Roller Drawers

Submitted: Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:42
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Hi everyone,

Just about to purchase a set of outback roller drawers for the 80 series. The type I want is the double drawer set, sitting side by side, with one half of the top as a fridge slide. The local 4wd centre has quoted me $1950 for this, does not include fitting.
Does anybody know any places around Sydney that I could get similar system for a cheaper price, or if it would be worth my while waiting for one of the 4wd shows to come back to Sydney.

Regards, OM&M.
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Reply By: Member - JEFF - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:10

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:10
G'Day OMM

Suggest you look at "OFF ROAD SYSTEMS" of Narellan PH 46476322
They are very helpful, much cheaper than the others and are flexable enough to do your own design (as I did) I've had my system for 11 months which included a trip to Ruby Gap(NT) and a simpson D crossing in June They worked beautifully.
Talk to Graham, They also advertise in the Aust 4wd Montly in the back section.

regards jeff
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Follow Up By: Of Mice & Men - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:31

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:31
Thanks jeff,

I had two replies suggesting Narellan, so I called them & there standard drawers are only $1200, so I will go & have a look.

Thanks, OM&M
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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:19

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:19
Hi all
I agree.
I have a set of Off Road Systems drawers fitted to my 80 series and find them great. They are a bit shorter than normal as Graham makes a water tank to fit in front of them.
I do suggest however to opt for the double row slides because when they get full they are quite heavy and wobble around abit not that they have given a problem however for longevity the double slides will be the way to go.
They custom make them so you can probably get a longer set made.

Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:10

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:10
Make your own... Materials will be about $300.. many here have made their own, and put the other $1500 towards ANYTHING!
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:15

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:15
Hi Truckster

Did you make your own?

We look like having to do so because of the opening restrictions to slide the Trailblaza out of on a traytop camper we are interested in.

Was just interested on how you did yours if you don't mind me asking?

Cya
Tripp'n
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Follow Up By: Of Mice & Men - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:41

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:41
Hi Truckster,

Thought about making my own, only lacking the tools & the know-how lol. I did re-search it, but I came to the conclusion that I wanted a well made system.

Regards, OM&M.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gary W (VIC) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:16

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:16
I'm making mine right now. Spending about $600. Was fortunate to get some bearings off a mate for free and access to a mig welder.

Using folded sheetmetal for drawer bodies and 25x25mm square tube for frame and 25x25 angle for runners. I'm making 4 drawers 2 top, 2 bottom each drawer works out to be 465W x 870L x 265H.

Frame sits between wheel arches and will be anchored using the seat anchor points - fully removable. Also incorporates a cargo barrier.

Hopefully will do the job although I'm sure I'll have things to do differently if I was to go again. We'll see.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:34

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:34
Na I scored that Red Desert deal Brand new in boxes $330 delivered to my house about 12-18mths ago!

But yea I would have made my own, there is NOWAY on earth that there is $750 in material and labour in making storage units.. Let alone $1500 or $2000!!
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Follow Up By: schevchenko - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:31

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:31
"there is NOWAY on earth that there is $750 in material and labour in making storage units"

yeah, of course there's not...its called profit. how do you think they make money to go on their holidays?
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Reply By: Penguin (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:14

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:14
Hi OM&M

I just fitted a very similar setup into my 80 series from Offroad Systems in Narellen. They are a bit shorter than the Outback drawers but cheaper too. $1600. Would really suggest you check them out - very helpful and easy to install yourself. If you want to look at mine (in Sydney) email me mikec at bluesky dot com dot au.
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Follow Up By: Of Mice & Men - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:36

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:36
Thanks Penguin,

I have called them & they sound o.k. I will go down & look at there demo model. Thanks for your help.

OM&M.
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Reply By: waveslave - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:19

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:19
Heya, are you getting stnd. or Tradesman Height? What lenght are you getting. If they are full length, i.e.1750, that sounds about right, but if not, it seems a bit steep. Check out the outback website, and you will know exactly what they're worth, www.outbacksystems.com.au (I THINK?), then you should shop around a get it a bit cheaper. Good luck!
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:23

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:23
Sorry, that should be www.4wdinteriors.com.au or no .au?

