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Ok so i was really bored yesterday and came up of the idea to turn my Center Console into a ice chest. took some pics for you guys to check it out.



First i took out the 3 bolts out of the bottom and removed the other 3 holding the arm rest door on. then i pulled 2 more bolts out that were under the little plugs on the top.



Then drilled a hole in the floor with a 1/4 in drill bit for the rubber hose to drain out to under my truck.



After that i had to cover the 3 holes in the bottom with some homemade plugs made out of sheet metal and glued them on with weatherstripping glue.



Then drilled a hole in the bottom of the console box and had a little threaded brass fitting that i ground down and glued in in.



Waited for everything to dry and put it all back together



The hardest part was lining up the rubber tube to go through the floor cause its double wall steel on the floor so you have to keep trying till you get it lined up perfect and check under the truck to see if you can see the tube coming out i used another brass fitting to stick in the rubber hose at the end coming out of the truck








Now ADD ICE AND SOME DRINKS AND YOU GOT A WORKING ICE CHEST FOR YOUR TRUCK :cheers:
 

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LOL. When I first got my truck, I joked with everyone saying that the center console was big enough to hold a 6pack. Now you can actually do it and keep the drinks cool! Nice job with the drain tube.
 

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haah thanks its a real good idea hah i kept it PG-13 With the choice of beverages. rockstar and Jager would of been a better choice just for the passengers
 

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LMBO... we were just talking about the yesterday at the meet. We even talked about that airbag computer. You did it first.
 

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That is one of the best mods I have seen yet haha! I am going to do it. Hoefully it turns out like yours.
 

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What a great modification.

Can you get this thread turned into the How To section and get a sticky on it?

Congratulations on the modification.
 

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Nice! You should take that tray out again and spray it down with some self-expanding foam.
 

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anmut said:
Nice! You should take that tray out again and spray it down with some self-expanding foam.
for insulation? if so, I was thinking the same thing....great idea but might not be well insulated enough to keep ice/drinks cold for long....

again, great job though.
 

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Foam was also something we discussed. You people need to get out of my head. LOL

How do you keep a 6 pack long enough to worry about the ice melting?

I don't get it.


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lol
 

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Bhudda454 said:
Foam was also something we discussed. You people need to get out of my head. LOL

How do you keep a 6 pack long enough to worry about the ice melting?

I don't get it.


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AHAHAH - true enough!
 

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Damn I've been wanting to do that since I got my truck but I couldn't figure a way for it to drain... or never really looked lol.

Nice Work!
 

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great invention...
 

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wow very cool mod. Thanks for including the pictures. If only there was a way to change the console hinge so that passengers wouldnt have to reach over the lid to get to the drinks.
 

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Bhudda454 said:
Foam was also something we discussed. You people need to get out of my head. LOL

How do you keep a 6 pack long enough to worry about the ice melting?

I don't get it.


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lol



<<<<<< Me not worry bout foam to keep it cold, me worry bout the condensation on the outside of the case that runs down and still floods the interior of the truck or even worse makes it a mildew factory
 

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yeggsfab said:
haah thanks its a real good idea hah i kept it PG-13 With the choice of beverages. rockstar and Jager would of been a better choice just for the passengers
My favorite drink.
 

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is jager and rockstar good? i stick with the redbull, sugar free so my heart won't explode...... might try something new...

nice work!!!
I like it a lot better than redbull. I mix the Jager and Rockstar about 50/50 though. Most people dont like it the way I do lol. I dont think its the sugar thats bad for your heart, I think its all the other crap along with the fact that one is an upper and one is a downer.
 

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i got the foam coming i made this and did not have time to go try and find any foam but it was already in my mind 1/2 Styrofoam wrapped all around the box with contact cement. my next day off work is on thursday so i will be finishing it then check back for pictures....

and JAGER ROCKSTAR IS THE BEST and a 6 pack if its in there long enough to melt all the ice then you really need to question what kind of man you are and why its not gone within 15 min of putting it in there.
 

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Great Mod!!! You can buy one of the cheap styrofoam coolers and cut it down to fit, it already has the corners molded in to it.
 
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