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Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby meggles » 08 Jan 2018, 23:02

Hi folks. I am not at the point where I need to fit my rock and roll bed. I have the hinges and the ply. I also have an idea for the cushions. My query is: Is there a simple way to work out measurements and the way to fit it all together? I just want to fit it all together using the ply and then I can work the upholstery later. A some of you know I have struggled with putting the seat up and down to make/unmake the bed. (I daren't mention my physical difficulties for fear of getting the usual cretins making nasty comments). However I made up a simple 'model' and it worked so easily with little effort. I just need a simple way to put this into a full sized workable unit. Thanks for any helpful advice.
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby CovKid » 09 Jan 2018, 09:43

Been there, done that. What I did was make a 'test' seat using scrap ply to start with. Make the bed/seat say two foot wide (max) and adjust/modify until you're happy with the way it works, then scale up to full width when you've got the hinge position spot on. :wink:

I think I got my scrap ply from a skip. You just need enough to test it out. I've since fitted an expensive one, but clearly remember that being the best way to get seat right. That way it didn't matter if I had to move the bolt holes for adjustment.
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby meggles » 09 Jan 2018, 09:53

Thanks for that CovKid. I did a mock up yesterday and it worked a treat. It's the actual fitting of the hinges to the van I'm not sure about. I actually dreamed of the job last night and it went perfectly! :lol:
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby CovKid » 09 Jan 2018, 10:31

Which hinges? All the ones I know fit to bed/seat only
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby eiret25 » 09 Jan 2018, 11:01

I used JK hinges. Like CovKid I worked through trial and error. Once happy, I constructed the base and attached this to the floor and the bulkhead. My van being ex bundeswehr had mounting strips on the floor and on the bulkhead.
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby meggles » 09 Jan 2018, 21:02

My description was not accurate, sorry.
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby eiret25 » 10 Jan 2018, 10:53

Never seen the like of them before!
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby Titus A Duxass » 10 Jan 2018, 11:47

eiret25 wrote:Never seen the like of them before!

Me neither.
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby ZsZ » 10 Jan 2018, 13:15

meggles wrote:My description was not accurate, sorry.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55814102@ ... ed-public/

looks like some sort of standard household sofa hinge
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby meggles » 10 Jan 2018, 21:21

Hmmm. Well they worked. I had some similar in a van I bought for spares a few years ago. This setup is the easiest I've ever used. It is a very simple one handed operation, works a treat. I got them from a good friend, Jeff, of Chapel Camper Hire
https://www.chapelcamperhire.com/

I'll try to post a video of it in use when I find the time.
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby eiret25 » 11 Jan 2018, 09:32

Look forward to it :ok
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby meggles » 11 Jan 2018, 20:43

There you go. So simple. Wish I'd had this fitted last year!!! Sorry I don't know how to put the video on without you having to follow the link.

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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby tobydog » 11 Jan 2018, 23:20

Creepy, sounds like a horror movie :shock:
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby CovKid » 12 Jan 2018, 11:08

Thats his elbows :D
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Re: Rock and Roll bed fitting

Postby meggles » 12 Jan 2018, 13:26

CovKid wrote:Thats his elbows :D

Sorry Covkid. You've lost me there! :?
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