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|03-11-2013, 08:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2011
My Ride: 325Ci
DIY fishing rod holder in the trunk
I was tired of not being able to use my trunk floor because of all my fishing gear.
Problem: Fishing rods rolling around everywhere in the trunk
Remedy: Cargo Net for the trunk to keep the fishing rods from rolling.
With the cargo net remedy, the rolling of fishing rod stopped but my trunk floor was unusable for any items in fear of breaking the rods.
So, while I was at Lowe's store I came up with an idea and got some materials for my DIY fishing rod holder.
Works for coupes with HK subs in the trunk. I am pretty sure it will work with sedans and coupes with or without Sub woofers as there will be mounting holes there anyway.
Also completely reversible.
Here you go:
Double curtain rod holder x2 (Can use single curtain rod holder if wanted)
Cost: $2.49 each (lowes)
L brackets x4 (3/4" x 1/2")
Cost: $1.49 for the pack of 4.
Fitting nuts and bolts.
Cost: May be $2(I had them already)
Connect the L brackets in a C shape.
Bolt the Curtain rod holder to the C bracket you just made.
TIP: Use 10mm or 8mm bolts, so you can remove them instantly with the spanners in the trunk tool kit if required to load any tall items in the trunk.
Remove the 8mm bolt holding the subwoofer and install the assembly with it.
Here is how it will looks like in mine:
I put some foam wrapping on two opposite holders to eliminate the rattle of the rods.
Yah, for some reason the picture is upside down even after uploading a couple of times. So, I am leaving it like this.
Excuse the dirty trunk, but it hasn't been cleaned for the whole winter.
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