Roller Drawer Sorage

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 12:29
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I am Currently making some drawers for the back of my Patrol, Could any body please tell the thickness of the steel the drawers are generally folded up out of. so I can calculate the weight as I am thinking of making them out aluminium to save some weight

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Reply By: BenSpoon - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 12:53

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 12:53
Mine are made up of 2mm Galv Steel.
If you do it with ali, I seem to recall it is 1/2 as strong, but 1/3 of the weight of steel, so doubling the thickness should be about right and you'll still be lighter.
With the steel, it still has about 20mm diam box tube down the lengths of it to strengthen it and which rolls on steel ball bearings instead of slides. There is also a rolled swage all around the top of the drawer to strengthen it further.
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Reply By: SteveL - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 13:58

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 13:58
I am having some folded at the moment and using 1.6mm.This is approx. what is used in those available such as Outback etc.2mm is overkill IMHO.-Steve
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Reply By: BennHW - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:16

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:16
Hi Mule,

When you find some decent drawer runners let me know.

I'm installing drawers in my wagin and having a bugger of a job trying to find runners long enough and heavy enough to do the job.

Cheers,

Benn
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:42

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:42
Have apoke around here,

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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:20

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:20
1.6 is heaps
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:38

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:38
Outback systems at narellan have the runners you want.
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Follow Up By: BennHW - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:04

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:04
Thanks Geoff ...

I'll give them a call.

Surprising how hard it is to get hold of something as straight forward as drawer runners (except that I need them 800mm long!).

Cheers,

Benn
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Follow Up By: BennHW - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:06

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:06
Thanks too Ian ...

I'm in Brissy - but I'll see if they can help.

Cheers,

Benn
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