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Tom

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I'm about to build a laptop tray that sits on the dash of the coach at the navigator station. I'll be using full-extension drawer slides so the tray extends to the passenger seat. Does anyone have a drawing I could use as a model - it might save me a prototype or two.

While we were in QZ, Paul DeMars showed me the one that he and Gary built in Gary's garage. I wish I'd snapped a photo of it because IIRC it will do what I need.

TIA.
 

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Sorry Tom, but I can't help on this.  I sure would appreciate your posting some pictures of what you build.  I would be interested in doing the same thing for my 01 Diplomat.

Thanks and good luck,

 

Tom

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Will do Rex. I usually post a description and photos of my projects.
 

Just Lou

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Tom, Here are some pic's of a unit I threw together from scraps.  I don't know the actual measurements off hand as I let the available material and the size of the ThinkPad dictate that.  You may be looking for a nicer piece of furniture where I was interested only in the utility of the thing.  The IBM notebook is so heavy that it tends to tilt forward when fully extended so I used some hook and loop (sticky back) to hold it in place.  The slides are full extension (16") slides.  The top/shelf/bottom are cheap coated shelving from Lowe's.  I think they were originally 15" deep and 24" wide.  The sides are 1/2" poplar. 

The printer is removed for traveling.  Hope this gives you some idea of the space these things occupy and look like.

Now to test my ability to attach photos.. 
 

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Tom

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Lou,

Thank you very much for the photos. That's just the kind of thing I was looking for.

The wood inside our coach is cherry, which happens to be what we have at home. I have some cherry shelves that we replaced with glass, so I was going to use them, but not without building a prototype out of plain old plywood  ;D

BTW since our coach is front-entry diesel, the passenger seat is quite a bit further back to allow entry. I'm hoping I can use the full extension of the slides I bought.
 

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