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Outfitting the trunk for overlanding

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Prompted by a question by @PunkTexas in the remove rear seat thread I figured I'd reply with a separate thread so to not clutter up the original.

I still haven't came across any pictures of a platform in the back area of a Cherokee with seats removed. If you or anyone can link me or point me in the right direction for overland setup in a Cherokee please do. Thanks.
I'm still working on my setup, but this is what I have so far. I'll post more pictures as the project progresses (slowly).

I've taken out the stock trunk floor and wheel well mold and made a new plywood platform. This is a temporary, quickly bodged-together setup on to of that platform.

This is the setup I've build in the wheel well space. Up left is a compressor, 2nd battery to the right of it. Below the compressor is a water pump with a 5 gal water tank in the middle. Storage rooms to the right and below the water tank, where the air hose, fuses, and a switch to turn on the air pump is located.

Another shot of a variant of the temporary setup, with the compressor in action.

Dimmable red/white LED lighting.

Carpeted flooring with access panels to the under-floor installations (held in place by magnets glued into the floor base). The fridge, which is accessible from the right rear door (seat removed), is visible to the upper right.

Halfway getting the stove and grill arrangement built.

Cooking arrangement in it's "transport" location. Back of fridge to the left.
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Outstanding! I didn't even know there was a swing-out tire carrier for the Cherokee. I wonder if it would work on a '19...?
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