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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby WoodButcher » March 15th 2017, 3:33am

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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 15th 2017, 5:06am

THAT... I have covered! ;)
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 16th 2017, 5:33am

Chuck box is ready for glue n stain! Think of this as the drawer, which will eventually come out of the enclosure, which is like the filing cabinet.

Closed/ store mode:

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Stove will be attached to this surface so no need to constantly setup. I have a wind screen for this section, still being degreased... yuck!

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1.25 gal water dispenser and small ice chest shown here. Water can be moved to the next compartment to make room for larger cooler when needed, (trips over 3 days).
Top of the enclosure is planned to open like a lid so all of this can be accessed without opening the back if needed.

:banana: WIMP MODE! :banana:

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Lid in ccenter compartment can be used as prep surface or flip over to access food, pots-n-pans, etc and still have the work surface. The main drawer will hold the dishes, silverware, etc and can also hold pans, cans-o-chili and what not.

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Front of cooler compartment (which will be lined with insulation) folds down so water can slide out and dispense. Can be used for additional work surface.

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Plenty of working surface for all your various flavors of gastrointestinal distress.

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Dining table slides out from underneath... CHOW TIME!!!

The lower sections is where the 50" slides will attach, which will allow it to pull out of the enclosure for camp/ cook mode. I'm trying to plan everything so that the rest of the van can be closed off and the chuck box pulled through the pass side dutch door to keep the smoke, grease n smells from stinkin the joint up.

Next up... gotta build the enclosure.... now I need to learn how haha
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Phase 2 will include foam sheets with cutouts to fit everything (plates, cups, silverware, etc) to avoid sliding and rattling as I drive. This will also make it real obvious if I forget something... little 5S action!
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby gavio » March 16th 2017, 5:53am

Lookin' very cool, man..... I love all the thought you've put into this....
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 16th 2017, 2:44pm

Gracias senor, it's kept me up at night for about a year now . If anything this build is so I can finally get some sleep!
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby WoodButcher » March 16th 2017, 2:45pm

Where are you planning to mount the big drawer slides? I'm guessing you'll need to make a base the same height as the slides to rest it on?
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 16th 2017, 5:45pm

Good question...

The right slide will attach 2" up from the bottom, just above the dining room table about here:

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The left side will attach right along this strip on the bottom here:
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The slide is about 1.5" wide so there is plenty of space... kinda. Never seen offset drawer slides before so this is a first for me. Since there will only be 60lbs on 300lb slides, I'm not too worried about the offset load but we shall see!
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby akforcetenakforceten is online! » March 16th 2017, 6:46pm

nice i realy like what your doiing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :rockon:
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby MI_Ghost » March 16th 2017, 10:57pm

Wimpazz wrote:Never seen offset drawer slides before so this is a first for me. Since there will only be 60lbs on 300lb slides, I'm not too worried about the offset load but we shall see!

As long as you make sure the slides run parallel there should be no problems with the offset.
Worst case would be to move the slide on the back up to match the front.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 17th 2017, 2:36pm

Cool thanks Barry, enclosure is this weekend!I'm also gonna hit the JY for their 40% off weekend and pick up those seats.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Superno-van » March 17th 2017, 4:24pm

Wimp, I wanna know how you do those animation designs for your vans?
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 17th 2017, 4:29pm

Line drawing of an astro you can find all over the Web like this...
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Then paintbrush for everything else...easy peasy
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby YakClimber78 » March 17th 2017, 5:13pm

Love the progress! Are u still planning on coming this way in May?
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 17th 2017, 5:28pm

Thanks everyone! Sooo eager to see if this will work like I've been picturing in my head for almost 2 years now.
Many thanks to Deafman for the recommendation for the enclosure, spot on my friend... and for all the woodworking tips too.

Paul- YEP! Burning Van or BUST! The current plan has my wife coming with me and us visiting family in WA and ID during the week, ,so we will likely be at BV 1-2 days max.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby RonRodRonRod is online! » March 17th 2017, 5:34pm

digging this layout!

