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post #61 of 1083
Nice cuts with the jigsaw. Rads on the top is always cool (or hot if you overclock lulz)
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post #62 of 1083
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OK, time to bump this up a bit.
All case panels, except the top, have been painted and the case has been partially reassembled. Top panel will be worked on this Sunday.
The case still needs some touch ups and couple of clear coats but I wont do them until I finish the top panel.


The new carbon fibre look of the aluminum posts suits my style


The masked cable u can see on the case floor leads to rear case intrusion switch - so far I have ignored its existence...



I am happy how this is turning out so far.
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post #63 of 1083
Awesome!

I love threads like this, but I'd rather stumble upon them once their finished because the suspense and waiting always kills me!

Good job dude!
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post #64 of 1083
Oh nice, that CF film has indeed came out very well! You guys are making me want to do a complete tear down type build next!
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post #65 of 1083
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Top panel required careful planing, precision and physical effort to get it right. I think I pulled muscle in my left shoulder as a reward for my trouble

Actually the reward is a reasonably well executed cut but I must admit this has been most exhausting part of the mod so far.

Here she is... not realising what awaits...


I downloaded and printed the AC Ryan RadGrill mounting template.


It wasnt long before I ralised my idiotic and noob mistake.
How was I supposed to manouver my jigsaw?
Not possible.


Flipped her over.


Phase 1 complete


Cut done.


Once edges are filed smooth and straightened, it should look OK.


Now, u'd be right to point out that the rectangular 'tabs' would look lot nicer if they would be triangular as to follow the shape of the inner fan frame but I assure that at this stage everything is according to plan
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post #66 of 1083
im liking your mod
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post #67 of 1083
me too. amazing job so far
    
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post #68 of 1083
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Thx for your positive comments everyone.

I cleaned up the top panel opening. The jigsaw left some very nasty looking and dangerously sharp edges.

Event though ultimately it does not make any functional difference whether edges are sharp or not, if it easy enough to make it better then I will.




Ouch!


Much cleaner and safer now
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post #69 of 1083
Woah looks great!
what did you use to sand it? I have some steel that needs sanding, and nothing I try works well!
I love the tri-fan hole, but you're right, it would look better with triangles to flow with the fans.
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Woah looks great!
what did you use to sand it? I have some steel that needs sanding, and nothing I try works well!
I love the tri-fan hole, but you're right, it would look better with triangles to flow with the fans.
Thanx.
I used coarse file to get rid of the really rough stuff and then finished it off smooth with a small precision file.


Working with the big file is not pleasant - lot of noise and u need to apply considerable pressure to the work or you will get lot of horrible screeching.
Going slow also improves results.

I was rather tired after I finished filing the whole thing.

If all goes to plan, the rectangular fan screw hole tabs will not be visible. I always try to have a 'plan B' in case something doesnt work out...the tabs can be modified if need arise.
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