Rear storage systems

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 19:33
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I have been pricing up a rear storage system in Perth and the only one that i can find is the outback unit, now dont get me wrong it is well built but i can not justify spending close to $2000 for two draws, i know that there are others available but how good are they and at what cost. I am considering building my own i have got the contacts to bend the galv sheeting for the frame and draws so i am wondering if anybody else has made them and if they ran into any dramas. If anybody has made a unit for a GU wagon and they happen to still have the measurements i would be very gratefull if you would be able to pass them on to me. On the other hand if someone knows of a company that is making good units at a reasonable price could you give me the phone number.
I am not being a cheapskate and i know you get what you pay for but i have and still am spending that much money on the Patrol that sooner or later the other half is going to say enough is enough.
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Reply By: Mark - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 21:30

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 21:30
Marty and Sam,

I own a GQ and have just finished making a set myself. I managed to do it in a weekend and a couple of evenings, total cost was around $220.
I made them out of 18mm ply, covered the whole thing with carpet then put 19x19mm aluminium angle all the way round.One large drawer in 3 sections, a smaller storage section where I have permently fixed my compressor and a low section for the fridge. I am in Perth, I can email a couple of photos if you give me your email address.

mrattray@west.com.au
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Reply By: 89GQ - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:07

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:07
Hi Marty & Sam
A little over a year ago I instaled in to my 89 gq patrol a storage unit. It is custom designed to our family needs. Having designed the two draw & four compartment system I set about to price the supply & folding of gal .9mm sheet metal.(the commercial ones are made of 1.55mm gal) The draws run on sealed ball bearings are 270mm deep fully lined with carpet & are light and sturdy. The four side storage compartnents are accesable from the top & are also fully lined with carpet. The total system is anchored to the floor by the four tie down clip bolt holes. All the joins are rivited.The bearings (from any supply 22mm O.D. with a 8mm I.D.) are bolted to the the frames with standard nuts and bolts. Fitted also are locks and latches. Total cost $380.The constructing of the system(Drilling Riveting bolting And screwing ) took two weekends. My dearest said that at that saving could we put in a second lot. Go for it.
Its worth the effot and personal time.
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:08

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:08
Search the Archives this was done last week ro so with some good suggestions.

Failing that go to your local club and see what others have done.

Trading post is another place to go.

its not hard to make some up.



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Reply By: Member - Peter- Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:00

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:00
Hi I also built my own drawer system ,if you are ever coming up to York for the day or weekend give me a call and I can show you my set up ,also can give you a few local trip notes .Peter YORK 4x4 96411600
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:18

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:18
Take a look here too....

Daves home made storage out of Cube lock

Very good system, and lots of them around now.

You can tell who has too much $$ they buy the top $ storage systems!
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Reply By: Troopie - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:45

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:45
A mate of mine and I knocked up a full length false floor (mainly his design) for the back of my Troopie. It includes three draws at the back, a fridge slide on top and 4 large storage compartments under the false floor towards the front. It's made out of MDF, painted and covered with carpet. Materials costed less than $250. It's been in their for over a year now and still looks like it was made yesterday.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:20

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:20
Hi Marty & Sam,

Definitely check out the link Truckster provided above for "Dave's storage sytem". Looks an excellent system and is probably the way we will go with our GU. A couple of others in the campertrailer group are in the process of contructing similar units and are raving about them.

Just a tip if you haven't already got a cargo barrier. There's a bloke advertising in the Quokka, section 212 under Cargo Barriers (haven't got his number off hand, sorry). He supplies and installs 2nd hand barriers. We got a Milford supplied and installed in our GU last week for all up cost of $240. Heaps cheaper than the $400 plus fitting quoted for a newbie. Guy's name is Terry, fitting service is mobile and he fitted it to the car at my work so I didn't have to take time off or run around. By the way, the barriers are in excellent condition having been re-painted and tidied up if necessary. Ours looks like new.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:44

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:44
Any chance of a ph # for the barrier bloke.. got a mate chasing one..

thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:13

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:13
Truckster,

I'll post a follow-up as soon as I locate his business card tomorrow. Left it on my desk at work.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 19:43

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 19:43
Thanks Melissa.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Feb 14, 2003 at 13:31

Friday, Feb 14, 2003 at 13:31
Hi Truckster,

Phone number is 08 9256 1510. Talk to Terry.

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:24

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:24
Hi Marty & Sam,

Definitely check out the link Truckster provided above for "Dave's storage sytem". Looks an excellent system and is probably the way we will go with our GU. A couple of others in the campertrailer group are in the process of contructing similar units and are raving about them.

Just a tip if you haven't already got a cargo barrier. There's a bloke advertising in the Quokka, section 212 under Cargo Barriers (haven't got his number off hand, sorry). He supplies and installs 2nd hand barriers. We got a Milford supplied and installed in our GU last week for all up cost of $240. Heaps cheaper than the $400 plus fitting quoted for a newbie. Guy's name is Terry, fitting service is mobile and he fitted it to the car at my work so I didn't have to take time off or run around. By the way, the barriers are in excellent condition having been re-painted and tidied up if necessary. Ours looks like new.

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:38

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 13:38
A very good system from Adelaide is the Chuck Wagon, - fridge slide, water containers, and multitude of smaller units (mine has 8! GQ), metal frame and very robust and not too heavy. No web site.
Australian 4WD Storage Systems and Accesories, Tel 08 8250 2365, Fax 08 8250 2299.
Mike
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 22:27

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 22:27
Hi Mike,

What sort of price range is the Chuck Wagon ?

Phil P
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Follow Up By: Peter S - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 07:57

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 07:57
Check out motorcar.com.au and bein awe at the price.

Still agood unit although I Purchaced all the cubeloc to set one up a few days ago for $130 Some ply fro the underhuose storage and away we go.
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 11:38

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 11:38
Re Chuckwagon - got mine second hand from somebody who needed more kids' space.
Around $1,300 fully fitted I believe. Depends on vehicle etc.
Mike
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Reply By: Drew - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 14:24

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 14:24
I saw another one called peeceestorage when I was looking and found some second hand for a Patrol, though I have a 100 series. Check them out at http://www.geocities.com/peeceestorage/

The second hand ones may stiill be available, try 0418 248 652 and ask for Rick.
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