Replace handles on waeco cf 50 litre fridge

Hi,
We have a waeco cf50litre fridge with rigid handles. We are having trouble fitting it into our 150 prado with a cargo barrier fitted. We are trying to find replacement handles which drop down, similar to engel or the waeco cfx fridges. Has anyone else had the same problem and found handles that fit the existing holes left by the fixed solid handles of the cf 50 litre. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 14:49

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 14:49
G'day

We had the same problem which we solved with a short length of SS handrail wire and fittings. Small loop swaged on each end with original handle bolts + a couple of washers and back into 2 of the original handle threaded holes.
Add a turnbuckle for tightening to the tie-down point and problem solved.
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Follow Up By: gonnaBs - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:28

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:28
Thanks so much for you response. I knew that there would be someone out there who had the same issue. That's a good suggestion. I hope we can return the favour some time.

Cheers ... Alan
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:36

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:36
No worries cobber, glad to help.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 15:28

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 15:28
I got a flat metal bar from Bunnings to fit the mounting holes and then bolted a folding grab handle (same as fitted to trunks or tool boxes) to it.
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Follow Up By: gonnaBs - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:31

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:31
Thanks very much for your suggestion. As I said to Rosco, I knew that others must have solved the same problem. That's a great idea.

Looking forward to seeing you on the road sometime .... Cheers ... Alan
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:55

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:55
Thanks for the post and replies. Solves a problem for me also.
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Follow Up By: gonnaBs - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:10

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:10
Hi
Check David P's response (reply 6) with the photo. Cheers ..Alan
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:57

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 16:57
I just used an eye bolt either side and used them as tie down points.
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Follow Up By: gonnaBs - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:00

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:00
Hi Dunc,
Thanks so much for your solution. Much appreciated ..... Alan
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Reply By: RobAck - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 19:42

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 19:42
Depends on what storage system and fridge slide you have to some degree. We have a Black Widow system and the barrier cants rearwards to allow the second row seats to recline which is a legal requirement

We simply added a pair of tie downs forward of the supplied ones and that fixed the problem and yes we have a 50l Waeco but not the CFX. But this fixes the issue for the CFX with no problems

Waiting on BW to supply some different straps so we can fit a 65L ARB fridge

Regards

Rob
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Follow Up By: gonnaBs - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:03

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:03
Hi Rob,

We also have the black widow drawers. Thanks for your solution to our problem .... Cheers ... Alan
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Reply By: Member - David P (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 22:00

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 22:00
Hi goannaBs,

I have a 40 litre Waeco and had the same problem so I made a couple of metal saddles (to fit the original bolts) that go over a rope handle. Added a couple of rings to tie it all down,


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Reply By: gonnaBs - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:08

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:08
Hi David,
A picture paints a thousand words! Thanks so very much for your solution - that is so useful. I've got some work to do this weekend now. Very much appreciated ... Alan
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