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druid
03-31-2008, 07:49 AM
Ok...after listening to my wife ***** about all the different markers I have lying around, I decided to give my ears a rest and get everything in one location.

I don't know if ya'll know but I have 10 markers total...2 are my main markers. My Stage 5 and my Warp-fed ProClassic don't get loaned out but the others do.

So since I wanted all the loaner markers in one case, I went to Walmart and bought an 18 gallon Rubbermaid storage tote that measures
25.75" x 16.94" x 15.44" . I got it home and this is what happened next:

I had thin-walled, 3/4" PVC laying around and figured I'd get that off the floor too. I took my tallest marker (Spyder Imagine) and marked off holes to rest the marker on the PVC. I did the same with the shortest in height...my Diablo pump (Trracer clone).

Using a step-drill bit (looks like the hats that Devo wore in the music video "whip it"), I drilled out the side walls of the tub so that the PVC would slide through from one side to the other. I also made additional holes in case I needed to run additional PVC for my Mags, which are incredibly shorter than the other markers. I then inserted the PVC into the holes and gave an extra 1/2" on either side so that I could put pins in ends. I cut the PVC off, drilled holes in the ends and ran pins/split rings through the hoels so that the box doesn't "spread" when I pick it up. It also keeps the PVC from sliding out the holes.

The markers are suspended off the floor of the tub, allowing all kinds of room under them for hoppers, remotes, stocks (I have a gas-through "T" stock and my 6-Pack) and other stuff. If you look hard enough, you can see all kinds of stuff underneath them. As a matter of fact, there are 3 Revvis, 1 Triumph, 1 warp feed, one Ricochet AK hoppers; the 2 stocks; a remote line; my Chronograph, a towel and a few barrels under the markers and there's still more room for other crap. I like it....here are pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/A%20gun%20case%20I%20made/100_1890.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/A%20gun%20case%20I%20made/100_1886.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/A%20gun%20case%20I%20made/100_1889.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/A%20gun%20case%20I%20made/100_1887.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/A%20gun%20case%20I%20made/100_1891.jpg

Tito=PBL
03-31-2008, 11:06 AM
thats pretty neat..i might have to build one...nice work :up:

Team Ramrod
03-31-2008, 11:49 AM
first thought: Thank god Druid has a decent camera now :P

second thought: very ingenuitive of you, i never would have thought of that and its a great idea. might be a p.i.t.a to get the gear on the bottom, but if it's just rental stuff thats no big deal. And like your AO thread, some padding in between markers might be a good idea :)

druid
03-31-2008, 08:29 PM
thats pretty neat..i might have to build one...nice work :up:
Thanks.

first thought: Thank god Druid has a decent camera now :P

second thought: very ingenuitive of you, i never would have thought of that and its a great idea. might be a p.i.t.a to get the gear on the bottom, but if it's just rental stuff thats no big deal. And like your AO thread, some padding in between markers might be a good idea :)
1st...LOL...
2nd...Thanks. What I was trying to accomplish was to maximize the amount of space available around the markers. I thought of standing them on their backstraps with the barrels off...asa's flat on the floor of it and barrels parallell as they are now...several different possible configurations but this final way allows me to utilize as much of the "extra" space not taken up by markers. I've got 4 loaders, an extra warp feed, a remote, 2 stocks (one gas-through "T" stock and my 6-Paack), my chrono and accessories, plastic feedneck adapters, a few Co2 tanks and I still have more room in there for stuff...

And yes...I plan on getting 2" foam pipe insulation and making covers for every other marker in the case. I'll cut feedneck holes in the foam and just slip it over the bodies.

Doc77
03-31-2008, 09:25 PM
Great idea. Even though they are your loaner markers, how about putting some notches on the PVC so that the barrels and back ends of the frames can sit in the recesses. That way, the markers won't slide around during transport. Nice work though :thumbup:

druid
03-31-2008, 10:28 PM
actually Doc77...if you look at the very first pic...there's a drawn circle on the tub wall, right in front of - and above - the pump on the Diablo...

I drilled there as well and on both sides. I slid a 3rd pipe in those holes and that third pipe holds the barrels down against the PVC below them.

I guess I could vertically "peg" them with 1/4" dowels too...I didn't really think about that until now.

applesauce
04-01-2008, 07:19 PM
not bad, but PMR gets its own seat!