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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by JJ48 » 03 Feb 2015 13:54

I had this drawer system from Frontrunner in my previous Patrol. If installed as far to the left as possible, it will allow you to access the smaller drawers, but it is VERY close and might touch the door a slight bit. If you wish, I can post a photo of it installed when I get home tonight.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by biggles » 03 Feb 2015 14:47

JJ48 wrote:I had this drawer system from Frontrunner in my previous Patrol. If installed as far to the left as possible, it will allow you to access the smaller drawers, but it is VERY close and might touch the door a slight bit. If you wish, I can post a photo of it installed when I get home tonight.
Is that a standard sized ammo box?
This what I want.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by IanT » 03 Feb 2015 14:57

Also had this system in my Disco 3, No they are the mini ammo boxes and are about twice the price as the bigger ones only place I could find them was at Front Runner think they where about R320 each and the packing system was about R10000 :surprised: :surprised: It was bloody heavy that is why I sold my one and built one of my own that I could remove by myself!

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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by biggles » 03 Feb 2015 14:59

Carel wrote:With the "connect-it" system you can make a frame of any size and then have a drawer made to fit.
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Yes that is the plan. I need to source fridge slides as most places are closed week-ends when I am in the city.

So this is what I had in mind, your photo is a great help, gives me something to work around.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by JJ48 » 03 Feb 2015 15:36

biggles wrote:
JJ48 wrote:I had this drawer system from Frontrunner in my previous Patrol. If installed as far to the left as possible, it will allow you to access the smaller drawers, but it is VERY close and might touch the door a slight bit. If you wish, I can post a photo of it installed when I get home tonight.
Is that a standard sized ammo box?
This what I want.
I made up my own two drawers which could be removed. I personally find that most ammo boxes are not very efficient space wise.
Frontrunner also make box drawers for it (see photo) but I cannot currently find them on their site.
I agree with IanT, it is very big, heavy and awkward to move.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by biggles » 03 Feb 2015 15:41

JJ48 wrote:
biggles wrote:
JJ48 wrote:I had this drawer system from Frontrunner in my previous Patrol. If installed as far to the left as possible, it will allow you to access the smaller drawers, but it is VERY close and might touch the door a slight bit. If you wish, I can post a photo of it installed when I get home tonight.
Is that a standard sized ammo box?
This what I want.
I made up my own two drawers which could be removed. I personally find that most ammo boxes are not very efficient space wise.
Frontrunner also make box drawers for it (see photo) but I cannot currently find them on their site.
I agree, and they loose the clips....

BUT they are rugged and will hold heavy stuff. I keep my recovery and tool kit in one... that after it is full I can bearly lift it up. It has things like the mechanism for a hi-lift jack in it. I usually set in on the ground during a recovery so I have easy access to all my kit. So 2 x narrow ammo boxes would be great.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by Tinus lotz » 03 Feb 2015 17:57

Have a look at peter connan plan mine is the same and works very good .....

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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by Carel » 03 Feb 2015 20:38

The link to Peter's drawer system http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f= ... wer#p23022

I was going to get some drawers from Peter but changed my mind and developed it around some steel army ammo boxes.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by Russ Kellermann » 04 Feb 2015 07:42

Biggles,.. Not 100% sure of the process and effectiveness BUT... there is a way of changing the hinges/connecting arm of the left and/or right rear doors so that they open wider. Saw it on Patrol4x4.com on a member rides build thread.

Perhaps that would also help matters.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by biggles » 04 Feb 2015 07:55

Russ Kellermann wrote:Biggles,.. Not 100% sure of the process and effectiveness BUT... there is a way of changing the hinges/connecting arm of the left and/or right rear doors so that they open wider. Saw it on Patrol4x4.com on a member rides build thread.

Perhaps that would also help matters.
Pieter du Toit already did the fix. :blonde:
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