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Old 04-08-2015, 10:51 PM   #31
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lucky you, I have to make the door for my handicap lift taller so my bike will fit in
I feel you, I am leaving 2 taller bikes behind
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:43 PM   #32
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so I got some bondo in the roof-holes, and some paint on the rusty spots, AND, it is no longer yellow.

Now, time for some framing - and I am no carpenter

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Wow, big transformation!

How many cans of silver did that take? 12?
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:28 AM   #34
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Wow, big transformation!

How many cans of silver did that take? 12?
0.9 gallon of Rustoleum Aluminum
0.2 gallon Rustoleum Gloss Black

-3 days of prep - scraping stickers, removing adhesive, Bondo sanding, washing, masking/taping
-45 minutes of painting (adjusted for scaffold and ladder movement)
-1 hour to clean up the mess

$25 Bondo Body filler & Bus-Roof StopLeak
$12 masking tape
$8 masking paper
$60 in paint
$27 paint gun
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$132 TOTAL
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turned out great
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #36
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I love it.

Thanks for sharing the cost break down.

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I am a big guy – 6’5″, standing up and laying down, awake and asleep -so I need a big bed. I sleep on a King-size now, but can do fine with a Queen. I do not want squeeze down into a Twin/Double, so I need to engineer a Murphy bed, or at least a modified Murphy bed. Most M-Beds have a frame the bed folds up into, but I want something simple, easy, that I can fold up as close to the ceiling as possible, then fasten to the ceiling, to avoid crawling across the bed to get to the bike.



The picture above shows approximate height, angle, and elevated position when hooked to the ceiling. I will be building the frame, hinge system, legs/base/mounts. I can make a simple frame, that is functional, but I also want it to last more than a week, as I have a few problems……

PROBLEMS:

Needs to support a 250+ lb. man, and mattress
Needs to be light enough to be lifted from the side or weird angles
When elevated, the bed will have ALL the weight 2 legs.
So here is my plan. Wood frame, thick, metal door hinges.

I assume my plan will change as I build this contraption.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #38
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Ditch the angle iron for some tubing. Make it telescopic.

That doesn't account for the mattress. Unless your using a air mattress.

Or do a 2 foot roof raise. Then you have room for everything.

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I may abandon the Murphy all together, as it seems too clunky, and there is really not enough room to lift it up, I might just crawl across the bed, raised for extra storage underneath?

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