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It looks like you have removed the locking mechanism (plastic sprung piece on the door) how are you managing to keep the door shut then?
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It looks like you have removed the locking mechanism (plastic sprung piece on the door) how are you managing to keep the door shut then?

Ha, good that you ask.
It's back on there for cosmetics, BUT

I managed to tinker with the pad lock system in the back. You know, that thing you can pull out of the back and will keep the door shut no matter what.

This thing works with a spring that pulls it back inside. I inverted the pulling point of the spring to make it pull the pad lock ring OUT of the case instead of inside.

So basically it works as a button to open the case now. biggrin.gif

No modifications needed, just hooked the spring to the other side of the case on the top side. thumb.gif
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post #43 of 60
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Ha, good that you ask.
It's back on there for cosmetics, BUT

I managed to tinker with the pad lock system in the back. You know, that thing you can pull out of the back and will keep the door shut no matter what.

This thing works with a spring that pulls it back inside. I inverted the pulling point of the spring to make it pull the pad lock ring OUT of the case instead of inside.

So basically it works as a button to open the case now. biggrin.gif

No modifications needed, just hooked the spring to the other side of the case on the top side. thumb.gif

neat, foolishly I ripped that out way back at the beginning of my build and my locking mechanism is a little hit and miss frown.gif
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neat, foolishly I ripped that out way back at the beginning of my build and my locking mechanism is a little hit and miss frown.gif

Ah that's too bad worriedsmiley.gif
It does make the case a bit sturdier on the lock mechanism. Since my handle was a little loosy this kind of seemed like a good idea. thumb.gif
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post #45 of 60
Subbed for inspiration, i have one of these cases tucked away, but i have a completely different use in mind for it wink.gif

Love the sound of what you did with the rear locking mechanism. Definitely going to copy that thumb.gif
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Subbed for inspiration, i have one of these cases tucked away, but i have a completely different use in mind for it wink.gif

Love the sound of what you did with the rear locking mechanism. Definitely going to copy that thumb.gif

I'm curious now rolleyes.gif

What're you going to do with yours? Big lunchbox? Picnic basket? Beercase? biggrin.gif
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post #47 of 60
Hmm going back to your locking mechanism idea, is there any way to remove the sprung part from the case without drilling/ripping it out which is what I did? I am trying to think about how you would go about painting it with that installed. I am tempted now to buy another G4 and reuse my plastic panels and just remake all of the cuts on the metal, wouldnt be too much extra work in the end and I could clean up some other parts.
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Hmm going back to your locking mechanism idea, is there any way to remove the sprung part from the case without drilling/ripping it out which is what I did? I am trying to think about how you would go about painting it with that installed. I am tempted now to buy another G4 and reuse my plastic panels and just remake all of the cuts on the metal, wouldnt be too much extra work in the end and I could clean up some other parts.

I think my G4 is a different model than yours but for as far as I know it's riveted on the top tightly.
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post #49 of 60
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Originally Posted by HALOwner97 View Post

I think my G4 is a different model than yours but for as far as I know it's riveted on the top tightly.

theyre very similar and the lock looks the same. I might be able to just paint around it without having to remove it at all.
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Originally Posted by NimbleJack View Post

Subbed for inspiration, i have one of these cases tucked away, but i have a completely different use in mind for it wink.gif

Love the sound of what you did with the rear locking mechanism. Definitely going to copy that thumb.gif

I'm curious now rolleyes.gif

What're you going to do with yours? Big lunchbox? Picnic basket? Beercase? biggrin.gif

upsidedwnsmiley.gif ...would you believe that I want to force an original xbox and a ps2 to mate? Whatever hybrid frankenstien baby is produced from such a blasphemous union, I plan to take the devil spawn and force it to live within my G4 case cigar.gif
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