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Old 07-22-11, 01:11 PM
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DIY Coolshirt cooler

Just passing this along.

I built a diy coolshirt cooler a while ago using this as an example:
http://roocox.blogspot.com/2009/04/diy-cool-shirt.html

The cooler he uses is good. I originally built one using a cooler available at the local Target and it didn't hold the ice/water well. The one in diy blog has latches and even has a strap mounting built in. If you follow the link to where he purchased his, the cooler would have costed about $51 shipped to California.

Well I found a place that sells it for the same price, but free shipping so it only costed me $39.99.
But now they emailed me a promotion code that lasts until 8/21/11 for 15% off bringing the cooler to $33.99! A great deal! I may have to build another one now!

Here's the code you use:
s711gqcar

Now go out & build one!


Forgot I had a picture on my phone.
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Old 07-22-11, 01:59 PM
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I've seen this cool shirt cooler he built in person. Its awesome! works perfectly too!
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Old 07-23-11, 11:49 AM
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show me your fittings!

jrx13's cooler is installed very neatly. I thought it was a drop-in pre-assembled kit when I first saw it. The pump, fittings, hoses, etc. are high quality and result in a clean finish.

Post some more pics. You should offer this install as a service, dude.
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Old 07-25-11, 07:22 AM
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Absolutely awesome writeup. I needed 2 units for my cars and this is a great winter project for this year.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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Old 07-25-11, 05:56 PM
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I talked about this with some guys over the weekend at VIR. It was 100+ and like 95% humidity. Time to build one of these.
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Old 07-26-11, 09:22 AM
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another excellent write up is here:

http://www.trackhq.com/forums/f195/d...-ice-box-3260/

I believe the couplings on this link are cheaper than the Mcmaster ones. Also make sure you order the extra fittings to make it easier to drain your shirt at the end of the day.

When I made my cooler, instead of drilling through the side of the cooler and sealing the holes up, I drilled the holes through the top of the lid. You don't have to worry as much about sealing it this way. Just leave extra length of hose on the discharge side to allow you to open the lid. Also I didn't even drill a hole for the wires, I just run them through the lid seal. The gasket will slightly pinch the wires but not enough to damage or cut them. You don't even have to mount the bilge pump. The cooler in the link I provided comes with a plastic bottom "grid". Just zip tie your bilge pump to this and leave the grid to sit at the bottom. That way it is removable to clean/service as well. So basically, it's two holes drilled in the top of the lid & some fittings!



I could make a couple for local guys, but I doubt I could charge that much enough to make it worthwhile. It's pretty easy to make, the hardest part for me was making a way to mount the cooler into the car.
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What is the link to the place to purchase the cooler that you found?
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Old 07-26-11, 05:15 PM
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What the F....???

I could have sworn the link was posted....did it get deleted?

Anyways if I didn't, sorry about that!

http://www.austinkayak.com/products/...ler-UC-13.html
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thanks dude! Just ordered one. Promo code didn't work though. Might of only been a one time use code. Still saved on shipping though!
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this is great, definitely one of my next weekend projects!
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Old 08-09-11, 05:39 PM
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got another coupon code. good until 9/2/11 it says:

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