Hi everyone, I’m not exactly new to this forum as I read way more than I post but first of I’d like to say thanks! The information here is great and most people seem more than willing to help.
Im designing an modular expandable enclosure and i’m running into a bit of a rut and I need your experiences. Basically I have 2 choices I can make.
#1 Currently, the enclosure is similar to the Mellow Drive layout. The enclosure is cantelievered off the trucks so it eliminates any drilling. This allows me to do quick deck swaps. Pros: Quick deck swaps, easy to install, compatible with most decks, no drilling, I get to experience the full flex of the deck . Cons: fairly thick (2.1"), might need extra risers, can’t be too long fits maximum 10s3p, rides high
#2 This is the alternative design. Make it thinner and span the whole deck and drill holes through deck. Similar to the Raptor 2 enclosure. Pros: Thinner 1.5", more versitle for electronics, rides lower (lower centre of gravity) Cons: Drill holes through deck, stiffens up the deck a lot more.
Im just wondering what you guys think? #1 or #2?
So here is the #1 version. I haven’t made a plate to canteliever and tie the truck holes to the enclosure (similar to a Mellow Drive) but that’s pretty easy once I figure this last part out.
The enclosure is layered so I can expand or contract as I see fit. It uses a t slot extrusion design to slide in new enclosure pieces and to mount electronics neatly inside. The model deck I’m using is a bit narrow so it doesn’t sit right, but enough for demonstration.