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I know the feeling, I'm not getting much love in my log. It helps when you have a case people like, Lian Li's just don't have the following they used to have.

Just checked out your log- You can do alot of cool stuff with that case! it's a monster thumb.gif

Well i had i boatload of errands I had to do today after work so I didn't get home until after 7:00. Then I had to cook dinner for the family. Yum! spaghetti and meatballs. So no modding as of yet for today.

I did pick up some needed items though. There is a metal shop right next to the shop where I work. I went over there today and asked the owner if he had any metal mesh. He asked how big and if it was for a personal project. I said about a square foot and yes.Then I followed him into his shop and he pulled out a 22"x36" piece of beautiful perfect size stainless mesh. I asked him how much, and he said that he couldn't remember how much he paid per sq ft, but that it was very expensive. Then he gave it to me and I told him I would buy him some beer! great deal biggrin.gif

Heres what it looks like with the CM front filter mesh over the top of it- it looks almost perfect, except the CM mesh is actually little hexagons whereas the mesh I got is round, and the stainless mesh has slighly bigger holes.

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After work, one of my errands was to aquire some acrylic, so instead of going to home desparate, I went to a local plastic fabrication shop ( Kel-Tech plastics ) and found some color samples. I picked out a couple and took em to the front counter and asked an employee how much it would cost for a couple of small pieces. He said that one of the colors that I picked out would be hard, because he didnt have any in stock and he would have to order a whole sheet. Then he pointed me over to their scrap rack where they sill misc acrylic (and other materials) up to 2" thick! Anything under 1" thick is sold by wieght at $2.50 a pound( 1" thick and over for $5 per lb)

I got 2 smoked grey panels and a 10x14 or so sheet of some orange. The orange was not my first choice of orange, but the other was oos. Regardless, it may work nicely, but its very transparent. some sanding may be in order- I'll have to test a piece. the orange and thinner of the 2 grey pieces are 7/64" thick (or just under a 1/4" for those of you that don't care to be so exact) and I got a 3/8 thick piece of smoked grey also. It weighed 6 lbs and it cost $16.40 after tax. not bad!

Heres a pic rolleyes.gif

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post #62 of 794

Nice finds. Keep the work coming.

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Heh- totally forgot to post progress pictures from last night. I got the cutouts for both sliding doors done- here the pics:)

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The new mesh is going to look sweet and sassy behind those cutouts thumb.gif
I don't think I will get any modding done tonight, just a bit of sanding on these cutouts and on the plastic door frame that still needs one more coat.

Thanks for looking!
Edited by bob808 - 2/20/12 at 9:30pm
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post #64 of 794

Ya it should. Are those covers aluminum or plastic?

post #65 of 794
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Are those covers aluminum or plastic?

thin aluminum over abs plastic
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post #66 of 794

Ah that explains the shiny edge. I was thinking they would be crazy overkill if they were solid aluminum.

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I wish haha overkill or not
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post #68 of 794
Wow it looks amazing! It's almost like your convincing me to paint the fan grills on the top/front red.

Keep up the nice job, can't wait to see it finished and done!
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drool.gif looking awesome Bob! I want more!!
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Great work, and you are one lucky guy to walk on to 2 great deals like that. I'm thinking you should go into the plastic's business thumb.gif
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