Fridge slide

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 09:22
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Hi

This Sunday i pick up the new GU, I would like to mount a fridge slide for our 40L Engel, But i dont want to put a draw system in has anybody put in a slide strait on the floor and i also want to be able to remove it any thoughts and what brands have people been using.

regards
Dave T
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 09:27

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 09:27
Mount a sheet of ply into the cargo area using the tiedown points, and mount the fridge slide to that.
are you leaving the back back seats in?
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Follow Up By: DavidT - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:30

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:30
Yes i would like to have the option of leaving the back seats in but if we are taking the fridge away then we would only be able to use one side.
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:40

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:40
Hi, I did that intially,I had a sheet of ply with a Black widow Fridge slide (these are the only ones coud l find that weould cope with a 80Lt Engel.. I bought the floor mounting kits for the Milford cargo barrier and installed them in the floor and then screwed id down.. (just be carefull drilling throug the floor as there is about 20mm gap between the floor and fuel tank (dont be putting yor weight behind the drill when it finally gets through )
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:59

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:59
TIP
when drilling in this situation..ie when you run the risk of drilling thru something else....put a wooden spacer on the drill leaving only 10mm or so of the drill tip only visible....with a spacer fitted right up to chuck you wont drill thru anything else....except anything else hidden of course...look b4 you leap?
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 20:16

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 20:16
Good tip numero uno.
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:31

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:31
Currently in the process of finishing off my storage system.

19mm ply base is bolted into the rear seat anchor points with high tensile steel bolts.


Loaded up.


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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:44

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:44
Looks good Richard. I have just finished my rear storage unit using Qubelok like you (and a number of others) have. Covered with carpet and finished with some aluminium angle, it looks like a professional one (if I say so myself). Cost me about $250 all up which is a massive saving over a 'bought' one. I drew it up and had Capral cut the pieces to length for me which cost about as much as a metal saw blade would have. Absolutely simple to build from there.

Now all I need is some young lady in a bikini to sit on the end of the drawer like in the ads. For some time I thought these things were for carrying spare girls in bikinis. I now realise they have other uses.

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:04

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:04
Looks good.

If you don't mind me asking how is the frame constructed?

Steve
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:07

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:07
Steve.
Qubelok is how its made, and you can get it from Capral Ally in most states.
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:13

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:13
Seems to be called 'Connect It' at Bunnings.
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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:55

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:55
Thanks

Steve
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:28

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:28
I have mounted a number of slides and made them removable.

1) Remove the carpet.

2) Weld 8mm metric exhaust nuts 15mm long onto 50mm x 3mm flat bar in corresponding positions of the slides holes.

3) Bolt to the slide and position the slide in place.

4) Make sure of brake lines and fuel tanks and drill and bolt the flat bar to the floor.

5) Remove the slide and cut holes in the carpet 25x25 in the position of the welded nuts.

6) Replace the carpet and use 25x25 plastic blanking grommets to close the holes in the carpet.

When you need the slide just pull the grommets out and bolt the slide in place.

This leaves the carpet smooth and open.

No bits of wood in the back.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: pojo - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 09:05

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 09:05
I have a fridge slide that i had in a troopie for only a short while it is easy to fit and now i only want $200 for it if interested contact me and i can give you more details
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