I HAS AN UPDATE!
as I said yesterday i decided to bring home by bending brake from the hanger before I got distracted by LEGOs and Night Mare Before Christmas.
I was FAR from happy with how the motherboard tray was sitting in its new home so I needed to make a stiffener to make sure its stable and solidly in place. I decided to use a piece of aluminum that I found behind some stuff in the hanger.
after the first bend the bottom part fit PERFECTLY in the bottom of the case.
I kinda got lucky on that as I wanted to have something for you guys before I left for work today since I haven't had much the last few days and i only measured once and it was a sloppy one at that
this line was alot more careful as I kinda scared my self with the first one haha
and bent and cut to length
I still needed to trim the sides off but the top and bottom areas were awesome after I cut off the extra Aluminum with my jig saw
I used the old mounting holes that were at the top of the case before just for simplicities sake
and i frilled 3 more holes through the floor of the case into the bottom flange [no pictures of that for some reason]
after I had that mounted temporarily in place I still had way too much movement of the tray so I knew I needed to stiffen it up top as well. On the other side the tray was riveted to the to the top and had a couple braces all the way around that I don't have in the new location. and as a result of the flip their was about a 1.5cm gap between the top rail and the [new] top of the try. so to allow the tray to stick to the rail I decided to cut off the flange that the bottom brace on the other side was attached to and use a piece of that angle that I used when I was rebuilding the back to hold it in place at the new top.
LOADS of cheap ceramic cutting wheels died in the making of that cut.. that tray is THICK aluminum.
drilled 4 holes top and bottom to mound the angle
the 4th on the top is right above the first cleco on the front.
at this point it was ROCK solid and the tray was a perfect 90*s from the I/O shield and expansion slots so i took it apart to clean up the holes a little bit (deburing is a force of habit for me... probably didn't NEED to do it but I feel better having done it. and more than that, this build is about being no compromise.) then pulled some rivets.
and thats how I may have been the first to ever flip a motherboard tray in a Lian Li Pc-A76
I probably wont ever do it again haha.
and now I need to go to work. I think I'm going to be late haha. I hope you are all happy