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post #161 of 228
Looks sweet! But a Ford emblem? doh.gif
post #162 of 228
That really came out well, Bob. Did it meet your expectations?
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post #163 of 228
Awesome Job my man...awesome job cheers.gif

as vern said above me...how do you like it?
post #164 of 228
This job is sick man! Awesome how it turned out!

Nice job on the paint!
Really awesome
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Stunning. Simple, stunning.
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post #166 of 228
What an awesome job Bob! band.gif


You put a lot of work into it and it really shows. Retro revamped to Ver. MadCat.2010 perfection! thumb.gif


I hope the seat is adjustable, she looks ready to play now! biggrin.gif
post #167 of 228
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MakubeX;12114443 
Looks amazing! You can tell your kids that you ARE Bob The Builder. tongue.gif

They already know. You should see before and after pictures of my kitchen/bath wink.gif
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Originally Posted by SupaSupra;12115135 
Looks sweet! I LOVE the Ford emblem! biggrin.gif

*fixed wink.gif
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Originally Posted by bfe_vern;12117825 
That really came out well, Bob. Did it meet your expectations?
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Originally Posted by KGIXXER7;12118832 
Awesome Job my man...awesome job cheers.gif

as vern said above me...how do you like it?

Oh man this thing is probably one of the coolest things I have ever made. All my own original design/plans too smile.gif
Playing GT5 in this thing is pure awesome sauce with a dash of win- I love it!wubsmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by Nightm4re!;12121895 
This job is sick man! Awesome how it turned out!

Nice job on the paint!
Really awesome
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Stunning. Simple, stunning.
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Originally Posted by Compaddict;12123827 
What an awesome job Bob! band.gif


You put a lot of work into it and it really shows. Retro revamped to Ver. MadCat.2010 perfection! thumb.gif


I hope the seat is adjustable, she looks ready to play now! biggrin.gif

Thanks guys for all the kind words. At work today I was beaming like a proud father of a new baby heh thumb.gif
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post #168 of 228
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This build log is officially done! Today I went by Fry's and picked up 2 usb switches, one of them an automatic one ($20), the other a manual one with 2 buttons and a cradle so it sits vertically ($12). I also bought two usb cables to work with the boxes.

The automatic one from iogear did not work for this application. I think its just for printers or maybe its not for use with the PS3. Anyways, it didn't work. It connected to the pc alright, but when I shut down the pc and powered up the ps3... nothing- bummer. auto would've been nice.

But the manual switch works like a champ and was cheap. Its small and I have it sitting on the left side of the PS3, right up against the left side wall of the cabinet, on the open shelf (that the consols sit on) for easy access.

Also, I fixed the subwoofer! Whoo-hoo!! I had the 2 black wires that I soldered switched. It took me a minute to figure out, as there are 2 black wires and 2 green wires. Of course I started with the green wires heh. After I got the soldering re-done, I clean up the wiring inside the cab with some zip ties. I never hooked up the red (reset) button because I have not found the little 2 pin mobo connector that I need. I found one for the reset switch, but I think the wire I used was the sound thru-put connector wire for the gpu ><.

This machine is 100% working and it's fun as hell to play. GT5 was made for this baby. It actually feels like your driving wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

Heres a breakdown of costs and materials for this project

pc
$900
PS3
$300
Xbox 360
$250
27' 1080p
$250
5.1 reciever/speakers $250
G27 wheel set
$300
12v converter
$ 50
misc cables/stuff $100
Diamond plate
$150
paint/stickers
$200
wood/screws
$100
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approx total $2850

project kept me happily busy for a bit less than 6 weeks smile.gif
Thanks for looking and for all the comments and suggestions!
Edited by bob808 - 1/25/11 at 12:33am
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post #169 of 228
Congrats! I knew you could do it! And look, it's done in less than 20 pages. This is legendary.
post #170 of 228
Looks amazing man. Great job! I wish very badly to play in this. Would be an awesome experience! Play some Dirt2 on the pc too! Also are you gonna put up a vid? I wanna see and hear it in action!
Edited by MoMurda - 1/25/11 at 3:25pm
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