Troopy 78, Drilling extra holes for steel frame draw mountings/anchors

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Hi, I'm looking to build a set of steel framed draws for the back of the troopy. Can anybody tell me if they think i will run into any troubles drilling holes to mount the draws using hi tensile bolts, large 5x50x50mm think square flat washers and nylon lock nuts. Obviously I will not drill holes above fuel tanks or chassis rails, only in clear areas.
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Dan
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 00:07

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 00:07
No dramas, that's basically the way Black Widow etc mount theirs.

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Follow Up By: Member - troopydan - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 01:31

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 01:31
Cheers for that John.
If Black Widow do that, then i'm sold. Now all i have to do is make them.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 01:47

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 01:47
Dan
Forgot to add I have the 300mm deep trades drawers and they only use 4 bolts through the floor.

Plenty of clear area under the Troopy floor so you shouldn't have any dramas.

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Reply By: Member - Col G (WA) - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 07:50

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 07:50
Dan

I don't know about the troopy but in the 105 series, the mounting was via two shallow top hat sections running lengthways that were secured to the floor using tapped holes that were already there.

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Reply By: olcoolone - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 09:47

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 09:47
The only thing I would recommend is make the mounting plates as BIG as possible and bend the edges down 5-10mm in from the edge to make the plate rigid and then bond to the underside of the floor with Sikaflex 252 and let the Sikaflex dry, this will form a strong base to mount to and the Sikaflex will fill any uneven surfaces.

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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:52

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:52
Hi Dan,

I had a 75 series Troopy for a while and had Black Widow drawers fitted. I sold it and purchased an F250 and had Black Widow make up new wings for the Ftruck, utilising the existing drawers from the Troopy.

Somewhere in the shed are both Black Widow side wings from the Troopy. I have no idea if the internal dimensions of the 75 and 78 series are the same, however if you are
interested in them send me an MM.


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Follow Up By: abqaiq - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:30

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:30
When drilling holes in thin metal, like the Troopy floor, use a step drill [one of those stepped multi-size drill bits]. The hazard with typical twist drills is they catch and grab as they go partially through and pull the bit suddenly into the hole and perhaps into something underneath or injure you with the sudden twist of the motor. The proper way to drill sheet metal is with a step drill.

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