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post #51 of 96
I think that nagal was on to something...

1/16" acrylic tabs 1-1/2" x 1" (1/2" for the extension, 1/2" for the case panels as the overlap).

Bond them to the extension, and they will slide over the lip of the case panels. Take into consideration that the you will want the fitment to have enough room so that the tabs do not scratch or mar the stock case panels.

The cover would be held in place by tabs, but only on the outside perimeter of the extension so that the cover would sit "inside" of them.

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post #52 of 96
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Um. Lemme see if i get it. Sorry, I'm not much of a handyman and dimensions and the sort like that kinda screw me up.



If thats what you mean, can they actually do that, and will it be alot more expensive?
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post #53 of 96
...I think so...

I'm at work, so when I get home (3 hours or so) I will post a quick sketch.

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post #54 of 96
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I was planning on just getting the acrylic and finding something to use as tabs, but If I can get them cut in that fashion...that would be great. Thanks alot for your help Syrillian, thanks for the ideas nagal! Reps around
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post #55 of 96
this is kind of odd because when I first read the tabs idea I just assumed you were using some little pieces of acrylic to do it. Anywho, glad my "idea" helped
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post #56 of 96
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Um. Lemme see if i get it. Sorry, I'm not much of a handyman and dimensions and the sort like that kinda screw me up.



If thats what you mean, can they actually do that, and will it be alot more expensive?
Like this....



Like the way a trains' wheels sit on rails, except on both sides of the "track"

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post #57 of 96
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Wasn't this our original idea? Tabs...that is what I was thinking when you mentioned tabs. What to make the tabs out of, acrylic aswell? I guess 1x1 or 2x2 would be all I need...and alot of them...maybe, 10? Then double sided tape them or something...

When I order my 4 pieces of acrylic for the extension, how will I connect them at the corners?

For the tabs I was thinking, to keep it smooth on the outside, couldn't I put one tab on the inside of each piece, and if all acrylic extensions were attached at the corners it woudl side inside the original case and be clean on the outside...that might be nice. I'd like to be able to do that.

At this moment I have some ideas, i just need to know how to connect the acrylic at the corners and what to use as tabs.

[edit]
OK, after discussing with some other modders, I've found that contact cement will go on clear and stay clear if used properly. I plan on using this to connect the 4 panels, and then possibly some doubsided tape for the tabs if it would work better.
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post #58 of 96
Heh... was it...

...it would seem that we have come full circle.

This is a solvent cement that makes a molecular bond that is very strong.



I get 1.5 fluid oz. for US$3.50 or thereabouts. The tube goes a looooong way.

No tools necessary.

Be careful though, it "strings" and it will mar any acrylic that comes in to contact with it. Note that the bonds are not "bubble-free", you may have small airbubbles in the bond.

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post #59 of 96
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OK, thats cool, I can grab some of that np. Do you have any ideas what to use for tabs, or is acrylic my best bet?

Im going to

-get the acrylic extensions
-get 8 2x2 squares of acrylic, if i can get them in that size, for tabs (any substitutions? Hopefully I can get 2x2's cut)

4 go on to hold extension to base unit
4 go on to hold roof to extension

Will be held on either with double sided tape or glue

The extension pieces will be glued together so that they can be removed and put back on as one solid piece.

Thats the plan...i wish i could give you guys more for helping me so much
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post #60 of 96
Indeed. Acrylic will work, and you can use the #16 to bond them.

You might want to consider have sets (4 x 2) on the side that sits on the base unit. It will cost more, and may not be necessary. You could always add more if you need.

Your Plan is solid.

As for giving more....pics will suffice (at least for me).
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