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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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