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Aww This is Perfect for a Date or For An Adventure!

The frame of the drawer system with ball bearings for the drawer slides installed.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The frame is bolted together with angle iron for easy removal. You can see the t-nuts I used to bolt the bearings in place.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I used old skateboard bearings for the drawer slides. They were free and can handle a lot of weight.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I used 1x1 square tubing for the drawer slide.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The drawer and the top sheet installed.

A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The drawer with dividers and a lockable handle (the handle is meant for truck boxes)
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The right forward hatch where the second battery now resides.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The back left hatch. Perfect size for a tent or sleeping bags.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I had to route out the edges of the top sheet where the wheel-wells curved up.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The tuck box lock from the back.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The latch from the bottom. A lot of custom cutting was necessary to make it fit properly.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I used a standard household strike plate with some custom cutting and bending to make the truck latch close easily.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The 'lock' underneath the table to secure the back so it can't be removed when the drawer is closed. The lock twists into a slot like the front side of the table.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The front part of the locking system for the table. I used a biscuit jointer to cut slots for both ends of the locks.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The frame after using Thompson's water seal.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The second coat of varnish on the hatch covers and drawer dividers.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I covered up the back of the lock with a scrap piece of sheet metal.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The battery (before hooking it up). The terminals stuck up past the hatch combing so i had to do some creative routing on the bottom side of the hatch.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

A power inverter and usb ports hooked up to the second battery.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I installed two swiveling LED light bars on the canopy door. I added a handle to make it easier to close when you are inside.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

I wired up speakers in the back (before mounting).
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

Soldered the switch for the speakers in the back to turn on and off. The wiring in the picture didn't work and I had to rewire it a few times.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

Here is the switch mounted in my dash. Just to the left of the steering column.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The drawer pulled out and the table in place.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer

The finished product! Bed in place and ready for some adventures. A month of hard work.
A DIY Truck Conversion That Is Perfect for the Adventurer


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