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Dirtbag Deluxe #3 – Trunk Junkie

A while back I was asked about the possibility of outfitting a Toyota Corolla. Yes, the small Toyota sedan that gets much better gas mileage than it’s more popular dirtbag counterpart, the Tacoma. A solid opportunity.  Every vehicle has the potential to be an #adventuremobile, it just has to be given the opportunity. Turning my back on no deserving vehicle, I responded to ski/climb guide, Sheldon Kerr, that I’d doodle on some graph paper for a while. 

 

 

Have you seen those awesome dining tables that expand by pulling the spare leaf out from underneath the tabletop? They’re awesome, right? Now imagine one of those dining tables in your trunk, only you sleep on it. That’s the design basis for the Trunk Junkie. 

Sheldon wasn’t worried about irreversible damage being done when removing the back seat. I’m proud to say, however, that the seat could be replaced, should you want to do a dumb thing like that. She asked if I’d install a flat platform to make stowing rubbermaid bins easier. Since space isn’t exactly prolific in a Corolla, I couldn’t bare leaving eating up the concaved spaced below the platform, so I threw a piano hinge on it so Sheldon can stash some maps and socks in there. 

The final design aspect was a lockbox in the back. Installation was a bit tricky, but turned out to be pretty bomber once it was in. Grampa asked if that’s where she’ll be stowing her marijuana, but I’m pretty sure it’s for a computer, ect. 

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