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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:04 PM
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Putting a sleeping platform in a D90

Anyone do something like this with a NAS truck that looks halfway decent?

http://www.defendersource.com/mod/bed2.html
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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One really good reason to have a 110, your feet not hitting the steering wheel!
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Well, I figure I can stick a peice of plywood in my 90 quicker than I can put my 110 together. I sleep quite nicely in the LWB, but I want to take my 90 to a couple rallies and I want/need to sleep in it as I don't have a tent nor do I have any desire to buy one or figure out how to set it up.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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If it is just one person then sleep diagnally and it should work like a champ in the 90.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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I want to fold the passenger seat down and sleep on that side if at all possible.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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I have seen that done in a old VW beetle, I am sure you can get it to work in a 90.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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I think you have to have a bulkhead for that to work properly.
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I think you have to have a bulkhead for that to work properly.
Which is why I asked if anyone did it in a NAS truck.

There is this, but I don't have jump seats, it looks teneous at best, and I have an ST not an SW.

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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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I always thought having a piece of plywood that would hang from the roll bars might work. This way you don't have any bulky base for the plywood. It seems like the ropes could hang from the roll bar behind the seat and at the rear of the vehicle and hold you up above your gear. Also if you are parked at an angle you can adjust the ropes to make the bed level. You could even use tie down straps that are adjustable to make it easy to level out the platform. Put a couple of eye bolts in the corners to attach the straps. I could go on but I think you get the idea.
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NYJDP did a setup recently in his rig. Might want to ask him about it
http://picasaweb.google.com/nycjdp/A...79597336879826
http://picasaweb.google.com/nycjdp/A...79732601914946

Or go for a cot tent
http://www.kamprite.com/pages/home

I never liked sleeping on the ground, but I've got a pretty easy to set up Cabelas tent that doesn't take up that much room. Does the job for a long weekend.
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I looked into rigging a hammock to sleep in. But I am way to big for that to workout.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Here's an interesting version (although it wouldn't work in a ST unless you rigged it to the roll bars?)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/landrover-defe...mZ150341975840
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Thanks,

That looks pretty good although it is sort of hacked the way the brits sometimes do (look at the screws into the dash).

BTW Brad, any luck with shipping the light bar.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 06:34 PM
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BTW Brad, any luck with shipping the light bar.
It's in a box... need an address to ship to and I may need to talk the wife into taking it to the post office as I've been hammered just trying not to get fired.
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I PMed my address. No big rush, just want to get my spare tailgate and lift gate all set up. Thanks

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PS if you get fired you have more time to work on rovers though.
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I did that in my 88 many years ago. I installed some nuts and bolts into existing holes in the rear tub cappings to support a piece of 3/4" (as I recall) plywood. I had another piece of plywood that I set across the passenger seat area for sleeping. Very simple, and it took just seconds to install or remove.
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John,

Thanks, the issue I am having is setting something like that up in a NAS D90 without the bulkhead behind the seats.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 10:30 PM
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My ROW 90 has the bulkhead, so I don't really know how the NAS 90 is set up. It would probably be easy to provide support or bracing for the plywood at the front. The piece over the passenger seat might be a little more interesting.
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I would suggest first throwing a quick piece of wood in there on something and climb in. I tried it and found that the head room was not enough for me.
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Ron-anything to keep from having to set up a tent.
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