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Old 10th Aug 2012, 19:09   #21
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After a long movement of my house, a little vacation and cleaning the attic, I have found my enthousiasm back to do something about this build.

Totday I have started this build again, first I will disassemble the radio. Ofcourse with pain in my heart, because it's a real old radio. But there was no way to bring it back alive. It's eating dust knowadays.

So let's disassable the radio!

After 64 years a disassambling the radio. First the backpart.


It takes only 4 screws.


After pulling the internal from the case it sees sunlight! And what do we find... yes a dead spider.


What a history is there in this radio. I like the glass tubes!


This is the front of the radio.


It was a real world reciever!


These buttons will come back on the build.


I removed the frontpanel. I don't think I want to clean it. The old look is fine.


The lights for the plexiglass, nowadays we use LEDs.


De front is removed from the internal radio. Everything works with fine wires and little springs.


This was build to last indeed. Nevertheless it ends here.


It's really old and everything works mechanical.


I was shocked because of what I found here. Wires, wires. Nowadays we have a little PCB for it.


OMG I love these Tubes!


Now it's time to disassable the speaker.


I really wanted to see if the speaker is still intact. Indeed it was!


The speaker is gone, now the rest. This is gonna be the blueprint of the new front. So it's an important part.


The fabric is gone. Just a waste.


Here are the important parts for the build. The back, front and plexi.


This I bought six months ago. It's the eyecatcher. It had a steampunk feeling to it.


Here an example how it's gonna look. Great!


And so only the case is left. Cleaned it with water and no chemicals.


And now it's time to measure it all! Till nextime!

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Old 4th Mar 2013, 14:54   #23
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Hello Readers!

It is a lovely day here in the Netherlands! So glad that I have some spare time!

Today was the time to change the color of the HD6570 Sapphire. I'll give it a brass colour.

Here are the pictures of today, the HD6570.


This is the brass colour that I want.


I have to pull the coolingblock from the PCB first.


There they are, the cleanupbros.


There isn't better cleanstuff then this.


And I had to tape the parts that shouldn't get paint on them.


Once freshly painted it looks like this. If it feels old, then my work is complete.


After a couple of hours, I began with cleaning the sticker.


And here is the coolblock back on it's PCB.


And I had to show the topside!


Then it was time for the lightbulbs.


Because the colour wasn't any good in my room. I had to take it outside for some good colour photo's


And a close-up. *what a lovely weather*




So this was the part for the graphic card. But there is more. oh? Yes ofcourse! Because in the time I had to wait for the Paint to dry. I had something else to do. Measuring the Philips.

Gladly I have some PC parts, but I couldn't find the right one. So I offered the new Lian-Li benchtable. *With pain in my heart*


And there is is then. I drew the line for my Dremel.


Pada-bing pada-bong! And there's a tiny table left.


It has to fit ofcourse. And It was my lucky day!


For verification I had to check of the powersupply will fit. And yes it does!


So and now with the frontpanel from Philips on. Just to check if it's the correct hight.


Enought cooling? Check! Therefore I have a XSPC mount bracket.


And this was my update for today! Hopefully you enjoyed it! Till next!

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Great work! I only realized what a monster this radio is when you put the video card in like that...

Keep the updates coming!
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Sexy lil' mod there dude! Keep it up!
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Great work! I only realized what a monster this radio is when you put the video card in like that...

Keep the updates coming!
Thanks WhatTheTech! I can't wait to build on it again! *Have to get free time from work *
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Thanks KidMod-Southpaw!


Thanks for the compliments!

I'm going to replace all the woodwork. And there is going to be new fabric on the woodwork where the speaker normal sits behind. Also I'm gonna cut the plexi (Radio bar) with laser (Not my cup of tea so I let a proffesional do it.)

I'm tryin to make this build as original as possible, with here and there a touch from me. It's obvious that is not a radio anymore when I'm done. But hope the results are good for a 'radio' look.

I love the bulbs like I said before, they are coming back in the build. But I need time to think what I want to do with them. I heared from a friend that I can power the working bulbs. Hope it will work. Otherwise I will light them with Leds.

Also a good Idea has come up in another forum. The Leds that I'm making myself has a new feeling to it, but because it has to be old here is the idea: "Take an acrylic tube, paint the inside brass, put the leds in and burn! It would look like a tube! Hope this works!

First things first! I need to clean and polish the Radio. It's not in a good state know. But is will be in a week or so. When the weather is good enough.


Back to the drawingboard. Till next!

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Update!

