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  Going to attempt a Drom box from aluminum.   My objective is a simple design where I am able to  access my maintenance panels on the top of the bed as well the APU AC unit on back of my cab.  I am using 1.5 x 1.5  x 1/8 wall aluminum for  the frame with the drom dimensions sized with the appropriate clearances so I don't contact my trailer when at a 90 degree (jackknife position) or my truck's cab shift when going over uneven terrain.    

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started this project October 2 and want to finish it before the National Rally - minus the electrical lighting.  I can only work on it after my day job but it keeps me out of trouble. 

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Progress for tonight.   I pulled the frame off the truck bed.  Welded in the frame for the access door to my cab air bags and APU AC unit.  I installed the 4' x 7' roll up door.  

 

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Next it was cleaning up the aluminum for the panels.  I  drilled out the entry holes for the electrical wire runs and will finish the holes after I get the panels installed. I purchased 3M 5952 VHB DOUBLE-SIDED tape for sealing and the holding strength of the tape. 

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1183076842_topofdromwithpannels.thumb.jpg.64eb2cf883a7c611a9499e3fe32ceeac.jpgjust a shot of the top (roof) before I peeled the tape and added the exterior panels.  Once you align your panels, I used my roller with some pressure making sure I had no gaps and full adhesion to both surfaces. 

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I was considering going the same route that you are until I found this:

Will be doing something for front doors or a HD tarp.  Not sure yet, but for the price, I couldnt pass it up. 16 nice roller slide drawers and additional storage.

 

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On 10/9/2021 at 1:40 PM, rpsinc said:

I was considering going the same route that you are until I found this:

Will be doing something for front doors or a HD tarp.  Not sure yet, but for the price, I couldnt pass it up. 16 nice roller slide drawers and additional storage.

 

DROMsmall.jpg

Ohhhh I could image that full tools ready to go Rving!!!

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12 hours ago, rickeieio said:

Are you using the link near the top of our home HDT page titled as posting pics?  I use it, and I'm a total computer d/a.

 

11 hours ago, Jaydrvr said:

You need to use the Other Media/insert link from URL button. Jay

Thanks Jay and Rick... for the advise.   On previous first 10 posts/ pics I was able to just drag and drop....some reason I now had to use the "link" method you described. 

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