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Old 09-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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I had been kicking around this idea for a good bit about modifying an Academy Quad Pod.

I started with their Quad Pod

Added a full 16' cattle panel. Zip tied tied it to the frame.

Added small painted half circle piece of plywood to the back of the top.

Wrapped it with 2 layers of camo wrap and up she went.

I thought it turned out real nice for less than $350.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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Looks like it came out great!
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:06 PM   #3
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I like it! I have the same platform still in the box in my garage but I intend to just put a pop up on top.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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I like it! I have the same platform still in the box in my garage but I intend to just put a pop up on top.
I'm thinking the same way as you, but haven't quite figured out how I'll get in.....my old pop up has a corner entry and the ladder comes straight up the back.....are you gonna cut an entry?
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:21 PM   #5
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Looks great! Just make sure you anchor it down good.

I'd t-post the legs.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:23 PM   #6
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Nice work
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:25 PM   #7
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Great job.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:32 PM   #8
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That's pretty slick
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:34 PM   #9
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Thsts looks good
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:36 PM   #10
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Nice!
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #11
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Sweet I picked one up off the ground for a fellow lease mate two weekends ago. Moral of the story, tie it down. I was thinking of the same lines as you when I saw his. Great job.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:03 PM   #12
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Thanks guys! I will get it tied to those Oaks this weekend.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:52 PM   #13
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Very cool! I got one that I need to do this same thing to.

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Old 09-29-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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Looks good!
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:24 PM   #15
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Very nice!
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:36 PM   #16
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Looks great. I love some home made blinds
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:41 PM   #17
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Looks great. Hope you tied it down good so it won't blow over. I predict you will get some undetected shots out of that blind. Nice job.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #18
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Great job! I'm gonna steal this idea
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:57 PM   #19
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They make a top for it. Have it and the stand still in the box so can't comment on how well it works.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:47 PM   #20
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Looks great!


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Old 10-03-2016, 09:20 AM   #21
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I'm thinking the same way as you, but haven't quite figured out how I'll get in.....my old pop up has a corner entry and the ladder comes straight up the back.....are you gonna cut an entry?
Not real sure yet.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:06 PM   #22
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nice
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:20 PM   #23
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How are the seats on this? Nice work by the way!
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:04 AM   #24
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How are the seats on this? Nice work by the way!
Seat wasn't bad. Sat the opening sit solo so still not sure how it is with 2.

There is enough room on that platform to leave their seats off and put a few chairs up there.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:35 AM   #25
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Looks great!
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:30 AM   #26
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Great idea!
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:31 AM   #27
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:35 AM   #28
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Love it!
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:00 AM   #29
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Are you able to shoot OK with that front rail on there?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #30
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Like this!
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:00 PM   #31
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Very cool mod. ��
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:26 AM   #32
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Are you able to shoot OK with that front rail on there?
I was thinking the same thing, or can you adjust it any?
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:29 PM   #33
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I like the heck out of this! It'd be nice to see some more pics of it, that are a little clearer. I've recently purchased a single Blynd on the 10' tower and plan on disassembling the corrugated plastic walls and just using/enlarging the platform. I may use your idea w/the cattle panel and skin it with some light panel boards that come shipped with the engines for our planes at work. Great job!!
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:43 PM   #34
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Cool
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:18 PM   #35
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Sweet
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:33 PM   #36
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Nice setup!!
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:18 AM   #37
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Thanks Leddy for the great idea. I couldn't help but copy your design.

Instead of plywood, I found a 4' x 8' sheet of Coroplast at Home Depot for $15, which is basically cardboard made from plastic. Like your project, we used the plastic sheet to fill in the back top, as well as the front bottom portion. The Coroplast cuts easily with a good knife, is very light, and will not rot. Home Depot only had the sheets in white so we're hitting them with black spray paint.

I also found a couple of inexpensive door mats that are 3' x 5'. Since the platform is 5' x 5', we overlapped the mats and cut a square for the seat base.

We plan to finish it up this week and take her to the ranch this week.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:11 PM   #38
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I said I was done with projects but made a long list of new ones in the blind on the last evening sit. Saving this for ideas for a couple of spots.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:17 PM   #39
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Thanks Leddy for the great idea. I couldn't help but copy your design.

Instead of plywood, I found a 4' x 8' sheet of Coroplast at Home Depot for $15, which is basically cardboard made from plastic. Like your project, we used the plastic sheet to fill in the back top, as well as the front bottom portion. The Coroplast cuts easily with a good knife, is very light, and will not rot. Home Depot only had the sheets in white so we're hitting them with black spray paint.

I also found a couple of inexpensive door mats that are 3' x 5'. Since the platform is 5' x 5', we overlapped the mats and cut a square for the seat base.

We plan to finish it up this week and take her to the ranch this week.
Looks good!! Sure is a comfortable sit!
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:04 AM   #40
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What kind of camo material did you use and from where?
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:52 PM   #41
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Great job!
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:13 PM   #42
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That's a neat setup. I've got to do something like that for next season. Got busted too many times this season. Looks like your setup is plenty dark and cast lots of shadows. Nice job.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:26 PM   #43
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What kind of camo material did you use and from where?
I'm curious to hear what Leddy used. I found some decent camo at Academy today that wasn't too expensive.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/camo...ildCatid=29412
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:35 PM   #44
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I might have to try this
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:48 PM   #45
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What kind of camo material did you use and from where?
I've used military type netting on my blinds after I wrap them in black plastic. I'm considering dumping the plastic though and using the cheapest indoor/outdoor carpet from Lowe's. It's black on the bottom ( inside ) and either green or brown on top ( outside ). Any ideas as to why this wouldn't work ?

Nice job on the blind BTW !
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:06 AM   #46
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I've used military type netting on my blinds after I wrap them in black plastic. I'm considering dumping the plastic though and using the cheapest indoor/outdoor carpet from Lowe's. It's black on the bottom ( inside ) and either green or brown on top ( outside ). Any ideas as to why this wouldn't work ?

Nice job on the blind BTW !
For years and years, we used old residential carpet that we would pulled out of dumpsters. I imagine outdoor carpet would work well.

I assume you would only use the outdoor carpet without the black plastic. Out of curiosity, are there any issues with using black plastic?

My plan for finishing up the Quad Pod was to first wrap in plastic and then cover with the camo netting.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:10 AM   #47
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Great job!!
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:10 AM   #48
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that will get it done!
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:50 PM   #49
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Thanks Leddy for the great idea. I couldn't help but copy your design.

Instead of plywood, I found a 4' x 8' sheet of Coroplast at Home Depot for $15, which is basically cardboard made from plastic. Like your project, we used the plastic sheet to fill in the back top, as well as the front bottom portion. The Coroplast cuts easily with a good knife, is very light, and will not rot. Home Depot only had the sheets in white so we're hitting them with black spray paint.

I also found a couple of inexpensive door mats that are 3' x 5'. Since the platform is 5' x 5', we overlapped the mats and cut a square for the seat base.

We plan to finish it up this week and take her to the ranch this week.

Any updated or finished pics?
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:05 PM   #50
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Not yet, but I will...I hope to set up everything on Monday.
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