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Thread: Building the 'expedition' box - looking for ideas and input

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    Just throwing this out there, but anyone reckon there would be a market for a really tough version of this box? Same features, but heavier stronger build again?

    Guessing about a $200 price tag though.
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    That is expensive, but after continually buying replacement bins over the years, it would be worth it, especially if you could guarantee it wouldn't shed glass fibre as it ages.
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    thinking a nylon additive at the moment. Going to get twenty odd done in various materials, including a bullet proof one of the heaviest grade and then see what we think. If nothing else, I'll use it in my own truck.
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    If your marketing against a Space Case then i think your price point is bang on. Happy to buy it cheap too ;P but i think its pretty good value for a tough as nails box that will last my lifetime.
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    Hey look, if it all works as we hope, and we do the torture tests and are satisfied it is worthwhile, then there will be a deal for the NissanPatrol mob for sure!

    But yes, our standard level box will hopefully compete with SpaceCase and TuffBox and those big boys but at a price where we can all afford it. Just now that I have learned a little about materials, there is room to do something stronger again but out of the same mould. One of the benefits of injection moulds and some newer materials I guess. I'll get some done and go from there. Just an idea at this stage.
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    Sorry Ben and Nic,

    It's not got a name

    https://openskytouring.com/4wd-touri...34-brand-born/
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    G'day mate - we've branded it the X-134 series.

    Going to get a batch made up as soon as the injection moulds arrive, and then try and destroy them to select the final material we want to use.

    Waiting on others at the moment, but early First Quarter we should have something to play with. Trying to get them out for Easter.

    Here is the link to the update for anyone else who might be interested.

    or copy and paste: https://openskytouring.com/4wd-touri...34-brand-born/
    Last edited by FNQGU; 23rd November 2017 at 09:32 PM.
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    Best of luck mate. Really respect people extending themselves and developing quality gear over quick-cash disposables. Guys like yourself, @oncedisturbed and @PeeBee really putting out quality products that might not sell a million but will just last. Hope it's a goer for you.
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    Cheers mate, I'll be washing dishes for a long time now if it doesn't work...
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNQGU View Post
    Cheers mate, I'll be washing dishes for a long time now if it doesn't work...
    Balls on the line. Utmost respect. Unions check this guy and call him a rich capatalist if he succeeds. Do it yourself.
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