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I had these crates made for the back of the Yukon, the smaller one is big enough for Cujo, so will definately be big enough for Lyka since I highly doubt she'll be bigger than him lol. They're not 100% how I would have liked them, I need to find a local aluminum shop to cut some holes and add some more bars... I wanna be able to see thru the crates so I can see behind me, the way the bars in the doors are placed, I can't see straight thru! I also need to sand them down with fine sandpaper and polish em, they are totally unfinished, not even brushed, so they metal surface looks kinda ugly with manufacturing scratches and such. No biggie, I've done enough aluminum polishing in my life to not worry about that lol.











 

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Those are too nice to put a dog in there! :lol: Make a good grocery crate though.
 

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Mike...keep up the good work.

From when I first read one of your posts...one year ago (+/-)...to now...the difference is vast. You're a fast learner, plus you've done something good with this forum.

I firmly believe you're up to your eyes in dogs now... :lol:

Next thing you know...you'll be asking all kinds of breeding questions, cornering the dutchie market, inventing new dog stuff, and so on.

It's 8) !!
 

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Those ARE awesome! I'm with Greg...what do you want to go and get them dirty for? :lol:

Dare I even ASK what those cost? :eek: I need some for the Element, really.
 

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Hey!, those are awesome looking crates! The only suggestion I might add is to put some type of cover on the on the dog side of the latch as we had similar latches on a dog box and some of the dogs figured out how to scratch at the latch and were able to pop the latch open. If they figure that latch is holding the door shut and they are in a hurry to get out :roll: .....Not a critisism, just had to trouble shoot lots of dog doors on vehicles :lol: . Very nice boxes and those ought to last forever.
 

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Andres Martin said:
Mike...keep up the good work.

From when I first read one of your posts...one year ago (+/-)...to now...the difference is vast. You're a fast learner, plus you've done something good with this forum.

I firmly believe you're up to your eyes in dogs now... :lol:

Next thing you know...you'll be asking all kinds of breeding questions, cornering the dutchie market, inventing new dog stuff, and so on.

It's 8) !!
Andres, I am so with you on that! Mike was a newbie on "another" forum when I joined it, and Mike very quickly turned into a "go-to" guy for posters. I won't mention any names here, but I happen to know the opinion of Mike held by a couple of old hands on the "other" board, and it is high indeed.

As for this board............ I have heard and read nothing but good about it. \:D/

Well, enough sucking up for one day......... :lol: :lol:
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
I had these crates made for the back of the Yukon, the smaller one is big enough for Cujo, so will definately be big enough for Lÿka since I highly doubt she'll be bigger than him lol. They're not 100% how I would have liked them, I need to find a local aluminum shop to cut some holes and add some more bars... I wanna be able to see thru the crates so I can see behind me, the way the bars in the doors are placed, I can't see straight thru! I also need to sand them down with fine sandpaper and polish em, they are totally unfinished, not even brushed, so they metal surface looks kinda ugly with manufacturing scratches and such. No biggie, I've done enough aluminum polishing in my life to not worry about that lol.

Very nice Mike, I need to get some made too but out here it is too much to ship. Have to get a local engineer to make one. What was the cost, if you don't mind?
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Very nice crates Mike!
With a little creative cutting on wire crates, I'm able to get two crates in the back of my little Pontiac Vibe. Still got a littl room for gear/luggage.
Thunder's is side to side, behind the driver and passenger seat. Ursa's is in the center, front to back, behind Thunders.
 

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Gorgeous crates, Mike! I am deeply jealous. I am likewise morbidly curious of the pricetag. See, this is why I seriously need to break down, sell fiance's Camry, and buy my brother's Silverado for the darn dogs. I was doing pretty nasty damage shoving the bloody crate in and out of the backseat of my 2005 Impala (ouch!) to keep to keep the dog in the crate in the car during practice. Now I just keep the darn thing folded up in the trunk when not in practice and Zoso sits in the crate behind the sheriff's "clandestine lab" vans just out of sight of the training field and in the shade.
 
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