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Old 03-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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^^^ In a reeeeeally humid environment, that could probably be reworked to be the driest safe on the block.

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Like the gun safe scoots, kinda what I'm thinking but I want one side with shelves to hold ammo cans, holster and the such. Was it a tough build?

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Thanks Crazycastor! It wasn't too difficult, the important thing is having at least a 5' long brake and a finger brake. I built it in the last year of my sheet metal apprenticeship. It's 36w x 24d x 60h which worked out to exactly 2 4'x8' sheets of 16g. The hardest part is the triple bends in the door opening, but that isn't even that bad. I left enough room under the bottom shelf to store ammo cans 3 hight by 4 wide. My one regret is that i didn't make the shelves bigger. Let me know if you have any questions, I'd me more than happy to help!

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Deerhunter....OK, I'll be the one to ask the stupid questions.....do you keep it plugged in and running? And if you don't, doesn't it stink in there like all refrigerators do when left closed and unplugged?

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Deerhunter....OK, I'll be the one to ask the stupid questions.....do you keep it plugged in and running? And if you don't, doesn't it stink in there like all refrigerators do when left closed and unplugged?
Refrigerators are used all the time by Welders to put welding rods in. They keep them very dry and no you do not run them.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:13 AM   #16
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Yea I saw some pretty cool fridges turned into gun cabinets with decent locks on them. The best one I saw was a very old one with a meat locker style handle on it that took a pad lock. It was powder coated antique green and he had gold leaf lettering on it with Pin stripes. All the handles and hinges were were chrome. The inside was all gutted and custom with mirrors and lights on one side that held the guns and the other side was shelves. It looked pretty cool. If I could find a fridge or meat locker like that I would take it to American Restoration and have them custom build me one

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I could see some of the old time refrigerators being re-purposed for that use. Some of them are quite neat in their appearance and esthetics. Ok for show, but no real way to make them secure. But as far as security goes, the older ones would be much harder to get into than the newer models.

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I agree that they aren't Fort Knox but they are better then some others I've seen that are store bought. If I were to do something like that I would have to reinforce the inside with some 1\4 inch steel all the way
around it. Come up with some type of hidden bar locks

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I agree that they aren't Fort Knox but they are better then some others I've seen that are store bought. If I were to do something like that I would have to reinforce the inside with some 1\4 inch steel all the way
around it. Come up with some type of hidden bar locks
I completely agree. And if you don't change the outside "too much" and it's in an area where you just [I]may[I] have a fridge, it may get passed over by a would be thief...unless they are hungry or looking for a beer.
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1/4 steel is just gonna slow them up a few minutes. My safe door has more steel than your entire safe would.

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