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Ideas - re purpose computer metal chassis into something useful

santoshym

Aug 22, 2022
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I have these empty computer metal chassis which i want to use instead of throwing them. Dimensions are (H x W x D):. 18.07 x 5.54 x 51.76 cm (7.11 x 2.18 x 20.37 in), any ideas what can be done. I had a thought of converting them into safety box for food vendors during covid 19 times. Your ordered food is in a packaged and goes into the box [no one will touch it] you drive thro and pick it up using a code on your phone. The picture shown here is vertical and i don't have the big chassis which holds 16 of the individual units. These can be stacked horizontally on top of each other and slide out.
 

Martaine2005

May 12, 2015
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You could take the fronts off and try advertising them as project boxes/enclosures.
I doubt you’ll sell many but it’s worth a try.
Scrap metal probably isn’t worth it as there’s no weight to them.
Storage boxes would require a lot of custom sheet work to be viable plus takeaway food bags are huge for more than one person’s order.
Maybe flower/plant boxes for a computer shop?, but they wouldn’t buy them!.
I really don’t know.

Martin
 

santoshym

Aug 22, 2022
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You could take the fronts off and try advertising them as project boxes/enclosures.
I doubt you’ll sell many but it’s worth a try.
Scrap metal probably isn’t worth it as there’s no weight to them.
Storage boxes would require a lot of custom sheet work to be viable plus takeaway food bags are huge for more than one person’s order.
Maybe flower/plant boxes for a computer shop?, but they wouldn’t buy them!.
I really don’t know.

Martin
You made a point, never thought about selling it as a project box. Thanks
 

roughshawd

Jul 13, 2020
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I cut one up and made a battery box for the brake system on the front of my home made trailer(sold it.)
 
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