User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-19-2010, 11:48 PM #1
LakeRunr's Avatar
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
LakeRunr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"

I see that this has been discussed many times here, with a few solutions here and there. I wanted to add my solution to the forum.

I used Craftsman tool-drawer divider supplies to divide the bucket into 4 usable parts. Two cool things about using this stuff are (1) you can change it around later without any problem, and (2) it's soft-ish (but also firm), so your stuff doesn't rattle. The "foam" really is firmer than you'd think it would be. It's perfect for this.

The first picture shows the package that the dividers come in.

The second pic shows what's in the package: two plastic rails with double-sided tape, and two sections of firm foam divider. There are actually 4 pieces there (each of the two pieces is perforated).

Third pic shows what the end of the plastic rails looks like. The rails can be cut with a hacksaw or dremel to whatever size you need.
Attached Images
My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00495-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00497-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00498-jpg 
__________________
2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black, 3rd row seating
Passport hardwired, DRLs disabled, Automatic locks disabled, center console and glove box organized.
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black (For Sale)
Constant 12V power outlets, Seatbelt relaxer disabled, Passenger door keyhole (electric unlock), Husky cargo liner, Lock button inside rear door added, Center console organized and lit with LEDs.

Last edited by LakeRunr; 07-20-2010 at 12:04 AM.
LakeRunr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 11:53 PM #2
LakeRunr's Avatar
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
LakeRunr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
I cut 4 rail pieces 5 inches long each.

I then mounted them (they have double-sided tape on them) to divide the bucket in half horizontally. I cut 4 sections of the foam and slid them down into the rails (see first picture).

Second pic shows how the rigid foam matches the asthetics of the bucket. Also note that the foam reaches a little higher than the rails. This was so there wouldn't be any sharp rail edges sticking up.

Third pic shows how my stuff starts to fit in there.

But...not done yet...
Attached Images
My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00499-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00501-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00502-jpg 
__________________
2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black, 3rd row seating
Passport hardwired, DRLs disabled, Automatic locks disabled, center console and glove box organized.
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black (For Sale)
Constant 12V power outlets, Seatbelt relaxer disabled, Passenger door keyhole (electric unlock), Husky cargo liner, Lock button inside rear door added, Center console organized and lit with LEDs.
LakeRunr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 11:59 PM #3
LakeRunr's Avatar
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
LakeRunr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
Next, I started on the longitudinal separators. I installed the other two rails, one at a time (first pic), and cut foam to reach the center piece I already installed (second pic).

The last picture shows the finished product!

I don't remember how much the divider package cost...I've had it for a while...but I don't think it was much.

My next mod is to light up this compartment with LEDs (but only when the lid is open and the parking lights are on).
Attached Images
My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00503-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00504-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-dsc00505-jpg 
__________________
2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black, 3rd row seating
Passport hardwired, DRLs disabled, Automatic locks disabled, center console and glove box organized.
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black (For Sale)
Constant 12V power outlets, Seatbelt relaxer disabled, Passenger door keyhole (electric unlock), Husky cargo liner, Lock button inside rear door added, Center console organized and lit with LEDs.
LakeRunr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 02:11 AM #4
kdub627's Avatar
kdub627 kdub627 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, La
Posts: 109
kdub627 is an unknown quantity at this point
kdub627 kdub627 is offline
Member
kdub627's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, La
Posts: 109
kdub627 is an unknown quantity at this point
Great Idea!!!! Doing it tomorrow for sure, that "bucket" has been quite a problem for organization.


Also Where did you buy that from? Local Hardware store?
__________________
2008 4Runner Sport WHO DAT!!!!!
kdub627 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 01:44 PM #5
MSU4Runner's Avatar
MSU4Runner MSU4Runner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 160
MSU4Runner is on a distinguished road
MSU4Runner MSU4Runner is offline
Member
MSU4Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 160
MSU4Runner is on a distinguished road
I believe this is what he got, available at Sears, $12.99 -

Craftsman Universal Tool Divider System

Of course he didn't pop out the tool slot pieces in order to keep the divider solid. Good idea, LakeRnr, I like it!
__________________
2006 SR5 V6 4WD
KF5KRC
OME 885 front, Icon/Superflex rear, LR UCAs, Demello bumper, Stubbs HD-SKO sliders, RCI skids, 285/75R16 Duratracs on Level8 MK6 wheels, Uniden Pro520xl w/ FireStik II, Kenwood TM-281A ham, Extra 12V outlets, Limited Grille, Fog Light Mod, Map Light Mod, exhaust chopped
MSU4Runner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 02:14 PM #6
LakeRunr's Avatar
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
LakeRunr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
^^^ Yep...that's the one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kdub627 View Post
Also Where did you buy that from? Local Hardware store?
My local Sears.
__________________
2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black, 3rd row seating
Passport hardwired, DRLs disabled, Automatic locks disabled, center console and glove box organized.
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black (For Sale)
Constant 12V power outlets, Seatbelt relaxer disabled, Passenger door keyhole (electric unlock), Husky cargo liner, Lock button inside rear door added, Center console organized and lit with LEDs.
LakeRunr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 10:53 PM #7
Jeffrey_VB's Avatar
Jeffrey_VB Jeffrey_VB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Age: 44
Posts: 561
Jeffrey_VB is an unknown quantity at this point
Jeffrey_VB Jeffrey_VB is offline
Member
Jeffrey_VB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Age: 44
Posts: 561
Jeffrey_VB is an unknown quantity at this point
Great idea and nice right up. I may have to do that to my 'Runner.
__________________
'06 SR5 4WD in Titanium Metallic with 3rd Row Seats Since 01/2008

