as you all know i need to make a spoacer to go between the fans and the radiator to clear some stuff in the drive bay.
It was a frustrating as hell project but its mostly done now and I'm glad its no longer a major obstetrical....
any way. here's how it went down
went out on my lunch brake and grabbed a couple pieces of this no name acrylic at my local Home Depot
should work right?
ran over my hanger after I ate and cut these out on the band saw
back at the office I found this template for 420mm radiator fan cut outs
took me like 15 mins to figure out how to print 100% on that damn computer my computer illiterate boss has been screwing with for like 4 years... NOTHING is how it should be set up.... :Doh:
found the scotch tape!
that should work nicely!
when I got home I discovered that my camera had been turned on when I threw it back in my truck after lunch so i kept working wile I waited for it to charge up a little bit when disaster struck....
picked the rong blade for the jigsaw and didnt secure the stuff properly and it SHATTERED.... little bits of acrylic ALL OVER the place
at that point I was getting REALLY frustrated so I decided to call it a night and play some Battlefield 4 with some of my clan mates. BEST DECISION EVER
Krushy and Zemco and I (Destructive166) more or less reversed getting SPANKED to the BEST COMEBACK EVER. at one point the score was ~600 to 79. the final says it all. We went from screwing around just making fools of our self to DOMINATING D and E flags and then just rolled around to A in tanks. it was awesome and a great way to unwind.
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. if you decide to apply tell them Destructive sent you
I was really busy yesterday and didn't really have much time or money to work on the case but this morning I grabbed a couple little things (that you have already seen) for a later project and then started on fixing the disaster that was the rad spacer
I made a couple replacement faces
I hope I don't need all three of these....
lets try a new blade this time....
MUCH better.... I only made it a couple inches the first time
and cut out
I cut inside the line to finish the cuts by hand for fear that the bottom part of the face would chip out when I was cutting it. in a few places I was getting flakes pealing off as I went....
then it was time to glue the parts together and test fit everything
it was messy as all get out but im not too worried about it. The out side is pretty easily cleanable and it will be getting a couple of coats of paint at some point.
and the walls are on
I got bored waiting for that to dry and just threw this together to see what it would look like before the radiator inside.
airflow should be pretty good if I throw some good fans on this thing. though ill probably stick with those ones for a while just to see how they preform..,. BUT if you have suggestions for 140mm fans Im looking for any where to start I can
after the walls dried it was time to throw the other face on.
at this point I realized that the longest screws I have to mount the spacer to the rads are just a bit too short..... so I cut them off to go INSIDE the spacer till i can get some long enough to clear the fans AND the spacer (about 3 inches, i think that might be hard to get a hold of though
about twice as long as the short screws and 1/3 as long as the long ones
When I got home from the going to the bar with my friends (as is Tuesday/Weds tradition) I pulled the clamps off and found this.
its messy on the inside but it should work just fine.
the holes are JUST big enough to get one of my small screw drivers through to get to the cut off screws. AWESOME!
it fits really nicely to the radiator. I figure when I get it cleaned up a bit it should look GREAT in its spot
and a quick test fit before bed.
now I just need to figure out exactly how long the new screws need to be to get through a fan and the spacer into the radiator... Ill grab my calipers from work tomorrow and get a good precision measurement.Edited by Striker36 - 10/8/13 at 8:59pm