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post #1931 of 5800
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Originally Posted by chino1974 View Post

Now that ITDiva showed hers off here's a pic of mine. Not as sweet but it nice in it's own rights. biggrin.gif


Thats exactly how Id do mine in case I decide to get the small Phantom.

Except id glue it. Quick tutorial on what you need and how to do such a window mod?

thx
post #1932 of 5800
since chino shows it off and it diva did so heres mine

this is the best pic i can find showing the window mod the best and also expect more mods from me such as glowing letters on them need to contact a machineir or artisan for it can any one make recommendations

what I'm thinking is putting metal anindized plates where the slants are that have holes on them then a sheet of light diffuser
Edited by modnoob - 8/4/12 at 10:32am
 
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post #1933 of 5800
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Thats exactly how Id do mine in case I decide to get the small Phantom.
Except id glue it. Quick tutorial on what you need and how to do such a window mod?
thx



actually you can use a dremel or a jig saw or if you have a lot of time a drill and file
 
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I'd thought with some perspex in behind as a window, the island could simply be glued on.. But I agree, the pieces separating the teeth would likely not hold up to the movement of the jigsaw. Although you could adhere a sacrificial piece of 9mm MDF onto the back of the panel to make it more rigid.

Or.. local sign makers (not sign writers or vinyl cutters) but the guys they use to make like 3d letters. Almost all of them are done by cnc. The guy I know is about £90/hour of cutting time. But your probably only talking 20 mins cutting time. His smallest cutter is 3mm tho, so the bits that come to a point would need done by hand.
    
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post #1936 of 5800
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Use the search tab at the top of the thread buddy. There are several window mods here. Mine is here so is ITDIVA,ModNoob and fudeseys just to name a few off the top of my head. thumb.gif

Once again, a quick search yielded nothing. But I believe I will more than likely going with the same design as you, just without those holes. I don't even have the case yet, so I will mock it up in photoshop before hand tongue.gif
post #1937 of 5800
for my window i just sourced an extra back panel and then used it for the door. That way i was able to make whatever design i wanted.
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post #1938 of 5800
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Once again, a quick search yielded nothing. But I believe I will more than likely going with the same design as you, just without those holes. I don't even have the case yet, so I will mock it up in photoshop before hand tongue.gif

The holes are push pin clips used to hold the acrylic in place. You can probably try gluing it in place. I just used what I had on hand at home when I did it. Looking back if I did it again I would probably have looked into some type of adhesive that would be strong enough but that wouldn't damage the acrylic. Anyways that case is looking for a new home since I'm working on my "Lethal Threat" Switch 810 Build now. biggrin.gif
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post #1940 of 5800
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Doing a side window mod on the 410 is a different animal than on the phantom or the switch.
The latter two have a side panel structure with a "track" along the top and bottom inner edges that the side window acrylic can rest in and hence it only needs to be kept in place up against the inside of the side panel. You don't need anything additional to support the acrylic so it doesn't slide down.
The 410 does not have any amount of useful lip or track on the inner edge of the side panel to support the window acrylic of an add on window.
The stock window has metal tabs from the side panel that engage slots in the acrylic to fasten it in place, but they won't help you with an add on window.
The stock window also is a molded /cast piece that actually sits flush with the outside surface of the side panel, so that if you were to use 3M's 4010 VHB tape or something similar to adhere an add on window, it would sit the tape thickness behind the side panel and the difference between the stock and new window would look horrible.
Also, because the stock window has no rubber moulding, having that on the add on window as you would with modders tape to hold it on, would look very out of place.
Worse, eventually, gravity would start to win out over the tape and the window would slide down, possibly creating a nightmare in getting the side panel back off.
In truth, unless you're OK with the permanency of using something like an epoxy adhesive to hold on the add on window, some form of thru fastener is the absolute best way to go.
Some button head allen screws would look really nice.
I drilled and tapped the acrylic on mine so I could use stainless steel phillips heads. The side panel steel is pretty thin, and once you cut away a sizable portion of it, (as I did) it gets pretty flimsy feeling, so I used 1/4" acrylic with the screws to recover most of the lost rigidity of the side panel.
With a smaller window, 1/8" acrylic would be sufficient.
Darlene

rep that also who is good with metal and can do some work for me ill pay
is dwood good for gnu back plates and i need some custom pieces
Edited by modnoob - 8/4/12 at 2:15pm
 
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