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Custom drawer system

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So while we all were stranded during L5 lockdown, i started the idea of this thread of my custom drawer system i had in mind. To reduce the cost of material, i used material available in my backyard so i'm sure there are better ways of doing this but this is just my ideas.

Using some 20 mm board i had, i cut out a rough template of what my system must look like and to figure out sizing of the system. Initially i wanted to go a full wood design but was wondering how am i going to fix it to the chassis. The mockup also indicated that it was a bit to wide and i had to narrow it a bit on the one side.
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When i purchased the vehicle it seemed the previous owner already had a dual battery system installed. I have the solenoid, fuse and wiring including grey and red Brad Harrison plugs available in the back. At this stage in my life a second battery is not a necessity. All i needed was to fix my air compressor to the back as i have already forgot it at home once when playing in the dunes.

After speaking to Tinus, i found that the holes of the jump seat matches nicely with the hole in the compressor base plate and as such mounted the compressor there, connected a grey Brad Harrison to the existing one and got power from my main battery.
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As i was wondering how to fix the wooden frame to the chassis, i saw a system which one of the CT guys did over lockdown as well. He too used a metal frame although his tubing seemed smaller.

Ideally i would have used 20mm or smaller tubing but as i had 25 mm available i used what i had. Also made some mounting points to which i can fix the frame to the chassis.
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So this is going to be one of those long, slow threads as the next item is to purchase some 12mm plywood to encase the metal frame and for my top. Complete my 2 drawers and then i'm going to paint it with Duram 88. Depending on finances, i might put carpet on the top and on the inside of the drawers.
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Very nice, I like the way you have incorporated the one seat. I would try rubberizing paint or something similar rather than carpet. Carpet is a b!tch to clean especially if you spill liquids.
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Steele wrote:Very nice, I like the way you have incorporated the one seat. I would try rubberizing paint or something similar rather than carpet. Carpet is a b!tch to clean especially if you spill liquids.
Thanks for the advice steel.

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Very nice lockdown project! I used one and a bit rubber floor tiles mounted onto plywood for my drawer - easy to clean and very durable.
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Christo how did you stick it to the plywood?

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It's held down by aluminium around the edges and that's more than enough. You can even flip it upside down and the rubber remains in place - those tiles are quite rigid and not very "bendy" at all.

If you want to you could probably use rubber cement or something similar, but I've never found the lack of glue to be an issue...
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