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Old 03-12-2018, 11:51 PM   #1
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Luggage compartments

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So we have a 1991 Chevy Bluebird. We have almost 7" space and we want to use the luggage compartments for our fresh water and gray water tanks (compostable toilet). Don't worry, we have already figured out the freezing with insulation, heat pads and floor access in the bus; completely sealing off the compartments (with the exception of the drain which will double as an outside tap). There seems to be NO THREADS on this at all!!
My question is not if its possible but rather what would you use to reinforce the compartments holding almost 600lbs of water. I was thinking galvanized cable vertically and horizontally, drill a small hole in the floor, feed it through a steel rope clip on the inside.

Any ideas would be helpful. Trying to avoid welding tools.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:40 AM   #2
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Hello Everyone,

So we have a 1991 Chevy Bluebird. We have almost 7" space and we want to use the luggage compartments for our fresh water and gray water tanks (compostable toilet). Don't worry, we have already figured out the freezing with insulation, heat pads and floor access in the bus; completely sealing off the compartments (with the exception of the drain which will double as an outside tap). There seems to be NO THREADS on this at all!!
My question is not if its possible but rather what would you use to reinforce the compartments holding almost 600lbs of water. I was thinking galvanized cable vertically and horizontally, drill a small hole in the floor, feed it through a steel rope clip on the inside.

Any ideas would be helpful. Trying to avoid welding tools.
Search for allthread and unistrut I think is what it was called. You can bolt them on instead of welding them.

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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Thanks thats exatly what I was looking for awesome
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:06 AM   #4
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I had been thinking of running heavy duty cargo straps through the floor and around the plywood box holding the grey water tank. Haven't quite nailed down the system, but since there will be a cabinet above the tank, the strap will be covered.

Just spitballin' here.
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