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Another update.
First I took out the 3.5" drives so I could do some test fitting. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Unfortunately, the front fan mount protrudes to far inward, moving my PSU back too far. To remedy this, I will cut off the fan mounts and weld them back on flush with the front. There is still plenty of room for a 25mm wide 140mm fan up front.

Just another day, working on a power supply...

And here's the finished result. If I had the pns and connectors to make the SATA cable detatchable, I would have made a multi SATA extension and left tha cable short. I like short cables for less clutter, and I also decided against sleeving the wires that aren't seen in the build. Too much work when there's so much more to be done for the rest of the build.

Now we're getting somewhere... No plastic on the case (except for the feet that I forgot to take off before the pic).

Oh snap! Dissassembly complete!

ALL RIVETS MUST DIE. (drilled these out with a power drill btw biggrin.gif)
Too bad these won't fit in my build. They were awesome in the last one.

I also have a 25lb box of crushed walnut shells to blast the case. I hope to sandblast the case this week and maybe even start cutting.
Dem rads drool.gif

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Where do you get your cable extensions at?
Where did you see extensions? He's sleeving the power supply with paracord if I remember correctly.
post #102 of 467
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I made the extensions. Cut my own wires, crimped my own cables and all.
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post #103 of 467
That's some pile of rivets... nice work man.
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Crushed wall nut shells never heard that before
 
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post #105 of 467
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Crushed wall nut shells never heard that before

They are a nice gentle abrasive.

People who reload often use them as tumbling media for cleaning / polishing brass casings.


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good to know
 
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The walnut shells ended up being too big for the blaster I was using, so now I'm using a cabinet with sand. Everything but the doors will fit in the cabinet. I may try and rig something on top of the cabinet so I can leave the window up to blast the doors, we'll see. Blasting the stuff right now, bye biggrin.gif.
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post #108 of 467
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Sorry for the lack of updates; things are moving slow since I now have another co-project, a model of a '56 Ford F-100 that I'm modding with '07 GT500 running drivetrain and misc parts, as well as some crazy stuff. It's brushing up on my plastic skills so it ties in. Speaking of which, I cut down the front panel today! I needed to do this first to find out how much I can cut the height of the case itself. I can't cut the top panel yet though because the length change is dependant on clearance inside the case, which I still need to do.

Here it is after I cut it down. I used my rotary tool for the preliminary cuts, then a box blade for the closer cuts, and finally sandpaper to fine tune it before I glued it together. You can see the significant height difference. It's 5.125" shorter.


Here it is with glue on it, tape to hold it in place while the glue dries.
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Nice! Very clean cuts. We have the same rotary tool tongue.gif
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Thanks! Harbor Freight FTW!!! lol
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