Author Topic: Front bed suport.  (Read 973 times)

Monkeypirate

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Front bed suport.
« on: May 05, 2021, 03:33:16 AM »
Can some one provide dimensions for the L shaped support at the front of the M2 bed that the bulk heads and fuel valves bolt to? Thank you in advance for any details!

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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 09:06:32 AM »
Is it the same as the M3 (I can see the bolt on fuel tank protectors are different)? I’ve got my M3 one in the back yard I can measure. When I get home I can take a photo to see if it’s the same.
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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 01:54:39 PM »
It might be the same dimensionally but the mounting holes are different on the M3 from what i can tell. I could still use the main dimensions I think.

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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 12:01:31 PM »
Here's a sketch of the one in my M2A1. Sorry it's cockeyed - I tried to rotate it but it still came out sideways. I hope this is what you're after. The holes are 3/8", except the two on the lower flange which are 1/2" and the two for the fuel valves - I don't know their diameters. The measurements are to the centers of the holes. The height and lower flange width are measured from the inside. You can lay your floor panels in and set the middle seat in place to mark and drill those. If you need the dimensions for the hand-grab, just let me know.   Jon

« Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 12:44:15 PM by 8683jb »
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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 01:50:25 PM »
Just checked mine against the drawing and it’s a near match, my width is 1/8” wider and the bottom of the L piece is 2” rather than 1.5”. Holes appear to align with the drawing also.
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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 03:53:15 PM »
Thats exactly what i needed! Thank you for the drawing!

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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 05:10:05 PM »
You're very welcome. I'm glad to help out. I noticed I left out the vertical dimension for the center of the fuel valves so I replaced the first drawing with one showing that dimension. brit plumber's width looks like a good number - my edges are a little rough and depending on where I pull it from, I could probably get it to measure almost 1/8" wider. The lower flange on mine is definitely 1-1/2" though. The M3's may be wider or maybe different manufacturers had different dimensions?
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Re: Front bed suport.
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 07:49:31 PM »
Wonderfull! Ive already added this to my CAD files so if any one needs a STL or DRW file to make one please let me know .