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You might want grab a set of sanding drums to fix the window hole. They work great in a drill press to clean up the radius.
    
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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post

You might want grab a set of sanding drums to fix the window hole. They work great in a drill press to clean up the radius.
fantastic tip!
I do have some on hand, I'll put them to good use, much better than grinder.
Ty!
   
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got a bit of stuff done today thus far:

I started this morning by getting the side panel vent cutouts ready




next was to get the modders mesh off the original top panel


but first i needed to get the mest off the panel, so i took the easy route


just broke off the plastic parts holding it in place

next i needed to cut them to size




and to see how it would look when finished








I also fixed the corners of my top panel, now I need to order some u-channel mold from mnpc


I then got some primer readied up for the top and front panels


will have more updates later this afternoon, i think I am past the halfway mark for this project log, so about 40% left to do i think, stay tuned.
   
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last update for tonight and until I get back home from my next trip out starting tomorrow, be about 2 weeks.

finished the top panel, got the exhaust holes drilled into the side panels and gave them a few coats of black, as well as the front panel.








the exhaust pipes fit real nice in the side panels, i will have to get photos of that next time im back.

things left to do for this case mod:
  • get final coat of black onto all the panels
  • get some orange in there also, still undecided on what I want with that.
  • clear coat the panels
  • wax/polish the panels for a really smooth shine
  • mount the panels
  • mount the exhaust pipes
  • mount the side vents and mesh
  • instal u-channel in the top panel
  • mount the window
  • paint and mount the overkill grills
  • install power button (either in the willie skull or above it)
  • polish and mount the front artwork
  • install custom made feet (will have more info on this later)

mods to do for the hardware:
  • paint the backplate and cooler cover of the gpu
  • motherboard work****(if applicable)
  • mount the radiator and get holes drilled for it

hardware left to purchase:
  • motherboard - leaning toward AsRock Extreme 9
  • temp gpu - leaning toward anything with a backplate, perhaps a 660ti reference

current build still boxed up:
  • Intel i7 3820
  • Kraken X60 AIO cooler
  • Geil Enhance Corsa DDR3 16GB (4x4)
  • OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD
  • Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM HD
  • Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1300w PSU
  • Asus External BR Burner

any questions or comments more than welcome, as I have 2 weeks to think about this project without being able to touch it.
Thanks!

edit: darn I forgot to resize those images ;/
Edited by tastegw - 1/25/13 at 4:54pm
   
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Case feet update:

Many of you know FannBlade, he has agreed to make me some custom case feet and a kickstand for my mod here.
I'm 110% sure that his work will be nothing short of fantastic. I or he himself will keep you posted on the outcome of his work.

When deciding on what kind of feet I wanted, I really didn't see any striking options, even MNPC's aluminum feet (while still being badass)
So I decided to ask for help. Incoming update(s) as soon as they are ready.
   
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Case feet update:

Many of you know FannBlade, he has agreed to make me some custom case feet and a kickstand for my mod here.
I'm 110% sure that his work will be nothing short of fantastic. I or he himself will keep you posted on the outcome of his work.

When deciding on what kind of feet I wanted, I really didn't see any striking options, even MNPC's aluminum feet (while still being badass)
So I decided to ask for help. Incoming update(s) as soon as they are ready.

People like FannBlade are what make this community worth it. I'm sure he will whip up something killer for you. Can't wait to see pics. I am liking this build WAY more than I thought I would. (I am more of a Triumph man myself, but this build is a great tribute to one of America's most iconic brands ever, so credit is due). thumb.gif
 
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I was wondering how well the case took the paint you applied. Hope to mod an XB myself and am loving your build.
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I was wondering how well the case took the paint you applied. Hope to mod an XB myself and am loving your build.

There is a paint (I think it's a Krylon brand) called Fusion, that is supposed to bond with plastic really well.
 
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After the primer, I used


It took very well to the steel parts, not so well on the plastic front, I plan on stripping it and refinishing it with something more suited to plastic.
   
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Awesome fab work and photos, keep going!
     
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