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The Drawers Thread - Show Us Yours Here

Postby trouble on Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:21 pm

I am still :roll: waiting delivery on my new Triton so spent some time looking for drawer systems ........ there are a few out there, so my question/s is Who out there has drawers fitted, if so what brand, how do you find them and what configuration would you suggest?
I have a 40lt engel and ABR battery to fit in as well.
Iam looking at Blackwidow and I think outback drawers??

Any help would be great. and some photos would be nice ;) please.

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Re: Drawers

Postby Greedy on Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:51 pm

As with most aftermarket accessories, it's a matter of taste and needs. I put drawers in my 60 series cruiser just before I went on a 7 week trip around WA. I thought they were the duck's nuts. They housed everything including a 50 ltr chescold fridge in a way that needed minimal unpacking to find/get anything. From the day I returned however, I found them to be an absolute PITA as they took up a heap of room which reduced what I could carry on a day to day basis. When I went on trips I returned to loving them. I want to put them in the Triton now but I think they will have to be modular and quick/easy to remove. I'm not sure any of the major manufacturers do this yet. :(
As to configuration, try to keep your fridge as low as possible to allow good access to the coldies even when it's stored. ;) With the battery, most of these systems have top access lockers down the sides and sometimes toward the front so this might be a goer for you. Just remember, this battery will have to be a sealed type as you don't really want gases venting into an enclosed space.
If you're handy, maybe make your own. Check this site out:
http://4wdstuff.davejones.com.au/Other/construction_of_drawers.pdf
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Re: Drawers

Postby trouble on Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:00 pm

I was thinking of something like the set above however getting a drop down fridge slide but not sure if the slide/fridge would clear the tailgate. Therefore making the two drawers the same size/height so I still have a flat surface for the dog and kids bikes etc.

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Re: Drawers

Postby trouble on Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:45 pm

Does no one else have drawers which I could have a look at in their Tritons (ie pics)

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Re: Drawers

Postby Buzzy on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:26 am

I have a custom made fridge slide/rack but not complete drawers.
I was goin to do ta full drawer system but it limits what you can put in the back......... like a dirty 45Kg shepard.
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Re: Drawers

Postby andyj on Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:18 pm

I built a frame which as a drawer on one side and a fridge slide on the other will take a couple of photos and post them, got the idea from a article in the overlander mag last year some time.

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Re: Drawers

Postby jacko on Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:51 pm

here mate these are mine that i have built from scratch, the 40litre engel was not going to fit on the draws and under the canopy so i had to make just the one draw but its perfect and fits all the gear I need.
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I have now installed my second battery in here.
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And i have these storage pockets on both sides the other one holds the compressor and air tank.
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Re: Drawers

Postby trouble on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:05 pm

ta for the pics Jacko juat as a matter of interest what canopy do you have.
I have an ARB conopy and was wondering if the 40 lt Engel would fit.

oh thanks everyone for the info

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Re: Drawers

Postby jacko on Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:57 pm

ive got the razor back canopy
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Re: Drawers

Postby Adam ace on Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Some pics of draws i knocked upClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger picture
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Re: Drawers

Postby boycee on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:00 pm

Nice set up. Where did you get the runners from?
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Re: Drawers

Postby Adam ace on Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:43 pm

Runners link http://sites.google.com/site/dowd1985/ contact took a bit of searching i think $100 pair 120kg rated
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Re: Drawers

Postby boycee on Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:53 pm

Cheers for that. Have been looking for a while but really been to lazy. :roll: :oops:
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Re: Drawers

Postby tassie_ml on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:03 pm

whats going on there Adam, is that a tray on top of your tray...or my eyes playing tricks on me :oops:
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Re: Drawers

Postby boycee on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:12 pm

I was thinking the same tassie. Couldn't work it out. :oops:
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Re: Drawers

Postby tassie_ml on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:14 pm

boycee wrote:I was thinking the same tassie. Couldn't work it out. :oops:


that poses the next question...WHY :shock: :shock: I am sure Adam will fill us in ;)
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Drawers

Postby gregned on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:30 pm

I have a set of local custom drawers that go all the way to the back so they are quite long
Cost $1500 fitted bargain they sell a fridge slide that tilts down towards the tailgate so one end is at drawer level and the other at tailgate level
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Re: Drawers

Postby Cowboy Dave on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:35 pm

It is an upside down tray - have a look in the canopy thread. WHY doesn't even begin to cover it....
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Re: Drawers

Postby MLTRIT08 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:11 pm

^^^Good question guys, looked at the pics for ages trying to figure out what tha F%^K :?: :?:
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Re: Drawers

Postby Adam ace on Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:17 pm

Ha thanks iam told its a conversational piece more picsClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger picture My old ride regularly carried lots of weight on racks Click to view larger picture
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Re: Drawers

Postby johno on Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:38 pm

Hi trouble, I've got a draws in the back of mine, I opted to make my own.
I didn't see any that i liked and the ones that i did like just weren't quite right.
Greedy wrote: From the day I returned however, I found them to be an absolute PITA as they took up a heap of room which reduced what I could carry on a day to day basis.


I would have to agree with greedy, if they are in there permanent they can be a waist of space when you need to carry that big item and you don't want to tow the trailer.
I can remove mine in 5 min if i need the space and just store it away.
It took me a weekend to knock up and about $300, plenty of room for the fridge and an extra battery.

If the fridge is being used i take the floor piece out, or leave it in place for a full floor..........
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Aluminum frame..........
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heavy duty draw runner......
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Re: Drawers

Postby ratstriton on Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:56 am

Here Is the original of johnos. :D :D
As johno was saying couldn't find any i liked so I built my own.
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Re: Drawers

Postby johno on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:55 am

ratstriton wrote:Here Is the original of johnos. :D :D
As johno was saying couldn't find any i liked so I built my own.


How are your going Rats ? still happy with them ?
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Re: Drawers

Postby ratstriton on Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:08 am

johno wrote:
ratstriton wrote:Here Is the original of johnos. :D :D
As johno was saying couldn't find any i liked so I built my own.


How are your going Rats ? still happy with them ?
Cheers Johno

Yea good johno .
The drawers are good still pretty happy with them, I have done a couple of little things to them but there all good. :D :D
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Re: Drawers

Postby Stevo8 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:32 am

I've got Black Widow drawers and can recommend them they're top quality units. I've got two drawers side by side, so a flat (but raised floor) The only drawback(:lol: get it) is that the fridge , a 60 litre Engel sits so high that the wife and kids are always asking me to get the stuff in or out of it. And you lose a bit of interior space in the canopy for bigger items.
I'm gonna have to fork out for a drop down fridge slide (about $600 :cry: ) before our next trip.

So either factor in a drop down fridge slide into your budget or put up with a high fridge, or consider two drawers on top of each other with the fridge slide low down on the ute tub.
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