diy fridge slide

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diy fridge slide

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 16th, 2013, 7:03 pm

Hey guys,
Has anyone round here made their own fridge slide? Something I'm planning on doing, after a few ideas :thumb:

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by sparksyxt » January 16th, 2013, 9:08 pm

Here you go

http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.ph ... or-for-120

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I used 50 x50 x3 angle for outer frame and then the slide out of 25 x25 x4 angle which runs on small bearing similar to those used in rollerblades. Was going to set up on tilt frame with a gas strut to hold it but so far just sliding out seems to work.

Using bearing is cheapest option as they are only a few dollars each and only need about 6 each side, Just drill the holes for lower ones first and then after slide is in position drill the hole for the top one, that way you will get clearance right so it will slide easily. If you want any further photos just PM me and I will send some on

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by Struth » January 17th, 2013, 10:37 am

Top looking job mate

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by sparksyxt » January 17th, 2013, 1:37 pm

Thanks Struth
I liked the look of your wood heater in another post.

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 17th, 2013, 8:19 pm

Wow, that's cool!!! Where do you get the bearings from? Are they abec 5s or something?? Originally i was going to get some drawer slides from bunnings and go from there,may use your idea now :thumb: Thanks a bunch

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by sparksyxt » January 21st, 2013, 10:11 pm

The bearings are a 628Z Used them because they are a 8mm internal . Used a 8mm mushroom head bolt with a spring washer behind bearing to allow enough clearance with the side plates. The following pics should show the rubber stop that hits on the first bearing on the top side to stop slide coming all the way out. The whole slide bolts to the false floor using "T" nuts on the underside of the plywood floor. If you want to remove the sliding part its only needs for the top bearings to be undone on one side and the fridge plate comes out.

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The slide was designed to fit a 39L engel hence the engel leads in the flexible cable tray , the waeco is only there for day trips. It will also take the 60L fridge I made out of a poly esky and a old upright camper fridge.
Link to that is here. http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=4 ... 6#msg59786

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 21st, 2013, 11:57 pm

That's pretty cool. The Engle chiller units go for $800plus. Great work on the fridge and slider. :thumb:
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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 22nd, 2013, 5:51 pm

Cheers for that,where did you grab the stopper from? I'm thinking maybe an exhaust mount rubber or bonnet stop from work might do the trick

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by sparksyxt » January 22nd, 2013, 10:03 pm

theyre just a piece of 10mm x 10mm by about 30mm long black rubber about same density as a exhaust rubber block. I just mounted them to a piece of 3x 25mm flat bar on edge but even a door stop rubber would work. Its only here to take the clang out of the sound when the drawer is slid all the way out and to save the bearing.

ive used the same design to make drawers for my first camper ( a old Cargills ) they were about 6 foot long and had no problem extending them out to 5 feet.

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by Tuff Hilux » February 11th, 2013, 8:48 pm

How much did it cost you and woyld sort of weight do you think it could hold l am thinking of doing this for my 70lt fridge mate

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by bravoboy300 » February 17th, 2013, 5:21 pm

So far, for everything it's cost me about 60 bucks and some time... in the process of doing the slides frame atm, having some issues with the heat from the welds making the frame buckle.. but I'm sure I'll figure it out

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by sparksyxt » February 19th, 2013, 1:25 pm

The stainless one I made shown previously would cost about $150 in materials but all up it cost me $0. Most of the parts I scrounged up.
It will hold my 60L homemade fridge fully loaded no problems and I can put my full 90kg weight when its extended with no worries of bending.

Bravo
If you are welding with a arc on 3mm steel you will get buckling. best bet would to try clamping it down to a solid bench and letting it cool down before moving it. I welded mine with tig so little distortion. A mig should put less heat into the steel so that might be a better option.

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by bravoboy300 » February 23rd, 2013, 2:41 pm

Yep, using a mig, I did it this morning, I grabbed a set of corner clamps, make life Soo much easier, and ill use them again and again

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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by DiesAl » June 25th, 2013, 6:09 pm

Nice work sparksyxt, where did you pick up the flexible cable tray from, I haven't seen around it anywhere.
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Re: diy fridge slide

Unread post by sparksyxt » July 11th, 2013, 4:53 pm

Hi DiesAL
Its from RS components. about $50 for a metre.

http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p/ca ... s/4546207/

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