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    I just scored a couple sheets of siding. Its 1/8 inch sheet metal on the outsides and 2 and 3/4 inch thick insulation on the inside the sheets are 18'x3' how big is too big when building a cooler? the guys said it has an r value of about r-12 or r-14. And apparently they have alot of scrap pieces that they usually throw away.... Not anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    how big is too big when building a cooler?
    This is too big!Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKC View Post
    This is too big!Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	3649 I got a good deal on this one.
    Looks like that thing is the size of the whole pickup bed.
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    I agree that is too big! id go broke trying to fill it with ice! Cut all the sides today to fit snug in my dodge all said and done if my math is right it will be right at 200 quarts. Wife is out of town so ive gotta rush it together before she gets back ("seriously another project!") i can already hear it. Im hoping it will look like an aftermarket fuel tank when im done. Nice and snug and flush with the top of the bed. I think ill mount a hi lift jack on top of it just for shi## and giggles. And finish it off with a coat of rhino lining.Click image for larger version. 

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    Day 2 of the build...Click image for larger version. 

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    I have never thought of building one, this is great guys! Hardstalk, do you mind on a spec sheet and review on how it holds up in that Vegas heat?

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    Dr I have a few walkin freezer panels that you can cut down to size if you want to do this for real. 4" thick insulation with stucco finish aluminum on both sides. Or anyone in Reno for that matter. I can usually get my hands on panels if interested.

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    Oh and they are usually 4x8 panels

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    I agree that is too big! id go broke trying to fill it with ice! Cut all the sides today to fit snug in my dodge all said and done if my math is right it will be right at 200 quarts. Wife is out of town so ive gotta rush it together before she gets back ("seriously another project!") i can already hear it. Im hoping it will look like an aftermarket fuel tank when im done. Nice and snug and flush with the top of the bed. I think ill mount a hi lift jack on top of it just for shi## and giggles. And finish it off with a coat of rhino lining.Click image for larger version. 

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    Great idea on the rhino lining!

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    Day 3 its comin together...Click image for larger version. 

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    Still have some sheetmetal work to do. rhino line. and figure out a way to seal the inside. Im thinking some sort of roofing epoxy but havent quite figured it out. Ill get a spec sheet when i have more time. P.s its weighing in at every bit of 200 pounds. Possibly pushing 250 barely managable without equipment getting involved.
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