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Thanks! Harbor Freight FTW!!! lol
My thoughts exactly! biggrin.gif I just noticed yours isn't cordless though. I got mine with a TON of accessories (120 I think?) for Christmas. Will be put to good use soon! (I hope tongue.gif)
post #112 of 467
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Yeah my wife has a cordless Dremel but I don't like batteries because they never seam to last long enough.
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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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Here it is with glue on it, tape to hold it in place while the glue dries. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It has begun! applaud.gif
post #114 of 467
seen your thread over at eocf.

cannot wait to see this case come together!
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post #115 of 467
Subbed as helll..... this looks awesome.
Please do a stellar job xD
 
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post #116 of 467
Looks awesome, only I wish it would have been one ODD slot shorter! thumb.gif
 
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post #117 of 467
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Sorry there hasn't been an update more recently, but there have been some good developments! The front panel glue together nicely, has been sanded, and is almost ready for paint, unless I decide to mod it more.... I've mapped out almost all my cuts on the case pieces, and it should be ready soon to start cutting. I also picked up a Sponsor, but I'm waiting here back from him on his company or dba name so I can put it on the front page. Once I receive the part he's sponsoring I'll have my log moved to the Sponsored section. I also have a couple friends that are going to send me some undisclosed parts that will really set this build off. For now I must bid you adieu. Off to mod!
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post #118 of 467
So awesome! Can't wait to see this thing start coming together. I am envious.
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Hey guys! There's been some heavy modifications to the plan, although it's still pretty much the same. A lot of exciting stuff is gonna go down, but it requires that I wait for the stuff to get here in a couple weeks. So other than finishing my sleeved extensions, there's not much I can do on this at the moment. That's all I'll say about it for now. So hang tight, bear with me and let your imagination run wild on what it might be! wink.gif
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post #120 of 467
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Howdy! Just letting you know I'm still here!!! Things have been busy, and I've been waiting on a bunch of stuff to get here. There's going to be a lot more case modifications, but I need the stuff to come in to do most of them. I've also been stuck without access to my Dad's saw and welder so I still haven't had a chance to cut any of the panels yet. I'm going to make a new motherboard tray out of aluminum and doors out of acrylic. The doors will open suicide, and a metal wizard friend of mine is making a unique drive bay door for me that I'll hinge up to open gull-wing style. I have some Phantom 820 stuff coming in that will be blended into these plastics, such as the 820 USB inputs, p/w and fan controller, and namely the HUE unit. Gonna be fun...
In the meantime I've also been having some hardware issues. Pray that I get these sorted out! biggrin.gif
Oh and there's been a few changes to the plan. I'm going to use the new Swiftech H220 and expand on it with an MCR320-QP (360 rad) and my Komodo block, rather than using the Apogee Drive II. So I'll have a lot more cooling power, but also an extremely tight fit once I cut the dimensions down. I'm cutting 5.125" in height and should be able to cut a full 3" in length out since I'm making my own mobo tray.

Also I redid the front panel plastic "welds" to make them stronger, melting in some metal mesh for strength, since this panel will be hanked off from time to time for maintenance. I'm out off filler, but once I get more this will come to life a lot better wink.gif.


Oh and anyone who might be curious about the F-100 model I was working on before, here's a couple pics of where I'm at with it, though it's boxed up for now till I have less projects going on.


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