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Old 12-06-2018, 01:52 AM
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This summer I was looking for a partition/Vette tray combo but wanted at least my black/orange cross flags logo on it. After getting ripped off by Dave Hale, aka Madavette Motorsports for $275 & never receiving said partition & Vette tray, I was able to purchase one from a forum member for $125.

I didnt care for the carpet on it & decided to modify it to better match my interior. When I ripped the carpet off I found the Vette bin to be simply a piece of foam board insulation & 2 Glad ovenware trays The partition was a nice piece of MDF but that carpet had to go.

Here are my supplies:
(1) 2x12x12 (in case I messed up) $15 - bin
(1) 1x8x8 (more than enough to make 2) $12 - partition
(3) yards of black vinyl $20
(1) double usb extension plug $10

I just finished this up so I need to smooth out few wrinkles & look for some better fitting trays (I reused what was in my bin). So it’s not perfect yet, but I am happy with how it turned out.

Original cheap foam bin


measurements for the bin. The original foam bin was 45" front & 41" rear but it did not sit snug against the sides. I increased to 46" & 42" respectively & now it's nice & snug with no lateral movement.


You can really choose any cutouts you want. My original had 2 cup holders which I found useless so no need to add them to this one. Just needed a place to hold things & added the double usb charger.





Will smooth out the wrinkles




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Old 12-06-2018, 08:22 AM
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YOU my friend are very crafty!!

that turned out very well for only having 60 bucks in it......compared to what, 300 or something like that?
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YOU my friend are very crafty!!

that turned out very well for only having 60 bucks in it......compared to what, 300 or something like that?
Thanks! I'm going to make simple boxes to fit better in my cutouts (I'm not too good at cutting curves yet) & cover them with the same vinyl. They'll fit in the cutouts & should look seamless. I just used what I already had so far to make sure it was how I wanted it. There are a few imperfections but once it's in the car, nobody will see them.
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It's hard to see in the picture but is that a USB port between the trays? I might have to make myself one of those.
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It's hard to see in the picture but is that a USB port between the trays? I might have to make myself one of those.
yes here’s a better pic of it. I’ve run it under the carpet & console and plugged it into the receptacle in the center console.



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Nice work! Top still fit OK?
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"[COLOR=left=#000000]When I ripped the carpet off I found the Vette bin to be simply a piece of foam board insulation & 2 Glad ovenware trays"[/COLOR]



Beautiful job, results are impressive.
A pro upholster w/couldn't have done better.

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Nice work! Top still fit OK?
yes - no issues with the top fitting.
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yes - no issues with the top fitting.
Nice, I'll take one!

How did you get ripped for $275 on the one you tried to buy from a vendor? Did you use something other than a credit card?
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Originally Posted by Landru View Post
"[COLOR=left=#000000]When I ripped the carpet off I found the Vette bin to be simply a piece of foam board insulation & 2 Glad ovenware trays"[/COLOR]



Beautiful job, results are impressive.
A pro upholster w/couldn't have done better.
Pretty crazy what you get for your $325 from a vendor isn't it? Those Glad ovenware trays are a hot commodity though Thank you for the compliment, for my first attempt I don't think it was too bad.

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Nice, I'll take one!

How did you get ripped for $275 on the one you tried to buy from a vendor? Did you use something other than a credit card?
I used a credit card through my PayPal account but apparently there were/are no protections through Facebook Payments even though I selected "paying for goods or services" & not "sending money to friends or family". Each entity points the finger at the other. PayPal says it's FB's problem, FB says it PayPal's problem, and the credit card says it's not their problem because both the other 2 say I sent money to friends or family even though the invoice says otherwise. I also filed a complaint with the TN Attorney General's Office & Dave Hale just ignored them for several months & now they've closed the case. Oh well, lesson learned.
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I used a credit card through my PayPal account but apparently there were/are no protections through Facebook Payments even though I selected "paying for goods or services" & not "sending money to friends or family". Each entity points the finger at the other. PayPal says it's FB's problem, FB says it PayPal's problem, and the credit card says it's not their problem because both the other 2 say I sent money to friends or family even though the invoice says otherwise. I also filed a complaint with the TN Attorney General's Office & Dave Hale just ignored them for several months & now they've closed the case. Oh well, lesson learned.
Hmm, I don't do FB or PP, and maybe you already know this, but dealing only with a CC company you can dispute charges before you have to pay them. I've done this maybe twice in my life, and apparently most companies do NOT want to get involved with CC disputes and will quickly correct whatever went wrong.

With a CC you never have to try to get money back -- which can be impossible (as you know) and is also a reason to never use a debit card online. When you use a debit card, the money is immediately taken out of your account and if something goes wrong you have to try to get the money back.

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Originally Posted by JABCAT View Post
I used a credit card through my PayPal account but apparently there were/are no protections through Facebook Payments even though I selected "paying for goods or services" & not "sending money to friends or family". Each entity points the finger at the other. PayPal says it's FB's problem, FB says it PayPal's problem, and the credit card says it's not their problem because both the other 2 say I sent money to friends or family even though the invoice says otherwise. I also filed a complaint with the TN Attorney General's Office & Dave Hale just ignored them for several months & now they've closed the case. Oh well, lesson learned.
Wait, was that the dude selling them saying they are for a charity of some sort?

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Wait, was that the dude selling them saying they are for a charity of some sort?
yes that’s the guy.
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yes that’s the guy.
Damn, what a dick.
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I didn’t like how the transition of carpet to the bin looked so I covered that section of carpet behind the seats with vinyl to match the bin & partition. There’s also a pic of how I ran the usb cables for the charger in the bin.




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