Portable Waterproof TV Box Ideas

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  1. EJH90

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    Hi Guys,

    We trek to Bathurst every year for the Bathurst 1000, sadly when camping on top of the mountain there are great places to sit on the track but there are not big screens there, so you are in the dark when there is a crash and would like to see what is going on around the track when the cars aren't flying past you... so a couple of years ago we put together a "Bathurst Box", where a garden cart had an enclosure built inside it with a hinged door on the front that flips up and a TV is inside with Freetoair TV watching the race (see below image), the box was slapped together quickly and by its 3rd trip it has been retired, so I need ideas on how to build the new V2.0 box, it needs to be easy to put together and pull apart, waterproof and pull into bits to neatly stack in the ute for transport to and from, some form of quick assemble box with hinges and hydraulic struts to open the box would be nice, so looking for ideas to get our TV to the track and back (approx 500 metre walk each eay a few times on the weekend), here is the old box to show the concept, any ideas?

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  2. nico6

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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Does it really need to that elaborate? Surely just a tv brought with you, pulled out and sat on a table would be ok.
     
  4. JSmithDTV

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    Does it also need a concealed compartment to work around the "slab a day" limit? :)
     
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    Abit hard to take a TV to the track with the distance and needs to be closed quickly if the rain starts quick, the professional ones look good just a little pricey...
    We do a couple of trips to the bottlo on the first day when the security changes at the gate ;-)
     
  7. JSmithDTV

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    That's why I posted one that the TV remains in while watched...


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  8. nico6

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    Mine too. But I think EJH90 is looking for something a little rustic to fit the hillside/trackside vibe :)
     
  9. JSmithDTV

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    Well he'd better buy some wood and get in the shed... :lol:


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  10. nico6

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    Haven't done Bathurst, but have camped at Winton and it's a great atmosphere. From Foxtel dishes on cars with large screens to motorised portable TV contraptions, there are some characters that's for sure.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    We're gonna need a bigger car :leet:

    More specifically a van that can be closed quickly.
     
  12. cvidler

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    get some perspex sheets and lots of super glue (cyanoacrylate works great on perspex) .
     

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