|DIY ROCK AND ROLL BED.|
1.2 meters of flat steel bar
30mm X 5mm
made from flat steel 3 or
nuts and bolts
on a standard bed 80 inch X
steel cut 4 X 40inch sections and 4 X 18 and weld into two rectangles.
them flat next to each other , with the flat steel imagine the two
rectangles joined together via a bolt. My hinges are 4inch along the
bottom and 2 inch along the top and 7 inch along the sides ,but it looks
like a rhombus ,the sides are at a 45 degree angle. This part is the
only tricky part..Imagine my measurements vertical then the top dragged
to the left about 5 inch..Drill a hole and place the bolt in the
rectangles should be joined without a gap..
the steel bar 6 pieces all 20 inch. 4 pieces drill holes in either end
about 10 mill away from the ends.
the rectangles into the camper and fit 2 of the bars onto your bolt you
have placed on the hinges.the bed has to be level with the back of your
camper. With the bars dropped down you can imagine where they need to be
attached it is usually about 1 to two inch from the floor. Sometimes you
can fit them straight onto the unit .If you cannot the other steel bars
have to be used.
the bed flat get someone to mark where the hole at the bottom should be.
One bar will need to be shortened because of the wheel arch. Once you
have that hole drill another 4 inch towards the rear of the vehicle.
rid of the bed and weld both of the bars onto the vehicle.
second bar attaches to the back hinge when the bed is in the upright
should have mentioned you need some sort of box/unit under the bed for
the bed to sit on when it is a seat.
need two rectangles of box steel welded to the front underside of the
rectangle . The measurement of how deep it should be depends on what
size your unit is.But the length has to be around 12 inch so when it is
a seat it can be folded under .These pieces help to make the bed level
with the rear
10. Rock and roll beds are ingenious .when its a seat
the whole contraption moves forwards and the two small rectangles allow
it to convert it to a bed . The trick is to see one work and then these
instruction will seem a bit more clearer.
The main advantage with this you can make any size bed for any
Thanks and credit for these instructions go to a friend of ours commonly known on forums as Dandaz. Thanks Mick.