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    Aluminum Enclosures

    Hi all! Does anybody know any good sources /links for aluminum enclosures? something like the ones the car amplifiers come with. I am planning to build my second carputer and fit it in there inluding power supply and phidget. Thanks
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    i could ealsy make your one using solid works and then your could send it here http://www.mfgquote.com and get a price. i just need you to draw it out on paper with all the hole locations and sizes and part measurments

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    You could also look on ebay for a cheap or fried amp. Gut it and use that.

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    I'd be a little leery of some of those online CNC-milling places... I went for a quote once and for a small thing, no bigger than your thumb, which was basically just a cylinder with a hole in it, they wanted $110.

    I would also recommend just buying a cheap amp on ebay as OoNikFraleyoO said. As a bonus, you might even be able to use some of the RCA and power connectors from the amp, if they are mounted to the case... in fact I think I like that idea so much I may have to consider doing it myself!
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    I don't know how much they charge, but this place sells extruded aluminum enclosures, like many amps come in http://www.extrutech.com/products/enclosures.html



    I was looking for another project, but they were all to big for me.

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    guys, thank you all for the replies... i will look at your links right away and look into the ebay solution too!
    -VIA EPIA M10000/512MB/40GB HD
    -DWW motorized 7'
    -BU 303 GPS w/iGuidance/ CF
    -Opus90w
    -Belkin Bluetooth
    -Pioneer HU

    [||||||||||] 95% done

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    Quote Originally Posted by zPilott
    I don't know how much they charge, but this place sells extruded aluminum enclosures, like many amps come in http://www.extrutech.com/products/enclosures.html



    I was looking for another project, but they were all to big for me.

    Unfortunately, it looks like they have a 10 piece minimum, but a free sample is available they say.

    Hmmmm, SAMPLES.

    Michael

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    i hit up and searched for extruded aluminum enclosures, and there were a lot of other companies, and some of them might be better suited.

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    yeah i googled it too... i just thought maybe here you guys had an experience from some vendor ..
    -VIA EPIA M10000/512MB/40GB HD
    -DWW motorized 7'
    -BU 303 GPS w/iGuidance/ CF
    -Opus90w
    -Belkin Bluetooth
    -Pioneer HU

    [||||||||||] 95% done

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    i contacted xtant to get a matching amp shroud and they sent one too me. maybe that'll work for you?
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