Rear drawer system.

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Thought I had better start bringing a few more posts over from the other place. 90 section looking a bit bare. Here's the rear draw system that I built. Typically over-engineered I suppose, but it works extremely well. Top deck was loaded with red deer the other day and I could still open the drawers. I would like to cover the whole deck either in aluminium tread plate of some sort of butyl coating. Anyway, there isn't much text needed here. It's pretty self explanatory.

Started with a cargo barrier / headboard
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Then with rear seats removed, tied a frame into existing mounting points for things like seatbelts etc
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I wanted to use the space over the wheel tubs, so they got boxed in too
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That gave me something to tie the frame into with the drawer sliders welded in

That got boarded out with 9mm MDF. Plenty strong enough given the bracing underneath.
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Compressor got a permanent location
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Drawers went in - look, no screws! Now that's craftsmanship
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Window mesh guards were bolted into the grab handle points
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Third battery just for basic lighting etc went underneath the deck
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I put a safe into the other wheel arch
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And gave it all a coat of paint
Finished the fronts of the drawers in aluminium and put airline style locks on
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And that's about it. Been tested in action and passed with flying colours. The drawers are about a meter long and hold shed loads of stuff. If you did a lwb version you could go right back to the front seats and have hinge up sections at the back door into square bins or even drawers that come out through the rear door!

Chris

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Adam Stander

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I'd love to see your drawers, but most of the photos are missing.
Photo bucket has deleted them.

Please load again as I would love to see your setup
 

Adam Stander

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Very nice Chris

Just a question: I see the compressor mounted in the one pannel, but cant seem to see where it fits in the cab. Where did you hide it?
 

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Sorry Adam, don't quite understand the question. Do you mean where does that cut out for the compressor sit in the vehicle? If so, that is the headboard and the cut out is behind the passenger seat. It forms a sort of alcove if you like.

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Bedroom? I think that with grilles on the windows, a cargo barrier and no handle on the inside of the door to let you out, it would be a big mistake to shut yourself in.

Nope, not a good idea at all.
Glad it gave you some ideas though.

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Very nice i like the safe good idea :thumbup:
what sort off weight do you think that little lot came in at as mdf is quite heavy is it not.

do you think it would equal the weight of the interior ?
 

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Good question. Not a clue. I would say heavier than what came out, but then I put OME springs on the rear to cope with the extra weight. All seemed pretty well balanced. MDF not that heavy in 9mm. Steel wasn't bad either. It's 2.0 mm wall. Really quite light and VERY strong.

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Hah. Just to wind you up matey. It's a slippery slope is this. Hey, how do you reckon that blond lass got on then? I bet you slipped back when I had gone. She looked like she needed someone with a decent toolkit to give her a service. What a wreck. The Landrover, that is. :lol:

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None of the pics show is there any chance of relinking them as this thread is listed in the Mods FAQ
Thanks
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Not really. It was years ago. Sorry. Don't think I even have the pics anymore. I certainly don't have the vehicle.

Chris

Pictures mostly restored although one appears twice and I can't delete it at the second as it's not appearing in the edit window??
 
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