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Old 21 June 2008, 13:20   #1
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Advice needed for a console project.

Hi all,
I am in the middle of a little project on my console. The idea is to increase the height of it by adding a little box underneath. While it is gaining some altitude, i also plan to cut the bottom of old console and open up the space for a fuel tank.

MY question is, if you were me how would you connect the console and the box-base as rigid as possible? (Box base will be conected to the floor by 4 bolts) Remember, the box has an open top so sides seem to be ok for some bracket.

I am attaching some 3d drawings for you to have a better idea. My first idea was to make 6 ss brackets from each side as on drawings.

ps: the other boxes are the fuel tanks that may go in later.
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Old 21 June 2008, 22:56   #2
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seems like that would work fine, if I understand it correctly. Another thought, to give maximum strength and cleaner lines, would be to make the console dimensions slightly greater than the LW of the box so it would drop over or skirt it - then through bolt the console to the box sides. that way only the bolts would be visable, the console would be very secure and structurally sound, the interface could be waterproofed easily yet could be easily removed if desired.....
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Old 22 June 2008, 14:06   #3
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Well i got what you mean, but the box is already done with dimensions of the projection of console... So that method is out of question now.
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you could still get much the same effect by placing flatbar all 'round where the console meets the box (half the width above and below the junction line) with a similar size backing plate on the inside, then through bolt above and below the junction.
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Old 27 June 2008, 08:53   #5
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Thanks for the input sunrider, I finished the project and it became something like this. (4 brackets in total)
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Old 27 June 2008, 10:31   #6
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looks great...nice work...
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