False Floor

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:17
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I want to construct a false floor for rear of a GU Patrol - basically just making a shelf. Any tips appreciated.
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Reply By: Les Webb - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:36

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:36
I made one for my Jeep. Have a slide out shelf on one side & made it deep enough to store items about as high as a snatchem is wide. great for tyre levers bead breakers etc
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Reply By: Phil P - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:38

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:38
Send me you're email address and I can send pics of my set up !
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Follow Up By: Biggy - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:10
Thanks that would be great Phil.

gphelan@tpg.com.au
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Reply By: Phil P - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:08

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:08
Photos are posted at this url

http://au.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/phil_p_kl/my_photos

Shelf is made with Plywood, sides are hardwood, covered in marine carpet.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:32
Hey Biggy - made mine out of 12mm ply and carpeted it when finished. Removed those useless dicky seats and used those bolts to mount it in the front. Fixed it at the rear with a small angle bracket screwed into the cargo floor. Had to mak a small cut in the carpet but that is invisible. Cut the shape around the wheel arches and put a couple of fore and aft bearers of 12mm ply edged with rubber under and fixed with small angles to the false floorboard. I have since built more on top of this to house fridge, _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx and a space for water and fuel.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: lazylcd - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:44
have a look at this, they have some interesting stuff
http://www.consoles.com/Nissan_GU_falsefloor.htm

Lazy
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Reply By: andyg - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:52

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:52
Hi Biggy
Sorry no pics but box in around the wheel archs .
Bolt these in place using the bolts that fix the seat hinge down.
Hight of these boxes is level with the bottom of the side pockets.
The boxes also have a lid on them which is the same level as the top of the shelf chose to do it this way as a one piece full width shelf is inposible to get through the back doors.
l used 8mm ply and aluminium angle to brace the shelf then covered it all in carpet.
i also put a sheet of ply on the floor in the back to make pulling the storage boxes in and out easier.

Andyg
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:47

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:47
MDF and steel angle brackets. It is a cheap way to construct anything you want in the rear of your truck. I have used 16mm for all my shelving and so far it has lasted 5 years with very little sign of deterioration.
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Reply By: andysgu - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 14:29

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 14:29
Tut Tut Wiliam
MDF and steel brackets no wonder you had to beef up the suspension !
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Reply By: Geoff - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 20:29

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 20:29
Hello Biggy,

I've got one sitting in the shed doing nothing 'cos I've got a set of the $330 roller _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx now. It's steel angle frame with plywood infill and bolts onto the dicky set brackets. You can have it for nix if it suits you.
I'm in Melb.

Cheers

Geoff
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 19:36

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 19:36
A false floor level with the rear floor, replacing the rear seats is the 1st thing to goes into our Subies on extended trips - we use 10/12mm square steel tube and the seat mounting bolts to secure. The 'frame' has tie down rails and a ply floor.
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