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Drink Cooler out of Center Console?

So I'm wondering if anyone has tried to make a cooler out of the center console? I think it would make a nice size cooler. Like for a long road trip with the wife and kids to store juices, soft drinks and perishable snacks. Instead of loading a small cooler that usually get's thrown in the very back and having to bug someone to climb towards the back to get you a drink, you can have it up front.

The cooler wouldn't have to be premanent, just a liner or something that won't leak so you can throw ice in there and keep stuff cold. Maybe someone sells something like this already?

Do you guys know or have any ideas? so far my big brained idea is heavy duty plastic bags or something and hope for the best on them not leaking

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You'll need some way to drain it. So I would think you'd want to put some kind of hole in the bottom with a plug you can remove or loosen so all that water can drain. It's definately big enough, but if you have rear audio controls, I don't think those are sealed from the rest of the console, so you'd have to do that too. And you'd probably want some way to insulate the console, so it doesn't 'sweat' and leave the outside all wet. I used to have an avalanche and used the toolboxes for coolers many times...they had built in drains, but the outside of the bed would sweat and the ice would melt super fast in the summer.
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