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      07-18-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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I've been a fan of Volkswagen's trunk grocery hooks, and have installed them in the past few cars I've owned.

Here are a few shots of them in my new F36 Gran Coupe. They can be mounted on the removable rear deck on this car, or under the window ledge on other models.

You can get them at any Volkswagen dealer or on Ebay from several resellers. I got mine here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191589817170...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I find them a very useful addition to any car, as they help prevent groceries and milk jugs rolling around on the way home from the store.

The second photo shows the underside of the rear deck when it's flipped up.
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      07-19-2015, 08:15 AM   #2
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That looks like a pretty great addition actually! Are you afraid of putting too heavy things on em? I'm already in love with the cargonet and the standard grocery hook on the side in the F36 coming from an E90 with zero fastening!
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      07-19-2015, 09:00 AM   #3
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The rear deck is extremely stiff, and will easily support 20 lb or so.

There is a fold-out hook on the left side of the trunk, but it's too low to reliably hold a grocery bag in place. With these hooks the bags are supported off the floor of the trunk so even spirited driving poses no risk of them tipping over.

This was the first mod that my wife asked for when we got the new car.
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      07-19-2015, 10:07 AM   #4
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Cool gadget.

I have the spider web looking cargo net that spreads flat on the surface, but how do you use it? Do you just stick stuff under it? It has actually been useless ever since I installed the rubber cargo liner on top of it.
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      07-19-2015, 11:29 AM   #5
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This also works very nicely and folds up/expands as needed.
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I always have my sports bag and tennis shoes in the trunk, so I just arrange shopping stuff around those keeps everything from moving around. I like the under-floor storage and the belt on the side too. My favorite is the electric open/close hatchback on the GC.
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      07-19-2015, 07:56 PM   #7
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I'd paint the bolts/screws gray to make them more invisible.
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I'd paint the bolts/screws gray to make them more invisible.
They are actually black, just like the surface they are on, but a bit shinier. The camera flash makes them stand out more than they do. I'll paint them with matte black if they are visible on a sunny day.
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I installed these on my f30 tonight (thanks to the OP for the idea!). Most practical mod I've ever done, LOL.
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I installed these on my f30 tonight (thanks to the OP for the idea!). Most practical mod I've ever done, LOL.
What did you attach them to, just screwed them into the top of the trunk?
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What did you attach them to, just screwed them into the top of the trunk?
Yep. Followed these as guides:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87352

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008295
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What did you attach them to, just screwed them into the top of the trunk?
For the F36 you need to use a threaded screw with a nut, as the screw needs to go through the rear deck. I used an M5 x 35mm button head stainless screw with a locking nut on the bottom. I used a paint pen to make the heads black.
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I've been a fan of Volkswagen's trunk grocery hooks, and have installed them in the past few cars I've owned.

Here are a few shots of them in my new F36 Gran Coupe. They can be mounted on the removable rear deck on this car, or under the window ledge on other models.

You can get them at any Volkswagen dealer or on Ebay from several resellers. I got mine here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191589817170...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I find them a very useful addition to any car, as they help prevent groceries and milk jugs rolling around on the way home from the store.

The second photo shows the underside of the rear deck when it's flipped up.
Please, place any grocery item that is liquid inside a plastic tub with an air tight lid.

Any failure of a grocery liquid like milk, water, juice, and even vinegar will seem under your trunk and affect electronics.

Also, it will be stinky! If your milk container leaked you would be selling your stinky car like jerry Seinfeld ion 2 weeks.
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Or just use these grocery hooks, lol. Never had liquid spill in the past. Certainly won't now that I have these installed.
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Or just use these grocery hooks, lol. Never had liquid spill in the past. Certainly won't now that I have these installed.
Lol, please remove the floor of your trunk so you can get a sense of what's underneath.

Next, the grocery hooks won't save you if a cap comes off a milk jug.

Plus, I don't know about you, but my groceries would be swaying like a sign in a hurricane when I drive.
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Cargo net will work no need for minivan hooks.
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Lol, please remove the floor of your trunk so you can get a sense of what's underneath.

Next, the grocery hooks won't save you if a cap comes off a milk jug.

Plus, I don't know about you, but my groceries would be swaying like a sign in a hurricane when I drive.
He's got a cargo liner to protect the floor from spills. Still gotta use common sense though!
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Not so sure about the screw heads - bit redneck for me!
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Lol, please remove the floor of your trunk so you can get a sense of what's underneath.

Next, the grocery hooks won't save you if a cap comes off a milk jug.

Plus, I don't know about you, but my groceries would be swaying like a sign in a hurricane when I drive.
He's got a cargo liner to protect the floor from spills. Still gotta use common sense though!
Ok, the cargo liner solves the issue.

Still think the grocery hooks are a little fruity. No pun intended.

Lol, let's hang some bull carcasses on those things!
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Not so sure about the screw heads - bit redneck for me!
You're right.

I went over them with a flat black paint pen, which I didn't have available for the first photos.

Here's a newer shot from the inside. The screws are nearly invisible in full sun, especially from he driver's seat.

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