Rear storage systems for patrol GQ

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:01
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Could some forumits please post links or send me pics of their storage systems so i can get an idea of one to build for my 1994GQ
I have a waeco 80 i want to put in there plus storage bins & such
Thanks in advance
warren
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:11

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:11
Mine came from: Offroad Systems

Worth a look.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:33

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:33
The problem with most of the aftermarket systems( and including the one in your link) is that the fridge is positioned too high and even with a fridge slide presents a problem to most partners of travellers as they are generally shorter in stature and either have to climb up on to the rear step in a balancing act or feel for what they have packed in the fridge from memory. The fridges also cannot be opened inside the vehicle.
I have built my own extremely basic sytem which works for me and SWMBO.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:24

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:24
Have emailed you my set-up
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Follow Up By: JonnoC - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:02

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:02
The other problem is that they are extreemely expensive. I wouldn't mind constructing my own system. Any chance you could send me some pictures. I'm always keen to see what others have done.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:09

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:09
Yep JonnoC

Email me through my website below and I will send you a pic. It is very basic.
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Reply By: beatit - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:13

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:13
G'day Aussichef,

Have emailed you my home made set up also. For the reasons mentioned above decided to make my own, just can't understand why they have to be so bloody expensive! It aint hard and at same time allows you to customise to suit your needs. I like having two fridges on a false floor in the middle passenger space this was made lower than the drawers so they can be accessed in the car but at the same time still provides some storage space underneath.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:19

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:19
Like this?

I have a home made one in Melb Im selling $275 its yours. Made of ply....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:25

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:25
PS Try searching this thread is done once a week
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Reply By: Member - aussichef (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:40

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:40
truckster i have searched thats why i'm asking
thanks
warren
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Reply By: Juma - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:53

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:53
Hi there, as luck would have it I've just finished one for the Challenger. As others have mentioned I found the flexibility in home built and low cost the key.

Mines welded steel and ply coated with decent marine carpet. Suprisingly the carpet was the most expensive component:
Steel: $60
Wood: $25
Carpet: $85
Time: couple of weekends solid work.

The unit surrounds a Black Widow fridge slide with a 40ltr Engel on top. The slide is as low down as possible to ease access.

The unit is also bolted into the tie down points.

Have a look at the photo's here and feel free to ask if you've any questions.

Cheers, Juma
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 13:29

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 13:29
Hi Aussichef

Check out my 2nd rig pic. I made the setup myself as I couldn't buy anything exactly as I wanted. It has a built-in 60L water tank at the back, ARB air compressor and accessory power outlets, fridge slide and one large draw.

All up it cost ~$250 not including the water tank, or fridge slide (includes 12mm ply, marine grade carpet, 100kg draw runners, S/S lock etc...)

Cheers

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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 15:10

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 15:10
Hi Captain,

Thought I would also ask you what slides, and locking mechanism you used. Also how you access the water tank.

Thanks

Darren
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 19:10

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 19:10
Hi Darren,

The fridge slide is a standard engels slide I already had, the draw slide was purchased from Galvins (I think) and I got the lock from a truck fitout component supplier (sorry but cannot recall their name, it was in Malaga somwhere).

The water tank is accessed through a 1/2" tube that fits into the LHS, you can just see the red handle valve if you look closley on the rig pic (the tube pushes back into the area behind it). I fill the tank from this tube as well. There is a vent line to allow air in/out that is above the tank.

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 21:16

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 21:16
I made my own set up which I have some pics of on my web site
here
Follow the links to accessories, then storage and theres a couple of pics for what we use. Cost us about $400 for the materials. We have a 70L Trailblaza... hence only one drawer due to the size of the refrigerator. But the system is customised anyway... you would just make it up as you go along as we did!!!

If you have any questions, send me a member ,message with your email address and I will be happy to answer.
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 15:05

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 15:05
Brian,

I have had a look at your pics thanks and was wondering what locking mechanism you used for the fridge slide?

Also with the Hettich slides, I went to one store that stocks Hettich stuff in November as I have seen others post they were happy with them but the ones that were up around 100kg were $150 plus from memory which is making me think I might as well just buy a manufactured slide. Could you please tell me where you got yours,cost and if it is a chain store (I am in Melb.)

Thanks in advance

Darren
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 18:36

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 18:36
Darren
My Hettich system is the one rated at 105kgs at full extension, I bought it from Mermaid Distributors in Southport on the Gold Coast... paid $114 for it fro memory. A very good system. To lock it, I attached a simple barrel bolt lock (like you would have on your gate) under the slide and into the base sction of the drawer. Works quite well! I can't remember seeing a manufactured fridge slide around that price that would cope with 100kgs.... Mind you I have never weighed my Trailblaza when it's full, but it's heavy enough when it's empty! ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 22:30
Warren

dunno how to do the link thing on here, so I'm emailing you pics of my set up. It is the second one I have had.

Built the first one myself for about $250 for another 4 x 4, them modified it to fit the Patrol, then sold it to the Brother in law, & spent the bigger biccies to get a full sized unit to max out on space utilisation. Home made systems - well mine, at least, & from the look of most others- have a lot of wasted space on the sides etc.

Very satisfied with Paul's unit. he builds them at Para Hills, & used to be called Back Pack SA. Now he is called Trek Tech. he'll pretty much build anything for ya. I also have one of his low profile fridge slides.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 14:50

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 14:50
Rick, Who is Paul? and do you have any pics of the unit to which you refer?

Thanks

Darren

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Follow Up By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 14:52

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 14:52
Darren,
Paul is the propreitor of the aforementioned Trek Tech.
If you email me your addy I'll send you pics back of my set up.
look at my details for my addy
Cheers
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 08:55

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 08:55
Thanks Rick, but your address is not in your profile

Regards,

Darren
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