Crazie's Draws and slide, modified and installed

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 19:12
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Hi Kids

I have finally got my _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx in the Jack and fridge slide in and tilting. I have a little finishing off today but gave them the trial over a 4 day weekend in the high country and am very happy with the result. I have the pics on the links below. I have also included a tilting action (idea from D.Jones, thank you) and tie down points to tie down the fire and ice (esky/BBQ). It makes for the complete package when out and about. Cheers to Eric for a few tips, material and ideas and a big thanks to me for all of my time and effort.

Fridge slide and draws1

Fridge slide and draws2

Also for those interested, I have installed the 2.5 inch high flow cat to go with the sports exhaust system. Anyone with a 3.5L V6 Jack, extractors are almost finished in development and should be ready in a few weeks, my name is on the list. I have my exhaust work down by Geoff at trufit moorabbin. Cant wait..

Crazie
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 19:36

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 19:36
Somebody appears to have had a little too much time on their hands... Good job, looks the part.

Will give you a tingle tomorrow re: Sunday.
Blue
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:04

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:04
Looks tops Ad, I was wondering, does the dust come with it?
About time you cleaned your car isnt it!
Sorry, i got of the phone before and forgot I was chatting to you ..............derrrrr.... and just walked away..........
Karen
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:06

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:06
no comment!
$%&&##%^#*&^%$#@!$^
bugga!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:11

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:11
when do we make mine!!!! after last weekend I aint gonna take it again until I got 1.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 21:57

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 21:57
Pity patents are so f&^%ing expensive.

Great to see the idea starting to get around. If you can't afford to protect it then in my book you share it as far and wide as possible before the commercial guys try and steal it anyway.

Love to see photos too.

Now who's interested in the sliding swivel seat mount in the tinnie so you can drive off the main or trolling motor from a comfy chair.....???

Donations accepted in alcoholic form.

Dave

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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:21

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:21
are you home friday night, i am heading to ferntree gully, I will call you tomorrow and we can organise something.

crazie
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 12:18

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 12:18
might be home 6-7pm... gotta work back, workin near burwood and vietnavale road. up from HP.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:00

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:00
damn pics not working for me again !! but last time they did work after a few days (go figure).

Cat make much difference ?
who's doing the headers?

cant have you able to outrun me now can i !!
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 08:15

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 08:15
Brad ... when I win the big one at Lotto, I'll buy you a supercharger.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 09:06

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 09:06
Hope the pics work mate

Cats works good on free flow, taking the foot and coasting.
Not sure about the headers, a company that Trufit use and recommend

catch me if you can....
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 22:30

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 22:30
savvas - offer accepted.... How about a regular supply of tyres after s/c fitment ;-)

Adam, saw pics, very nice. Herrod motorsport and JPC are just near work so i might have to pay a visit :-))
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:03

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:03
Plans are still on the website too.

Note hinge point behind fridge a little way on vehicle with any sort of rake off vertical on rear window otherwise there are clearance issues.

Note 2 - On vehicle without a tailgate to rest the tilt on like mine, or in a vehicle where the drawer height means too much tilt, use a travel limiting strap like Crazie has.

Note 3 - I'm playing with dividers in the basket to stop the cold tinnies sliding into the space just vacated by the milk.

Note 4 - I've made a velcro strap of the rear door to some self adhesive velcro inside the lid to hold the lid up, but I'm thinking a small gas strut and some rivet nuts might be even better!

Crazie can I add your photos to my project page? And did you use any or all of the drawer plans?

Dave
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:05

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:05
Ironically this page is sponsored by Outback roller _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx by 4wd Interior Systems. Sorry guys.....

DJ
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:19

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:19
Hi Dave

Please note, I made thanks to you in my post, so thanks again. Please feel free to use the pics, i can email any through to you if you like. I got ideas from your _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx and went from there. I also did a little different hinge and locking points and draw locks.

cheers mate, now whats this about the boat seat, we have the same boat?

crazie
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:23

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:23
Keep an eye out and I'll post a few pics on the project page of the sliding boat seats in the next few days. I'll post a note when I do.

I reckon they're better than the fridge tilt....

Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 09:31

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 09:31
Quote "I reckon they're better than the fridge tilt.... "

That's a BIG call !

Real nice work Crazie
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Reply By: Redback - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:33

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:33
Mate excellent job i'm about to modify mine to something very similar, you have given me an insight to what i should do.

Well done Baz.
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 15:59

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 15:59
I went for a minimalist approach to my fridge/tent/storage solution. I find that in my case the drawer system simply isn't practicable as I have a large southern cross tent which won't fit if a fridge is placed on top of the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx. Instead, I went for a false floor mounted on a stainless steel frame which is bolted to the rear tie down points on my GQ. A 6mm plywood top is then held in place by 6 1/4 turn dzus fasteners (It helps working in the motorsport industry) My tent, table, chairs etc then fit underneath and the fridge slide I built from some bearing slides someone gave me a long time ago bolted to the Engel sprung transit base. I can then stack 4 plastic boxes with lids next to the fridge which are held down by a simple ratchet strap.
Like Crazie and DJcacher I also hinged the fridge slide, but I custom built some stainless brackets to act as a hinge assembly and I also made sure I have a quick release system to allow the fridge assembly to tilt. This is a pair of stainless rods running down along the base which are spring loaded and which locate in some brackets to lock them in place. For me to unlock the tilt mechanism is pull back the rods and a quick 1/4 turn to unlock the mechanism (about 1 second to do). I've used some stainless rigging wire with some quick release connectors to act as a limiting strap on the tilt angle.
I haven't bothered carpeting the plywood as I need it removeable so the dogs can get in the back and I can remove the whole assembly from the car in 7 minutes. I haven't timed how long to install but it would be around 10-12 minutes maximum.
I haven't anywhere to post pics so am unable to show how I constructed my setup.
Regards Andrew.
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