Making a lockable aluminum box

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ecdez
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Making a lockable aluminum box

Post by ecdez » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:36 am

I noticed that this section of the forum hadn't had any posts since July so I thought I'd show a project I did earlier this year. It's a lockable storage box for under the seat of my VW bus. It's 0.090" alumium. I made it in my garage and it's a little tight in there so please don't judge me too harshly. It's also only my third sheet metal project so I know there's a lot of room for improvement.
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And here's a video if your interested.



Mr Ron
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Re: Making a lockable aluminum box

Post by Mr Ron » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:10 pm

Every time anyone mentions "VW bus", it brings back unpleasant memories. I had a 1960, 23 window with sliding roof bus I bought new. I had it for 3 years before I got divorced and my ex got possession of the bus. Now that I see how much those buses are worth, that is the reason for my unpleasant memory. I wish I still had that bus. I also had a 1959 VW Karmann Ghia.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi

ecdez
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Re: Making a lockable aluminum box

Post by ecdez » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:50 pm

Man, bummer. Those are worth a fortune. That Lowlight Ghia is worth some cash too. I had a 59 that was in terrible shape but even at that I sold it for 1k and a guy came from the opposite coast to get it. Crazy dude.

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Re: Making a lockable aluminum box

Post by Harold_V » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:25 am

Nice!
You're pretty comfortable with those sheet metal tools. :wink:

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ecdez
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Re: Making a lockable aluminum box

Post by ecdez » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:18 am

Thanks! I wish I had more time to play with them.

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