Waiting for a show would be good. There is a show up near Newcastle in a few weeks. We are waiting to get our OPen Sky Tent there.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:41

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:41
amazing people still think there are major savings at 4wd shows.

I know the last rosehill and melbourne one numerous things marked "SHOW SPECIALS" were more than normal day to day prices...
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:44

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:44
Well all I know is that OPen Sky knocked $400 off the price of their Ezi Awn at the last show I went to. Even where I decked out my truck, spending close to 15k couldn't offer me that price. He gave me 10-20% off everything else, even airlockers, but he couldn't match the show special. So I guess, that judging by that, their are discounts at shows huh? Amazing!
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Follow Up By: Of Mice & Men - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:49

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:49
Waveslave,

I think that they are only standard height & length, Which sounds a bit steep to me as well. I have e-mailed 4wd interiors & am waiting there response. Thanks for your advice.

OM&M.
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:56

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:56
Hey, I just had a quick check of their website. $1760 for the 80 series. Plus fitting, dunno bout freight? But that should be your starting point at the 4b shop. Try Opposite Lock at Brookvale, Ian there looked after me for everything in my Troopy. Tell him Thommo sent you and, well he may or may not like that. He either loves me coz I spent ableepload with him, or he hates me coz I cut his margins. Either way, he came down, but I spent a lot. Worth a try?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:16

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:16
Very amazing.. Mate went to buy LRTank and was quoted an extra $75 on the price at the shop 2 days before the show.

When he asked the salesman what was going on, he shrugged his shoulders...

ARB Stand at 4wd show in Melbourne costs $80k (according to bloke in club that makes storage and has stand there too) for the whole week. You would want to be making sales.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:05

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:05
I couldn't get a manufactured set with exactly what i wanted so I made it myself. If you have the time and tools, its not hard to make a decent set yourselve. Check out my rig pic and see what I mean. I have incorporated a recessed fridge slide, 60 litre water tank, ARB compressor and extra power outlets. All up was just over $200 (already had the fridge slide & tank). I used 100kg draw runners, S/S locking handle and marine carpet (fully lined draw) with 12mm structural ply. I reckon it works great and looks good, even if I say so myself!!!

Cheers

Captain

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Follow Up By: maddog - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:45

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:45
Captain,

I'm going to built my own. Where did you get the 100kg draw runners from and what was the cost?

Cheers,

Dave.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:19

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:19
Depending where you live.. Carac in Dandenong Melb has the runners.
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:27

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:27
Hi Maddog,

Got them in Osborne Park (Perth) for ~$80 trade. Cannot remember the name off the top of my head (may have been Galvins, but not sure), but can found out if you are still interested.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:42

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:42
maddog
Hettich roller systems make a roller that is rated at 105kgs... they're available nationally or so I believe. They're very relaible system
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Follow Up By: Peter Guy - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:36

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:36
Very nice job Captain and proffessional too.
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:36

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:36
Well I made my own too , using 16mm RHS framework to hold 6 x 52 litre nally

bins with lids . These are stacked 3 high & fit alongside trail blaza ok - have since fitted 60 l Engel raised above wheel arch with lid opening towards centre . Access is thru lh rear sliding window thus negating need for fridge slides . Works a treat for us . Cheers
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Reply By: Oil Drippa - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:09

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:09
Ring 4WD Systems in S.A , they are advertising them fully built delivered to your door for $990 in the latest 4wdMonthly 2 page spred .
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Reply By: JR - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:36

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:36
Check out Dept of the interior set, My set have done 200,000km and 2 Canning trips before I got em. No problems They are full of tools and jacks etc etc.
Look closely at weight of the unit, these are less than a third of some manufacturers and more than tough enough
would buy them again for sure

John
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