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any1 built there own bed

wampablo
26-08-08, 21:14
as the title says any pics of yr diy beds ?

jane/rob&dennis
27-08-08, 11:21
yep we have

jane/rob&dennis
27-08-08, 11:28
Sorry couldn't resist. I'm guessing you want clues, suggestions, ideas.

Ours is made out of 5mm ply, 10mm ply,2X1 batton, and 1" Ali angle.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc244/jane-rob-dennis/vanbike008.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc244/jane-rob-dennis/vanbike005.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc244/jane-rob-dennis/mikes095.jpg

Not the most enlightening pictures but the bed is made from 5mm ply with battons attached in an interlocking manner so when the seat base slides out you get a 6' long queen size double bed. the upstand is 1omm ply and it's all held together with the ali angle.

Cheap and no need for a welder.

Rob

oddboy
27-08-08, 11:30
you need to feed the chap in the middle picLOL:

cheekymonkey
27-08-08, 11:47
This is what I did in my team yellow... works a treat & cheap as chips...

http://www.peterholliday.co.uk/images/van/7.jpg

http://www.peterholliday.co.uk/images/van/8.jpg

http://www.peterholliday.co.uk/images/van/19.jpg

http://www.peterholliday.co.uk/images/van/20.jpg

http://www.peterholliday.co.uk/images/van/21.jpg

veedubnut
27-08-08, 19:36
This is what I did in my team yellow... works a treat & cheap as chips...



http://www.peterholliday.co.uk/images/van/21.jpg


Nice work chaps T:

cheeky monkey,

Please can you tell me where you got that grey carpet type stuff from!
ive seen a few vans with it in now and it looks great and very durable. But I'm not sure where to buy some from as I want to line the back of the T4 with it.

it looks the same stuff as people use to cover Sub woofer boxes? but I could be way off target :D

the floating man
27-08-08, 19:54
Don't know where cheekymonkey got his carpet but I got mine from Mike at CMC. Looks like the same stuff, and yes it is great!T:

StinkBomber
27-08-08, 19:59
This thin speaker box cloth is good stuff too... has just enough stretch in it to get round contoury bits :D

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=17721&DOY=19m6&tabs=n

cheekymonkey
28-08-08, 08:21
hi veedubnut,

would you believe it it's carpet rights cheapest :) I had an old credit note from years ago where I cancelled an order & they wouldn't refund so thought I'd use it up doing the van.
It's really flexible foam backed so easy to fit & sticks well to metal or ply with spray glue.

i forget the exact cost but it was well cheap, i made up a few mats as well for the door area as that gets most use, well worthwhile really as this isn't the most durable carpet.

HTH

kingrat
28-08-08, 09:57
duno if this may help

I built a box for storage, this can be any size and divided up to suit ur need and around the front and sides I built a sort of drawer that slides out from the box.
Not a brill pic but somat like this

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/kingrat16/T4%20van%20interior/S2020024.jpg

I then cut 4 pieces of wood to make the seat section and joined them with piano hinge also including a flap on the two ends for access to the storage.
I fixed the seat part to the drawer and the rear section to the box so it sot of looked like this

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/kingrat16/T4%20van%20interior/S2020027.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/kingrat16/T4%20van%20interior/S2020030.jpg

All u do is pull the drawer part forward to make bed like this


http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/kingrat16/T4%20van%20interior/S2020043.jpg

not sure if this is what u were looking 4 but prob only costs 30ish to buy mdf and piano hinge from wicks ect. Speaker box covering materials cost quite a bit but it can allways be painted.

hope this helps dood

Mr Mega
28-08-08, 16:12
Heres mine,
Forward panel runs upand over rear panel and cushions on track on side of cupboards.

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/MrMega1/buildnumber2001.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/MrMega1/buildnumber2003.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/MrMega1/buildnumber2004.jpg

Matt T4
28-08-08, 18:40
Here's mine, made a Rock n Roll bed using JK hinges and 18mm Ply.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee27/VWSylviaT4/IMG_1511.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee27/VWSylviaT4/IMG_1525.jpg

snigvan
28-08-08, 19:44
Not pretty but only took a couple of hours & was cheep as chips
https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=19296