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post #31 of 96
Lol...you can geta small L-Brackets but..you'd have to drill and tap and screw and nut it into place...It ends up being MORE work...
post #32 of 96
If your dead set on having the mesh effect you could make it out of clear acrylic then put mesh over the acrylic (srews or maybe even glue) and no-one would know different.
    
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post #33 of 96
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Syrillian you kind of lost me, slightly. Are you suggesting just get entire new walls? I have hardware stores close enough...plastic shops? There such thing?

Marcus, wouldn't you be able to see the spot where they join together? I thought that would look weird.
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Syrillian you kind of lost me, slightly. Are you suggesting just get entire new walls? I have hardware stores close enough...plastic shops? There such thing?

Marcus, wouldn't you be able to see the spot where they join together? I thought that would look weird.
erm....sorry ... I babble

Not exactly... rather an extension....



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post #35 of 96
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So simply instead of a mesh of some sort get acrylic. How would I mount that acrylic to the rest of the case? Glue would be messy and not look nice I'd assume...you're the master of acrylic syrillian! Please enlighten me
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post #36 of 96
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So simply instead of a mesh of some sort get acrylic. How would I mount that acrylic to the rest of the case? Glue would be messy and not look nice I'd assume...you're the master of acrylic syrillian! Please enlighten me
..the tabs:



Two of those on each wall (heck probably only one per wall would do) at about an inch long and with 1/2" overlap to the stock walls will hold the the frame square. Since the tabs are not load-bearing they do not need to be bolted.... besides acrylic solvent creates a bond as strong if not stronger than the material in it's original condition ( I have snapped panels in half before the bonded seam gives way.

You could use metal braces (small cabinet hardware), more acrylic, small dismantled hinges... I would use 1/16" gauge acrylic tabs... (who woulda thunk!)

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post #37 of 96
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So just get some acrylic cut in the dimensions that I need and get an overlap on each side. How then, would the roof mount onto that? I would still need longer screws? Sorry for so many questions...i dont mod often and Im not creative at all. Let me see if I understand.



Do I got it there, just a couple tabs? That would be easy enough to just stick to the sides of the extended acrylic...but then again the issue of mounting the lid to it.
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post #38 of 96
You got it Bro!

(I would install sets (one on each side of the wall) and give the corners a little curve as acrylic can cut deeply...)

...as for the case cover...the same thing?

It would mean that the extension and the cover would simply be sitting on one-another, but with your meticulous PC care I do not think that it would pose a hazard. Nothing short of knocking the case on the ground or an 8.0 earthquake (epicenter at your house) would rattle it loose.... or a little Brother or Sister...

If there was a vibration transfer, you could dampen it with some self-adhesive felt. One can get that at an Arts and Crafts store in sheets. Simply cut strips and adhere to the edges of the frame. I have done that on 2 cases with nice results.

This would keep your case stock.

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post #39 of 96
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Hmm. General plan ideas as of now.

-Get acrylic extensions (2.5" higher over stock, same length as stock) and same width (may be difficult?)
-Get smaller acrylic pieces that can be adhered onto the side of the extension

Extensions to the roof piece may be difficult as the edges are rounded......I could use the same smaller pieces, just put them on the inside and have amore T shape, with the side sitting on the extension, that would work.
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post #40 of 96
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Just phoned the local plastic store (HamiltonPlastic) and they said for two 14.5"x3" and two 11.25"x3" would cost me 17 bucks plus tax. I'll be over there sometime this week.
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