The real motivation behind this was to create a place to eventually store all my computer systems and electrical for my autonomous car project.
Not pictured: the 4x8 sheet of plywood I started with. But here it is cut to fit in the back of my Blazer.
Looking to the front:
Looking out the back:
Gap I left between the tailgate.
Cover still fits (and I remembered another potential spot to hide electrical).
Test fit! Also not pictured: the 2x4x8 board I ripped down to size as well.
Got some spray glue.
Wrapping the boards with outdoor carpet.
This was easier and went a lot quicker than I expected.
Layout I went for that gives me 4 storage areas. Where the paper weight is sitting will be hidden by the rear seats in their upright position. At ~8” deep, I plan to use the space vertically as well.
Test fitting the base.
Left side storage area:
Right side storage area:
All pieces in place:
From the rear, facing forward
From the cab, facing rear (this is where most of my electronics will go).
Cover still fits!
Everything sits flush with the plastic moulding.