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emergencyofstate
Well, I'm in a situation where I need a gig worthy case preferably 9U or more.
So I'd like to explore my options.

Looks like I have access to these road cases in my area via Craigslist.






I have Dopefer DIY power and 2 of Randal's rails. Can y'all help me make this a reality? I have zero idea how to go about mounting junk and making it legit. pleez h3lp! we're not worthy
goiks
those cases are awfully deep. if i were going to diy a road case based on an existing case i'd look at something shallower like a suitcase.
emergencyofstate
I just found a Zero Halliburton case for $270. This would work, no? Dimensions are 26 X 18 X 9

zerosum
emergencyofstate wrote:
I just found a Zero Halliburton case for $270. This would work, no? Dimensions are 26 X 18 X 9



I think Soy Sos has one of those for his Euro rig. hmmm.....
goiks
i have one of those i would consider selling/trading. whatchu got?
emergencyofstate
goiks wrote:
i have one of those i would consider selling/trading. whatchu got?


wait, i don't understand. you have a halliburton case? I found the one above locally on craigslist. I either need to buy a case outright, or I need help implementing a DIY case...
Soy Sos
See if this is of any help:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1219&postdays=0&post order=asc&start=0
emergencyofstate
Soy Sos wrote:
See if this is of any help:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1219&postdays=0&post order=asc&start=0


awesome! so essentially all I need is the ends to mount inside my suitcase then mount the rails to them. Where'd you get yours?
goiks
i have the as yet unmodified halliburton case. it is in used but very good condition. i was going to modify it but now have other portable case plans.


emergencyofstate wrote:
goiks wrote:
i have one of those i would consider selling/trading. whatchu got?


wait, i don't understand. you have a halliburton case? I found the one above locally on craigslist. I either need to buy a case outright, or I need help implementing a DIY case...
wetterberg
emergencyofstate wrote:
I just found a Zero Halliburton case for $270. This would work, no? Dimensions are 26 X 18 X 9
I'm assuming that's in inches? That would certainly work, at least for a "single-sided" case, that is to say I think you'll have a hard time mounting normal modules in the lid as well, if you factor in clearance for knobs - I'd much rather say "get one or two of those" - then you'll have room to leave it patched on the go.

This is my case, total diy job:
http://wetterberg.dk/uploads/case/mounted.jpg
- old pic, but you get the idea.
on that project I've been happy to have plenty of depth to work with, but obviously I can't carry it on to a plane, either, I'd have to check it... gulp!

anyway, that case is one of these:
http://uk.farnell.com/gt-line/turtle-350-pel/tool-case/dp/7536470

which is 227 GBP new, you can probably find them cheaper in the States, too. This *will* fit 12U, straight up - 12U and a couple of joysticks, even wink

I used about 2 meters of aluminium L-profile as well as 4 sets of rails; 2 from the DIY kit I got from Doepfer, and two from Reichelt:
http://www.reichelt.de/?;ACTION=3;LA=2;GROUP=C75;GROUPID=3363;ARTICLE= 50387;START=0;SORT=artnr;OFFSET=16;
note that you'll have to get threaded strips AND the special 2.5mm screws from there too.
emergencyofstate
wetterberg wrote:
which is 227 GBP new, you can probably find them cheaper in the States, too. This *will* fit 12U, straight up - 12U and a couple of joysticks, even wink


ahh yes.. knob clearance. I just got a joystick too! Mr. Green

Looks kick ass man. Yours too Soy nanners

Haven't been able to find a US reseller tho...they must be exclusively over there?
JohnLRice
I hate to sound like an annoying broken record but the EWI Tourcase offerings from www.Audiopile.net are awesome. They come in a variety of depths and heights. I have several of the 10" depth ones:



If you want to go the briefcase route, they also sell a large one for only $85. I've pondered turning one into a portable synth a couple times:
http://www.audiopile.net/products/Cases/BRC_briefcases/BRC-002/BRC-002 _briefcase_cutsheet.shtml

Minimum Inside Dimensions:
Left to Right: 19 3/4"
Front to Back: 16 5/16"
Thickness over-all: 6 3/8"
Tray: 3 1/4"
Lid: 3 1/8"
Colors: Black or Blue

emergencyofstate
JohnLRice wrote:
I hate to sound like an annoying broken record but the EWI Tourcase offerings from www.Audiopile.net are awesome. They come in a variety of depths and heights. I have several of the 10" depth ones:


No worries..thanks for speaking up. This may be the easiest and quickest route for me to go. Is this the correct line? http://www.audiopile.net/products/Cases/RE_series_roadcases/RUE_Case_p roducts_page.shtml

