Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

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Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

Post by ted698 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Pics and dims for late caravette bed flap under dining table...... as requested :wink:
Posted off phone - trying to sort pics into a sensible order! - and excuse my mix of metric & imperial mesaurements - hahahaha

Rear batten screwed down to bed returns is 30mm square - you'll notice my hinges are not original - looks like the originals broke their screws off - if that's original even - seems to be.... the hinges are recessed into batten but not into flap? seems odd. You can see the witness marks in old varnish on the flap, but its definitely not recessed on flap - the batten must be double depth cut for the hinge - must get me some new ones - this pic makes me feel bad! hahaha

The flap has a bull nosed profile moulding all around that stands proud of the main board - the moulding is 10mm thick, and about 1" 1/4 high with a fully radiused nose.

The flap itself (main board) is 3/4" board - minus proud moulding. Looks and feels like good old Devon ply block board - its light!

Its amazing what you see when looking at a picture which reveals a thousand flaws - my flap seems a bit skewiff to one side - never noticed that before - the (added on) hinges are not central obviously...

First pic shows total width of flap (should sort of correspond to width between front & rear seats with a bit of slack!)
Second pic shows flap depth - not including screwed down rear batten that it's hinged off.
Third pic tried to show width of oak moulding.
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Post by ted698 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:44 pm

More pics - can only add 10 at a time on the phone
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Re: Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

Post by type21f » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:45 pm

Thanks Ted... very helpfull.
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Re: Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

Post by ted698 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:52 pm

To be honest I prefer the earlier style Magazine rack - yes I get that they are totally useless as anything you put in it falls out the moment you put it down - buts its more appealing to the eye! - just seems they made it cheaper/easier to manufacture doing it this way...


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Re: Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

Post by Hack » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:59 pm

Brilliant. Great pictures

thanks all

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Re: Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

Post by type21f » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:02 pm

You are a true Devoneer!
Spread the knowledge!

I had yet again looked but not seen..
I missed the catch detail when talking to you!

Cheers Ted


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Re: Late bed flap... or when is a magazine rack not a magazine rack!

Post by type21f » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:33 pm

I get the recessed hinge on one side bit....
The hinges were set to be flush when closed.
I get the bull nose to elevate the top flat face to the thickness of the (rear mounted?) table




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