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#1 MacDougal

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

I have a CGEM mount and found a nice case for it. I purchased a Pelican Storm IM2700 same size as Pelican 1600 except 1/2 inch larger in all dimensions. I have been shopping pretty hard for a Pelican 1600 after seeing some examples with the CGEM in this forum. I could find a good deal but not a great deal on a case. Then I found the Pelican Storm IM2700 with foam brand new on Ebay for an outstanding price which included shipping. There are four left if anyone is interested...

#2 BlueGrass

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:38 PM

Could you provide a link please? Thanks.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:51 PM

...and once you get it setup...all cozy in its new home, post a picture. I have seen at least two or three pics of the 1600 with a CGEM inside...including my own. I would love to see yours in your the IM2700.

#4 MacDougal

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:17 PM

Here is a link to the IM2700

http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:16 AM

That's a nice case. I use the iM2720 for my Mach1GTO. It's lighter than the corresponding Pelican. I bought some closed cell foam from foambymail and made the inserts. Only problem I have is that the foam won't stick to the inside of the lid with the spray adhesive. I solved that with industrial strength velcro.

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#6 BlueGrass

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:32 AM

Just ordered one. 2700 with foam for $109 is a pretty good deal. Shows 3 left. Thanks Mac.

.... updated. Looks like they're all gone now....

#7 BlueGrass

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

Just received my i2700 case. As advertised, new case with 3 pluck and pull foam inserts. Thanks again for the link Mac. Don't think you'll find a better deal for a new 2700 with foam included. Doesn't have wheels but hey, I can tote it.
Vendor still shows the listing and may have more if others are interested.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

Just ordered one. 2700 with foam for $109 is a pretty good deal. Shows 3 left. Thanks Mac.

.... updated. Looks like they're all gone now....


Sure .... NNNNOOOOOoooooowwwwwww there's some available. I looked & looked for them and/or something as an alternative to the Pelican 1600

As last week ran out and I was headed to the desert with my stuff, I went to OPT Thursday & picked up a Pelican 1600. 160.00 with no sales tax. so I guess it's OK. Sure could use that extra half inch you say yours has, over the P1600 though.

I got my mount in there, but no room for the counterweight bar. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:13 PM

Paul, based on the interior dimensions posted for both the 1600 and 2700, it is a bit (.5") smaller in each interior direction... but still a nice transport case for your mount. I can't imagine transporting my CGEM around this year to the dark sites without a good protective case... just too darn heavy ... :bigshock:

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

A 1600 Pelican

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:56 PM

When I had my CGEM, I had the Pelican 1610 w/ wheels, it worked great. Everything fit and it was easy to move that beast around.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:31 PM

Taylor, glad to see you back on the forums...

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:16 PM

I have been out of town all week and when I got home a few minutes ago my IM2700 was setting on the porch so I will be busy tomorrow getting the foam cut out. I bought some very dense black foam from the foam factory online. It is excellent for this case/mount. Also if I ever sell it I would have all the original foam making it worth a few more bucks. I plan on taking my time cutting it out because you can always wack some more off but it is really difficult to wack some more on :-) If anyone has there IM2700 cut out please post a picture. I think I am going to appreciate the slightly larger size than the 1600 which is a mighty fine case.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:38 PM

Great news Ron. That should keep you busy for a while.

Measure twice...cut once. Or in my case...I Cut it 3 times and it's still too short! :confused:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

I have finished cutting the foam and now have a great case for the mount. The ADM saddle knobs are pretty long so I simply removed them and placed them above the saddle which helps a lot with lid closure without anything sticking up too high. I am pleased with the way it came out and nothing is sticking up high enough to cause any issues with closing the lid. :jump:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:45 AM

Nicely done Ron. Looks great. Sure beats Tupperware and some old pillows!

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