Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Cloud, MN, USA
Re: Pelican Top case
The mounting plate is just a stock sheet of AL, that I marked and cut with a jigsaw. Then cleaned the edges up a bit on the belt sander. Drilled the holes in the AL plate first , then transferred them to the Pelican. Stepped the holes up with a stepper bit. Then drilled the "notch" out and trimmed it with the dremel.
Getting the holes to align up was a bit fiddely, but at most 3 hours in the shop. I drilled the 3rd center hole out with the wrong bit so I had to go up one size with "tee nut" other than that easy as pie.
I cut the "tee nuts" down with a dremel so they squeeze the pelican just a wee bit, incase I don't get the spring clip to lock, there's still a bit of friction holding the box down..