Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:06 am

@Yvg Thank you! they are called Linea Corse LC818 mate. 19" et42.

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:38 pm

I have decided to make a start on the build in the back, the aim being able to travel around Europe next year on a budget for 3 weeks. Somewhere to store our stuff, sleep st night and somewhere to sit to eat etc.

I decided on a rough layout, I knew I wanted a bed and somewhere to sit, therefore I wanted some sort of pull out bed system, but retaining enough storage underneath.
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Starting off with my shape, using just stud work timber and putting a mitre on each joint

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Using the off cuts in each corner to give it a little extra strength.

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Finally duplicating the setup so I can have an upper and a lower part.
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Due to spend some more time on it at the weekend, updates to follow

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by Gary.8 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:58 pm

Looks good ...You doing a box frame with bed slates on top ?

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:00 pm

@Gary.8 I am planning on boxing off the front section, then having bed slats at the back, with a pull out section for the full width bed.

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by Gary.8 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:29 pm

Here's a idea that I did with mine that might help to make full use of the back section..
pull out bed section that doubles up as ajustable back rest with storage draw that doubles up as a table.ImageImageImage

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by Barfy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:56 am

Very clever bedding system, looking forward to seeing it fitted. Going back a bit further in the thread, love the interior lighting. Think I might have to order some LED strip lights.

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:33 am

@Gary.8 thanks for the ideas!! I do like the way you have the bed system there, especially how it's so versatile! How do you get the back rest to work like that??

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:33 am

@Barfy its surprising the difference it has made, and how easy it was to fit.. highly reccomend doing it

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by Gary.8 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:30 pm

There's two wooden runners underneath the slats where the draw goes to stop the slat section dropping down...
If you do a box frame there is plenty of other ways you can do the storage that works for you, like the second section I did as a chest Image.ImageImageImage

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by BillyGilly » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:38 pm

Looking smart!

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by resra22 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 pm

Going backto the lighting again

This got mounted inside a section of aluminium U channel fixed to the van with some translucent tubing pressed into the channel just to break up the light a little.
Where did you get the translucent tubing from mate - it looks great , is it just a press fit or is it stuck in?

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:08 am

@resra22
Tubing was from homebase or somewhere like that, so was the aluminium 'U' channel, I took tried different size tube until one fitted in well. Just tight push fit

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by chris577612 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:52 am

Looking smart! Did you fix the bed down at all?

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Re: Spud's Caddy Maxi build thread

Post by CaddyTeam1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:44 am

@chris577612 I haven't fixed it down yet, it seems fairly sturdy and wedged in the back, i will update a little more on it soon

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