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Old 10-21-2004, 06:32 AM   #1
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Can anyone please supply me either pics or dimensions for a carry box.come storge cabinet come tool boxs for my R/C cars U often see them at tracks etc etc I know they are a personell setup but just an idea on sizes etc etc would be greatly appreciated
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You mean, something like this... http://store1.yimg.com/I/hunting-fis...nc_1812_314920

Thats the Plano 777, I have one and its great. Plenty of room, and with a slight mod to the removeable trays you can even store your cells in it too...

Im not too sure on the size, but a google search for 'plano 777' turns up a lot of info on it
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Well,
I use the Team Magic bag that you can order from Speedtechrc.com.

http://www.sslorder.com/speedtechrc/105.html

It holds all my gear 1/10 or 1/8 and it has wheels so bragging your stuff around is easier. Now for a custom cabinet I would recommending taking the largest item you have and making sure that your cabinet can accomidate it and all the rest of your gear. It all depends on what you need at your finger tips. I like having the hand tools near by and being able to have my parts bins handy is another thing I like but it may not be what you need. I say find what works for you then tinker around. That is how other guys come up with that Million dollar Idea.....
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Old 10-21-2004, 07:35 AM   #4
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thanks guys , no it is more like a cabinet i guess .One that holds ur cars as well as tyres etc etc The trouble is once u make one u end up making 5 or more by the time u have what u want. I have seen one but i am unsure if the guy had it so when it opened the atual door two held bits n pieces ie tyres Something on the size of 800(2'6)w x 250(10") deep by 600(2') high if u get my drift I want to be able to carry 2 cars and bodies in it as well
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Most of the guys who made wood boxes like that are old time slot car guys.
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shouldnt jump to conclusions this is a young guy whom is making it out of alli or titanium Light n strong
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I was thinking about making something like this also. My idea was it to be approx 24" wide, 18" deep and 30" tall. The plan was to make it "short" enough to fit in my truck, but tall enough I could use the top of it as pit space. It was going to strap on to a rolling dolly so it was easy to transport. It was going to have space for (3) cars, couple sliding drawers, nad have my power supply and chargers mounted inside w/their leads being able to reach the "top" of the cabinet for charging, discharging or to run a lathe. (I have (2) chargers GFX and a Integy 16x5) The POwer supply I have is the newer Rivergate 30A VO. Has a variable outpout so I could run a lathe and still charge w/the GFX. Very flexible setup I think. I don't have any pictures, and just started to sketch something up last weekend, but I didn't get very far. I thought how ironic it was when this thread popped up.
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I am sure there would be a market for these things .I am just after the general size and then do the internals myself to suit.I find that people whom have usually put their ideas into reality always seem to say If i had made it wider or a little deeper it would be better I was so hoping to find someone who has done this and get their ideas .
I am tired of having a bag for this and a bag for that ,then a box for this etc etc.
It is good to see some one with the same idea Thanks for the reply
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Back in the 80's that was the hot ticket to have a big pit box. Some were very elaborate. Havent seen one in years tho. The stuff I take to the track with me weighs over 100# too much to fit in just one box anymore.
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Im' not quite sure I make the 100lb mark yet, but like 'addicted', I got a box for this, bag for that, and requires 2-3 trips to the truck. Kinda why I wast thinking of something that attached to a dolly...roll'her in..roll'her out.
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Back in the 80's that was the hot ticket to have a big pit box. Some were very elaborate. Havent seen one in years tho. The stuff I take to the track with me weighs over 100# too much to fit in just one box anymore.
The Plano Fantom Pro...god, you could fit SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much stuff in there. I'm using this one myself now:

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...&bidsite=CRAFT
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:55 PM   #12
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thats the one i use it works great but a little heavy
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Here's what I had in mind..kinda quick sketch.
It would be a little heavy, but that's why I want provisions to strap it to a dolly. Plus it would be steady to work on the top of it. 30" wide to fit through most doors without any trouble. I could prabably get away with just this and no "tackle" box if I used the configurable storage wisely.
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Addicted,

I had exactly what you are talking about until i finally gave it away last year. As Unregistered and Speediephat said they used to be very popular back in the 80's but i believe it just got to be to much of a hassle to get them around, the last time mine was actually used racing was at least 10 years ago when i saw a guy(now my one of my best racing buddies) with a killer plano box . Mine was approx. 3ft wide, 2.5ft high and 1.5ft deep. It had to doors that swung open and at the bottom of each door was a shelf/cubby that was perfect for putting motor spray cans, traction compound etc. Just above that were 3 rows of shelves that were only about 3 inchs high and were made for putting all your tires in. In the main compartment there were 2 shelves that went about 2/3 the width of the box(about 7 inchs high each) and were perfect for fitting 1/10th pan cars. The bottom shelf(remaining 2ft or so) was set up to hold a power supply, charger and there were several separate areas that would hold your batteries. There was also a hole out the back so you could run your powersupply chord to an outlet, all the charging equipment and batteries stayed in there places that way. The remaining 1/3 of the width was separated into 2 parts, the bottom part was about 7 small drawers that held all your tools, the top part was perfect for your transmitter.

It was a sad day ditching that box, it was waiting for me under the christmas tree full of my first rc racing equipment 17 years ago. The darn thing was to heavy though and just didnt get used anymore. I hope my description helped.

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Old 10-21-2004, 08:20 PM   #15
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Appreciate so much ur time I know the darn things are heavy but stable I was going to construct one out of alloy to keep it light . Hence the main reason wanting to know what or how people setthem up like.
I have looked for the "plastic" ones here but the only ones available just dont suit and to import one from the States .well dont even think of it.
I wil take on board both ur ideas and see what i can come up withhere.
If all esle fails i wil be going to the states soon so perhaps i will pick something up there and use it as my Luggage bag for my return . Does anyone know of any good R/C shops down Florida way. perferr around Gainsville way etc etc
Anyway again many thanks

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