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Hi,
Bit late on this but there was discussion about drawers and storage
solutions recently so I thought as I'd had the camera out tonight I'd
post a picture of my solution.
www.mudtoys.com/toys/boot1.jpg
Putting the spare wheel on a swing out carrier is not really an option
for me for 2 reasons 1) I'm convinced some of the places I've been
'delayed' I could not have got the boot open with a swing out carrier in
the way and 2) it's a 36" tyre so not much of a view out the back
window.
Keeps all the heavy items as low down and restrained as possible.
There's a lot of recovery equipment in their (ground anchors, hand
winch, sledge hammer,axe,chainsaw,winch extension ropes, crow bar, angle
grinder etc) as I like to be able to go out on my own and be self
reliant for recovery. The middle shelf is split in two with the front
section accessible from inside with rear seat back flipped forwards, I
store spare parts and things I don't need very often in there. The top
shelf has things like my cooker, spare gas cans, kettle, pots, air bed
etc on it.
There's an extra board can be attached on the rear drivers side
passenger area to make up a single bed through to the boot.
This is it's 'normal' configuration, if I need more storage I take the
rear seats out and put in a shelf at the same height as the boot
platform which gives me lots of options.
8 bolts and it all slides out, fixes to the 3rd row seat floor bolts.
Probably weights about 20Kg.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 19:40:07 -0000, Jon Wildsmith <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jon.
It looks well designed and executed. I like the fitting of the grp
plates, too. Some questions:
How did you attach the shelving to the side wall and the floor?
Existing anchor points, captive nuts, something else?
How do you access the overhead storage space?
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hey Jon
Im sure I saw some room in there nope just a shadow, you can really pack it
in there, but really I dont think that you need all that to go shopping at
Tesco after all where would you put your groceries.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 23 March 2005 20:00
I wish I'd taken some pictures when I was building it but I wasn't sure
how it would work out ...
The 3rd row seat floor mountings have captive nuts so they are the main
anchor points.
I used some lengths of 50x50x4mm angle for the main mounts. Two lengths
in a front to back direction, with 50mm gap between them, line up just
right for drilling holes through to match the 3rd row seat floor
mountings. Two uprights (same angle) are placed either end between those
and welded to them. Then a length of angle across 2/3rds of the way up
and at the top. From the side it looks something like this:
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Makes a very sturdy structure with 4 well spaced anchor points into the
floor. I used one of these on the passenger side and this is what the
spare wheel is secured to as well as the shelving. For the drivers side
I just made 2 inverted T brackets out of 25x6mm bar about 200mm tall
that bolt to the seat mounting points again, and then the 3/4" ply bolts
to those. To finish off (probably over kill) I fabricated and clamped
some mounting brackets with captive nuts onto the drivers side roll cage
and put a length of 50x50x4mm angle along which is then bolted to the
ply. If I didn't have the roll cage I would have duplicated the mount I
made for the passenger side and used just that instead of the inverted T
but I wasn't completely sure how I wanted to divide the space at that
point.
Where ply joins ply I used lengths of 25x25x2mm angle that came with
slots cut in it and used a lot of screws and small bolts.
It's only about 300mm deep and you can't quite see from the picture but
that leaves plenty of access space. If you look carefully on the right
of the picture you'll see the rear edge of it is about in line with the
middle of the windows so maybe 400mm of access space.
I don't have a head lining so have extra space up there. The rest of the
roof I've lined with that foil backed polystyrene you get to go behind
radiators. Stops the frost dripping on to me on cold mornings.
Best regards,
Jon.
93 & 94 HDJ80's
Stourbridge, West Midlands,
UK.
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of john byrne
Sent: 23 March 2005 20:55
That's what home delivery is for :) There is a lot of stuff squeezed in
there and it all gets used. It is still used for domestic stuff
sometimes but our other one is the main shopping trolley so no worries
about space in that.
Best regards,
Jon.
 
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Hi Jon
You got me on the home delivery thing, I must be tired. Its reaslly nice to
see so much use of storage, mine would only really be like that when we go
on holidays.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDJ Ireland
 
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