5 Far-Out Trucks Mods (Using Accuride Slides)

From emergency vehicles to overland trailers or micro-living vans and SUVs, Accuride’s heavy-duty, high-performing movement solutions make space-saving and storage an absolute breeze. Inspired and impressed by the unstoppable movers and shakers within our community, we want to spotlight some of our customers’ finished four-wheel projects that capture the spirit and heart of Always Moving Forward. 

Command Cabinet – (@mikeb.mai)

When converting emergency and law enforcement vehicles, you want serious support and movement you can rely on. Instagram user Michael Beardsley (@mikeb.mai) of CNC Manufacturing took this into consideration when crafting a command cabinet with roomy storage space and pull-out access from the back of a North Jersey police vehicle. Our 7957 heavy-duty, lever-disconnect slides support this type of custom cabinetry for auto vehicles, carrying loads up to 350 lbs. with .75” cross-section widths like our 9300 slides.

Kitchen + Drawer Build – (@t4r_ninja)

Recently, Florida-based DIY customizer and overland enthusiast (@t4r_ninja) shared a completed kitchen and drawer build for their Toyota 4Runner. For this Accuride customer, life on the road just got a little more comfortable with easy-access storage, a countertop that doubles as a cutting board, along with a pull-out stovetop. For basic heavy-duty stow-away space in a moving vehicle, our 9301E industrial slide will undoubtedly tackle the job. Supporting drawers up to 42″ wide, this solution also comes with an optional bracket kit that allows for a bottom or side mounts in your design–because less space should equal more versatility.

Drawer + Sleeping Platform – (@jimsmola)

When building the 42″ drawer and sleeping platform for the back of his vehicle, Instagram user and DIY woodworker Jim Smola (@jimsmola) used an Accuride undermount movement solution. Slides like our 3135EC Eclipse Undermount not only help DIY’ers work around drawer and cabinet frames with narrow side-spacing, but they also provide a finished, polished look to your overall design. Happy camping all around!

Camping Kitchen – (@mgntc_4r)

For campers and off-roaders, our slide solutions add durability and practicality to your travels. DIY’er (@mgntc_4r) took his Toyota 4Runner to the next level with hardware crafted from Baltic birch plywood for storing his overland needs: “Camping kitchen on the fly. Instead of buying a drawer system, I decided to build my own. I must say, it worked out perfectly and survived the 80+ miles off-road on the White Rim Trail.” For projects like these, our 9307E heavy-duty locking slide is a highly viable and reliable option, fit with an enhanced lock-out spring and lever to keep your on-the-go kitchen positioned wherever you call home for the night.

Overland Storage – (@trecash6850)

Virginia-based overland trail aficionado Tre Cash (@trecash6850) built a custom storage system for his very own Land Rover LR3, choosing Accuride slides for the drawers and prefabricated aluminum pull-out ramp. When storing and transporting goods and equipment, our 9308E locking slide is your best bet. The 9308E’s lock-in and lock-out capability help keep drawers and surfaces in an open or closed position, so your materials remain safe & sound from Point A to Point B.

Do you have a cool Accuride project you want to spotlight? Tag us on Instagram! You can also reach us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We’re always eager to hear from you and show off your innovative designs!

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Our Customers|