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

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    Would love a bit of feedback on colour selections if anyone can add their thoughts.

    Plain Black
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    Plain Grey
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    Desert Tan (although looks a bit cream to me)
    Keyshot Master File.213 by Ben Kincade,

    Or versions with coloured latches and hinge pins for somethng different.
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    Keyshot Master File.202 by Ben Kincade,
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    Here's a better Desert Tan colour.

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    I think I like the desert tan, or the black with orange latches.

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    I like the idea of coloured latches, you could use them to differentiate betwen contents instead of a list. Black with a choice of latch colour would be my choice. Also I would like to be able to replace latches, that is have latches as a spare part as I have in the past ended up throwing "Bunnings" type boxes away because of broken latches or hinges.
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    Black with red latches.....

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    There will definitely be spare latches and pins and internal trays. Probably going to do about six coloured latches/pins and one box colour to start with. After that we are thinking a Medical red, Safety orange, Desert tan, light grey and a few others depending on feedback.

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    I'd think we're all used to walking into the robber barons' and the colour choice is generally black or grey.
    A variety of colours here is solid thinking. The only drawback may be uv stability of the colouring.
    I can imagine the units will spend a fair deal of time on the ground at camp and colour fade could become an issue, more so those that are lighter in colour!!
    That said I'm a fan of the Desert tan but would probably purchase a variety to facilitate ease of identifying the contents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanGQ4.2 View Post
    Black with red latches.....

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    When it comes to stacking boxes have you considered an accessory that works sort of like shipping container pins do IE you restrain each layer using the rope point on the lower and upper box.

    So that you only tie down or restrain the bottom box and any more that stack attach to the box below... or an accessory that hard mounts on a surface and even the bottom box attaches to that point.

    Something with hooks at either end and an overcentre for tension so that a quick flick means you can unstack in a jiffy.
    Wouldn't be something for everyone but damn handy for anyone who does 3 or 4 layers
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