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slobu

Broken storage bin

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slobu

Our 2010 vlx has a plastic storage bin under the center rear seat. After stuffing alot of trash in it and sitting on the seat, it has cracked. Any idea of where to get a new one? Any mods to make it stronger? I briefly checked Bakes but didn't immediately see it.

Also, has anybody tried to put a hinge on the seat cushion over the ice chest bin? Seems like it would make accessing that area alot

easier.

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Iron gator

Not sure on the storage bin, but I installed a stainless steel hinge on the ice chest seat cushion. I installed it on the underside of the cushion (behind drivers seat) so it would open towards the drivers seat. I just used a stainless hinge found at the local hardware store. I think the brand was stanley. Its a little tricky to figure out where to locate the hinge though. I installed the hinge on the top of the cooler sidewall first, then put some double sided tape on the hinge and sat the cover down on it, so I could properly locate it on the cushion. Its held up great since last spring.

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slobu

Thanks for the tip. I was wondering how to line it up. The double sided tape is a great idea. How long were the screws that you used on the underside of the seat? Any worry of it poking up too far?

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Iron gator

The screws were the ones that came with the hinge, I think they were about 1/2 inch long though. The plastic material on the underside of the seat is about 1/2 inch thick or so. Didnt poke through at all.

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JAXONBOATS

We have bought this through Bakes in the past, I would bet they either have them in stock or can get them pretty easy. What I find interesting is why does the tray not fit the hole exactly?? In both the 23LSV and the 247LSV the tray seems to be about 1 inch or better too narrow. I almost felt like making a fiberglass one that actually fits perfect.

Check with Andrew at Bakes, I am sure he can hook you up

Or if you want another broken one, I have one in my garage.. just kidding

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Not sure on the storage bin, but I installed a stainless steel hinge on the ice chest seat cushion. I installed it on the underside of the cushion (behind drivers seat) so it would open towards the drivers seat. I just used a stainless hinge found at the local hardware store. I think the brand was stanley. Its a little tricky to figure out where to locate the hinge though. I installed the hinge on the top of the cooler sidewall first, then put some double sided tape on the hinge and sat the cover down on it, so I could properly locate it on the cushion. Its held up great since last spring.

Any pics that you can post up?

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Iron gator

Ive never figured out how to post pics on this site yet. how do I do it?

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srintx

Set up an account with photobucket and upload the pic to it. Once its loaded copy the IMG code and past it and post the pic. Photobucket is free.

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Iron gator

Ok thanks, Ill give that a try.

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Sorry about the fuzzy pic, my iphone hasnt been the same since its trip to the bottom of the lake.

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