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Posted: 4/23/2014 6:30:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2014 7:17:09 AM EDT by bradpierson26]
I picked up a pelican 1450 yesterday at a surplus shop that was originally used for a laptop or sat phone.
There are holes drilled into the top and a large cutout in the back, below the hinges - probably 2.5" high and 7" long.
I'll post pics later.

Any ideas on what to use it for?



Link Posted: 4/23/2014 9:14:14 AM EDT

take it back?

What did you pay for it?
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 9:16:50 AM EDT
Put a laptop in it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 9:19:52 AM EDT
You can turn it into a pelican speaker box. Looks like it already has the cutout for the amp.

Link Posted: 4/23/2014 10:00:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sheldonap90:

take it back?

What did you pay for it?
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I bought it knowing exactly what it was for a fair price
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 10:08:27 AM EDT
Make a cover plate and glue/screw it over the hole.
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 10:44:28 AM EDT
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Make a cover plate and glue/screw it over the hole.
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This

Judicious use of silicon or other sealant and you can maintain the original weatherproof integrity.


Link Posted: 4/23/2014 10:49:23 AM EDT
Build a computer in it, or use some plexi-glass and cover the holes up.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 10:01:10 AM EDT
Use it for a homemade target camera system. Just make a I/O panel for the hole that holds charging jacks for the 12v batteries.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:48:49 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:44:47 AM EDT
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McMaster-Carr is another great materials source.
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Originally Posted By airsix:
Make a cover plate and glue/screw it over the hole.

This

Judicious use of silicon or other sealant and you can maintain the original weatherproof integrity.




HDPE (or ant polyurethane, for that matter) is very hard to glue, requiring specific epoxy-based glues, and a bit of practice.

In this instance, I would obtain some 1/8" thick black HDPE sheeting from Grainger's, and use some short, low-profile machine screws and nuts to secure the patch around its' perimeter, spacing the screws and nuts about 1" apart. Round the corners of the patch.

Use a good quality black silicone between patch and box, and try to leave about 1" overlap of patch vs cut-out hole, if possible. You will also want to silicone the screw hole before the screw is inserted, and the other side before the nut is attached. This will also serve to help prevent the nut from backing off. Done right, and this should not cost too much, your box will have its' water-tight integrity back.



McMaster-Carr is another great materials source.



Pfffft.

I just so happen to have several sheets (4'x8') of HDPE, some in black and some in white. I think it's all 1/6", but it might be 1/8". Give me a measurement and address and I'll mail a chunk of it gratis.

Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:34:32 AM EDT
We'll thanks!
Measurements are 8"x3.5"
I'll PM you my address tonight.

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Link Posted: 4/27/2014 1:42:12 PM EDT
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We'll thanks!
Measurements are 8"x3.5"
I'll PM you my address tonight.

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Black, white or both?
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:12:22 PM EDT
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Black, white or both?
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
We'll thanks!
Measurements are 8"x3.5"
I'll PM you my address tonight.

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Black, white or both?

Black is great.
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Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:42:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:55:10 PM EDT
If you were closer I'd weld it up for you
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