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Project JDM

So its finally time to start on a new build log this time of a project i call "JDM". The core inspiration of the project was Japanese styled drift cars hens the radiator with outwards mounted ports to illustrate a oil cooler. And the other big small thing that is that i wanted it to be in mini-ITX format. So after a few weeks of thinking i decided to go with a tube frame to keep it true to the theme. Here are some of the renders i made after some designing in Fusion 360. Also big thanks to Bequiet and Teamgroupe for helping out with the hardware.










 

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First update to start things off.

One of the first obstacles i encountered was the corner pieces. I had a few options but after some thinking i decided to make some custom 3D-printed parts for the job.
These are the 2 versions I made but I ended up going for the simpler design.





First print turned out great!







Removing the support material.

 

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Starting on the metalwork.

I will be using some 16/14mm metal pipes for the frame.









Test fitting.



 

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More metal work.

Making the support for the front radiator.





I made a bracket from wood to make the welding a bit easier.





Ready to start welding.



This is what it looked like with no clean up and still 2 pieces left to go.









Now lets clean it up a bit.



 

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More work on the front.















I applied a light coat of primer to make it easier to see imperfections.



Still need to glue the bottom piece together.



 

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This looks really cool, subbed!
 

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Looking good! Im in!
 

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More 3D printing and plastic parts

I made a small bracket for the start button which in this case will be a real key.







Next upp is the part that connects the plexi tubes to the frame. You might ask why i didn't just go with metal tubes and the reason for that is LED's
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but more on that later.







I still had to make some kind of motherboard mount so thats what i did.



And with motherboard in place.







There is also some other stuff i am working on like gpu braket, a good way to mount the rear fans and a psu mount. But yeah its mostly small stuff left on the fram.
 

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This looks cool
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will it drift tho?
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Its getting there!

So for time for an update, currently just have some sleeving and finale Assembly left so should be coming together soonish.

I wanted some lighting effects but still didn't want any thing to flashy so i decided to integrating the leds there into the plexi tubes under neat the motherboard which i think turned out really nicely.







I also made made the supports for rear 80mm fan, psu and some case feet.

















Some test fitting before painting.



Ready for some paint.



Some days later i masked of the painted parts and made the rest glossy white



And ofc some pictures after it was all painted
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