Category Archives: Jeep
Backseat drivers are a pain in the butt, but sometimes you just can’t avoid it. If you’re like me and have three kids, you’ve trained them pretty well to keep themselves occupied while you are navigating through complicated terrain.
“Don’t mind the 300ft drop outside your window, hunny. Yes, I know where I’m going. No, we’re not going to die. Please just keep reading your book.”
So now you have to keep your backseat drivers/riders occupied with fun things to do….and nowhere to put them. That’s where our world famous Molle Seat-Back Panel comes in. You hang this bad boy on the back of your seat and it serves as a sturdy anchor (and seat protector) for small, medium, and large MOLLE compatible bags that can hold all your little heart desires. Things like: chewing gum, duct tape, a game boy, a fire starter, noise makers, word search books, maps. All things that good kids love to play with. Now you can be prepared AND organized.
Ok so here it is live and in video
– The small recovery bag.
I made this one to hold those things that are all ways rolling round on the floor in our Jeep. Like pens and the all important extra epie pen. I also leave my maintenance login there . I use a Rite in the rain note book for that because they hold up so well. link below for the Rite in the rain. and some of the other things I mentioned
This is for a 2007-2010 wrangler front seats back. It’s not really a seat cover its removable upholstery. We made to slide on over your factory seat the it secures with side release buckles at the bottom. This enables it tobe removed if need. But fits and look like factory upholstery.
-1000D Courda nylon
-All most water proof ( don’t take it swimming and you will be fine)
-Holds a lot of stuff
-Check out the video
you can find it at the Garage sale.
This is now the most used thing in our Jeep. I got the idea after looking at all these cool nets that go on Jeeps and was thinking what a great place for my soft gear. PFDs in the summer and extra hats gloves and other stuff in the winter. I wanted something that worked like an attic so I took the net idea and added some mesh and here is what I came up with. Storage between the attic and the roof and some small pouches on the bottom.
After making the map/document pouch, I started looking around the Jeep for other places that could be converted to interior storage . Then I saw the front door handles.. what a great place to put the misc. junk ( stuff ) like cell phone cords, small flash lights, and snacks. I am currently working on a use for the back door panels. I am hoping to use them for kids travel toys such as coloring books, crayons and other small items.
I am going to be able to put a ton of stuff on my XJ tube doors but Im not quite there yet, so I will save that for a later epsiode.
The headrest is a forgotten or never thought about place for interior Jeep organization. The headrest cover is the one spot in the Jeep that everyone in the family can reach while buckled in, even the 3 year old. All that we have ever used this area for is to hang the dueling DVD players while traveling. Here is a look our covers with a trash bag attachment. With three kids in the back seat we find a lot of trash on the floor and seats… so finding an easily accessible place that everyone can reach while driving was a priority. You can follow the build on the Jeep JK interior build page LINK TO BUILD PAGE
Every time I build something I usually make 3-5 of the prototypes to get the patterns correct and make sure we like it. We ourselves need 2-3 of the prototypes to test out, and then have been taking donations on the rest available to find more people to test them out. This week we are taking donations for 2 of the headrest covers and 2 trash bag accessories. They can be found on the For Sale section of this site. Although they really are not for sale, you pick what you want to pay for them with free shipping, and 10% of the total is donated to UFWDA.
We have a couple of rides coming up this summer, and if you travel like us then you’ll be coming with a pack of family members. Traveling with the kids is great, but it tends to produce large quantities of trash and smelly diapers that are just no fun to ride home with. I started looking at a way to deal with this particular problem (which has been a dilemma of mine for the last seven years).
I was thinking, that it needed to take removeable bags, had to keep the water out and if fluids got in it needed a way to drain them. And most of all I wanted one outside so that I wouldnt have to deal with the smell. In the past I’d seen various ideas hanging from the spare tire, but none had met all my needs.
So I came up with a plan, and idea, and set it to Nylon. It clips onto your spare tire and has two clips on either side to secure a plastic grocery bag. The body is made out of mesh so water can run out, and the lid is made out of water resistant cordura nylon to keep the rain out in case it gets left on for an extra day or two. The lid has hook and loop velcro in different locations to keep the lid in the open or closed postitions. And the best part? The trash is all outside and secure, while we’re on the inside enjoying our ride without the smell.
The Sun visor is not just for CD’s anymore!
We have a 4 door Jeep Wrangler… 3 kids…. and a really sturdy sun-visor . There are a couple things you must have all the time and never be out of. You just never know where you will end up when owning a Jeep. There are some staple items that make our trips and camping easier and I hate to dig for them under the seats in the dark or realize that we left our sunscreen at home or bug spray in the other vehicle… especially when I am trying to get the kayaks in the water with 3 kids under 7. As you can imagine that is can turn into quite the production sometimes!
1 Sun Screen
2. Bug spray
4. Insurance and Registration
5. Business Cards
6. Head Lamp
These are always the things deep down in the console and are always empty when you need them most. Your at the lake later than you thought but there is too much fun to leave… you break an axle and its going to to be a minute till you get it all back to gather, or you just stop and help some change a tire on there horse trailer ( i used the head light for this just the other day)
The visor is not for CD’s anymore — we have an MP3 player now so there is a new place to store stuff. This holds 1 medium can of bug spray,one large sun screen and in the pouch on the side is a head lamp there is also a business card holder on the side its just hard to see all on the bottom.
On the back there a place for 4 really small spray bottles (which are great if we are going out in the kayak) It is removable and I have 1 bug spray, 1 sun screen,1 hand sanitizer and 1 bug spray/sun screen.I use these small spray bottles as back ups for the big ones in case I run out or to throw in a bag just in case we want to stay a little too long. There is a long thin pouch that can be taken off where i keep a copy of my insurance card, registration and a local map of where I am with a couple contact numbers and addresses..
So with this visor organizer you are ready if things are going too good to leave yet or even if they don’t at least you have a couple things to make it a little better. A little tid bit on head lights… I really like the ones with the flip up red lenses they are great for walking in the dark (attract less bugs, and you can see better)
The sun might be in your eye but now you can find the bug spray!!