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Custom made storage box for luggage rack #582020
18/06/19 08:19 PM
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Custom made storage box for luggage rack

Hello Together

I know we all love this leather suitcase for the luggage but if you make a road trip sometimes you will leave your baggage in the car and have the possibility to lock it. Searched quite a long time for a solution but didn't find one. Therefore I buy a custom made aluminium box with the dimensions 800x500x250mm and a door lock. Painted it in car colour and mounted it with two wood bars on the luggage rack. Because we have to take the wheelchair from my girlfriend with us I added aluminium profiles on top of the cover. Not so nice to view but it protects the cover and allows me to secure the wheelchair very quickly.

The box cost me about 450€ for the box itself 270€ for the painting and some bucks for the wood and the screws.

Just want to let you know if someone searches for a similar solution

René
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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582027
18/06/19 08:38 PM
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This looks very professional and fit for purpose. I have thought about a similar solution, but not executed.
Question, what about the 3rd brake light, sorry if I missed that.


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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582028
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Welcome to TM René!

A great and above all practical solution that you have there! It gives a Morgan a trunk.

Doesn't your Roadster have a 3rd brake light?


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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582030
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Welcome to TM Rene a great first post.

That is a great bit of work and ingenuity Rene which I'm sure others will follow, a beautiful looking car too thumbs

Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582032
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Nice idea, I had never thought of buying an aluminium box and modifying it like that 👍🏻


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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582034
18/06/19 09:25 PM
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I like that a lot! I thought about getting a Hills Alive Mogbox and painting itbody colour but thought it looked a bit bulky, your option looks much more in proportion Rene’ nice job thumbs

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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: BertR] #582036
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Hi
The car had a 3rd brake light. This round bulb over the spare wheel. Luckily here in Switzerland, this is optional and removed it a few days after I bought the car. Elsewhere it was not possible to attach the wheelchair on the luggage rack even without the box. I have no worries about this missing light. But it would also be no big thing to mount a LED strip at the rear of the box. Maybe in the small gap under the cover.

Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582050
19/06/19 07:02 AM
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That looks great
Well done


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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582052
19/06/19 07:30 AM
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Nice job, well done.


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Re: Custom made storage box for luggage rack [Re: René] #582062
19/06/19 08:36 AM
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Rene, very professional looking job, well done !


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