Home Made Draw Slides

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 19:24
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Hi all,

A while ago this url came up about someone that made their own rear shelving system.

http://home.iprimus.com.au/chapples/

The bearing/sliding mechanism looks quite easy to replicate.

If anyone else has tried making something similar, could you please put forward any tips/suggestions/lessons learnt.

E.G: What sort of bearings, how much for the bearings, the best way to mount the bearings etc

To purchase ready made slides that can take a fair bit of weight cost a fortune, especially if you want a deecent bit of extension capability.

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Russell [Pajero] - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 20:46

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 20:46
I bought a welder, learnt how to weld, got some 25mm angle iron and made some basic frames to hold some SABCO Stakka drawers and an IGLOO electric cooler in the back of the Terrano. Worked a treat, cost $20 for iron, $14 each for drawers (6) and $20 for tie down straps. ($1000 bucks for welder).

Still cheaper than $2400 plus for pro kit and still got welder. Dis-assembles quick too. Brother in law got it (Pathfinder) when I disposed of the Terrano.

RTA

Russell

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 21:49

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 21:49
For all the hassle its not worth the effort, you can buy them from places like Carac (sp?) for sod all.

Remember the $10 you save making your own, you will be burning when it fails in the middle of nowhere and your draw is on the ground.

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Follow Up By: Ron - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:01

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:01
Who, what and where are Carac?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:29

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:29
Carac's Dandenong Caravan Access,
21 Frankston - Dandenong Road
DANDENONG VIC
3175
Phone:03 9792 5835
Fax:03 9793 4410
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Follow Up By: bigboy - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 16:31

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 16:31
YOU CAN TELL THAT YOU ARE LAZY ...
YOU HAVE TO REMBER WHEN YOU BUY A PRODUCT FROM THE SHOPS .
THE HOURS THAT HAVE GORN IN TO MAKING IT ..
IS CHARGED AT $50 - $80 AN HOUR THATS WERE YOU SAVE .
AND WHEN YA MATES COME AROUND FOR A BEER YOU CAN SAY
LOOK WHAT I JUST MADE ....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:15

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:15
WHY ARE YOU YELLING??

AND F'KEN OATH IM LAZY...

AND WHO CARES WHAT YOU CAN SAY TO YOUR MATE THAT YOU MADE, ID RATHER BE OUT DRIVING AND USING IT THAN STANDIN THERE WITH ONE HAND ON A BEER AND ONE HAND ON MY SLUG BRAGGING ABOUT WHAT I MADE.

MY TIME IS WORTH MORE THAN $20 AN HOUR... AND USUALLY BUYING IT SAVES THE PROBLEMS WITH IT FAILING.....

have a nice day.
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:15

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:15
Truckster , the best draws I have ever seen , are in Kims GU , made from plastic and strong as a rock , exelent locks , anti ratle lids foam inserts , I am green with envyVenus Bay
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:19

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:19
Hi Eric,

Are there any pictures of this set up ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:22

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:22
If you ask in a post , he may be able to post a pic Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 22:04

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 22:04
Phil, check this setup out.

Know about dozen people using the design now, and its cheap!

Dave Hays Storage System
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Follow Up By: duncs - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:07

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:07
Hey Guys,

Built mine out of 19mm craftwood. Two piece so I can have one of the GU's third row of seats in place or remove both to fit the second side. I can remove them in about 5min to refit the third row of seats. No rattles, no problems, built to suit my gear $50.00 and Iget to brag to my mates.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: tim - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:10

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:10
Hi Guys
You can buy all the aluminium and corners for this type of shelving at smart aluminium.We have just made a console for a boat and it is easy to use and assemble.
Corners about $1-20 ea and aluminium $20 6 mtr length
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 17:49

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 17:49
Hi Truckster,

I've seen Dave Hay's setup, but I would prefer to have long lockable draws.

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Member - Kim (mr) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 23:18

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 23:18
G,day Phil, Just for the record the draws are home made but not by me, all that i did was put the foam inserts in, but anyway if you give me your email ill take some photos and send em to you.Just a little puddle we found down in Gembrook
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 17:37

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 17:37
Thanks Kim,

my email address is

phil_p_kl@yahoo.com.au

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Brian - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 07:59

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 07:59
Phil P
I might be able to expand on that url.... its mine..
and the drawer system was relatively easy to make if you're a bit handy. i was quoted $1600 + fitting for what I built for $400!!!!
I have access to a sheet shop, so the metal was folded up to my drawings... about $100
The bearings are from BSC Motion Technology, they have branches all over Australia I am told... they are the bearings used in skates and those scooters thi kids ride... I think I used 20 bearings, all up about $80
12mm plywood for the top and side, drawer timber and fridge slide base from Bunnings, all hardware was set screws with nyloc nuts, carpet was marine grade also from Bunnings all up about $120
Fridge slide was a Hettich roller system, I bought it from Mermaid Distributors on the Gold Coast but you can buy them nationwide, it is the 900mm model thats rated at 100 kgs extended. I had my well stocked 70l Trailblaza on it recently on Fraser and it never looked liked falling off!! About $100
The whole unit screws into the existing holes in the floor of my GQ so no drilling of the floor was required...
there are a few pitfalls in this,if you need to know more let me know and I will get a bit more detailed for you.
Cheers
Brian
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