Location of Teflon draw slides

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 09:48
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Hi all, I'm in the process of building draws for the Troopy. I like the idea of teflon slides instead of steel runners. Anyway i have sourced the teflon and now i just need to know where to place it on the draws. The actual draws will be made out of ply. So do i mount the teflon on the floor only, to allow the ply to slide on top of it or do i mount it on the draws and the floor so it slides teflon on teflon. I know that teflon on teflon would be best but is it over kill. Can anyone tell me where they mount it on Drifta draws??
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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 10:07

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 10:07
If you want to do it properly you need the runner material on the bottom and the bottom sides of the draws and on the base and the inside lower faces of the carcase.

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Reply By: BARRY F2 - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 17:07

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 17:07
dotmar sell teflon at different thickness worked well on my draws used 1mm thickness face to face,
still sliding easy after 3 years
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Follow Up By: Member - troopydan - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:41

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:41
Hi Barry, I like the idea, How did u stick it on? I was thinking about using Sika Flex.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 20:07

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 20:07
I made my drawers for the canopy for ute from ply.
The drawers pull through from either side.
I first approached the plastic supplier for teflon but he suggested HDPE would be better.
I have 25mm strips full length both on the drawer and the carcass to form a right angle in each corner IE 8 strips per drawer.
The HDPE is 4.5 mm thick, ample for 10mm countersunk screws.
The drawers have been in place since 2007 and are still fine after traveling some horrendous tracks loaded with tools and recovery gear etc, etc, etc.
In retospect instead of buying the HTPE precut into 25mm strips it would have been much cheaper to buy a sheet and cut strips myself and have some left over.
Sheet is 2.400 X 1.000 X 4.5mm for around $135.
Drawers are a close fit and can self support leaving about 200mm. in the carcass
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Follow Up By: Nifty1 - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 21:25

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 21:25
I don't think you need teflon at all. I built my drawers with a couple of strips of laminex or formica, about 50mm wide, on both the bottom of the drawer and the matching surface of the carcase. These were free offcuts and I glued them in place. They lift the drawer only about 2mm off the carcase but work perfectly. Nothing needed down the sides either, so no wasted space. I carried a Tirfor winch and cable, tyre levers and bead breaker, heavy spanners etc and it slides easily even after a couple of years. I don't think I could possibly lift the loaded drawer on my own.
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Follow Up By: Member - troopydan - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:46

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:46
Hey Pinko.
I'm still open to ideas. Good to here HDPE works the same. I see the price above but where do i get it?
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:33

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:33
Just google HDPE
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Reply By: BARRY F2 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:49

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:49
Used small countersunk sunk screws
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Reply By: BARRY F2 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:54

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:54
used small countersunk screws to hold the strips down, cut the strips about 32mm wide
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 16:57

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 16:57
Hi Trooppydan.My draws are ali and sit in an ali frame with a marine plywood bed base on top. We used strips of the plastic board that mining companies use as slides and similar to boat trailor slides. The draws sit on strips each side the bottom of the draw.The strips are cut a little higher than the frame. The sides of the draws are kept clear of the frame with buttons made of the same material that are availible from ally door suppliers. The buttons have a little stem that pushes into a one mm hole and you just grind off enough of the top to give a nice fit .Three each side back and front of the draw and you are done
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Follow Up By: Member - troopydan - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 19:41

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 19:41
Cheers Graeme. i have been looking around today and i might have a solution to the problem. I think i might make the draws out of 20mm HDPE plastic. The frame will be steel and the draws being plastic will slide like its on runners. No space wasted with slides and tough..
I will also check out my local ali door supplier and see what they have to offer.
Thanks
Dan
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Reply By: greybeard - Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 00:27

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 00:27
I just used plain right angle plastic moulding from a hardware store. It's been in use for years and so far I haven't had any problems.
plastic runner and another pic of therunner
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Follow Up By: greybeard - Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 12:31

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 12:31
Forgot to mention that the runner is fixed to the drawers with liquid nails only. No screws or mechanical fixings were used.
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