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Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:05am

DIY Drawer System December 2016

Hi All.

Firstly thanks to all of you who have posted pictures of your drawer systems. You will probably recognise a few you your ideas have been implemented.

Posting my progress thus far and when complete will post a list of mats and measurements.

Let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:13am

Step one buy some goetters.
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Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:22am

Made a template for the bottom board and cut it to size.
Built the bottom part of the frame measuring as i went.
Then did the top part with enough clearance that once the drawers are in it will fit an ammo box. Unfortunately with the design i think i will only get one per drawer. There is just not enough space.
still need to fully join the frame but that will be done later.
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Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 9:41am

Nice - well done.
What's going on top?

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Friday, December 23rd 2016, 6:55am

Thanks for this. Are you doing a fridge slide on top? I was exploring the possibility of drop slides a while ago, but got caught up with other stuff.
I also found the ammo box to be to big. Frontrunner does a box that is a bit smaller, so then you can fit more

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Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 5:59am

So any fotos of the finished product and more fotos as you went along? Costs compared to in store purchase?
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 6:56am

Sorry for the delay in finishing this thread.

Hi All. So sorry for not finishing this thread. I ran out of time with the build before my trip. Did manage to finish things and it held up very well. i will be adding further pics of the build as it progressed. System is still fitted and i have had no issues.

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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 7:17am

Sliders attached. I held the slider in place and drilled into the square tubing and attached with pop rivets.
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 7:26am

Built 2X drawer frames to fit into the outer frame allowing space for the aluminium that would surround the Drawer frame.
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 7:32am

I cut the aluminium sheeting, bent it to shape and riveted it to the drawer frame. this added a lot of strength and stability. I left the outer protective covering on the aluminium sheet, no need to remove it.
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 7:51am

I then secured the bottom board to where the back seats would normally clip in. Used U bolts that they normally use for securing DSTV Dishes. It is not shown in the picture but also drilled some plate steel to secure it better as the washers pulled into the wood when tightening.
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 7:59am

Then Secured the frame to the bottom board by using self drilling screws. some of these loosened a bit during the Dune trip and replaced them with bolts and washers on my return. I would suggest doing this from the start.

I secured the top board with the same self drilling screws and this held up fine as the screws went into the aluminium frame.
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 8:17am

I then used aluminium angle iron , square tubing and sliders to build the fridge slider. I also attached a goody (don''t know that they are called) to tie down the fridge to the slider. these clip on and off with ease and is nice and secure.

There is also a lock mechanism that holds the slider in place so that the fridge does not move around while driving and there is a hole drilled into the tp board that this bolt falls into. I use an eye bolt attached to a short piece of cord that i put into the same hole when the fridge is pulled out so that it does not slide back when on an incline.

The slider is attached to the top board with the same self drilling screws and also goes into the aluminium frame.
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 9:12am

dimensions of the outer frame
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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 9:51am

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Thursday, March 29th 2018, 10:12am

Building materials:

Building materials:

2x shutter board : Dimensions can’t remember

Outer frame:
24x 5way fittings. The ends that were not used were cut off.
4x heavy duty drawer sliders 1m.
25mmx25mm square tubing aluminium: 16.22m
Cut to:
12x 240mm
16x 485mm
12x 270mm
6x 290mm

Drawers: two of them
16x 5 way fittings. The ends that were not used were cut off.
25mmx25mm square tubing aluminium: 12.6m
Cut to:
8x 395mm
8x 185mm
8x995mm


Fridge slider
Lock mechanism
2x clipping goodies??
2x heavy duty drawer sliders 1m.
25mmx25mm square tubing aluminium: 1.410m
Cut to:
3x 470mm
50mmx3mm aluminium angle iron: 4m
Cut to:
4x 1000mm

Miscellaneous:
Self drilling screws bunch??
Rivets: loads. Each joint was riveted and sliders riveted to drawers and frame.
U Bolts (DSTV Dish Type) x4
1 large sheet of 1.5mm aluminium sheeting
Bolts
Nuts
Washers
A bit of sheet steel to secure bottom board.


Total cost around N$ 4000. Lost all my slips so cant accurately give the costs of each component sorry.

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