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Here is how I'm thinking of mounting the RAD to the case top.

Anyone here know how or a way to attach these to the RAD, and what size screws?

I'm mounting it this way because I would like to be able to remove the Rad in case I'll ever need to replace it, or, when I get a new heater core.





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And here is the work area for the paintin/cutting/bending/bondoing/whatever else..




And yup...cleanin up for the night...

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Jeez, last I looked you were at 80 posts on this thread.
ONE DAY later, and you're up to 112!

Dang, you're just flying along, ain'tcha Brin!??


Keep up the great work, and if I might make a suggestion? If the camera is making colors come out looking "tea" and they are not, perhaps light the item with something bright and constant rather than the camera's flash and see if the colors come out correctly then? :shrug: That's up to your decision though.

... ::goes to find the subscribe button, because BrinNutz is one busy-bee mofo:: ...
post #114 of 193
Try some 7" zip-ties, I don't think it will get hot enough to melt them...
Thats kind of what I was trying to say earlier, though not to well...You could mold your shroud into the top of the case and make the rad a removable sub-assembly...2 U-brackets to set the res into on the bottom, and 2 spring like half moons attached to the top of the shroud to pop over the top of the rad and secure it...A thick rubber gasket would seal it....Just a thought, it would probably be a pain in the neck to make.....You could hide all the rad that way except for the back view....
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Try some 7" zip-ties, I don't think it will get hot enough to melt them...
Thats kind of what I was trying to say earlier, though not to well...You could mold your shroud into the top of the case and make the rad a removable sub-assembly...2 U-brackets to set the res into on the bottom, and 2 spring like half moons attached to the top of the shroud to pop over the top of the rad and secure it...A thick rubber gasket would seal it....Just a thought, it would probably be a pain in the neck to make.....You could hide all the rad that way except for the back view....

What do you think of my idea now though ira?

I like the idea of some sort of spring or something to come down on top...I'm thinking two small springs on each side of the rad (along with what I already have going), both attached permanently to the case....then like you said, some sort of U-bracket...But I don't know if that would want to pull the rad towards the front, because both springs will have to be in front of the rad, but behind the shroud....

Or, I could make the shroud, rig up some sort of spring loaded door that stays tightly closed...hmm...wish I could show you waht I'm saying..


Edit:
After reading for a 5th time, I now fully understand what you are saying...hmm..I think I'd have to actually make a full frame for it to work, 4 pieces of 2" u-channeling...

It can't rock back and forth, and I want it to be sturdy...that would work though, because then the side u-channel pieces will give me something to mount the shroud too
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There you go Brin...You could box the rad in the 2" channel, put some kind of gasket in it to get rid of any vibration...Over hang the shroud on the side and top, it would be a clean look...Gives you plenty of mounting options for the shroud....Much better then my original idea you wouldn't have to mess with the springs...Simpler is usually better....

I saw where someone suggested nylon all thread for mounting, that would be great to attach your fans to the rad....

I was thinking at first that you wanted to Bondo the shroud to the top of your case....If you did that you would have to have a way of removing the rad easily...Then just 3 sides of the rad could go into channel and you would have to figure a way to spring load it to pull up flush and hard to the shroud.....Maybe some of the L-Mounts you were already showing for the rad with coil springs mounted mid way in the shroud....Hard mounted to the top of the case....

LOL I've got to stop now my fingers are tired......
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Here is how I'm thinking of mounting the RAD to the case top.

Anyone here know how or a way to attach these to the RAD, and what size screws?
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Just a little update for today.

I was going to work on it some more, because I had the morning off.

But, I was awoken at 6am (just went to bed @ 3am), to find out that our two sump pumps work working overdrive, and water was coming in through the crack in our basement floor. Mind you, the house is less than a year old (built by my family and I).

So, I have been working frivously to get water ShopVac'ed up, and then, 2 of the now 4 pumps tripped the backup generator's breaker, but I couldn't tell it was tripped, so, water started coming in badly through one of the two sump tanks. So, I eventually got another cord ran to the two pumps in the one tank, but by then, there was an inch of water over 1/4 of the basement.

Anywho, I have to get back down there...later...
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Just a little update for today.

I was going to work on it some more, because I had the morning off.

But, I was awoken at 6am (just went to bed @ 3am), to find out that our two sump pumps work working overdrive, and water was coming in through the crack in our basement floor. Mind you, the house is less than a year old (built by my family and I).

So, I have been working frivously to get water ShopVac'ed up, and then, 2 of the now 4 pumps tripped the backup generator's breaker, but I couldn't tell it was tripped, so, water started coming in badly through one of the two sump tanks. So, I eventually got another cord ran to the two pumps in the one tank, but by then, there was an inch of water over 1/4 of the basement.

Anywho, I have to get back down there...later...
I feel your pain. Last week our condo flooded - I walked downstairs to our first floor and waded through the puddles in the carpet. Every first floor suite had water damage. This, in addition to our roof being repaired, meant the strata had no money in the contingency fund to pay the 10k insurance deductible. My wife is the strata president, so I had a front row seat to the spectacle.

Good luck, man. I'm following your build like the mod junkie I am.
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I was awoken at 6am (just went to bed @ 3am), to find out that our two sump pumps work working overdrive, and water was coming in through the crack in our basement floor. Mind you, the house is less than a year old (built by my family and I).

So, I have been working frivously to get water ShopVac'ed up, and then, 2 of the now 4 pumps tripped the backup generator's breaker, but I couldn't tell it was tripped, so, water started coming in badly through one of the two sump tanks. So, I eventually got another cord ran to the two pumps in the one tank, but by then, there was an inch of water over 1/4 of the basement.

Anywho, I have to get back down there...later...
Ohh man, weren't those storms yesterday/overnight crazy! That was a LOT of rain. And then today, all the wind... I hope your basement is doing better now. I'd hate to have to be in your position of going down there in the dank-ness to do work.

All things considered, I'm really glad that I (in general) don't have to worry about sump pumps being a renter. But the flip side of that coin is that my house-converted-into-apartment building is like 80 yrs old. So, instead, I have to worry about sealing and resealing air leaks so that I don't freeze overnight (since we have electric heating only, which doesn't compete too well to the frigid night air).

Anywho, hope you can get back to your modding tonight, mate!
And for that matter, I hope you didn't get the bunches of snow dumped on you that the Chicago area did -- or are you actually close enough to catch a lot of the lake-effect snows?
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