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Old 01-30-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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I thought I share some pictures from one of the other projects I have completed on our 2000 36 FDS.

Following the idea from Danny G., I made a tray next to the propane tank for storing the wood used under the hyd jacks.





It consists of 2 pieces of 1.5" angle iron, one on each side running horizonally, a sheet of expanded metal bent at the back edge, and small angle iron tab to hold the back in the vertical position.

The LH angle is bolted to the left side bulhead, and the RH angle is merely sitting on the propane mounting bracket with just one bolt to the aluminum angle closest to the bin door. Some trimming of the expanded metal was necessary for clearance around the propane tank.

After dry fitting the assembly, I had the pieces welded together while off the coach, primed then painted it with Rust Oleum gloss white using a 3" foam roller. Rolling the paint on the expanded metal ended up giving the metal a feel and look like it was dipped in white plastic!

As you might have guessed, I did this project side-by-side with the battery tray upgrade (which I also painted with a roller).

Sorry if I might be causing your wish lists to get longer, I'm just working on reducing mine!

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I thought I share some pictures from one of the other projects I have completed on our 2000 36 FDS.

Following the idea from Danny G., I made a tray next to the propane tank for storing the wood used under the hyd jacks.





It consists of 2 pieces of 1.5" angle iron, one on each side running horizonally, a sheet of expanded metal bent at the back edge, and small angle iron tab to hold the back in the vertical position.

The LH angle is bolted to the left side bulhead, and the RH angle is merely sitting on the propane mounting bracket with just one bolt to the aluminum angle closest to the bin door. Some trimming of the expanded metal was necessary for clearance around the propane tank.

After dry fitting the assembly, I had the pieces welded together while off the coach, primed then painted it with Rust Oleum gloss white using a 3" foam roller. Rolling the paint on the expanded metal ended up giving the metal a feel and look like it was dipped in white plastic!

As you might have guessed, I did this project side-by-side with the battery tray upgrade (which I also painted with a roller).

Sorry if I might be causing your wish lists to get longer, I'm just working on reducing mine!

Jeff.
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Jeff,
great job! Great pics!
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Is the angle iron resting on the propane mounting bracket turned upside down, raising the height of the shelf?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rick Coleman:
Is the angle iron resting on the propane mounting bracket turned upside down, raising the height of the shelf? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>The right side angle iron is facing " _| " near the propane with the expanded metal welded on top of the angle on both left & right sides. I aligned the height of the shelf according to the propane bracket & aluminum angle (against bin door). The left side height merely ended up being set to give a square cage. I think the bottom of the left angle iron was mounted about 1/4" above the bottom of the left bulkhead.

I hope that was what you were asking about?

I think we all know dimensions and placement of fixtures can vary greatly between coaches (even if built days apart).
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