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    Default Poor Mans Drawer System

    Going off to Moz in June and really cannot afford one of those drawer systems.

    Even second hand they are around R3000-R3500.
    I needed somewhere to place the fridge and have space for 4 ammo boxes for food etc that can be taken out without unpacking the whole back of the gecko.

    The result is shown in the photos below, ammo boxes are not on slides but are easy to pull out even when loaded.

    Cost:
    18mm Plywood, R348 (Builders Express)
    Car boot carpet, R38 (Carpet bargain centre)
    Contact Glue R69
    Alumininum Edging R130
    Fridge Tiedowns R150 (Outdoor warehouse)

    Woodglue, Screws, Varnish, ammo boxes (Already had)

    Plywood is simply glued (woodglue) and screwed with Chipboard screws (Extra Length), Was measured and test fitted then assembled. Entire carcass was varnished with exterior varnish to stop water rot. Then carpet and edging was applied.

    As the ammo boxes end to end still leave around 110mm at the back, an acess hatch was cut out. This makes an ideal place for recovery gear or perhaps some form of water containers. Water bladders would go nicely here if I can find them.

    All in all I am pleased. Not too bad for around R800, and 3 hours work :-)
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    Last edited by Stubbzie; 2010/05/23 at 10:10 PM.
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    Nice one,saved yourself a rand or two!
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    not bad. fit for purpose. seems strong enough and just shows that you don't always need to spend a fortune to get something that is as useful as a bought unit.

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    And it looks like you can remove easily when not in use leaving space for other stuff. Nice one.
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    I did something very similar.
    Put a plank (covered with speaker box carpet) in the back, resting on the wheel arches.
    Then got 4 plastic boxes with wheels underneath, that simply slide in and out.
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    I see most people build the drawer unit for a defender, does anyone have ideas for a disco 2

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    Nicely done! Neat and Functional, just like a Landy!

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    very cool, do you take orders ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    very cool, do you take orders ?

    :-> , hehe.. Easy to do, only major tools needed is a power saw. Otherwise just get builder express or other to cut for you..

    I almost buggered it up. I was a little too accurate with my measurements, It almost did not fit. I have to put down the middle row to fit the unit in nice and snugly. I suspect if I carpeted the sides I would need to put in with vaseline.

    This however does mean that the sides of the wheel arches support the sides of the frame and hence is nice and firm. I can clamber around on top and there is no indication of any give in the panel.

    If anyone is interested will publish measurements.

    Now to sort out water. :-)
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    am going to give is a try, need one to and also cant afford the ready made ones, have an Isuzu d/c so cant ask you for your measurements

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubbzie View Post
    :-> , hehe.. Easy to do, only major tools needed is a power saw. Otherwise just get builder express or other to cut for you..

    I almost buggered it up. I was a little too accurate with my measurements, It almost did not fit. I have to put down the middle row to fit the unit in nice and snugly. I suspect if I carpeted the sides I would need to put in with vaseline.

    This however does mean that the sides of the wheel arches support the sides of the frame and hence is nice and firm. I can clamber around on top and there is no indication of any give in the panel.

    If anyone is interested will publish measurements.

    Now to sort out water. :-)
    Hi could you please be so kind to forward your measurements for the Landy 110 CSW drawer system thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bayley View Post
    I see most people build the drawer unit for a defender, does anyone have ideas for a disco 2

    There you go

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    Stubbzie,

    It looks pretty pro to me ... gave me courage to build my own. Well done. There are better ways to spend R 8k.
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    Looks great!
    I did something similar but instead of carpet I opted for something called taxi mat.
    It is like rubberized cloth, you glue it to the surface same as carpet but it is much easier to clean and does not absorb water.

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    Nice job....looks good...I will be building my own when I get my Defender - hopefully soon.

    Where does on get speaker box carpet (or the carpet the professional guys use) - or taxi mat - whatever that may be - some kind of rubber tile? I'm in Cape Town.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosveld Tv View Post
    Hi could you please be so kind to forward your measurements for the Landy 110 CSW drawer system thx

    Here we go

    Disclaimer: This worked for me, please check measurements on your landy first!!

    Have included basic diagrams as well, please forgive them.. :-)

    Bill of Materials

    ---> 1 x Sheet Plywood (I used 18mm, adjust measurements if used different thickness)
    ---> +/- 20 wood screws 6.0 x 40mm
    ---> small panel nails or screws for fixing edging
    ---> Wood Glue and contact for carpet, you will use a lot of contact so tins are cheaper
    ---> 1-3 (depending on your use) lengths of 19mmx19mmx2mm x 2.5m alum edging
    ---> Carpet of your choice
    ---> Varnish (approx 1lt), use external varnish
    ---> Fridge tie down set , I used this one (http://www.liftlash.co.za/Fridge_tiedown_kit.html) available at outdoor warehouse


    Assembly instructions:

    1) Cut out required pieces:

    For top : 1 x (1185mm x 890mm)
    For sides : 2 x (1185mm x 240mm)
    For bracing at the back : 1 x(854mm x 180mm)
    Adjust this piece according to the thickness of your ply

    Cut out a hole (optional) at the back of the top piece for extra storage, measure 50mm from each side edge of the top piece, then 165mm from the back and cut out a rectangular piece.

    2) Place wood glue on one long edge of one of the side pieces. Place the top section resting on this long edge and fix with screws. At this stage it helps if someone holds the top balancing on the other edge to keep the whole thing level. Note: The top is placed on top of the sides , so screws go through top into sides not other way around (for strengh)

    3) proceed to do the same with the other side

    NOTE: a electric screwdriver works really well here. The strength of the unit will be determined by how well you put your screws in. Screw them in flush.

    4) Put glue on the edges of the back piece and insert and screw.

    Note: might be easier if you wish to do 4 then 2 and 3.(up to you)

    4a) Test fit unit (after this too late)

    5) Leave to dry (check for squareness)

    6) Varnish the whole unit, pay particular attention to the edges, you don't want water to get in here. Put at least 3 coats on the edges. Even varnish the places you are going to cover in carpet.

    7) Leave to dry

    8) Glue carpet to required areas

    9) Fit alum edging to required areas, application and cutting is left to you. 45 degree joints are neatest.

    10) fit and admire

    11) Fit fridge slider or fridge straps
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    Last edited by Stubbzie; 2010/05/25 at 08:56 AM.
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    Very nice Stubbzie! Well done. It's just so much better when you do it yourself, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    Nice job....looks good...I will be building my own when I get my Defender - hopefully soon.

    Where does on get speaker box carpet (or the carpet the professional guys use) - or taxi mat - whatever that may be - some kind of rubber tile? I'm in Cape Town.

    Thanks
    Most carpet places stock it. I get mine from "SA Vloerweelde" in Bellville. They are behind the Sanbel building.

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    Stubzie, very well done !!

    I will be doing something similar later in June. Your pics gave me some hope for this.

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    Very nice Stubbzie. I am going with something more or less the same. Just saving more money and getting more space by not using amo boxes but a bit larger box with a plastic draw. It works also very well when you come back and stag-and-stock it all in the garage without having boxes all over the place. We nickname it Kit Cat boxes as we got it from Kit Cat Wholesalers in Church Street Pretoria West. I never saw this specific box anywhere else. I my self and a number of my friends also rigg out our trailers with this boxes that only goes for about R85 each the last time I bought and they really last. I have some boxes that are over 5 years old and have done a lot of ruff trips. Not one broken yet.

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