Home made drawer unit

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 00:27
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I have just finished the drawer system for the 100 series, just need to put carpet in the drawers.

I made it out of qubelock, ply, runners, carpet etc.

If you are interested the pics are available at,

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total cost without the fridge slide:

Aluminium; $44
17mm ply (2 sheets); $100
100kg HAFELE runners: $160
Carpet: $60
Locks: $65
plus bolts/glue etc: $50
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 06:40

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 06:40
Nice job. I've just about finished mine as well. How is yours anchored down as I can't see from the photos.
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Follow Up By: BBB - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 07:44

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 07:44
You did well. All that for under $400 and a very good job.

Well done

BBB
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Follow Up By: agsmky - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 08:15

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 08:15
Might be time to chuck out your calculator :-)

Andrew
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Follow Up By: BBB - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:01

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:01
Or Bring it out

BBB
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Follow Up By: 100 Series - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:18

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:18
Mounted the frame to the vehicle using some angle iron and then bolted to existing mounting points in the floor
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:06

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:06
Great job, looks very professional.

Is the fridge shown the right way around? I would have thought the motor would be to front of vehicle?

Do have any plans for shield around fridge to stop items falling into fridge space when fridge is in the out position?

I intend to undate my arrangements and thought a box around the fridge slide would be good but I notice that most setups of slides I have seen do not allow for this.
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Follow Up By: 100 Series - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:22

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:22
The reason the fridge is that way is for ease of access, if it is the other way around it is difficult to get to because of the barn doors. Any reason why the motor should be to the front, is it because of the extra weight to the rear?

I do have plans for a shield, I was going to get some security grill and cut and bend it around the fridge and mount it to the base if the fridge slide
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Follow Up By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 10:11

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 10:11
100 Series

Can say it matters which way around. I am sure the slide will handle the weight which ever way. I was just curious as I noticed it was opposite to mine.

I have mine with the motor to the front as this gives easier access into the fridge. (closer to it without reach) however mine are not barn doors so they may make a difference.

I guess you stand by the side of the fridge to use it. Often with mine the tailgate is down so access is from the end.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:58

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:58
A very impressive & professionally finished job. Saved you heaps & gave you great satisfaction as well plus you got exactly what you wanted without recourse to a 3rd party. I doffs me lid to ya!
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Reply By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 10:09

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 10:09
Have to agree with the above posts, well done, It also great to see peoples ideas and photos gives others I feel the idea ..........."I can do that". I being one of those I have a under tray draw system to build and a roll out canopy to do for my rig. The plan is in the head just need to time ......... should read SPARE time.

Anyway great job

Brian
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Reply By: png62 - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 10:49

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 10:49
I agree with the above responses, but question - can you access the space beside the drawers?
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Follow Up By: 100 Series - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 16:33

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 16:33
Sure can access the space, I have some lift out wings on both sides so that this can be used.
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Reply By: G&R - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 21:11

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 21:11
Fantastic! You have inspired me to make my own drawers for my Prado.

What brand are the locks you have used?

Cheers,

Greg
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Follow Up By: 100 Series - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 16:34

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 16:34
I bought the locks from selectrix in Brisbane, they have agencies all over the country.
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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 00:26

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 00:26
Great effort I must say. I did notice than you ran ply down the sides to fix your rails to. Just a idea. why didnt you run the ply inside the alloy bars and fix screw through the tube to keep it in place ? This would give you a 1.5 " wider draw.

Just a thought
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Follow Up By: 100 Series - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 16:41

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 16:41
The aluminium that is compatable with qubelock is not the stongest you can buy and does flex a little over its length, so to take any flex out and to add strength I put the ply in, I also have a peice fixed accross the rear. The main reason was to screw the runners to to give them enough clearance.

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