And do you know how high I would need for 2 rows of euro and 1 row of frac?
JohnLRice
All-Spec is a good place to buy electronics tools and they have a lot of tool cases that might work:

http://www.all-spec.com/products/Tools%7CTool_Kits_and_Cases%7CTOL-40/  ?x=100&i=1&f=rp
wetterberg
emergencyofstate wrote:
And do you know how high I would need for 2 rows of euro and 1 row of frac?
9U smile
emergencyofstate
Looks like 10U it is, with the place JohnL suggested. Their prices are sweet!

http://www.audiopile.net/products/Cases/RUE-10_series_rack_cases/R10UE -10_cutsheet.shtml

So ---- What's the trick to mounting my rails into this sweet biotch? (loaded question on many dimensions)
berfmurret
i, too, am soon to start a halliburton case... well, the case is in the post.... i am still trying to figure out a way to get perfect spacing for my rails without risking going synthcase.com...

anybody have any suggestions?.. for rails i'm probably going with vector rails as seen in this pic.. http://www.sdiy.org/xyzzy/tstrut/tstrut-withinsert-WEB.jpg

laurie at elby said front panels are a good way to get proper spacing.. but the center of the middle t isn't the same as the center of the outside t's on that vector rail.. getting it right might be difficult to fabricate with just sheet aluminum and a drill.. eek!
wetterberg
berfmurret wrote:
laurie at elby said front panels are a good way to get proper spacing.. but the center of the middle t isn't the same as the center of the outside t's on that vector rail.. getting it right might be difficult to fabricate with just sheet aluminum and a drill.. eek!
It is, quite frankly, the most difficult part of such a build. Surely Vector have datasheets for these? That and some callipers and you should be off to a good start.

Spacing two rails out to get a good module fit is a slightly different thing, and yes, you'll want to use a module or two to get the spacing right across the length of the rail.
JohnLRice
emergencyofstate wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:
I hate to sound like an annoying broken record but the EWI Tourcase offerings from www.Audiopile.net are awesome. They come in a variety of depths and heights. I have several of the 10" depth ones:


No worries..thanks for speaking up. This may be the easiest and quickest route for me to go. Is this the correct line? http://www.audiopile.net/products/Cases/RE_series_roadcases/RUE_Case_p roducts_page.shtml

And do you know how high I would need for 2 rows of euro and 1 row of frac?


Yes, those are the ones I have. I'm glad Wetterberg spoke up on the needed height since I know very little about Frac and Euro modules. waah
emergencyofstate
I should be getting the rack sometime next week. Schtoked.

Still a little in the dark as how I'm going to mount the rails but I'm about to dive deep down into some research so I can do it right.

First, I have to play with an envelope i just got. w00t priorities.
Luka
berfmurret wrote:
i, too, am soon to start a halliburton case... well, the case is in the post.... i am still trying to figure out a way to get perfect spacing for my rails without risking going synthcase.com...

anybody have any suggestions?.. for rails i'm probably going with vector rails as seen in this pic.. http://www.sdiy.org/xyzzy/tstrut/tstrut-withinsert-WEB.jpg

laurie at elby said front panels are a good way to get proper spacing.. but the center of the middle t isn't the same as the center of the outside t's on that vector rail.. getting it right might be difficult to fabricate with just sheet aluminum and a drill.. eek!


i built a euro suitcase awhile ago, first we setup the rails on the bench and sat 2 modules at the ends of each row. i did this for my 3 rows. then we measured the rail separation, worked out any other needed mounting holes from the calculations then transfered those calculations to the mounting rack / case edge / rack ears for drilling. Wasnt too hard, just remember measure twice before you start drilling into anything
emergencyofstate
So I've got this 10U road case arriving Tuesday.



Full info here: http://www.audiopile.net/products/Cases/RUE-10_series_rack_cases/R10UE -10_cutsheet.shtml

So are right angle brackets the way to go here for mounting my rails? I have 2 of Randal's FErails and 2 doepfer rails...
berfmurret
errr. mount right angle brackets?.. will this involve drilling into your nice new case? defeats the purpose! find some ears for that thing. subracks of some sort! 10u is kind of a funny size for eurorack.. you gonna mount a 1u somethinganother on top?
emergencyofstate
err. ok.

I don't have much experience with cases. Hence this thread and asking for assistance. This case is for 9U of frac/eurorack. The 1U on top should give me space for my MOTU ultralite.

I'm looking for an alternative to flat out buying a subrack because I have a PSU, distros, and rails already. Is there a place I can buy rack ends to attach to the rails that come installed the road case? Somebody must understand what i need to do. MY ASS IS BLEEDING
loudone
I asked a similair question....not much for an answer. seriously, i just don't get it
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9099
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