after having all the material. We just came from the trail and took the picture so that tool box has our chains. It is so heavy I do not think bungee was any good.

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    Looks like a great setup, nice work.

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