rear drawers/ false floor plans/ ideas for 100 series standard

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 04:52
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Hi, I am wanting to build myself a false floor in the back of my 100 series standard, I was wondering if anyone has any plans they have come up with or ideas that worked? I dont want any drawers underneath as thats where I store my camping chairs ets thanks!
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Reply By: bluefella - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 07:30

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 07:30
i used 25mm box section alluminium and various push in plastic angles from bunnings,12mm ply on top covered with marine carpet.light weight but strong.

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Reply By: - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 09:38

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 09:38
I have just removed the back seats in my 100 and made a frame and floor on top of a 70lt water tank for a Hay river trip we did 3 weeks ago, all worked very well, placed sleeping gear and soft bags on the floor held down by ratchet straps.

regards David M
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Follow Up By: - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:10

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:10
This is a picture of the rear loaded the year before, I used a roof bag then, the rear floor has made it easier and cut down on the windage. A good system if you only travel 2 up.

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:12

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:12
We will try again.

Drawers from Outback. Dropdown fridge slide from Platinum. Similar to Muddy with water in a dual fuel/water long range tank under the car with the tyre on a carrier at the back. Two voids beside the drawers carry the compressor, water pumt, air fittings and hose one side and all recovery gear in the voide on the other side of the car.

The fridge now sits on the drop down fridge slide at the back of the car and lowers to the tailgate when pull out of the car. The pics are a little out of date but you will see the similarity to Muddy above.


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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:02

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:02
We had a couple of different thought trains over this for our GU
Patrols Jacent.

We have some requirements which made it not so easy however we built both
into different cars and it was an interesting exercise.

Requirement -
Rear window view must not be blocked when loaded.
Must be big enough and flat enough to sleep on.
Must have access everywhere without much reaching.

This last requirement is harder in the cruiser because its floor height is not as low as a GU.

In first car we buildt a 170mm (coke can high) raised floor out of 3/4 angle in two sections equivalent to single beds.
This worked well but made it harder to reach things and gave less headroom.

On 2nd car we did not make a raised platform but extended the rear floor into the area of the rear passenger seats as a removeable panel.
Now this second approach meant no underfloor storage area south of the rear seats.
To compenstate we made storage areas to take chairs etc against rear sides and in an overhead internal rack.
This 2nd approach was harder to do but now we prefer it as its easier to live overall giving more re-configurable general purpose space.

Thread 98064 has a couple of photos with space used as double bed or storage.
Robin Miller

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Reply By: Member - John D, Wandong (Vic) - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:18

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:18
Hi jacent,
I did a similar thing to my Holden Rodeo tub, all details can be found here
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Follow Up By: jacent - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 04:20

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 04:20
thanks everyone with your ideas/ advise!
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