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Old Aug 07, 2006, 10:15 AM
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source of plastic gondola

Does anyone know where I can purchase a plastic gondola shell for a 13 ft blimp?
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Old Aug 09, 2006, 06:59 AM
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Why donīt you make one...?
You can use balsa wood or Depron (high density foam)
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Old Aug 09, 2006, 08:11 AM
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I have several available like the one in the avatar

Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the details


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Old Aug 09, 2006, 08:32 AM
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I made mine from a freezer ice "bucket" purchased at walmart foir $1.45. I cut the top 1/3 off because it wasn't necessary, and it lightened the weight by half. It's a perfect size to hold all the necessary components, and it's very easy to work with. 140gr. You can also make one from depron foam as Guga advised, which was what I was going to do next if the bucket didn't work.

Tom, can you post a photo of the gondola you have? Your avatar is too small to see it.
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Old Aug 09, 2006, 10:30 PM
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Tom, can you post a photo of the gondola you have? Your avatar is too small to see it.

Greg the car measures

BASE that fits against the bag 11 x 26

Car top 7 x 22

Car deapth 8 inches

Car floor (flat area) 4 x 12
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Old Aug 09, 2006, 10:40 PM
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I like it! How much?
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 11:52 AM
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Went and picked up an ice bucket from walmart and cut the top section off. It looks like it is going to work great. Thanks for all the replies.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 12:47 PM
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He he, nice. I wonder what I could use for a 30ft blimp gondola, strong enough to hold a pair of G23's or G26's. An entire cooler/ice chest? That would get me out of the fiberglass stuff.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 02:49 PM
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Tomp, think soft-sided ice coolers with removable tub inserts
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