|Project by Craftsman on the lake||posted 04-11-2017 07:48 PM||501 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I put this together the past couple of afternoons. It’s really a compilation of designs I’ve seen on YouTube. My Ford F-150 unlike my Old Chevy is tall. The old tailgate was about ten inches below my waist. This one is ten inches above. In my forever increasing years it isn’t easy to get stuff. When I pack to go do some carpentry work at someones house or if I pack to go camping, the stuff in the far end isn’t fun.
The Tray is made of two sections of sheet goods and a few 2 by fours and sixes. The bottom sheet has 24 upright wheels obtained in bulk on Amazon and vertical guides at the edges. The top sheet has edge guides. The top sheet rolls on the bottom one. On the edges is an aluminum angle iron which a small upright wheel rolls on from underneath. I welded up a bracket to hold the wheel from underneath. This keeps the tray from tipping down when it gets more than halfway out. I purposely made stops so 16 inches of the tray is always in the truck. The bar across the width holds on with pegs. It’s there to stop stuff from sliding back (groceries).
A very short video clip of the drawer in action.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.