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A gun cart accessory project...

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Well, I threw my back out (again) and have some time to kill. 

I bought a used gun cart, but it didn't have a box on the front for ammo and whatnot, so I was using an ammo can that I had. 

Ya know the deal, it worked, but it wasn't cowboy. 

So, this is my project. 

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I cut up a cheap Wally World door mat for the bottom.

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Oops, should've measured that 4th time.

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Reconstruction and some "crate" features. 

And this is where I'm at now. I have to finish the matt clear coats and install the hardware. 

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You’ll throw you back out again. :lol:

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Love the “ACME Practice Bombs” touch. :D

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3 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Love the “ACME Practice Bombs” touch. :D

Wiley and I share a kinship and Acme has been an ongoing theme throughout my years.  :lol:

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1 hour ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

You’ll throw you back out again. :lol:

Truth be told, keeping me moving has been helpful in getting things back where they need to be. I'm not sure I can get to the match next weekend as strapping on the gun belt isn't what I would call comfortable, but I ain't walking like Igor now.

 

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OK, so I'm kinda stuck on an idea for a latch for the lid.

This isn't in my wheelhouse like @Yul Lose, but I would like a little more style than a magnetic cabinet latch.

 

Anyone got any ideas?

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On my box I used a brass hasp and an old timey padlock.

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5 hours ago, Ozark Huckleberry said:

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Inspiration from an original?

I must admit my shame and admit that I didn't even think to see what originals did.

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Posted (edited)

Maybe something resembling a grenade pin?

 

Or tie it down with a “fuse”?

 

Or make a little stick of dynamite to secure a hasp.

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Last night I was looking at cabinet button latches and was thinking "if I paint one red with a label that says Do Not Press... "

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On 8/17/2020 at 8:41 PM, Hendo said:

OK, so I'm kinda stuck on an idea for a latch for the lid.

This isn't in my wheelhouse like @Yul Lose, but I would like a little more style than a magnetic cabinet latch.

 

Anyone got any ideas?

Two magnetic cabinet latches...

 

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How about hanging Wile E. Coyote on there?

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The wooden cases that artillery shells are transported in had a vintage looking brass hasp on them. I will look and see if I can find a pic.

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1 hour ago, Texas Lizard said:

Two magnetic cabinet latches...

 

Texas Lizard

I see what you did there.

34 minutes ago, Ozark Huckleberry said:

Okay, here:

 

Hidden latch

Nice. I always thought those were more expensive. 

30 minutes ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

How about hanging Wile E. Coyote on there?

Oh, Mr. Coyote will get representation. 

 

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4 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

How about hanging Wile E. Coyote on there?

I forgot to add the pic of my pal Wile E.

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That's a decal made from my tattoo. I'm thinking of having the artwork changed to a crossed rifle and

shotgun....:D

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Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, Ozark Huckleberry said:

Okay, here:

 

Hidden latch

 

11 hours ago, Hendo said:

Nice. I always thought those were more expensive.

 

So did I.

 

So now I've got three ideas for an ammo box if I decide to build another one -- the historical chain the hidden release, or your 'red button' idea (which I do like).

 

Guess it will depend on how 'period' I want it to look.

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