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Date Registered: 12-2011
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA
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I've started with get the false floor sorted out first. With only a hand saw, limited tools, a crook back, very limited space, limited woodwork knowledge and first time with this kind of project, it took about 4 hrs to trim a big piece of marine ply, cut legs to size, light sanding, measuring twice to make sure and screwing together. Bunnings did cut the ply up into different size pieces but the measurements I took earlier didn't fit.

Stage 1 is about 80% done. Just need 4 more legs (2 if can't be bothered with the middle legs, 5 if need extra for support in the wheel well), a couple of hinges and a bit more sanding.

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Stage 2 involves varnishing the whole unit but not sure if really need it. Stage 3 will be carpeting. Stage 4 is maybe getting doors or flaps for the space between floors. Should be done by next weekend.

The main storage system is getting built by Drifta for about $2000 including shipping and not sure when it will arrive.

When done, the false floor that came with the car will be used to cover everything with a cargo net to hold the items in place when the board is lifted up.
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The storage system will sit on the false floor and slide to the back seats when need to access wheel well.

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Date Registered: 08-2012
Location: Canberra, ACT
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This is what dodgied up before my outback trip - I need the fridge to sit lower, so i could open it up, without hitting the room (it had about 2mm to spare).

I used the original floor/drawers, and used the OEM false floor to cut a new floor out of ply. Then cut it in half down the middle of the boot, rather than in half across the boot. The ply only covered up the OEM right hand drawer.

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I also added a box around the battery and water storage containers.
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I cut a hole in the side, so i could see the charging status of the battery and easily connect/disconnect 12v connections.
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and thats how it looks fully loaded
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From what I've learnt, I'll be making another one... but changing:
the battery will be up the back, against the cargo barrier,
thicker ply for the base (12mm was used, and did bend a bit with weight - access to drawer was inhibited)

A few other things I'm trying to figure out is how to mount a fridge slide. The OEM floor is plastic, and won't take the weight when the slide is out. Another option is to make a false floor the same size as the OEM one (so its level with the tie downs), and simply tie down the false floor.

I'll find some photos of the fun we had when I got a flat tyre on day 3, and had to access the space under the fridge!!!




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Date Registered: 12-2011
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Done! Finally! Not going to worry about carpet at this stage. 3 coats of varnish should be more than enough for now. Not the prettiest or the tidiest of builds and it is a bit uneven but not bad with just working with hand tools, limited knowledge and no help emoticon

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Waiting for Drifta to build the system and then the real test will begin.

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Date Registered: 03-2013
Location: South Gippsland, Victoria
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There's a set of what look like "Outback" drawers to suit a T30 for sale on Gumtree at the moment for a really cheap price ($350) in Pt Macquarie ... if anyone up that way is interested :

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/port-macquarie-2444/other-parts-accessories/nissan-xtrail-4x4-drawer-system/1032554903

I would buy them myself if they were closer !



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Date Registered: 06-2008
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They are home made.
still a good price for what it is.
The maker has thought about it well before building them.

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Date Registered: 03-2013
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I thought they might be "Outback" ones because they look virtually identical to the ones in this thread :

http://baustralianxtrail.runboard.com/t128651

If they are home made, they are a damn good copy (right down to using the same latch & handle!)

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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So they are, my mistake.

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Date Registered: 12-2011
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The "package" has finally arrived! I'm pretty stoked with it. Dimensions are 1020 (W) x 600 (H) x 740 (L). A little long on the length as I can't put the back seats up now and I didn't take into consideration the side pillars in the boot area. As far as height goes, 500mm would have been better but I'll get used to it. Bring on the first camping trip of 2014! emoticon

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Date Registered: 07-2009
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Very nice emoticon

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Date Registered: 03-2013
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I like that emoticon
Drifta certainly do quality work emoticon

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