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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-25-2014, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yes...Im CHEAP!!

OK this is how "cheap" I am.Thought spending $100-$300 for a "trunk" was crazy...so I whent to a popular dump spot,spied a ol plastic tool case (Nail gun?Circular saw?Dunno.) hollowed out the unwanted bits..actually made a pretty cool "normal" lookin trunk!!What say ye!!
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Pictures or it didn't happen lol.

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Kinda somthing like this,only a bit larger.Sprayed with "Fusion" plastic paint...looked like new!

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Sorry no pics of it ON the bike,when it (the Vulcan) endoed offa my trailer (at 20mph)...it became "trash" again!!LOL
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OMG...found my "new" trunk!!Yeehaa!!

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OK Im MAD!!Called on my new trunk...dude threw it out,case n all!!Motor bad on the chainsaw...he tossed it.But...still thinkin!!

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Nothing new, but good you're thinking. Many have made "trunks" or what are usually called "tail cases" from assorted containers. Those Pelican waterproof cases make great tail cases.

The strangest I've seen is someone who made one from an old canister vacuum cleaner.

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Thanks Knfemaker,my last (sold) '91 Vulcan had a waterproof 'Fishing" box,worked/looked great! I may go that direction...
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Hey, its not 'cheap'.. its 'repurposed'. Which in my opinion... is better than cheap.
Saving the planet with unnecessary landfill..etc etc..

Repurpose on brother... repurpose on!

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Hey, its not 'cheap'.. its 'repurposed'. Which in my opinion... is better than cheap.
Saving the planet with unnecessary landfill..etc etc..

Repurpose on brother... repurpose on!
found a new trunk for mine! Thanks guys!


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