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YAY for blood! A mod isn't a mod without blood! (see my current mod in progress for my show-offs! )

Can't you just drill out the rivets on the PSU/HDD mount, move the hard drive brackets down about an inch, re-rivet and repaint? Why give up when you're so close!
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YAY for blood! A mod isn't a mod without blood! (see my current mod in progress for my show-offs! )

Can't you just drill out the rivets on the PSU/HDD mount, move the hard drive brackets down about an inch, re-rivet and repaint? Why give up when you're so close!
What would he attach the HD mount to? He's currently using the rail. The bracket isnt long enough to move down. Unless he made a whole new bracket. But even then it would be less stable.
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What would he attach the HD mount to? He's currently using the rail. The bracket isnt long enough to move down. Unless he made a whole new bracket. But even then it would be less stable.
Bingo. After a little thinking and a little input from someone else I have come up with a solution that is even better that the original setup, I might be able to fit three drives if needed if this goes according to my early plan. That work will have to wait till next week to get put together.

I got the first bit of case painting done today, I have a couple of touch-ups to take care of tomorrow after the paint had hardened enough to sand. Pics to come once I get that done.
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Took a little time out tonight and sketched up the idea I had to fix the little issue caused by the bigger PSU. What I came up with is actually a lot more secure and stable than the original idea, the only question was would it fit?

So I made a little scale drawing:


Even if I am off a few millimeters on the drawing it appears I will have some wiggle room to play with if needed

It's back to work as usual tomorrow so updates may come a little less frequent
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hey. that looks pretty nifty.

i'm assuming you've actually moved the HDDs a bit more to the end?

EDIT: question for you photo. why wouldn't you just use the side screws on the HDD instead if you're shifting the HDDs to that position?
Edited by nafljhy - 2/21/10 at 9:12pm
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hey. that looks pretty nifty.

i'm assuming you've actually moved the HDDs a bit more to the end?

EDIT: question for you photo. why wouldn't you just use the side screws on the HDD instead if you're shifting the HDDs to that position?
I meant to move the drives down the rails a little to the right as the power and SATA connections need to clear the case when the door is closed, nothing can stick out over the left side of the rack.
I am mounting the drives from the bottom as with the material I have on hand that set up makes the most sense.

And now for a paint preview, it's not done yet but it should give everyone an idea as to where this is headed.

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I meant to move the drives down the rails a little to the right as the power and SATA connections need to clear the case when the door is closed, nothing can stick out over the left side of the rack.
I am mounting the drives from the bottom as with the material I have on hand that set up makes the most sense.

And now for a paint preview, it's not done yet but it should give everyone an idea as to where this is headed.

I'm so impressed, your work is such high quality!

Kudos to you sir.

And something more tangible: +rep
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I'm so impressed, your work is such high quality!

Kudos to you sir.

And something more tangible: +rep
Thanks man! I try hard to do as good a job as possible, I must have spent at least two days now doing painting with wet sanding between coats and I am just getting to the clear coat started this morning before having to take care of some work stuff.
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I worked on this type of mac for the first ever time this Christmas, they are truly weird cases. Can't wait to see this finished! Subbed.
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This just keeps getting better, Photograph! I wish I still had my pile of old blue and white G3s... Yes I said pile. I had a bunch of them, it was like an old mac graveyard.
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