Hey guys, I recently noticed just how much extra space there is being wasted underneath the rear seats. I found a great way to utilize the space besides just laying down long stuff like my cb antenna when not in use. I found a perfect size box at Sears. It is called the Craftsman 17" Compact Truck Box Part# 65117
and they cost $7.99 each.
You can fit 2 of these under the seat with the jack still there! They fit great, the seats open and close fine, they are out of sight so no one sees them, and sitting in the seat feels no different. Its totally stealth! The inside usable space for tools, emergency supplies, or anything else is 16.25"L x 4.5"W x 3"H. I shot some quick pics to show where I'm talking about and tossed a couple tools in one to illustrate their size. You could easily carry a full socket set and a couple ratchets in one, and fill the other with wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers and have a great little kit. Whatever you use them for, I wanted to let you know about this great find!
Hey guys, I just wanted to say that I finally had time to fill these babies up and am really in awe. These boxes don't look huge, but the are like bottomless pits. I kept putting more and more tools in, and I still have extra space in them. With two of these under the seats (or in the trunk, they fit in that compartment too) you can carry quite a solid on the trail tool kit at all times. Here's some updated pics to show you how much you can fit in these things!
And there is still room left. All these tools now live in a space out of site that was just being wasted for the last year!