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HotDogopolis

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  • Location: Birmingham, AL
Need help building a drink box Sat, 08/10/13 7:47 PM (permalink)
Do any of you cart builders have any advice/resources for building one of those built-in cold drink boxes like you see on some New York style carts? I'm building a new cart, and I have just about finished blocking out the equipment in my 3d software. My goal is to have everything onboard the  cart, and to avoid the use of a separate table, and cooler. I'm not looking to drop an igloo cooler into a hole in the deck of my cart. I want to build a box that is built in to the cart, with a sliding cover, or maybe an insulated hinged cover that would be flush with the top of my deck. A permanent part of the cart, with a drain for the melted ice. Any ideas/photos/plans on constructing such an animal would be greatly appreciated.
 
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    edwmax

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    • Location: Cairo, GA
    Re:Need help building a drink box Sat, 08/10/13 8:28 PM (permalink)
    It is not hard.  Build a metal box the way you want it. Then glue (attach) high density insulation to the outside of the box.  Maybe add a little extra insulation to the side near the firebox.  Don't forget to include a drain.
     
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      HotDogopolis

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      Re:Need help building a drink box Sat, 08/10/13 10:41 PM (permalink)
      I feel really stupid. I spent so much time thinking about how to make some sort of metal double walled box... having it fabricated and all.  I figured that I would have to use expanding foam to fill the void. Then edwmax comes up with such a simple idea. That makes complete sense!
       
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        jcheese

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        Re:Need help building a drink box Sun, 08/11/13 6:39 PM (permalink)
        Even better, build the the box, insulate it then drop  a good quality cooler in it.
        Like a Coleman Extreme with the lid removed.
         
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          edwmax

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          Re:Need help building a drink box Mon, 08/12/13 6:24 AM (permalink)
          The KISS principle  ... KEEP IT SIMPLE STup...  well never mine
           
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