Taking my rear seats out as well , hopefully can bolt an L bracket on the existing studs and mount a nicely cut and carpeted piece of plywood .Then put a nice rubber mat or larger liner that fits good .I think it will be several months before we really start seeing people ripping into their Broncos. Personally, my rear seats are coming out the first weekend I have it.
We know what the rear of the tub looks like, and know the studs are there. There’s really one way to level the rear (plywood, or starboard if you’re feeling spendy). And a few ways to deal with the studs.
1). Use them as mount points after you drop in your plywood if you’re building any kind of organization system in the back. This is my plan and I think they’re actually an unintended gift from Ford that we already have pre placed mounting points.
2). Drop in your plywood and then cover the studs with some sort of sloping, rubberized polymer piece. I’m envisioning either something cylindrical that sits on the studs or something that takes the shape of a field cone with sloping edges. This would be the solution if you’re looking to haul larger items in the back that you’ll be taking in and out.
Yeh , I was thinking the same thing . I have a hanyman business , just another day at the office . Maybe extra below deck storage, slide out bed etc... just will have to see about door storage when they are off . If you make deck to high with drawer , doors won't fit , unless you do not plan on ever taking doors off .I will be building some kind of rear seat delete with storage system when I finally get mine. Would like to somehow incorporate the slide out tailgate from the 4 door. Sure something could be figured out once the seats are out.
And utility knife‘s gonna cut that heavy stuff?For The Win - Try a rubber HORSE STALL MAT for the seat delete floor covering.
Horse Stall Mat
$49 - (3/4" x 6' x 4') in stock at most Tractor Supply stores
I have used these thick rubber horse stall mats for a lot of projects like work stations, truck and trailer beds. Just cut it down with a razor knife, maybe some recessed holes to lie flat on the seat bolts. No wet plywood, maybe remove all of the stupid stock carpet and not worry about the rain with the top down?
Super heavy duty (its made for horse stalls), water-proof recycled rubber, easily installed and removed, lift it up for access to rear storage space, smooth side or anti skid bumpy side, could be used for a tent base / camping mat. Only drawback is these things weigh around 90lbs so maybe 50lbs once its cut down. Maybe a thinner anti-fatigue mat if weight is an issue.
Somebody give this idea a try and post some pictures. I would but...Dirt Mountain.