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Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by Vintage man » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:25 pm

Hi All , has any one got a mattress for a rock n roll bed for a 76 bay window bus or the size off the mattress.3 piece with the spare wheel in the back.
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Re: Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:17 pm

HOWDY.

OK, SO THIS MAY BE USELESS IF YOU HAVE THE PROPER R&R FRAME BUT IF YOU HAVE THE BRACKETS LIKE A LOT OF US DO THEN THESE ARE THE MEASUREMENTS OF MY CUSHIONS.
BASE 1.5 M X 55CM X 10CM (FOR YOU BUM)
BACKREST 1.5 M X 48CM X 10CM
DOGBOX 1.52M X 90CM X 10CM (THIS CUSHION IS OBVIOUSLY SHAPED AS IT TAPERS TOWARD THE DOOR)

WE HAVE DONE A NUMBER OF THESE AND THEY WORK GREAT. USE A HIGH DENSITY FOAM OR A COMBO OF H/D AND A SOFTER FOAM.
WE HAVE USED A 7.5CM FOAM AND IT'S OK BUT LEAVES A GAP BETWEEN THE BASE AND BACKREST.
WE MAKE AN ENVELOPE/FLAP ON THE BACK OF THE BACKREST CUSHION TO SLIP OVER THE BOARD AND KEEP IT IN PLACE.

HOPE THIS HELPS.
GOOD LUCK!

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Re: Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by Vintage man » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi Mark ,Thanks got the brackets from Bugger a year ago so that should do it.

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Re: Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by Vintage man » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 am

Where in JHB can i buy the foam for the bed.

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Re: Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by slak » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:52 am

Why don't U ask Bugger to make them for U he fitted and made mine and they fit perfectly
open or closed the bed had no gaps
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Re: Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by retrovan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:22 am

As the guy that made the brackets, I can give you some advice.

If you upholster the wood bases for the seat/bed, then you will have a gap between the seat and backrest.

if you make 3 loose foam sections and upholster them, with a carpeting on the wood base's, you will not have a gap and you can remove the 3 mattresses, to clean and to move heavy stuff without the risk of damage to your bed.

just place some Velcro on the bottoms and it will hold to the carpeted bases

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Re: Rock n roll bed mattress

Post by retrovan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:35 pm

Vintage man wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 am
Where in JHB can i buy the foam for the bed.
Any upholstery place will be able to help you with the foam, or even do the covers for you to match the front seats.

Take your van to get the correct shapes as they are not all 4 sides

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