First, here is a small gallery of containment unit screenshots I took from the 4k blu-ray. Just to show you guys what we're working with. Some of the parts are a little easier to see, but still offer challenges in figuring out what they are.
We know what the tubing is and the brackets that go next to the ribbon cable. The tube brackets that we can't i.d. are the ones to the right of the rectangular relay push buttons. The ends are at a very fierce 90 degree angle and are giving us a very hard time locating something similar. They almost look like the end of a tire pressure gauge with a threaded coupling around it attached to a screwable cable clamp. Well, the parts search continues...
One thing that we have been able to do is ID the microamperes meter. It's made by Midland and is model #23-208. The same manufacturer as the CB radio located in the Ecto-1. However, the part seems to be very rare and we cannot locate one or find a device it was commonly used in. So, we've taken an alternate route. We purchased a similar model and are photoshopping the correct design into it.
Here is what we purchased:
It's the same size and shape as the 23-208. Here is what we created that will go into the meter.
Not completely exact but it's pretty close?
While we were watching the containment unit scenes, we noticed that when the containment door opens, the brackets holding the door in place weren't hydraulic closers (like what you see on the trunks of cars). The metal rods are actually part of a guide rail setup. We took a step back and wondered if the frame of the containment unit was a found part where prop makers just added the electrical components to? We asked ourselves, "What does the containment unit look like?" Well, we came to realize that it might be an industrial size laundry chute possibly used in prisons or hospitals. Doing a Google image search yields some possible clues but nothing perfectly matching. What do you guys think? It would be cool to find if it actually was and we found one! However, we will be doing ours out of wood to start.
As far as the custom sounds go for the unit, here's a sample of what i've been working on so far.
https://soundcloud.com/ojf/southland-gh ... re/s-mmIKJ
Tomorrow will be our first build day, but it won't be anything exciting. Purchasing some of the wood materials and measuring everything out. We will update this build thread regularly and there will be pictures to follow in the upcoming days.