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 Post subject: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:26 pm 
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I can't find the thread at the moment, but I know there's one somewhere where we talk about how awesome trav-l bars are. In that thread, Ahu mentions the idea of turning a guitar case into a trav-l bar. That got me thinking about making my own ultimate trav-l bar. It's still a work in progress, but it's come a long way from this:
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That's 11 bottles (2 big boys), plus tupperware for sliced limes, lemons, and cherries, and plenty of room for other tools.

I've got plans for a dvd player and speakers, and a towel bar.

Here's what I've done to the outside:
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LuRu painted the hula girls (I suppose that's cheating Ahu). They match the fabric inside the case. The other stuff is stickers and ephemera that I added with modge podge.

I'll add more on the construction if there's interest.

So what other trav-l bar constructions or revamps are out there?

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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If ever there was a thread that would give me ideas that would get me in trouble at work, this is it!! :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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Well....I do have my old army issue footlocker. Hmmm says I.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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Would an Airstream trailer count as a Trav-L Bar?

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:55 am 
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Would an Airstream trailer count as a Trav-L Bar?

It might, but that would deserve it's own thread. I'm sure lots of us would love to hear about and see it.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:07 am 
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E33 wrote:
I can't find the thread at the moment, but I know there's one somewhere where we talk about how awesome trav-l bars are. In that thread, Ahu mentions the idea of turning a guitar case into a trav-l bar.

Found it: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5829

Here's one LuRu painted and donated to the silent auction at the last Hot Rod Hula Hop
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She did another one for Ohana, but we forgot to take pictures.

I know Tiki J has one she built from scratch. Care to share here in the port?

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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That's 11 bottles (2 big boys), plus tupperware for sliced limes, lemons, and cherries, and plenty of room for other tools.

I've got plans for a dvd player and speakers, and a towel bar.

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8)

:drool:

:fez:

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:18 am 
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I am thinking about room for a humidor and a built in ice chest/bucket (Mark!).

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:26 am 
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I am thinking about room for a humidor and a built in ice chest/bucket (Mark!).


but probably not enough room for mark.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:50 am 
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rugbymatt wrote:
I am thinking about room for a humidor and a built in ice chest/bucket (Mark!).


but probably not enough room for mark.


There would be if you are using the Airstream.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:59 pm 
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wow! really nice E33! :shock: :shock:
I fore see a fun winter project in many fellows futre. That's gonna be a hard act to follow E33!

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:09 pm 
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Ok, ok we need some rules here.

You must be able go carry your travel bar unassisted?

And no tequila.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Well, if you can start out with luggage that wasn't intended to be a Travel-Bar in the first place, that opens up a whole different competition.

Speaking of Army issue footlockers...

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Ok, ok we need some rules here.

You must be able go carry your travel bar unassisted?

Wheels are a plus:
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I gotta add some ephemera to the back.

I had this case at Ohana, but even with the hula girl lights it was a little hard to see in our dark room crawl room.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:18 pm 
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Well, if you can start out with luggage that wasn't intended to be a Travel-Bar in the first place, that opens up a whole different competition.

Speaking of Army issue footlockers...

There could be different divisions:
Refurbishing - taking a vintage travel bar and tricking it out
Repurposing - taking some other type of case (luggage, footlocker, guitar case, accordion etc.) and turning it into a travel bar
Creating - making the whole thing from scratch

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:30 pm 
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E33 wrote:
SpaceBoy64 wrote:
Well, if you can start out with luggage that wasn't intended to be a Travel-Bar in the first place, that opens up a whole different competition.

Speaking of Army issue footlockers...

There could be different divisions:
Refurbishing - taking a vintage travel bar and tricking it out
Repurposing - taking some other type of case (luggage, footlocker, guitar case, accordion etc.) and turning it into a travel bar
Creating - making the whole thing from scratch

I like the idea of divisions :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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This sounds fun and the divisions would level the playing field a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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rev_thumper wrote:
Ok, ok we need some rules here.

You must be able go carry your travel bar unassisted?

And no tequila.

-Rev


So anything needing a trailer hitch to move it is out?

The Trav-L bar winter project contest rules would be something like:
1. Less than 35 pounds fully stocked
2. Minimum service for 4? 2? 1?
3. Capable of creating at least 1? 2? 4? 5? different drinks
4. Self powered by conventional/non-conventional means?
5. Contain no tequila nor any spirit containing an insect, reptile or bacon. (still allows the goat to participate)

Judged on the ability to create an exotic ambiance in a modern beige hotel type room.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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So anything needing a trailer hitch to move it is out?

Not if we go by weight class.

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The Trav-L bar winter project contest rules would be something like:
1. Less than 35 pounds fully stocked

I can lift more than 35 lbs.

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2. Minimum service for 4? 2? 1?
3. Capable of creating at least 1? 2? 4? 5? different drinks

Cocktails for two.

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4. Self powered by conventional/non-conventional means?

External power ok.

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5. Contain no tequila nor any spirit containing an insect, reptile or bacon. (still allows the goat to participate)

Whoa whoa whoa.... no bacon?

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Judged on the ability to create an exotic ambiance in a modern beige hotel type room.

Hookers not required.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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(Hookers not required)


agreed, but if Java builds a travel bar you can bet there will be a Burlesque girl or two in the case. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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(Hookers not required)


agreed, but if Java builds a travel bar you can bet there will be a Burlesque girl or two in the case. :P


Inflatables? Good idea Mel - that can really change the ambiance fast!

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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or a matt helm pneumatic bedroom.

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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Here's some more inspiration from our friends at DeTiki
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More info and pics here: http://delandtiki.com/for-the-boys/

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 Post subject: Re: Trav-L Bar Throwdown
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What are the dates for the competition?
Specifications posted with photos?
Does the case have to be soft or hard?
Inflatable up or down?

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What are the dates for the competition?
Specifications posted with photos?
Does the case have to be soft or hard?
Inflatable up or down?

The internet just awared this post the coveted Most Likely To Be Taken Out of Context.

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