Ok, getting back to our post....
Sold original Onan 6500 Commercial Genset on Craig's List locally to a new Class A guy who needed constant AC, to make space for a Slide Out Shelf/Drawer for either 1 or 2, Honda eu2000i -- "normally portable"-- generators.
While I am rebuilding this space--to hold 2 of these Honda's, I must admit, I will probably only bring one along with us now, for quiet/efficient battery charging and not 2 Hondas required for the higher amps required for Air Conditioner use. My project though is meant for 2 Gensets!
This space will continue to use the original Pair of --frame mounted "L" shaped "C"channel mounts (shown in black) to adapt to this Sliding Drawer system. The Drawers are made of heavy 1/4" 6061 Aluminum construction. NOTE, the vehicles frame was drilled to allow the C channels to be relocated with a wider stance than original, so it could offer a wide Drawer Assembly.
Shown below, the concept of Drawer Slide Assembly and initial drawing taken to machine shop.
enlarged opening with Eternabond tape sealing all edges.
The NEW access door was an inexpensive Ebay purchase but was purchaced to allow an increase in the width of opening, from 24" to 32". I cut the door shown below, almost in half, left to right.... and relocated the Twist lock mechanisms, to the sides. (See other photo of this door below, as finished product) I also bought 2 locks to add to the Original holes in the door assembly and now have then installed. The door modification hides the lower half of the Honda Genset as I boxed in the area. The original Onan was visually too obvious and I think I can clean up the look and security of the new installation quite a bit! What do "you" think?
|Basic assembly of Drawer Slide installed.|
|The Triple rail slides extend 28" out from the closed position and can support 176 lbs. at that position....far more load than I can impose on it.|
Drawer Slide in 'Closed Position'.....ready to insert Push Pin (shown on lanyard).