Anyone have plans for rear drawers?

bdsimpsn

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Looking to make some rear drawers for the recently acquired 2000 Suzuki GV. Does anyone have any plans they have drawn to show how they started the process? Or any progress photos throughout the build?

In particular, looking for timber made drawers. Any tips or tricks will be much appreciated! First time doing this!
 

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a1bert

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home made rear draws for a 4 x 4, youtube
Enter the above and you will have plenty of advice
 

Corndoggy

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Done it a few times. Just measured up the area I had to work with, how it was going to be fixed down, what fittings to use, what to cover it in, timber to use and then done it. Used cardboard to make profiles when needed. Changed things on them run to suit. Didn't find it that hard. All worked out well.
 

G_ute

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I have made sliding storage units out of ally queblok and square sided plastic boxes. Nice and light and maximises storage since no runners taking up room. Need all you can get with a zook.

But for the usual drawers I would seriously look at modifying the cheap commercial ones from 4wdsupaccentre.
 

Albynsw

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I have made sliding storage units out of ally queblok and square sided plastic boxes. Nice and light and maximises storage since no runners taking up room. Need all you can get with a zook.

But for the usual drawers I would seriously look at modifying the cheap commercial ones from 4wdsupaccentre.

The price is right for the 4WDsupacentre ones if they are up to the job. I have done the Queblok ones in the past as well
 

Clive22

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Hi
I used white birch ply boards in various thickness from Bowen's timber. I had to order it in. It was available in 15,12,9, 6 mm sheets. I used various sheets. 12mm for the top, bottom and sides of the drawer carcass. 9mm for the side of the drawers themselves and 6mm for the base.
This stuff was so much nicer than the normal structural ply, but the material was twice the price, but also weighed heaps less and was much higher quality hardly had to sand it.
It worked well, but took a lot of weekends to fabricate.
Tools used were a circular saw with straight edge, plane, chisels, router and drill.
Just heaps of panels to cut and plane to equal sizes.
The picture is them fitted in the back of my Land Rover 130.
I like timber drawers as they are quiet, insulate from the heat, look good, and can be often be fixed up easy if damaged. These probably cost more than aluminium, but if you are building something yourself I always think the savings on labor should be spent on better materials.
Pics on next post.
Most of the where housed, glued and screwed.
Happy to provide more info is desired.
 

CruisingSned

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The 4wd supacentre ones make a good base if they fit the bill. Shortened one of the single drawers for the back of my landcruiser 105 so i could still use the anchor point. Have attached a drop down fridge slide to one of them. Simple design.
Seem to be holding up well so far.
 
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