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post #51 of 457
I've got lots of napkins w/ scribbles. I've got some parts delivered and a donor case. I REALLY need to take some photos of the napkins and upload to my thread. I'm really hoping I can plan the hell out of it and make it in 3-total-days of work. (couple of days for drying paint and all that goodness)
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post #52 of 457
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
No....

I don't think that it would be a problem if both entries were in the same category. However I think this year we will keep it to only one entry.
Is that the official word? Or does admin have the final word?
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post #53 of 457
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Im assuming you mean something to take the metal pins out of the plastic housing correct? If so just grab a set of those small screwdrivers (eye-glass toolset or computer toolset, and regular eye glass kit is usually cheaper). Or if you have a small screwdriver around use that. The metal pins have a little 'barb' that catches a lip in the housing. Just get a screwdriver small enough to fit in there and bend the barb down. Then when you get ready to re-insert it to the plug pry it out a little. I can get some pics if you want mate.
Yeah, that's what i meant. I was just having a heck of a time getting those barbs to stay down, so to speak, and i kept tearing out the wire, and leaving the pin intact . An eye-glass toolkit is a good idea though, thanks.
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post #54 of 457
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Yeah, that's what i meant. I was just having a heck of a time getting those barbs to stay down, so to speak, and i kept tearing out the wire, and leaving the pin intact . An eye-glass toolkit is a good idea though, thanks.
No problem Thats what I used, just bend the barb down and remove. Then just pry back up and insert. Simple as that!
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post #55 of 457
General Question to all:

How much time are you dedicating on your case mods?

Please keep it "General" in order not to reveal your mods. See my answer for an example

Here is a brief breakdown for me:
  • 2 weeks on all mods
  • 2 weeks for paint to dry
  • 2-3 days for part assembly

In all it should take up just about a month to complete it This is only a rough estimate.
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post #56 of 457
i'd say about 2-3 weeks including paint drying, parts arriving and assembly
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post #57 of 457
Hopefully I can get a whole bunch of it knocked out next week, this week is finals week, and the week after next I start my new job, but I plan on knocking most of the "work" in one week and then spend some afternoons finishing and tweaking.
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I finish exams 4th June...give me 4 days to "recover", I then have just over a week off with nothing to do which I should be able to get most of my stuff done in (if I can afford to buy the acrylic as I'm taking a month and a half off work to allow for revision) and after that I'm busy 9 to 3 most days but should be able to get a day a week at least modding up at the workshop
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Great work everyone Keep it up!!
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I figure I'll be done the day before the comp ends, lol... Unless I get my but in gear and actually find time to work on this on my days off. I wasted my whole day off yesterday test driving a 2008 SRT8 Charger and trying to make the payment's work... I should have it by next Monday I hope!
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