The other how-to on this doesnt have pics so...
Estimated Install Time:
About 30 minutes
piece of wood
stock trunk liner inlay
spray adhesive (or whatever you want to use)
10 screws and screwdriver
Remove stock inlay w/ cardboard backing. This is now your template.
Step 1b (optional):
You may want to pull the power wires up and reroute them around the spare tire. Not mandatory, but might keep the base more balanced for the end product.
You can also remove the other bits of cardboard and carpet filler if you wish.
I chose to keep the carpet filler to add some cushioning in hopes that it would compress a bit and keep it more balanced...this turned out to work pretty well.
Flip the stock carpet upside down on the wood of your choice.
Trace the outline of it, cut it out with a jig saw.
peel off cardboard backing and throw it at someone
Cut this piece down the middle, otherwise its not going to fit in the trunk.
This also makes it MUCH easier to access the battery while still maintaining a solid base.
Test the fit
Cut a strip about 3-4 inches wide and screw this to the bottom of the left half with 1-2 inches overhang.
This will allow the right half to slide out to access the battery, and keep the pieces rigid.
Test fit the pieces again
*Not the piece that hangs off in the middle of the trunk*
Step 4b (optional):
Because I have power wire running beside the batter to my amps, I also notched a 3x3" piece for the back corners to give a little extra height. These corners are the furthest left and right most parts of the wood by the bumper. It might be necessary to do this even if you dont have any wires running out there just to give it more stability.
Put one of the halves of the wood on the carpet, and cut the carpet in half.
Glue both pieces of carpet onto your cut pieces of wood.
Install the left piece
Install the right piece