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    i had my uncle make up this for me, see attached (i dont know how to put them in a post - please help!)

    i told him i had to be able to put stuff in there and sleep on it if i need to, which made it kind of high (2x6's)...

    its very sturdy...

    we are going to carpet it grey, and we need help on ideas for cool stuff to do...

    inside will go carputer, dssc, inverter, ampx2, xbox soon.

    Proposed ideas:
    1. cut into 4's, 3 will be electronics, 1 will be storage. Top will be hinged, and a door will be over the storage area
    2. 10 or 12" sub in the box, only problem - cargo liner! i need to protect that, and the sound would be muffled

    any other thoughts???
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    • #3
      Originally posted by nsmoller
      its very sturdy...
      no ****! how much does it weight! I couldnt put that in my little 1.6 or i'd never get up hills!

      you need to vent it - use baffled vents and mesh to stop things falling in and shorting out your PC.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
        no ****! how much does it weight! I couldnt put that in my little 1.6 or i'd never get up hills!

        you need to vent it - use baffled vents and mesh to stop things falling in and shorting out your PC.
        the thing is closed dude, nothings gonna fall in...

        vent it why? heat?

        i may put a fan in the front then in the pc section, like a case fan or 2
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        • #5
          Originally posted by scott_fx
          FISH TANK!!!
          i was like, noooo....


          then i started thinking.... how freakin phatty

          like a top down view of a fish tank??? that would be schweeeeeeeeet
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          • #6
            If you make the top out of a piece of ply, jigsawed to the exact size of the space. Cover it in carpet, a casual observer will think its the floor of the boot instead of an intresting box that may have something valuable in. But it is a bit big for something you want not noticed.
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            • #7
              ok sorry to misrepresent my original post....

              THIS IS THE UNFINISHED PRODUCT!

              it will be carpetted GREY
              the doors will have HINGES

              there are shelving systems you can buy for $500 that are the same size

              the "picclosed.jpg" is the product with the top on !
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              • #8
                Not bad. Just a thought though... You could use that as a good mold to make the same thing out of fiberglass and save alot in weight.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheJack
                  Not bad. Just a thought though... You could use that as a good mold to make the same thing out of fiberglass and save alot in weight.

                  ya i know, but i had someone else make it, and u know the weight isnt a problem since its a big truck... i told the guy who made it the important thing is that its sturdy, since we will carry ***** around and use the truck as our tent...

                  what i want to know is if i can make a custom sub enclosure that will fit in those gaps in the back by the tailgate, i want them to face the driver and kinda fit to the curved rear of the truck.... thoughts on that?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nsmoller
                    the thing is closed dude, nothings gonna fall in...
                    It will if you put vents in!

                    Originally posted by nsmoller
                    vent it why? heat?

                    i may put a fan in the front then in the pc section, like a case fan or 2
                    Why else would you add a fan????? If you just put a fan in there with no vents you wll just be moving the hot air around. You are gonna have a PC with PSU and HDD, 2 amps and an xbox - it is gonna get a lil warm and if its quite low then there will be no room for the hot air to rise away and cool. I would think about some vents aroudn the edges maybe with fans to blow out and somewhere far away and on the other side of the PC to allow cooler air to be drawn in.

                    you may not get overheating as such but the constant higher than normal temps will probably reduce the life of your components.

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                    • #11
                      I have the same thing in my trunk. Well, not the same thing, but close. I carpeted the whole thing, and put a big door on the thing. The whole top lifts up, and is beveled around the edge so the whole thing sits flat, and will never fall in on itself.

                      I agree with them about venting the thing. I will get quite warm in the thing, unless it is vented. I don't have the entire outside of the thing closed off like you do, and I have the thing overheat on me once before. (the inverter went first, so the whole system shut down nicely)

                      I made mine out of MDF, and it isn't that heavy. And it is strong. I have a particle board brace down the middle of the thing, and I have slept on it, with the girlfriend, and nothing broke. I can lift the whole thing out by myself, including the laptop and all the other stuff in there, and I'm probably the skinniest little guy you've met in a while.

                      Otherwise, nice job.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kiltjim
                        I have slept on it, with the girlfriend, and nothing broke.
                        hehe did it have good bounce?

                        No wonder it overheated!

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