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    Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by wntrcmpr on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:42 pm

    Since I sold my trailer and RTT I decided that the Land Cruiser will be this summers camping / exploring rig. Today I started on the drawer / sleeping platform.





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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by Barrows on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:54 pm

    Looks like a good start. There seems to be a lot of room in the back of the rig. Sorry to sidetrack the build but is your son's jeep being painted desert tan?
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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by MtnClimber on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:59 pm

    Are you leaving the back seats in? What is the material of those white angle pieces? Whatcha gonna use fer drawers?


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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by wntrcmpr on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:05 pm

    Barrows wrote:Looks like a good start. There seems to be a lot of room in the back of the rig. Sorry to sidetrack the build but is your son's jeep being painted desert tan?

    Nope. Its going to stay black
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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by wntrcmpr on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:09 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Are you leaving the back seats in? What is the material of those white angle pieces? Whatcha gonna use fer drawers?

    Yes I am leaving the seats in. The platform will extend over them. The white pieces are UHMW hopefully the drawers will slide better on them. The drawers will be made out of plywood too 
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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by MtnClimber on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:37 pm

    If this doesn't pan out, just build one of these to put yer RTT on Cool




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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by FJ Boozah on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:25 am

    Amazing how much room one of those things has in it.  That will be a slick setup.  The UHMW should work very well.  If it doesn't do it with just one side (not sure if your doing it both bottom of shell and bottom of drawer) Id say put it so that two pieces are sliding against each other.


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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by wntrcmpr on Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:07 pm

    Got the drawers put in today

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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:15 am

    Fancy Scott. Do you plan on sealing the wood at all? How do the drawers work on your plastic slides?


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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by wntrcmpr on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:11 am

    I will seal them. Just not sure with what yet.  Slides work excellent
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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by AllanR on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:45 pm

    I like it. basically what i am doing to mine just not as high by the looks.
    That's a nifty idea for slides. i might use that! Actual heavy duty slides were to much for my taste.

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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by Guest on Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:26 am

    look forward to seeing this build to the end
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    Re: Rear storage / Sleeping platform

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:36 am

    How goes your drawer system/sleeping platform?


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