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Author Topic: Anyone have experience home building full extension 4' drawer slides?  (Read 2860 times)
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« on: June 24, 2011, 10:26:21 AM »

Hard to reconcile the cost of full extension slides available online...seems a little fussing and I can make them.  Checked gumpies site but so much stuff there I did not know where to look.  I want the drawer to slide out 4'.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 10:34:59 AM »

There was a good artice in the coach buiders bulletin a guy built a full slide out from one side to the other, it could go out each side 4' i think. Maybe i can find it or you could conntact George Myers for a reprint. did you check the archives here and busnuts? good luck
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 11:20:20 AM »

I saw one a long time ago using garage door track and rollers.  Don't have any details though.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 11:25:28 AM »

I should have searched 1st.  Garage door track and sliders it will be.  They can handle the weight and are inexpensive.  If I inset the bottom of the drawer won't lose space on the sides either....oops going too fast...
 using channels and garage wheels I get 2' slide on a 4 foot drawer before it tips unless I can get a channel to slide in a channel...sounds stiff and/or greasy.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 11:26:30 AM »

I built mine full length slide out using bed rails and skate board wheels works excellent and can slide out to about 6.5' and drilled holes for spring loaded lock pins and I have a freezer and two tool boxes and a lincoln 110 V welder wire feed on it and my plasma cutter.

Larry Higuera

ps bed rails are flat on inside and not like angle iron which is tapered, wheels track and roll equally smooth.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 11:34:16 AM »

care to share a pic or two ...or a few thousand words?
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 11:55:13 AM »

An inexpensive solution is to use a flip down trailer jack to support the load rather than a full extension slide.



A bit crude but cheap and functional.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 05:39:18 AM »

I have thought about the foldable trailer wheel but you would loose several inches of drawer depth by having that in from of the drawer, wouldn't you?

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 05:54:31 AM »

I should have searched 1st.  Garage door track and sliders it will be.  They can handle the weight and are inexpensive.  If I inset the bottom of the drawer won't lose space on the sides either....oops going too fast...
 using channels and garage wheels I get 2' slide on a 4 foot drawer before it tips unless I can get a channel to slide in a channel...sounds stiff and/or greasy.

Can you buy just the straight portions of the garage door track? And where do you get that track?

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 05:56:43 AM »

I should have searched 1st.  Garage door track and sliders it will be.  They can handle the weight and are inexpensive.  If I inset the bottom of the drawer won't lose space on the sides either....oops going too fast...
 using channels and garage wheels I get 2' slide on a 4 foot drawer before it tips unless I can get a channel to slide in a channel...sounds stiff and/or greasy.

Can you buy just the straight portions of the garage door track? And where do you get that track?

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2011, 05:59:51 AM »

Easy source: demo house-garage door installers have take outs and old hardware cheap.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2011, 06:46:27 AM »

Easy source: demo house-garage door installers have take outs and old hardware cheap.
what robert said or convince a home owner they want to have you build them a set of custom carriage style doors for their garage. then keep the left overs...
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2011, 07:02:57 AM »

I just removed mine that came with the bus. (5C)

I find it is nice to have them. They are very good quality, however:

They take up about 3 inches of depth. It is a lot in the MC5 baggage bins which aren't very big to start with.

They are very heavy. Probably 500 to 700 lbs total. 2 full slides in the front bay, and one about 2' X 4' deep in the rear for tools. Plus 3/4" plywood trays on them.

Having to bend over to reach and pull something out of there is a small price to save space and weight.

Hell I "grew up" doing that with pax luggage and freight.

Anybody want them, let me know.

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2011, 05:39:44 PM »

If you can weld you can make your own slides using 2 inch channel and bearings. The inside on the channel is tapered which makes the slides VERY smooth operating as the bearing rides in the channel on the edge of the bearing.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2011, 06:41:21 PM »

Fred can you offer more information? That sounds like what I'd like to do.

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