3G Rear Door Panel Storage

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3G Rear Door Panel Storage

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:39 pm

I'm pretty sure all of the 4G trucks have storage pockets in the rear door panels (correct me if I'm wrong), but I haven't seen anything on a 3G, or even an aftermarket add-on option. It would have been so easy to just mold the same pockets in the back doors as they put in the front doors. Whoever the design engineer was that Dodge/Ram brought on board for the 4G was really thinking outside the box: rear door pockets, in-floor storage boxes and the Rambox bed, all great ways to take dead waisted space and turn it into something functional. I like the tactical seat covers that are available for our trucks, but if you carry passengers in the back seat, they really get in the way. So in my quest to add more storage capability to my truck, this is what I came up with.
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There's 2-3" of space between the door panel and the rear seat when the door is closed.
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I started by buying a 24"X32" tactical MOLLE panel on eBay.
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Then I made a pattern of the shape of the door and cut out the MOLLE panel for both sides.
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Then I went to JoAnn's fabrics and got a roll of ribbon to bind around the edge with my wife's sewing machine.
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Then I got these snaps with screw studs in black.
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I laid out where I wanted the snaps to be on the door panel thru the reinforced portions of the fabric.
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Then I used a soldering iron to melt thru the fabric and used the tool shown to set the snaps.
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The finished product. I guess I could have gone up higher around the door handle, but then I would have needed to buy two MOLLE panels to do that.
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Then shop the internet or favorite outdoor store for the pouches you want.
I would recommend going with pouches that are a little smaller than you think will fit. I got a couple that were too big.
That's it for this installment. Have a good weekend and happy modding! :patriot:

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Re: 3G Rear Door Panel Storage

Post by Mike-H » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:54 pm

Nice work! Great idea. I like the versatility of the Molle pouches. It allows you to taylor the sizes for each purpose.

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Post by Stickman » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:21 pm

That's pretty sweet, I don't think I'm capable of doing that kind of arts and crafts but it's cool to see what others come up with.
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Post by adeluca73 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:18 pm

Very crafty indeed...that gives me an idea for the back of my front seats
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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:40 pm

adeluca73 wrote:Very crafty indeed...that gives me an idea for the back of my front seats
You could mount a MOLLE hydration carrier to the back of your seat in case you run out of the 10 reachable drinks in your cup holders!

http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Hydration-Car ... ig.515.htm
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Post by NovA ProspekT » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:21 pm

That's pretty clever, might have to try this sometime, thanks!

The hydration carrier mounted to the back of the seat isn't a bad idea either.
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Post by Colibri » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:44 pm

That's really nice work sir, thanks for sharing :rockon:
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Post by fbenross » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:09 am

Very nice. You can never have enough storage!
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Post by TwinStick » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:37 am

VERY nicely done sir !!! :rockon: I would certainly buy a set of those for my 3rd Gen !

As far as cup holders, speak for yourself. I have 2 but they are unusable because of the G-56 manual. Unless you have a 3" high cup, they are all unusable. I have none in the center console either. :wtf: were they thinking with the stick shifts ???
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:36 pm

TwinStick wrote:VERY nicely done sir !!! :rockon: I would certainly buy a set of those for my 3rd Gen !

As far as cup holders, speak for yourself. I have 2 but they are unusable because of the G-56 manual. Unless you have a 3" high cup, they are all unusable. I have none in the center console either. :wtf: were they thinking with the stick shifts ???

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Re: 3G Rear Door Panel Storage

Post by adeluca73 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:39 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
adeluca73 wrote:Very crafty indeed...that gives me an idea for the back of my front seats
You could mount a MOLLE hydration carrier to the back of your seat in case you run out of the 10 reachable drinks in your cup holders!

http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Hydration-Car ... ig.515.htm
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