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    I have recently starting running some of the 1/24 races around Portland. I quickly realized that I needed almost nothing in my 1/32 club racing box for this besides a couple screwdrivers. I am using a Plano tackle box, it works pretty well for what it is but I wanted to have something purpose built.

    I former co-worker of mine and friend owns a company here called PDX Design Studio. He has CNC router capability, laser engraving, and a fantastic workshop. I looked around online, and while I found some boxes that were somewhat within my budget the shipping was flat out crazy for one of these (i think too much in many cases).

    Anyway I commissioned him to build me a box, the price was less than most I could find online, and I don't have to ship it in this case.

    It is a modular design so all of the drawers or car slots can be moved around to change the layout depending on the cars you are taking or need for storage etc.

    He is in the process of building it, but sending me pics along the way. So this is sort of a "build thread"......

    Zack

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  • #2
    Man I like seeing this. So many guys make some great boxes. I had a nice one but I broke it...I need another. Thanks for sharing this.
    -Harry

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    • #3
      That looks fantastic!

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      • #4
        How embarrassing: I see this kind of artistry and think of the fact that teenager me used to (literally!!!) have a shoe box as a slot box in the sixties and seventies! Sounds a bit like something out of the Four Yorkshiremen skit...



        Oh well: I still had fun!

        Alwyn

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        • Just_Steve
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          One of my favorite comedy skits!!

      • #5
        Originally posted by SuperSlab View Post
        How embarrassing: I see this kind of artistry and think of the fact that teenager me used to (literally!!!) have a shoe box as a slot box in the sixties and seventies! Sounds a bit like something out of the Four Yorkshiremen skit...



        Oh well: I still had fun!

        Alwyn
        This is definitely not a "necessary" item. But it is nice to have the cars well protected and tools organized etc.

        I am a technician, I understand how useful these things can be!


        Harry, there may be someone closer who can do you up a box like this. If you really want one though shooting Shane @ Portland Design would be worth it, this box is VERY competitively priced. Plus as I said before I think some of the places are padding their shipping costs a bit too much.

        I will update as I get more pictures, I got to figure out what to paint/stain it when I get it back!

        Zack

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        • #6
          Here we go...

          "I had it tough. I had to to get up a half hour before I went to bed, sweep out the cave, and go run my paper route for slot car money so I could ride a bus across town to the hobby shop, where I had to pay for track time, and my old slot car box was a paper grocery sack with duct tape all over it. My controller was a wire I held in my teeth and the speed control was creating resistance by rubbing my leg with wool trousers against a glass rod. My tires were woven rubber bands from the paper route, and the bodies of the cars were melted Clorox bottles (that's what we called a 'white kit'), painted with Easter egg dye. But we loved it."

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          • PetesLightKits
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            You had teeth? What luxury!

        • #7
          Originally posted by waaytoomuchintothis View Post
          Here we go...

          "I had it tough. I had to to get up a half hour before I went to bed, sweep out the cave, and go run my paper route for slot car money so I could ride a bus across town to the hobby shop, where I had to pay for track time, and my old slot car box was a paper grocery sack with duct tape all over it. My controller was a wire I held in my teeth and the speed control was creating resistance by rubbing my leg with wool trousers against a glass rod. My tires were woven rubber bands from the paper route, and the bodies of the cars were melted Clorox bottles (that's what we called a 'white kit'), painted with Easter egg dye. But we loved it."

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          • #8
            And had to walk to school 5 miles every day, uphill both ways. Seriously that's nice box. When I went to the track I used an old Hoffman box to carry cars and controllers, but had one of those black attache cases that was just for tools and parts. Worked out OK, but nice box like this would have been better. You think it can have wheels and handle!!
            Matt B
            So. In
            Crashers

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            • #9
              Matt....you forgot the snowstorm. In May.

              Harry.....wowser....what does it take to break one of these??

              I have a couple of vintage boxes that I used to use. Now when I go racing I show up with an Amazon or eBay cardboard box with several cars (we only race a couple hours a week).
              But I am totally having fun!
              Come Race at The Trace!
              Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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              • #10
                When I was young I couldn't afford a car, or any track time. So what I did was pedal the bicycle that ran the generator that recharged the 12 volt battery that powered the track. If I got the battery fully charged I got to watch others race. Well, until it wore down then back to pedaling.
                Nice box BTW.

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                • #11
                  Beautiful piece of carpentry there Zack
                  TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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                  • #12
                    bicycle ? luxury ! 'Twe 'ad 'amster on treadmill to power track.....

                    Seriously nice slot box tho'
                    All the way from Sydney, Australia.......

                    Cheers, Tony.

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                    • #13
                      She is all finished up! I am very excited with how it came out, and I can't wait to load it up for this weekends large 1/24 scale race!

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                      My buddy Shane did a great job, I am thinking about having him do me up a display shelf as well!

                      Zack

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                      • #14
                        WOW ! That is a very nice slot box that would be a family heirloom for me
                        Love his choice of tools too I’m a fan!

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                        • #15
                          Thats really a nice box. Stain it your favorite wood color stain or paint,
                          Trouble with the wood slot car boxes they get heavy when you load it up.
                          Lance Sofa racer

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