Handles for false floor compartment lids

Submitted: Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 00:32
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Hello all. I have just put a false floor in the back of my old hilux ute.up the front I have cut out a couple of compartments in the floor to store the not so often used stuff. So now I have compartments with lids that sit flush to the false floor. Does anyone have any tips on making simple handles so I can lift the lids out?, I'm after something recessed or that will sit as near to flush when not being used.
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Grant
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 06:13

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 06:13
Check Bunnings or the like. They have a selection of handles.
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Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 06:38

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 06:38
Ship chandlers may be able to help with this one.
Bundy
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Reply By: Peter - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 06:48

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 06:48
If you want to go cheap and easy use a hole saw to drill a hole and use this 30- 40 mm should be good.
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Follow Up By: tg123 - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 08:54

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 08:54
X2! All flush handles I've seen need a recess routed out to make them sit flush. Hole saw works a treat or cut semi circular holes at the edge
Cheers
TG
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Follow Up By: gbc - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 09:53

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 09:53
x3 finger holes are the go.
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Follow Up By: Member - Coldee - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 19:06

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 19:06
I did the same and I have to agree. The cheapest and easiest is finger holes. That's what I have in my floor.
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 07:04

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 07:04
ebay, recessed handle
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Reply By: olcoolone - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 14:11

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 14:11
Why do you need handles, all the ones I have done I have drilled a 32mm hole in the removable panel so I could get my finger in to lift it it. People have a tendency to over engineer something that won't be any real benefit.
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Follow Up By: jacent - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 16:39

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 16:39
Done this to my car, and carpeted into the hole and looks good
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 19:04

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 19:04
Yep, finger holes are simple and work best
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Reply By: andrew t - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 15:35

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 15:35
try these guys they should have what you need
http://www.mcnaughtans.com.au/contact.php
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