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    Default Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Evening all. Some answers needed pls.

    1) a slider rated at 90kgs. Does that mean each slider can handle 90kgs when extended out or combined carrying weight ie each slider can carry 45kgs each or each can carry 90kgs .

    2) I want to make a drawer system using 25mm aluminium and connect it's. The length of bakkie drawer frame is 1500mm long. How would I work out how many droppers do I need to support the box type frame ie so centre does not collapse or bend because above the drawers I want to add a big flat sliding platform to pack stuff on. Txs
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Evening all. Some answers needed pls.

    1) a slider rated at 90kgs. Does that mean each slider can handle 90kgs when extended out or combined carrying weight ie each slider can carry 45kgs each or each can carry 90kgs .

    2) I want to make a drawer system using 25mm aluminium and connect it's. The length of bakkie drawer frame is 1500mm long. How would I work out how many droppers do I need to support the box type frame ie so centre does not collapse or bend because above the drawers I want to add a big flat sliding platform to pack stuff on. Txs
    1500mm is quite a distance, best I've seen is about 1400. Spend money on the slides at the beginning, or make your own out of angle iron and ball-bearings mounted correctly. Afrispoor do that with their fridge and drawer sliders, probably a lot cheaper and stronger (and heavier). Pretty sure you could do the same with aluminium, just not sure about how strong they'd be. I got my sliders from Furnlock, cost me quite a whack if I remember, around R1,500 a set. One set went with the Echo trailer that I kitted with a drawer system, the others, slightly shorter, still in the Tuna load bay rack system. Also built that with aluminium square bar and Maizy joiners. Still going 4 big Bots/Zim/Nam trips later.

    https://www.furnlock.co.za/product/9...vy-duty-slide/
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    https://www.furnlock.co.za/product/9...vy-duty-slide/

    They dont really say, but I assume the specified weight is per pair.
    I use those (cant remember that I paid THAT much!) in a 25mm aluminium frame with Connect it fittings. Will see if I have a photo for you.

    Easy peasy

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    That was before I fitted the slides, which I did inside the angle profile (I used the Angled profile as a slide up to then), Used 6mm gutter bolts with nylock nuts through the pillars of the frame.

    Just one warning - those slides a HEAVY!



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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    The slides weight rating is per pair and at half extension. That is what is used as a common weight rating on all slides.

    As mentioned above, the slides themselves are heavy. I have only used four down posts to connect my slides on the fridge side, but bare in mind that the slides themselves are resting on the bottom aluminium 25mm tubing. This one is almost complete but on my previous one doing the same thing, I did not have any issues.

    My long slides are 1320mm and my shorter ones are 900mm, they are also connected at 4 points.
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    It must be a bitch to tile that ceiling, Mike.
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    It must be a bitch to tile that ceiling, Mike.

    Go look for your oil leak or something

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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Evening all. Some answers needed pls.

    1) a slider rated at 90kgs. Does that mean each slider can handle 90kgs when extended out or combined carrying weight ie each slider can carry 45kgs each or each can carry 90kgs .

    2) I want to make a drawer system using 25mm aluminium and connect it's. The length of bakkie drawer frame is 1500mm long. How would I work out how many droppers do I need to support the box type frame ie so centre does not collapse or bend because above the drawers I want to add a big flat sliding platform to pack stuff on. Txs
    Hunter, I am by no means a DIY guy, but I built a set of drawers exactly the same as you are requesting and they have survived years of abuse. If you private message me your numbers, I will Whatsapp you pics and talk you through how I did it.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Furnlock slides are decently priced until about 800mm length, then after that it becomes quite expensive. You would need to maintain the slides, dust, dirt and slides are not the best of mates. Way less of a hassle to use them as opposed to ball bearing angle iron(which might be better and stronger in the long run).

    Have a look at Bushbugger FB and website. They do tray slides. For some inspiration.

    connect-it and alu are great to work with, be careful with them are they to have movement/droop over long length across width. Use nice strong based to support and keep everything straight
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    Wow,thanks all for great answers,much appreciated.
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Hmmmm

    I'm no engineer, but I wouldn't trust thin wall aluminium square tube and plastic connectors for heavy weights.

    I'd use 25mm square mild steel tube and 25mm angle iron.

    Tack welds, and some well placed quality Tek screws will do the job.
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    I have used UHMWPE (plastic) slides very successfully although only for 1000mm but there's no reason that it can't be extended 1500mm. https://expeditionportal.com/forum/t...slides.210095/
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Hmmmm

    I'm no engineer, but I wouldn't trust thin wall aluminium square tube and plastic connectors for heavy weights.

    I'd use 25mm square mild steel tube and 25mm angle iron.

    Tack welds, and some well placed quality Tek screws will do the job.
    Must weigh a ton
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Must weigh a ton
    Not really. You need a whole lot less than aluminium.

    And a layer of 19mm shutterply on top as the sliding platform is the issue. THAT is heavy.
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Hmmmm

    I'm no engineer, but I wouldn't trust thin wall aluminium square tube and plastic connectors for heavy weights.

    I'd use 25mm square mild steel tube and 25mm angle iron.

    Tack welds, and some well placed quality Tek screws will do the job.
    The rail and thus the weight of the total drawer actually rests on the solid connect-it fitting, inside the tube



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    The rail and thus the weight of the total drawer actually rests on the solid connect-it fitting, inside the tube
    I am aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I am aware.
    So is you comment still valid?



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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Hmmmm

    I'm no engineer, but I wouldn't trust thin wall aluminium square tube and plastic connectors for heavy weights.

    I'd use 25mm square mild steel tube and 25mm angle iron.

    Tack welds, and some well placed quality Tek screws will do the job.
    Ive got a 6 ammo box draw with 25mm connectits, 1400mm runners (Furnlock extra heavy), and even with the boxes loaded with tins, the drawers have no issues at all. The biggest threat is actually opening the back if you are on a slight incline and not getting run down by the drawers as they come out.

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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Evening all. Some answers needed pls.

    1) a slider rated at 90kgs. Does that mean each slider can handle 90kgs when extended out or combined carrying weight ie each slider can carry 45kgs each or each can carry 90kgs .

    2) I want to make a drawer system using 25mm aluminium and connect it's. The length of bakkie drawer frame is 1500mm long. How would I work out how many droppers do I need to support the box type frame ie so centre does not collapse or bend because above the drawers I want to add a big flat sliding platform to pack stuff on. Txs
    https://4x4direct.co.za/loose-slides...-set-of-2.html
    Same as furnlock, and you can order online



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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    I'm not a fan of the Furnlock slides in the back of a bakkie, dust becomes a problem and cleaning them properly without disassembling your entire packing system is near impossible.

    I always see these videos of guys having packing systems in the back of bakkies and they always have these super smooth running slides. Mine was like that for probably 2 or 3 months and after that it became a mission with trying to clean, trying to keep clean, trying to properly lube etc.
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    Default Re: Making a bakkie drawer set up

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    I'm not a fan of the Furnlock slides in the back of a bakkie, dust becomes a problem and cleaning them properly without disassembling your entire packing system is near impossible.

    I always see these videos of guys having packing systems in the back of bakkies and they always have these super smooth running slides. Mine was like that for probably 2 or 3 months and after that it became a mission with trying to clean, trying to keep clean, trying to properly lube etc.
    I agree completely. I have learned my lesson and will not go that route again. Trying to make my own with bearings at the moment but have not yet got it perfect..

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