DIY Draw Systems.

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:04
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G'Day All,

Has anyone out there sucessfully managed to source heavy duty draw runners for DIY draw systems. I am looking for the style used in most commercial systems.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers Nick Toozoff
Bateman's BAy NSW
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Reply By: Pullsy - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:43

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:43
Nick,
I have built an aluminium draw for the back of my landrover. I have used a number of ball bearing races/runners that a rectangle section on the side of my draw runs through. I constructed external sides on the draw holder to bolt the bearings to. I looked at pictures in magazines on the construction of these draws and am pretty sure it is very similar to what the manufacturers use- I just don't have as many or as proffesional a finish. I don't know how to post pics but can email them to you if you like or tell me how to post pics and I will put them up- as they say a picture is worth a thousand words (and probably about 10 000 of my confusing ones). Cheers
Pullsy
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Follow Up By: Member - John C - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:02

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:02
Hi Pullsy

Would apprec if you could email me photos also.

Cheers
John
clarkjnk@bigpond.net.au
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:11

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:11
Try a National Company called...........

Universal Engineers Supplies.

They have a few different runners available. I have used them myself.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:15

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:15
Nick,
We built our own... used ply, sheetmetal, Hettich roller system for the slide, carpet etc... cost approx $400 all up.. the Hettich was about $115 for the 900mm extension unit that is rated at 100kgs.

Some pics on our site here
Follow links through accessories to Fridge slide and drawer system

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Follow Up By: Pullsy - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:51

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:51
The pictures I have of my system are very similar to those contained on Brian's site when showing the construction of his draw system. I will still post photo's to those who would like them. Cheers,
Pullsy
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:23

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 20:23
Try draw slides
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:47

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:47
Nick,

I have made a few rear storage systems for 60 series, 80 series and the Troopie.

The first sets I used gal tool box and took the lid off . The tool box are cheap and you can get them from any hardware store.

As for the rollers. I use Uni Strut. You can get this from a electrical wholesale shop. They use it to support brackets for running cables.

A lenght of "C" section Uni Strut is cut to length and welded to the draw frame.

20mm bearings are bolted to the side of the draw recess.

This is as clear as mud , but if you look at the section of Uni Strut you should be able to work out how to make up the slide.

Wayne
The "C" section is 22.5mm and I make a
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:56

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:56
Carac in Melbourne have them.

You can also use Computer Server Cabinet Runners. I have sourced about 5 sets for mates now, they all work brilliantly.
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:21

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:21
If you have a Galvins hardware outlet near you they have the best selection of drawer slides around. The set I have my 50lt cole fridge on are rated at 12okg and slide like a nylon stocking off of a models leg.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:28

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:28
Click here this company has it all all the way to drawer sliders that are 1500mm long and can carry 120kg.

Baz.
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