Not Much Yet...But More to Come!!!
Jeffrey_VB is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 10:27 PM #8
VNT VNT is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Age: 44
Posts: 325
VNT is on a distinguished road
VNT VNT is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Age: 44
Posts: 325
VNT is on a distinguished road
going to sears tomorrow, thanks for sharing your idea
VNT is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 12:29 AM #9
Bigrupp's Avatar
Bigrupp Bigrupp is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 685
Bigrupp is an unknown quantity at this point
MY GARAGE
Bigrupp Bigrupp is offline
Member
Bigrupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 685
Bigrupp is an unknown quantity at this point
MY GARAGE
I could do that, but then I would have to look through four spots full of crap instead of one big one
__________________
04 Toyota 4Runner Sport - Stratosphere Mica- Yaesu FT-8900r Quad Band Ham radio- JVC EXAD KW-AVX800- 4.88 Nitro Gears- Retrofit E-Locker (R)- ARB Air Locker (F) w/ CKMA12 compressor - ICON 2.5's w/ remote reservoirs- ICON Overland 3" rear springs- Spidertraxx- 1" Body Lift- RCI Skid Plates- 4th Gen BajaRack- GY Duratracs- 285/70R17- C4Fabrication Front Bumper w/ Smittybilt X20 10K winch and Baja Designs 30" S8 and Squadron Pro's- C4Fab Rear Bumper w/ BD Squadron Sports, Spare Tire and Dual Jerry Cans - C4Fab sliders- Dual Battery Setup- Dometic CFX65DZ Fridge
Bigrupp is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-24-2010, 08:45 AM #10
howieb howieb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 44
howieb is on a distinguished road
howieb howieb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 44
howieb is on a distinguished road
Great idea, now do you have a solution for the beverage holder which is either too big or too small for whatever I am drinking? :-)
howieb is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-25-2010, 10:41 PM #11
LakeRunr's Avatar
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
LakeRunr LakeRunr is offline
Member
LakeRunr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 135
LakeRunr is on a distinguished road
Yea, the cupholder thing bothers me too...especially since the cupholders in the 3rd gen were supurb. It's on my list to fiddle with.
__________________
2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black, 3rd row seating
Passport hardwired, DRLs disabled, Automatic locks disabled, center console and glove box organized.
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Black (For Sale)
Constant 12V power outlets, Seatbelt relaxer disabled, Passenger door keyhole (electric unlock), Husky cargo liner, Lock button inside rear door added, Center console organized and lit with LEDs.
LakeRunr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-25-2010, 11:27 PM #12
4Runner8's Avatar
4Runner8 4Runner8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Posts: 2,847
Real Name: Will
4Runner8 is on a distinguished road
4Runner8 4Runner8 is offline
Senior Member
4Runner8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Posts: 2,847
Real Name: Will
4Runner8 is on a distinguished road
you do know you can pick up the middle thing in the cup holders and move it over to the left or right and kind of wedge it in for something really small or something really big
__________________
2005 Tundra DC TRD 4x4
Couple New Chevyís---Sold
1997 LTD 4x4---Sold 7/1/15
2003 Tundra 4x4---Sold 6/24/14
2003 4Runner---Sold 3/23/11
4Runner8 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 11:03 AM #13
chaz's Avatar
chaz chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: new jersey
Posts: 3,633
chaz will become famous soon enough
chaz chaz is offline
Senior Member
chaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: new jersey
Posts: 3,633
chaz will become famous soon enough
take a piece of foam I glue to to the cup holder arms. heres a thread on this, with some solutions-- 2005 Cupholder? Limited?
chaz is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 04:31 PM #14
stockrunner stockrunner is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SouthEast
Posts: 6
stockrunner is on a distinguished road
stockrunner stockrunner is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SouthEast
Posts: 6
stockrunner is on a distinguished road
Another option is solid, folder, cardboard

Although I think the method shown is quite elegant, I decided to go a simpler, free, route and fold some sturdy cardboard into a U-shape that fits in the space.

My issue was that I wanted to use the electrical plug and aux radio input (stupidly) located at the bottom of the console bucket. So, I got cables for both that had 90 degree angles on the plugs - which is key, then the folded cardboard fit right up behind it.

In the 2nd photo you can see how the 6 foot power cable (hard to find with angled plug - I got at Radio shack, wish they had a 2 ft version) folds up nicely on the left (drivers) side of the bucket without becoming a tangled mess with the rest of the console bucket. The cord has a twistee tying it neatly together except for the last 6-8 inches that can easily come out when needed, then shoved in when not. Similarly, the audio cable is just long enough to reach my iPhone when sitting on the tray on top of the console.

You can even get fancy with the cardboard and make a removable box out of it, and/or split the compartment into 2 sections. Just make sure to use the sturdy type of cardboard.
Attached Images
My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-photo1-jpg  My solution to organizing the center console "bucket"-photo2-jpg 
__________________
2008 Urban Runner. Blizzard Pearl, V6, with multi-mode 4WD.
stockrunner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 02:56 PM #15
2003-4x4runner's Avatar
2003-4x4runner 2003-4x4runner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 714
Real Name: Mike
2003-4x4runner will become famous soon enough
2003-4x4runner 2003-4x4runner is offline
Member
2003-4x4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 714
Real Name: Mike
2003-4x4runner will become famous soon enough
Thumbs up

Very Nice, thanks for the Tip
__________________
2003 V6 BLACK SR5 4X4-Runner
OB #1334
https://www.instagram.com/ob_1334/?hl=en
Dad's Travel Service.
We drive around till we find it. No map's needed!
2003-4x4runner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.