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Land Rover Defender Disklok Storage

By Tim Trott, 12th August 2013 in Cars & Bikes

I've always used Disklok's as part of my car security, and the Defender is no exception, but I can't just tuck it in behind the seat any more... it tends to move around quite a bit and is always out of arms reach when I need to refit it!

With the spacious load space in mind, I decided to build a custom Disklok storage box which will securely hold the Disklok when not in use. Admittedly this is my first piece of woodworking I have attempted solo since I left school, but I think it turned out quite well. Professional carpenters may wish to look away.

I did have a load of pictures from the build process, but my phone decided to delete them, so here are the only ones I have been able to recover.

The frame was made from 4x1" timber, 5 sections joined with 45° angles. This was then screwed to 6mm MDF sheet on both sides and finally covered in carpet tile, inside and out. Total cost, around £15. Just been out and the lock was exactly where I left it - in arms length ready to refit! Proper Job! :)

  1. HmmmUK

    Useful post thanks - shame you lost so many images!
    It all looks very neat, will hopefully do something similar with my son who's just buying a 2003 TD5.

    The only suggestion I would make is perhaps adding a simple strap/catch to hold it in place just to stop if flying around if you were unfortunate to have a big accident.

    Am I right in thinking your need the large Disklok for a TD5 with air bag?

    Thanks again.
    PS Have you painted your rear cross-member yet? It looked very *brown* in one of your other posts ;)

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