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Good afternoon all. Just thought I'd post another top box idea.



At work we were retiring a projector that we had had for about 10 years. This projector came with both a soft case and a hard case. Well, we stuck the projector in the soft case since nobody traveled with it any longer, and because the collapsible handle no longer worked. I had eyeballed the case as I thought it would make a pretty nice top box for my TW. Well, my boss let me have it and it made it's way to my house.







My cat (Killer) decided to inspect the case, and she approved.



 

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So, I took the stuffing out to utilize the size of the case.





After I took the stuffing out, I went to work on it.



I took out the thing that held the collapsible handle in:





and cut it down





I haven't figured out how I want to fill the two holes yet, but I'll work on that at a later date.
 

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Then I mounted it to the bike.





I need to cut the threads down a bit, but my dremmel is currently at my mom's house, so I'll work on that later.



Here it is on the bike:







The problem with this case is that, because of the raised bar on the Cycleracks rack, the box sits over the seat about 4". I would think that normally that wouldn't be an issue, but because I'm 6'2", I tend to sit more on the passenger area than towards the front of the seat. And, my back sits right up against the box.



Anyhow, I took it off for now since I will be riding with my guitar strapped to my back every Tuesday, but when I go camping, I will mount this case up. I would think that with all my gear loaded on the bike, I expect to have a "back rest" anyhow, so this shouldn't be an issue. Besides, the box should only take about 30-minutes to re-mount.



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Boy, that is a very nice case dhoenisch, and a great concept. I have found that there are many things out there that will fall into the 'cross application' category. Before I spend $$$ on a low cost bike, I look for 'low-cost' alternatives. Since I seem to have more 'free-time' than the average Family man, I visit 'Thrift Stores' often. Here is what I have found for under $5.00. For me, these have and will make very usable rear trunks. If you have the time, don't be afraid to think "ourside the box". Gerry



Here is a DeWalt multi tool case that I purchased for $4.00 from the Salvation Army. Took abit of work to cut out the molded inserts (Dremel tool) but has worked fine....













Here is a Hitachi elect. tool box. Bigger, and very nice once modded.







Here is an aluminium case (high quality CIA). One of our members has one, and this one was sent to a forum member in New Guinea. "Seek, and ye shall find". Gerry





 
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