cargo drawers & child restraints

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 22:09
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HI to all,
At the moment I am looking at purchasing a set of cargo drawers for the back of the GU, and was wondering, are any manufactured with threads ontop to accommodate child restraints??? I have a 2 and a half year old little girl and one on the way to keep safe on our trips bush.
Cheers
ROO.
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Reply By: mrdesmo - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 22:38

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 22:38
Was wondering the same thing myself, although I did see an 80 series with drawers/cargo barrier that had a bar that was bolted between the rear pillars (right up the back) up the top when you opened the top tailgate. The restraints then attached to that then ran parallel (sort of) with the roof, then through the cargo barrier to the kiddy seat. (Hope that lot makes sense...)
It had an RTA (NSW) approval sticker on it, and from memory the company was Littles in Blacktown on Sunnyholt Rd...if you want any more details I could find out, as I live not far from there....
I just did a seach of the web...this might be them
http://www.littleschildrestraints.com.au/
they seem to do all sorts of stuff...

Cheers
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Follow Up By: roo - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:35

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:35
Cheers,
I,ll follow that up.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 23:39

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 23:39
Call some of the mobs that do rear storage units they have the correct bleep to tell you.

there are bars you can get but I think you need to get them engineered, Cost of $2-400...
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Follow Up By: roo - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:37

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:37
Thanks Truckster,
the scarry thing is, one of the manufacturers I contacted said yes, we can fit reatraining bolts,BUT, the fitting of the restraint may not be legal. Needless to say I am not going to deal with them again.
Cheers
ROO
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 06:19

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 06:19
There are some _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx up for auction on Ebay at the moment.
No idea how to affix a child restraint, but having the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx may help sort the problem out.

JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 15:57

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 15:57
They are the REd Desert ones that sold for $330 NEW!!!! This bloke wants $800 +!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 15:58

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 15:58
They were $330 new.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 16:04

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 16:04
Yep, kow that, as I bought a set for mine (for $330) .. but as they are now not available at that price, I guess you gotta pay whant the man wants if you want some. I'm just the messenger.
JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Reply By: flappan - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 09:13

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 09:13
DO NOT ATTACH A CHILD RESTRAINT TO CARGO DRAWERS.

You'll need a bar affixed for this, or cut the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx out to access the proper vehicle ones (PITA)
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 09:41

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 09:41
Flappan is right!

Anchor points can be fitted after market but only by those that have approval.
Contact a motor trimmer or similar ..one who fits additional seating etc.Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: roo - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:39

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:39
Thanks Wherethehellawi and Flappan,
I will contact a couple of local motor trimmers.
Cheers
ROO
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 17:09

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 17:09
Roo,
Now that I know your here in SA try Willshire Motor trimmers inthe city
Ph; 84103433 or 430 king william street Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 17:09

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 17:09
Roo,
Now that I know your here in SA try Willshire Motor trimmers inthe city
Ph; 84103433 or 430 king william street Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: Old Jack - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:45

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:45
there is one brand of cargo _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx with 3/4 cargo barrier that has approved anchore points fitted, the company has had a vehical crash tested with the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx fitted. sorry i don't have the companys name here at the moment but if you ask around you will find them.

They where at the last caravan & camping show in sydney & dispalyed _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx for most 4wd's.

Drive safely.
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Follow Up By: roo - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:53

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:53
Thanks OLD JACK,
I will ask around, the SA 4wd and camping show is on in October I might see them there.
CHEERS
ROO.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 16:48

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 16:48
I think it was Black Widow but not sure. The restraint is ADR tested and approved.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: roo - Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 14:03

Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 14:03
Cheers Rohan K,
I have just got a reply from Black Widow stating that what you have said is correct.
Thanks
ROO
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 11:41

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 11:41
Gidday Roo. I was preety impreesed with the workmanship, but found them a bit exy for my taste (wallet). But if they're the right thing for you ... :)Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Steve L - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 13:27

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 13:27
I'm going to be in the same position in a few months, and without having looked into it too deeply yet, I was hoping to run the restraint straps from the chair through the cargo barrier, then down the back of the barrier and under the drawer system to the original floor mounted bolt holes (assuming the strap is long enough to do this). The way the drawer system is mounted there is a gap between the car floor and the bottom of the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx which I hope will be big enough.

It will involve removing the top deck of the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx and pulling the drawer out to access the bolt hole, then put everything back together, but it will only be done once.

I know the 'standard' 80 series (those with the barn doors and no third row of seats) came from the factory with the child restraint mounts lined up above the doors across the back, but I don't believe the holes even exist in the GXLs (even under the trim).

Steve
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 16:06

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 16:06
I did what you were planning, it worked but Im betting its not legal. Thru cargo barrier, Down the bottom, and trimmed some of the storage away for the Seat bolt to go into its usual hole in the floor. DId this for 2-3 weeks.

In the end Cammo was big enough for a booster seat, but look at it this way, whats your kids life worth?

Do it right do it once.
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Follow Up By: roo - Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 14:12

Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 14:12
To right Truckster,
I looked at a twin cab Courier when on the look out for a replacement car a couiple of years ago and the dead head previous owner(it was in a 2nd Hand yard) had tacked a restraint onto the back of the cab, with a weld that looked like it had been thrown on. NO respect for his kids life at all.
Steve L.
A must have is acargo barrier, I have rolled my previous 4wd, it had a barrier fitted and I have no doubt that it saved my family from injury, as it kept all of the contents of the cargo area away from us.
Cheers
ROO
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