Drawer Slide

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 16:46
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I want to make up a simple drawer slide for my Waeco CF-50, doesn't need to be any thing flash. Anyone have any good cheap ideas?

Thanks Phil
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Reply By: Brian - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:13

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:13
phillowe,
I recently made a drawer & fridge slide for my Patrol. For the fridge slide, I bought a Hettich roller slide system from Mermaid Distributors on the Gold Coast, the Hettich extends 900mm and is rated at 100kg extended, which suits my 70 litre Trailblaza nicely! The Hettich cost about $105 which isn't too bad considering the price of the purpose built ones. There is a little creativity involved in building it in but if you're handy you will be ok! I have some pics, although not really "step-by-step" at http://home.iprimus.com.au/chapples
Click on accessories, then storage system.
hope this helps, any other questions leave a message and I'll help if I can
Cheers
Brian
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Follow Up By: phillowe - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:30

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:30
Looks great, I will try and chase up a supplier here in Adelaide! What I have biult is similar but I have used Sabco stake drawers inside my frame as it is only a Rav 4 and the wife uses it for work, so I needed something modular and easy to remove. I found that on the trip we just did that a slide would be great and yes I only had a quick look at the prices of the ones availiable and choked. Including all the steel for the frame and the carpet etc I have only spent under $100 so far so 300+ for a fridge slide seemed a bit extreme!
Thanks Phil
When I get some pics I will post them
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:14

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:14
philliowe,

If you're into making your own slides, you can buy the 100kg runners from Howard Silvers at Wingfield. About $93.50 a set, go in the entrance that says Trade Sales, and the guy behind the counter will sell you a set. They come in many lengths - just buy the longest ones for the back of your vehicle. Mine are 800mm long and work fine. They've sold over 500 sets to 4wders over the years!

Phil
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Follow Up By: phillowe - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:20

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:20
Thanks Phil I will follow it up!
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Reply By: phillowe - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:28

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:28
Looks great, I will try and chase up a supplier here in Adelaide! What I have biult is similar but I have used Sabco stake drawers inside my frame as it is only a Rav 4 and the wife uses it for work, so I needed something modular and easy to remove. I found that on the trip we just did that a slide would be great and yes I only had a quick look at the prices of the ones availiable and choked. Including all the steel for the frame and the carpet etc I have only spent under $100 so far so 300+ for a fridge slide seemed a bit extreme!

Thanks Phil

When I get some pics I will post them
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Follow Up By: phillowe - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:29

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:29
Looks great, I will try and chase up a supplier here in Adelaide! What I have biult is similar but I have used Sabco stake drawers inside my frame as it is only a Rav 4 and the wife uses it for work, so I needed something modular and easy to remove. I found that on the trip we just did that a slide would be great and yes I only had a quick look at the prices of the ones availiable and choked. Including all the steel for the frame and the carpet etc I have only spent under $100 so far so 300+ for a fridge slide seemed a bit extreme!
Thanks Phil
When I get some pics I will post them
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 19:20

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 19:20
IM the opposite I want somethign flash.

I want one that comes out, then drops down so the fridge is at waist height instead of overhead..

any budding inventors, theres a big market of lifted 4wds out there.
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Follow Up By: wazza - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:22

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:22
Would save you from having to pack the ladder to get to the drinks? Your truck is pretty damn high, that for sure.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 19:38

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 19:38
Phil,
If you are going to design and build your own slide you will need some decent ball bearing slides.
To handle the weight and the inertia that is transfered to the slides because of the road conditions you will need a pair of slides that can handle it.
have a look at: http://www.hettich.com.au
Cheers Geoff



Article number 73294
Packaging unit 1 Set
Article type Ball bearing full extension slide KA 3320 load capacity 136 kg
Drawer length 660 mm
Extension loss -
Finish Steel chrome-plated
Load capacity 1360 N / 136 kg
Material Steel
Minimum cabinet depth 664 mm
Self-closing feature No


Article number 73295
Packaging unit 1 Set
Article type Ball bearing full extension slide KA 3320 load capacity 136 kg
Drawer length 710 mm
Extension loss -
Finish Steel chrome-plated
Load capacity 1360 N / 136 kg
Material Steel
Minimum cabinet depth 715 mm
Self-closing feature No


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Reply By: rosco - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 23:12

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 23:12
Phill,
Try to get slides from Roy Galvin, Plumbing Supplies, if they are in your area. Got mine for $104 and rated at 100kg. Had a galvanised tray made up at the local metal shop @ $40 and with some 2" angle, a bit of paint, a few small nuts and bolt and a barrel bolt, I have a slide at a cost of $170. Work a treat. Go to your local 4x4/camping shop and get some constructions ideas by looking at the ones on display. Be careful when using the tape measure to get sizes.
Rosco
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Reply By: Andy (S.A.) - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 23:48

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 23:48
Hi Phil
I've Just done this exersise for a Waeco CF-110. I to used a Hettich 900mm slides
after a day chasing around adelaide finally located a pair at Halliday Harware at
Regency Park. Had them in Stock Approx $120 and then made up the frame with some angle iron & some water proof MDF (the Type They Use On Floors)
Just comemback from the gammon ranges & worked a treat

Cheers
Andy

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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:07

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:07
Just to expand a little further phillowe, I screwed one side of the Hettich to the drawer unit, the other side to a piece of 50X50 marine grade aluminium which is in turn bolted to the framework or floor. It is important to keep the two sides parallel so that the slide doesn't run off the rails so to speak. They also have a kind of "lock-out" position to hold the slide fully extended, like if the front of the car was slightly downhill the slide won't try to slide back in so it's important to keep them parallel so both sides lock. We used 16mm ply as the base and covered it with heavy duty carpet, Bunnings $30/metre. One other point to remember is to make sure you position the slide so that the lid of the fridge opens freely at full extension if your car has barn doors, ours is about 15mm too far to the right and limits the lid opening slightly although not enough to rip it all out and start again.
The benefit of having the fridge slide far outweighs the cost of building one! :-)
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 19:22

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 19:22
Try this company: http://www.hafele.com.au/contacts/australia/victoria.htm
Prices start at about $16.00 pr. for 40kg ball bearing full extension drawer slides!
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