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Posted: 8/28/2010 2:30:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 5:49:14 PM EDT by gajeep94yj]
i found a great source for pelican 1550 cases which are the perfect size for a few pistols or an SBR. so i ordered some foam and newgunner came over and we cut it to fit. next is to make paper cut outs of gun and then cut them out too!



it will be the perfect size for a SBR. couple uppers, cans to match, and a few mags thrown in too.

had to order about $18 worth of foam per case. that includes a 1" bottom, 2" for the lower level cut outs, anothe 1" bottom, and another 2" layer for the top cut outs. 1.5" egg crate top too.

whatcha think?



UPDATE:

wanna play name that gun? or can you think of a better layout?



UPDATE 2:

got a little further before I had to leave. whatcha think?

PS: ignore the folded in side by the mags. the foam wasn't pushed all the way into the box.

update 3:
finished the first layer. turned out pretty good. if I were to do it again I wouldn't get 2" foam, way to thick. although they are very well protected!!!

should have tucked the foam in better on the edges.

update 4:
added another layer. finally got time to work on it again:

three are 3 mags there.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 2:33:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2010 2:34:04 PM EDT by coastal_shredder]
i think you share your source and everyone is happy.


edit: also, very nice.

Link Posted: 8/28/2010 3:45:04 PM EDT
Georgia case company in lawrenceville is THE BEST by far.
They can custom cut and have better foam than pelican sells for same amount of $$$.

Here is the one they made for me,



Link Posted: 8/28/2010 3:49:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chopps:
Georgia case company in lawrenceville is THE BEST by far.
They can custom cut and have better foam than pelican sells for same amount of $$$.

Here is the one they made for me,

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd337/choppspics/DSC_3009.jpg

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd337/choppspics/DSC_3010.jpg


Impressive work and I'm even more impressed to learn there is enough demand to keep a company that cuts foam and I assume sells speciality cases in business.

TD

Link Posted: 8/28/2010 4:01:21 PM EDT
Here is a good thread on making your own device for cutting foam.

Haven't tried it, but I hear it works great.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 4:20:51 PM EDT
that's the thread we used to make it only had time to cut the shape of the box. tomorrow will be making outlines of guns, then i wall cut them out too.

my foam cost $20 delivered. same stuff that comes with the cases originally.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 5:16:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2010 5:20:35 PM EDT by chopps]
Originally Posted By treedawg:
Originally Posted By chopps:
Georgia case company in lawrenceville is THE BEST by far.
They can custom cut and have better foam than pelican sells for same amount of $$$.

Here is the one they made for me,

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd337/choppspics/DSC_3009.jpg

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd337/choppspics/DSC_3010.jpg


Impressive work and I'm even more impressed to learn there is enough demand to keep a company that cuts foam and I assume sells speciality cases in business.

TD


They do a ton of convention stuff and musican cases as well
Ga case

My bad there name is ,

Georgia Case Company
2052 Mountain Industrial Blvd
Tucker, GA 30084

(770) 938-0707

Link Posted: 8/30/2010 9:07:26 PM EDT
Now that I've had Georgia Case Co cut some cases for me, I'll never do it myself again. Like the man said, the foam they sell is outstanding stuff, as well.

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 5:11:28 AM EDT
How much did they charge for the foam cutting?
Did you provide the case?
What was their turn on it?

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 12:10:24 PM EDT
I wanna say that the foam and the cutting together was around $85 or so.
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 12:21:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
I wanna say that the foam and the cutting together was around $85 or so.


Yikes! $18 per case of foam and $1.59 for a spool of picture hanging wire hooked up to a rechargeable drill battery!

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 2:09:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
I wanna say that the foam and the cutting together was around $85 or so.


Fair price considering there foam is 10 times better that pelicans and they cut it to fit properly.
They charged me the same and glad I did it instead of trying to cut my own out of that crappy stuff pelican sends with the case.

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 5:56:00 PM EDT
updated original post, trying to figure out a layout for the top layer of the pistol case.
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:30:53 PM EDT
looks like a sig and a 3rd gen glock with a light on the rail
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 7:41:30 PM EDT
What was the timeframe to get this done? I just purchased a Pelican case today.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 2:13:28 AM EDT
I dropped my case off and picked it back up a couple of hours later. Call first, though.

