Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by CyberDruid, Sep 25, 2008.
what can i say , sexy water cool
Thanks. I am currently making a special ATA shipping case for this bad boy. It has to get to Canada...and soon.
Wow, I would not feel safe leaving that in anybody else's hands for shipping. I'd want to drive it up to Canada myself
I discussed that wiuth the client but hit a few snags. Time and Money. Plus I do not want to cross the border. I don't have a passport and don't see getting one to deliver a PC.
Well, good luck with the shipping case then. I hope everything is intact when it arrives
I'll post up shots ofthe case construction. It'll be a piece of work. 3" foam lining.
And I thought I went "over-board" with packaging
Hardware has shipped. The FOam place won't have the material until 12/4.
That's what irks me about purchasing online. The stores all look pro and act like they have inventory...but the fact is they wait until you order...then they order...that's rinky dink IMO.
But rather than cancel and try elsewhere I'll just wait it out.
That sucks, I hate when stores do that :shadedshu
I can't blame them. In this shitty economy I imagine everyone is taking measures to reduce inventory and overhead.
But I was hoping to have this shipped by now.
I Herd you liek custom cases so I built a case for your case so customs can check out yo custom...
Guys I built a HUGE ATA Case for the Rig so it can safely be shipped to Canada and Customs won't just tear open some crate and leave the rig vulnerable to damage after they search it for contraband.
Check this out...
Still needs to be lined in foam...which should arrive in a day or two.
I have to finish sealing the interior with 3M Fast Cure 5200 Adhesive Caulk (the white stuff up top)
The piano hinge, male/female lip extrusion and butterfly latches will keep the case sealed during transit.
Spring loaded recessed handles on each side will give the Gorillas something to latch onto as they toss it from the plane.
Corner casters will help the client get the rig home.
4 bumpers elevate and secure the case in transit.
They are through-bolted and glued into place
When rolling the feet are out fo the way
When flat the feet stabilize the case and elevate the casters just a hair.
31" x 31" x 14" this is a large ATA case.
Close to 300 3/16" x 1/2" rivets were used
Lip extrusions were backmitred to leave a continous edge at each corner
A fillet of 4200 Adhesive caulk in each vertice will not only seal up the case but strengthen it as well.
Latches are bedded in 4200 as well to make them watertight and to glue them into the ply.
Recessed Spring Loaded handles are bedded with 4200 into morticed ply
The handles are rivetted through the ply into straps to distribute the load.
More in a sec
I started with raw materials
1 sheet of 3/8 BC Ply and a mess of hardware
1 sheet of ABS Laminate
30' of Angle Extrusion
12' of Lip Extrusion (comes male-female snap it in two longwise)
6' Piano Hinge
2 Corner Casters
2 Butterfly latches
2 Spring Loaded Recessed Handles
8 Corner Caps (2 more than I needed in case I did not like the casters)
Hundred of Rivets
Hundreds of Washers
I started by sizing the ply
Then I sized the laminate
That is by far the nicest custom case case I've ever seen
WOW...... That is crazy! lol. Great job man!
And then Dawg
I broke out mah BFH
Not because I had to, but because I wanted to
Actually I used it to set the lip into the 4200....
But that's enough on the box for now...wait till you see it lined in Foam with that rig nestled in there
Yeah it was exactly what this build needed...
I'm not sure whether I like the case or the case case more
And it's got wheels yo
I am thinking the final touch is a pair of gas struts to open the lid.
That would be friggin' awesome
I ordered a strut and some mounts from McMaster. I'm conflicted about whether to use two...it's a very light and stiff lid so I think one will do.
What colour are you going to powdercoat the strut housing ?
Cyber, that is one friggin HOT build!!!
Thats 5 star all the way!
Waiting on the Foam and Gas Strut.
If I may ask . . .
How much did that rig cost, and how much is the customer paying? How much is that shipping case gonna end costing?
Here's the last shots as I sent the case of on the 17th.
BTW I added an extra layer of 1" styrofoam and a gas strut since the last shots
Me so happy.
The entire experience cost the client around $10,000 USD. The Travel Case is valued at about $750 but I gave him a huge discount on my labor as a sort of thank you.
Shipping a 32" x 32" x `17" case weighing in at 133 pounds to Canada from Virginia is $275
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