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Old 07-26-2013, 03:17 AM
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Awesome! Keep it coming
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:00 PM
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more work today.. got the rest of the drawers built, then got the top piece on it. tomorrow i'll be working on the drawer fronts. had to get the box mounted first, because the fronts on the outside drawers will extend over to cover the side cubbies. should look pretty good I think.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:54 PM
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What are you planning on coating it with. Good work on it. Looks great so far. What is the weight rating on the drawer slides?
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:28 AM
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What are you planning on coating it with. Good work on it. Looks great so far. What is the weight rating on the drawer slides?
not 100% decided on coating.. most likely just a heavy polyurethane to seal it up, and some type of rubber mat as a liner.

as for weight, should be good up to 200lbs, not that they should be carrying that much tho. one's for tools, another for recovery stuff, and another for random camping stuff (like kitchen kit type stuff)
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i'll have to get some tomorrow. was actually considering making a jig so I can crank them out for anyone that's interested.
I'd buy a set for sure.
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i'll be making a removable platform that will fit over the seat when it's folded down.. the height of the platform will make it so the the seat bottom itself will be perfect pillow height for me. haven't decided how i'll go about storing the platform when not in use, but i'll cross that bridge when I get there.
I see a piano hinge in order here...

Here's an idea, (not sure of dimensions) but it would be awesome if you could make your platform dual purpose, it could be the top of the drawers when not in use then when you use it folds out to make your sleeping platform...

not sure how far fetched it is but it would be ideal.. and save weight...

or if its just a platform I'd coat it with Line X or something similar that will be weather proof as it would then have to be stored on the roof rack...

Awesome WORK !!!!!
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i'll have to get some tomorrow. was actually considering making a jig so I can crank them out for anyone that's interested.
Let me know if (when) you do. You totally should!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:08 PM
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after you do a poly finish to seal it you should spray on bedline the whole thing so its ruff and tough for use haha
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:43 PM
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Are you opposed to removing your back seat? You would only have room for two people, but it would be a much more efficient use of a sleep platform.

Trying to use the back seat and then stopping to setup a sleep platform seems complicated unless you have an easy storage solution. The piano hinge idea is feasible if you want the back seat. Maybe the answer is a removable piece that stays in the garage for daily duties, but the back seat comes out and the sleep section is put in for overlanding?
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more stuff! grabbed a piece of aluminum c channel from Lowes to protect the edge of the cabinet, and found some sweet pull handle latches at a marine supply store. only had 2 in stock tho, and the next place wanted three times as much for the same damn part. guess i'll be waiting till the first place gets them in.. lol. also grabbed a couple spray cans of urethane, so I can get this thing waterproof.

as far as build progress, drawers are done!

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That looks really nice.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:06 AM
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Those look incredible.
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Like the expedition rig theme. Going for the same thing with mine
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:32 PM
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Looks great. You're near the water, check out a product called Epiphanes. it's a marine grade varnish, it is tough as nails when dry. Seriously, put it on once and forget about it.
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Sir you are a master of wood.......wait that didn't come out right.
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