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Ski Box for 6 Seater - Denver

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Nerdy_Engineer, May 18, 2017.

  1. Nerdy_Engineer

    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    Unfortunately, I have to move from the great state of Colorado which means I won't be driving to go skiing anymore. I had made a custom ski box to transport skis, snowboards, and gear to the mountains. I don't want to just throw the ski box away so I'm looking to give it to someone in Colorado that's willing to meet me in the Littleton area. I know my timing is bad as ski season is pretty much over (except for A-Basin getting dumped on today). Hopefully my ski box can find a good home!

    Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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  2. McManX

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    Love it but I have a 7 seater
     
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  4. MX458Dave

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    Interested. I can swing by to pick it up.
     
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  5. NeverFollow

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    #5 NeverFollow, May 18, 2017
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    Look nice and great concept.

    Could you give the dimensions of it for future project.
    I'd like to see if I could use standard shelf laminated wood.

    I'm considering making a foldable version of it using some kitchen cabinet hinges,
    or a two pieces sliding inside each other for easy carrying in the trunk or storage in garage.

    BTW, did you removed the third row seats?
     
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    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    @MX458Dave I'll be around all weekend if you want to head over to Littleton to get it. Send me a direct message and we can work out the details.
     
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    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    @NeverFollow , the ski box is 12"X12"x73". I have the 3rd row folded down, and a cheap cooler between the 2nd row seats that support the front of the ski box.

    I talk a little about how I built the box in this video.

     
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    Leaving Colorado.... WHY?!
     
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    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    My wife's making me... :( I love Colorado, I'd never leave if it was up to me!
     
  10. Pandamoanium

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    Tell her if she's making you leave then she's making you leave that sexy model X in my garage too :) Colorado is a great place, hopefully you love the next one!
     
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    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    @MX458Dave I haven't gotten a direct message from you yet. Are you still interested in the ski box? Or are my settings messed up so I'm not seeing your message?
     
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    I am thinking to use Thule Ranger 500, but Inside the car.
    If I well heard Nerdy_Engineer, his box has 20 inches width, so the 50 cm Thule Ranger should go insde as well.
    Could someone give me the distance between the two rear seats in the six seater ?
     
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    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    @moscard the ski box that I made is 12"X12"x73". The distance between the middle seats is about 15" depending on where you measure it.
     
  14. NeverFollow

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    Thank's a lot. I like the idea to use the Plastic Panel. Thank you for the tip.
    I was considering using stratified wood, may be sturdy but would be very heavy.
    Building an extra box for the ski shoes would be great too.

    I'd would like also to build a bicycle holder, inside the car for one or two bicycles.
    I don't like to carry on the roof, using suction cup for example, because you cannot enter
    into a garage if you need to go shopping, or putting on the back of the car because
    of the risk of vandalism if you park in the street.

    BTW you seem to be a very talented skier, you must have starter earlier.
    I never sky off-piste, look to be a lot of fun.
    Are you also doing any snowboard or free style jump too?
     
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    Thanks you very much, sadly I do not like the answer, it is too small for the "Thulé Ranger 500" :(
     
  16. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX;S90D;XP100D

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    Yes, but I have no skis. o_O
     
  17. zackmilo

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    Where are you moving to? I would take it if you were coming to Cali. You driving to your new city? If you are please make a road trip video!
     
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    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    @zackmilo , sorry, I'm moving the opposite direction (FL). Yes, I'll he driving the Tesla. I'll definitely make a video about it. It'll be my longest Tesla road trip by far (over 1800 miles).
     
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    zackmilo No chrome for me!

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    Darn! Have fun! Huge fan of your channel!
     
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