Shelf it storage shelf

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SirRobyn0

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Because we had a snow storm and my truck is 2WD I haven't driven it since installing the shelf, well that changed today. I chained it up made my way out of the farm road and on to the main road. 5 miles later the road was clear enough to take the chains off. As for the shelf, I like it so far. For the most part I do not feel like it is infringing on my vision. I did not have issues seeing stop lights in town. I have it set so the bottom of the shelf is even with the bottom of the blue tint on the windshield. I will drive it for the rest of the week at least like this. At some point I need to take the shelf down, and spray adhesive to bottom part of the carpet to the wood, and wrap the part that holds the shelf to the roof. I may shorten those pieces a tiny bit in order to raise the height of the shelf, maybe. We'll see how I feel after I get some mileage on it. Right now I'm kind of at the point where I like having the shelf, it doesn't bother my vision, but yet it just feels a little strange having it there, so we'll see how I adjust.
 

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Well that's it. I love the shelf. It's totally something I'm into. I've driven it three days now 1 hour each way to the shop, so I've got about 5 hours behind the wheel in it with the shelf there and I'm at the point that I hardly notice it when driving and it's a great place to store little stuff that would otherwise be sucking up seat space or I'd have to leave on the dash.
 

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I took the shelf down today to fix my mistake. I pulled bottom of the carpet off the shelf and glued it to the board with contact cement to keep it wrinkle free and from sagging. Again using what I had on hand I had two choices spray adhesive, or Dap brush on. I don't really like using the brush on but since the board I used was a rough cedar board I went with the brush on so it would fill in the rough areas better. Just like with the spray on stuff you coat both sides let it dry a bit and when you stick it together it's stuck!

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Looks a lot better, but the truck is going to smell like glue for a few days I'm sure.
 

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Hows the shelf working out Rob?
I'm planning to make one (sort of got started mocking it up already), but curious about yours after a few years.
 

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