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Old 14-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Drawings for rock roll hinges / bed please??

Hi guys. Im trying to save some cash and make my own rock n roll bed. I want to make the hinges and then the rest should be ok, just 2 rectangular frames.

Has anyone ever made their own hinges / bed and done some drawings / measurements they willing to share with me please?

I cant afford to buy a bed yet so making one would really be handy, im making the whole interior myself, it will probably look shit but hey I gotta try
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Old 14-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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i've a pair of hinges i was given that look home made, so i guess i wouldn't be getting into trouble making plans from them. i'll take a gander tomorrow and put them up when it's light.

they work well, btw
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I think it would cost more of your time to fabricate a set then just to pay out 60 for a new set or pick some up 2nd hand off e bay?

Fair enough if you fancy a challenge. Personally i recently used a JK set, it was hard enough working out the physics of the things to fit them, never mind making them, good luck if you do though
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Only 50 from bluebird. Although you don't appear to get the support stands?
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You get fitting templates and instructions with bluebirds, I have them they are a great system
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cool, thanks for the replies.

I dont just want the brackets I want to fabricate the whole metal frame also. I want a steel bed for strength, not that it will see much action mind.

Granted if I get a set of hinges I can add to them but to be honest if I can make a set and save myself 50 I'l be pleased. I work in a steel factory so materials will be free also

There are loads of things my bus needs the odd 50 spending so if I can cut back on these it will save me a lot over time. ive got the space and facilities to do it so thought I may aswell give it a go

Happy stamps that would be great, cheers fella!!
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Old 17-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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righto- i made these plans from hinges on a bed i was given- they look home-made, so i figured it'd be ok to pop the plans up. if whoever made the hinges doesn't want the details shared then that's fine, i'll take 'em down.
they work well, there's no support brackets underneath but that's never been a problem, you just need to make a central support in the middle of the seat base like the ones at either end. they end up with about a 2" gap between seat cushions when in seat mode that could be crossed with a strip of fabric.


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nice bit of drawing that
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Cool, I'll take a better look at these later when I'm not on the mobile, might be handy.
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you're welcome to mate... i'll get some plans up of the rest of it too, the bed bases and sides etc, with mounting locations for the hinges, maybe tomorrow.
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