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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2004, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Trunk organizer...check this out

I bought these because I was worried about my small emergency kit (jumper cables, first aid kit, flares, etc.) moving around and knocking one of my tail lights out.

http://www.autosportcatalog.com/index.cfm?fa=p&pid=2398

I really like them. They are light and easy to move around. I can use one or all of them. If you are looking for something, then I suggest you try them out. No affiliation...just a happy owner.

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It grips OK with the short pile carpet in the Elise boot?
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Yes

They have not moved yet. I would not trust them for track use but they are fine for the street
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I doubt they would hold stuff in place on MY drive home. The road by my house is really really twisty, and the Elise demands it be taken at high speeds....

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I doubt they would hold stuff in place on MY drive home. The road by my house is really really twisty, and the Elise demands it be taken at high speeds....
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I tried putting some Velcro tape on the soft-top bag to make it stick in place in the trunk. (Worried that sliding the soft-top around will bash in the exposed tail light fixtures)

It looked okay, but I soon found that the trunk 'carpet' is not really held down at all, so it came loose and just wrinkled up to allow the top to move around. Not secure at all.

So... maybe stick down the carpet with a bit more firm adhesive or screws?

What I'd like to do is screw down two velcro 'strap's, so they're anchored in something solid. Then placing the soft-top in the trunk just requires a quick tug on the straps to secure the top in place.

I'd still like to see some kind of protection for the rear lighting. Ideally, a hard 'shell' cover over the whole rear that has a 'slot' sized perfectly for the soft-top. That would leave the rest of the trunk free for stuff while keeping the soft top fixed and protecting the lights. Shinoo? No carbon fiber needed, just blow-poly or molded plastic..
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>>>It looked okay, but I soon found that the trunk 'carpet' is not really held down at all, so it came loose and just wrinkled up to allow the top to move around. Not secure at all.<<<

Just get the Trunk Monkey to hold it flat...

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http://www.autosportcatalog.com/index.cfm?fa=p&pid=2398
I like the catalog illustration caption: "Clever gripping teeth keep wedges from moving." Sounds like Confucius or haiku, or maybe Vogon poetry.

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i cant take credit for this discovery...

...but I will pass on the word that the battery cover in the trunk has a pocket exactly the correct size for the toolkit. Take a close look at it, and you'll see exactly what I am talking about.

Credit to whoever found and posted this discovery in an earlier thread!

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(Worried that sliding the soft-top around will bash in the exposed tail light fixtures)
There's more to worry about than just the lights. I worry a lot more about the sides of the body of the car. If something slides and hits the inside of the fenders, you will get a nice stress crack on the rear fender. The light fixture can at least be replaced cheaply...




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I bought this trunk organizer...with Lotus emblem. Works pretty well... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT

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I bought this trunk organizer...with Lotus emblem. Works pretty well... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT
I'd avoid that -- it's held in place with velcro. This carpet really won't stand up to velcro. Every time you pull the velcro off (to move the bag, for instance), it pulls the carpet threads out. In short order, your carpet will look like [email protected]

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