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Jicko
03-19-2007, 2:25 PM
I kinda want those P'n'P foam... but I don't think Pelican got those for the 1750...

And I really don't want to pay $80 for 3 pieces of foams from Pelican...

Anyone else have any suggestions?

wildcard
03-19-2007, 2:35 PM
I was in the same boat when I was looking to replace a HUGE piece of foam in my Hardigg Storm 3300 case and didn't feel like paying the big bucks for the set when all I needed was one sheet. I ended up ordering from http://www.efoamstore.com/ Great service when I called them and the "packaging" foam was exactly like the factory set. Density and the charcoal color seemed to match specs as far as I could tell. You could even specify if you want it like the egg crates or just flat. Not sure about the pick-and-pluck style though.

Technical Ted
03-19-2007, 2:39 PM
I kinda want those P'n'P foam... but I don't think Pelican got those for the 1750...

And I really don't want to pay $80 for 3 pieces of foams from Pelican...

Anyone else have any suggestions?
Copquest $50
http://www.copquest.com/28-4000.htm

Adorama $52
http://www.adorama.com/PL1751.html?sid=1174340172693622

While you're at it get replacement 0 rings.

FYI because the foam is petroleum based, the cost per pound has gone up recently. A couple of months ago I had to line three briefcases with foam for use as equipment storage cases and it cost me $35 to fit each case with three 17"x12"x1/2" sheets each (That included custom cuts to fit the cases and the equipment, plus gluing from a local shop).

Most small sources won't deal with pluck and pull. If you've ever looked at the Pelican panels, you'll see that the scored areas stop 1-2" from the edge. That's to keep the foam from separating all the way to the edge.

ETA: Also here, but they cost more and charge CA sales tax--but they're in LA.
http://www.globalsoundandimage.com/acc.html#Pelican_1750

Jicko
03-19-2007, 3:29 PM
I wonder if those replacement foam is Pick N Pluck or not.... since I think from Pelican's own website, they state that replacement foam for 1750 is NOT pick'N'pluck.... :-(

brando
03-19-2007, 3:37 PM
Cases4Less.com in SD...pretty much the only place I buy from now. They'll have it drop shipped from the Torrance factory pronto - great company to deal with (I've got about a dozen cases from them over the years).

Technical Ted
03-19-2007, 3:44 PM
I wonder if those replacement foam is Pick N Pluck or not.... since I think from Pelican's own website, they state that replacement foam for 1750 is NOT pick'N'pluck.... :-(
If you're going to be putting a rifle in there, pre scored foam is just going to get torn up sooner. The shifting weight of the rifle will work the webs in the the unplucked, prescored areas resulting in tears.

mike452
03-19-2007, 3:58 PM
http://www.caseclub.com/

They are in Anaheim. They aslo sell the 1750 case too.

Jicko
03-19-2007, 4:08 PM
If you're going to be putting a rifle in there, pre scored foam is just going to get torn up sooner. The shifting weight of the rifle will work the webs in the the unplucked, prescored areas resulting in tears.

I thought they designed it that way....

http://www.casesbypelican.com/1759GC-a.htm

(Altho I don't agree with how they put the 2 rifles and the scope in this particular photo)

Technical Ted
03-19-2007, 4:37 PM
I thought they designed it that way....

http://www.casesbypelican.com/1759GC-a.htm

(Altho I don't agree with how they put the 2 rifles and the scope in this particular photo)
Thought you were talking about lining the whole case with pluck-n-pull. What you have there is a combination of eggcrate and pluck-n-pull. The eggcrate does the job of holding most of the rifle weight in place, relieving stress ion the pluck-n-pull.

DANGERCLOSE
03-19-2007, 5:13 PM
-1 on the pick and pluck. i have seen the daily use of this item (p'n'p) when transporting some revolver type grenade launchers. it gets torn up pretty good and the pattern that you pluck gets messed up. i would rather go with the foam that you can custom cut yourself. another suggestion is to use some 3m or equivelent spray glue. after you cut out the pattern that you need, you can glue the sheets together and even to the case. this helps in making it one piece.

DANGERCLOSE
03-19-2007, 5:26 PM
oh, yeah. +1 on cases4less.com. they have THE best prices on cases. it is even below my pricing.

SemiAutoSam
03-19-2007, 7:42 PM
There is also a place that custom cuts the foam. with a knife die cutting press kind of thing.

I may have the place in my favorites I will look.

Until then there is always this.
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=292695&page=1

Mute
03-19-2007, 11:25 PM
If you buy a Pelican, they have a service to custom cut the foam for you.

Rem1492
03-19-2007, 11:57 PM
thanks for that link Sam, wow, thats some serious foam, my ghetto job just wont cut it anymore, literally.

Jicko
03-20-2007, 12:01 AM
If you buy a Pelican, they have a service to custom cut the foam for you.

Do you know HOW MUCH!? I've my 1750, and I am missing the center piece of foam... now I want to custom the case for my new Mk12 Mod1 SPR.

Mute
03-20-2007, 8:33 AM
Do you know HOW MUCH!? I've my 1750, and I am missing the center piece of foam... now I want to custom the case for my new Mk12 Mod1 SPR.

Don't know. Best to call them. Their HQ is here in Torrance.