Maybe you've already considered this but, one thought when I look at the center flap/prep surface. Any pressure on that surface will be leveraging pretty hard on those strap hinges. You might consider adding a fold out support (or two) on the left side, above where the slide will go to give you a bit of a brace underneath.

Below are some chicken scratch drawings to show what Im trying to describe:
Roughly what this could look like when looking at the left side straight on (black rectangles represent hinges):
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3/4 view of the set up. Fold out the support, and then flip over the lid:
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Rough approximation of what it would look like set up:
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Kind of like the Ikea Norbo Table (except that your table top flips up and over to rest on the support) https://www.google.com/search?q=ikea+no ... kL8zt0hkMM:

Make sure your support(s) with hinges are thinner than the drawer slides, and you are good to go.

Just food for thought.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 17th 2017, 5:48pm

COOL RR, thanks for taking the time to sketch up that idea, I like it because it can be a thin piece of material and still fit in the enclosure AND quick to setup n use.
On the plan! Gracias.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby sixsix » March 17th 2017, 6:05pm

Nice plans Wimp, "Imaginative Construction".
Looking forward to ideas and mounting of the "Heavy" Sliders.

We have some pantry shelving ( 4 of 'em ) that need these.
Still need parts and mounting help & ideas.

And someone to come over and do it for us... LOL



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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby WoodButcher » March 18th 2017, 1:19am

sixsix wrote:Nice plans Wimp, "Imaginative Construction".
Looking forward to ideas and mounting of the "Heavy" Sliders.

We have some pantry shelving ( 4 of 'em ) that need these.
Still need parts and mounting help & ideas.

And someone to come over and do it for us... LOL



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If you do this or have someone do it for you you'll need to mount cleats to the bottom of the shelves possibly inside the cabinets, use hardwood not pine. You can add an inside wall 3/4" furniture grade ply to a sheetrock pantry or a thin wall cabinet to allow the use of longer screws on the hardware.

Wimp, use 6-8 fasteners evenly spaced along each rail, drill additional holes if need be, machine bolts 10/24 or 32 with nylock nuts and fender washers. Thru bolt, don't expect wood screws to hold. Grind the heads of the screws that are inside the rails for clearance.
Weight of the shelves and vibrations while driving will want to break the screws out. Also after assembly and testing disassemble and saturate the screw holes in the wood with "wood hardener" by Minwax or superglue. this will strengthen the wood around the screws quite a bit and prevent wallowing of the hole. I've had a cabinet with this type of drawer slide in my work van for years and it has not failed yet.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 18th 2017, 3:05pm

Ok see that...THAT is why I love this site!
Thanks Bruce, I had not thought of that, I see what you are saying. Maybe pan heads, I'll play around with it.

Mike thanks for your kind words to bud haha I hear ya. Got pics?
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby srdragonusa » March 18th 2017, 4:00pm

WoodButcher wrote:If you do this or have someone do it for you you'll need to mount cleats to the bottom of the shelves possibly inside the cabinets, use hardwood not pine. You can add an inside wall 3/4" furniture grade ply to a sheetrock pantry or a thin wall cabinet to allow the use of longer screws on the hardware.

Wimp, use 6-8 fasteners evenly spaced along each rail, drill additional holes if need be, machine bolts 10/24 or 32 with nylock nuts and fender washers. Thru bolt, don't expect wood screws to hold. Grind the heads of the screws that are inside the rails for clearance.
Weight of the shelves and vibrations while driving will want to break the screws out. Also after assembly and testing disassemble and saturate the screw holes in the wood with "wood hardener" by Minwax or superglue. this will strengthen the wood around the screws quite a bit and prevent wallowing of the hole. I've had a cabinet with this type of drawer slide in my work van for years and it has not failed yet.


Oh so very wise words! Also remember this unit needs to be bolted down to the Van Floor, at full extension the weight and leverage will be great. I'm worried about 24" full extension drawer slides I can image how your's will want to rip out.

Good call WoodButtcher ;-)
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