DIY Ideas for Storage Drawers

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 16:45
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Hi all I need a few Ideas on storage drawers for my Dual Cab Hilux. The plan is that they sit in between the wheel arches and the whole unit to be easily removed and stored when not needed. Knowing how skilled you guys are adapting existing products to whats needed I thought that this would be the best place to ask. Pictures would be appreciated
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Reply By: chris_s - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:08

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:08
Have a look here:
http://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=1406&start=280
Rod has built a great set of drawers and lists all materials.
I'm about to do the same on my MN Triton (am waiting for the TJM canopy first), but cheat a little by using the Off Road System custom drawers and put the finishing touches on myself.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:27

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:27
Get in contact with Member Mark G, he has made a set of draws for his dual cab Navara.

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:31

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:31
Edit:
He has a blog on them, Navara Drawers
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:41

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:41
A good way to secure them to make installation/removal quick and easy is to use a "Nutsert" tool and fittings.

Cheers,

Jim.



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Follow Up By: Member - TonBon (NSW) - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 07:16

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 07:16
Jim, i too have built a set of drawers out of ply for my ute and have been wondering how to secure them to the tray. The Nutsert looks like a great idea, but do you think it would tear through the sheet metal of the tray when outback on rough corrugated desert roads?
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 18:01

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 18:01
If we are doing a job for a customer who intends to treat it severely we put in extra nutserts to share the load. So far no issues.

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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:53

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:53
i made mine from 20mm square tube and MDF board. it is covered in unbacked carpet. i utilised the factory bolt holes in the floor for the rear seats and tiedown points-removes/installs easily. 45kg slides and 2mm sheetmetal drawers hold all my tools,recovery kit + more in one draw and the other has the camping essentials required at quick reach. they are now about 4 years old and holding up well.
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