Wider Front Bed

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Wider Front Bed

 

Recently, we invented a process for widening the front bed in our 1974 Scamp 13.  The back of the settee is laid down first on top of the fiberglass cabinet.  Because it contains a 3/4" plywood insert, it can be cantilevered over the front edge of the cabinet.  We put the seat cushion on top + 2 pieces of 4" foam, which fill the gap along the front wall.  A twin-size mattress pad is used as a "topper" to smooth out the various pieces.  The result is a stable, comfortable bed...full twin width (=36").

 

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Smart!

What a great idea.  I love it.  Thanks so much for sharing the info. 

So what you are doing is sliding out the plywood lid to the underneath storage area just on that right side, which gives support to that widened mattress area.  And then adding the additional foam in the back to "fill in" the additional "width" you created for the mattress.  Is that right?   

 

Greg - we need to add this to the mod index!

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Yes, this is a great idea and execution and I've added it to the mod table of contents. The complete 2nd installment of the Mcown's restoration of the 1974 Scamp 13 above will be coming out in the Summer edition of the SOI News. It is a fantastic restoration and you won't believe the paint job on the exterior!

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No, the "plywood lide for the

No, the "plywood lid for the underneath storage" is left in place.  The only support is the 3/4" plywood insert in the seat back (which is left in place, and not removed!). 

So, stepwise, the process involves: (1) move the seat cushion out of the way; (2) Slide the seat back into the place where the seat cushion was, and cantilever it out over the fiberglass cabinet; (3) slide the small filler cushion behind the seat back to the right, to fill the lower space behind the cantilever; (4) insert the 4" foam filler pieces behind the seat cushion against the front wall; (5) slip on the twin mattress cover.

 

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Thanks!

Ah, now I understand.  See, some people ( LIKE ME!!) need everything explained very simply step by step.  ha ha!  Thank you for clarifying!  smiley