I figure $85 to be pretty cheap, when you consider I have over $4000 of SWS in that case that I'm trying to protect.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 4:01:27 AM EDT
So when you drop it off, are you leaving your gear inside or have you already done the outlines for what you want cut?
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 9:09:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
I wanna say that the foam and the cutting together was around $85 or so.


Yikes! $18 per case of foam and $1.59 for a spool of picture hanging wire hooked up to a rechargeable drill battery!



I also though $85.00 sounded pricey but I'm a cheap bastard by nature.

TD

Link Posted: 9/1/2010 1:07:52 PM EDT
I left my stuff with them. I know a lot of folks that trust 'em and have been doing that for years, so I trusted 'em with it. If I were doing Class III stuff, then I would stay there with it while they were doing it.

When I took my brother over there to have his case done, we hung around and watched 'em do all the fitting and cutting. Very interesting to watch and the guys in the shop didn't mind.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:47:33 AM EDT
got some cuttin done. update in OP
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 12:56:36 PM EDT
I don't a see a 1550 model listed on Pelican's website but yours looks like the exact size I need.

I'm guessing it's a bad idea to store firearms in a Pelican case for extended periods of time because the foam absorbs moisture?
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 2:51:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CDM024:
I don't a see a 1550 model listed on Pelican's website but yours looks like the exact size I need.

I'm guessing it's a bad idea to store firearms in a Pelican case for extended periods of time because the foam absorbs moisture?


aren't they water/air tight? I assume a pack of silca gel would work fine in one of those for months and months.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 4:03:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By s30series:
Originally Posted By CDM024:
I don't a see a 1550 model listed on Pelican's website but yours looks like the exact size I need.

I'm guessing it's a bad idea to store firearms in a Pelican case for extended periods of time because the foam absorbs moisture?


aren't they water/air tight? I assume a pack of silca gel would work fine in one of those for months and months.


The dessicant packs are necessary in that type of open-cell foam. It's not the case, it's the foam. It absorbs moister from the air, then condenses it on the cool metal of the firearms inside. If you use the closed-cell type like the case pictured above that went to GA Case Co., you don't have that same problem.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:15:12 PM EDT
finish the first layer. updated pics in OP.

this is NOT for long term storage, only transportation.
more info then you never wanted to know here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=292695&page=22
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:49:41 PM EDT
update the OP. I added another layer.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:58:33 PM EDT
I emailed the dude that sold you those, he never got back to me :(
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 7:19:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thegooch:
I emailed the dude that sold you those, he never got back to me :(


really? that's funny, I saw him on Friday and he said he email the guys i sent him (6???) and NOONE responded to his email!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 7:23:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
I dropped my case off and picked it back up a couple of hours later. Call first, though.

I figure $85 to be pretty cheap, when you consider I have over $4000 of SWS in that case that I'm trying to protect.


Hey Shep, did you just take the factory foam out and have them replace it with their Uber-Foam?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:36:39 PM EDT
Yep. Bought the foam from GA Case and had 'em cut it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 10:36:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Originally Posted By thegooch:
I emailed the dude that sold you those, he never got back to me :(


really? that's funny, I saw him on Friday and he said he email the guys i sent him (6???) and NOONE responded to his email!

oh yeah wait, I didn't email him I gave you my email to give to him and I never got an email from him. Looks like his email is on a spam list or something if he emailed 6 people and no on responded.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:50:51 AM EDT
Just got off the phone with Georgia Case. They told me $250 to do a Pelican 1750 for a bolt gun?!

You guys that said $85, was that a long time ago?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:30:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By socket70:
Just got off the phone with Georgia Case. They told me $250 to do a Pelican 1750 for a bolt gun?!

You guys that said $85, was that a long time ago?


I'd verify that didn't include purchasing the case from them......
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:16:16 PM EDT
Yeah I did. That's the foam and the cutting. I told him I'd heard $85 and he said the foam alone costs that.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 3:48:57 PM EDT
damn, my $20 foam sounds better and better! add that to he $50 case comes out quite nice!
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:52:06 PM EDT
I might have paid more than $85, but it was nowhere near $285! You can buy the case alone for about $185.
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