Before the snowfall here in the Netherlands, I tried to polish the outside of the radio. I wanted to know if I can do it succesfully. Because I don't want to damage the radio,

yet

So I tried at the underside of the radio. With succes, pfff. But I didn't clean the inside yet. This is now on my "todo-list". But when I polished the Radio, I saw that it's

gonna be great, but also I saw that it's gonna be a looooong polish... and polish again and again. This definitely is the same as lapping a CPU. Hours of work!
This was session 1



Stuff that I needed:
Sopje (Water en Soap)
Wasbenzine (Degreaser)
Commandant 4
Copper Polish
Sheepskin polisher
Clean polish fabric
Auto Glym (Car Polish)

The sun came out for a couple of minutes, so I made a picture. Here you see the polishwork I've already done. The reflection is there finally! I didn't clean the bottom, so you can see it as a reference.


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In the afternoon I had some spare time. A nice moment to visit the stores. The wood cost me a total of €3,50. Not much at all!

I've chosen for 2 materials. One piece is MDF and the oter is Multiplex (Plywood).The Multiplex(Plywood) is for the front and will be covererd with new radiofabric. The other one, MDF is for the backside.

And I gave the mounting of the mobotray some thoughts. I've chosen for the best sollution. I'm gonna use M4 thread which I'm tapping into the radio. For attaching of the motherboardtray I'm going to use extension bolts. Where the original M4 screws can bolt in easely. Have 8 of them, that should be quite adequate to hold the tray, (to float).



I have not chosen just hardboard. For it is in fact the same color and it is thin. But bends too easily. Eventually my choice was MDF, this is some what harder and easier workable.


I'm gonna replace the old piece by a new piece of plywood, luckily I have the old ones. It is easy to trace. The old wood was also made
of Plywood, so no need to use a different type of wood.


This was my update till now. Hopefully I can get some things done this weekend. *Cleaning it is*

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Update!

To bad I have to work today, but I did a little bit work. It's not much but it's something.


I drawed the outlines of the original radio. But I had to remove the original fabric. I did it with much pain in the heart! It's 64 years old. Hope I do more good with it then bad! But I have saved a sample of the original fabric.


Afterwards I drawed the outlines from the Corsair 200mm Fan.


It's a close call between the original opening from the speaker and the Fan. But I need to sand it off anyways.


I'm gonna redesign the plexiglass. I will make into a grill.


Till next!

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Today I've got some spare time again! Finally weekend. So it's time to do something with project: 1949

The drilling and sawing is the first thing I did. Had no interest in polishing and cleaning the case first. Maybe I'll do it tommow.


After sawing the hole in the frontplate, the Corsair Fan was next. I enjoy working with my multitool. The best thing I've bought for years.


The rest of the Plywood needs to be sanded. But the beginning is there.


Ofcource I had to check if it's fits.


It fits! Gladly! Here en there some sanding to do, because the fabric needs to go into the hole to.


So let's turn the plywood around. Oke, I'm going to spray the Fan with brass. Yup. It's a better color then black.


So let's try if it's going along as planned. I've got pictures of it in my head. But is must be the same.


Here a little teaser. But need to think it over what I'm suppose to do with the plexiglass. Need to make a sketch first. Hard choiche there.. keep it original or..


Tomorrow is another building day. Till Next.

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Update!

And here we go! A day off, time for some fun!


First I need to saw the front out of the plywood.


Look how it comes along. Note: The original speakerhole is off by a centimeter. Don't now if this is good or something went wrong in the Philips factory. But I corrected it. Because it will look better .


The frontplate fits exactly with the screws bolted on. Nice!


Here is another picture.


Here you can see the backplate for the case. I'm using a special saw that can make figures, like a Figuresaw (don't now the word :P)


Between the cutting a sprayed the Coirsair 200mm Fan with plastic primer.


De backplate is now finally sawed. But needs some sanding, I think.


De Old backplate en the new.


Here you see the difference between the two backplates.


The indside of the case.


De backplate fits!... almost.


Needs some sanding. (Black line needs to be sanded.)


And I got a package from Cooler Master that I ordered. A FlexPSU.


What a small one! But with great power.


After optimus priming the Corsair 200mm Fan, I've sprayed it in a brass color.


This is the result till now, with a 'brass' fan.


Zo that was the update for today. Here the Endshot from this update.


Now is the wait for, cleaning. And the samples for the fabric is coming these days.

Till next!

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Update!

The fabric samples are here! So I made some pictures of it. Not sure wich to choose, so I let us deside what's best.

What is it going to be?

SAMPLE Alpha



[HR][/HR]

SAMPLE Beta



[HR][/HR]

SAMPLE Charlie



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SAMPLE Delta



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Last but nog least all samples together:


Choices enough. Someone suggestions? It's always welcome!

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Delta or beta, both look older than the others, charlie is a little bulky?, Alpha is a little bland....
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Looking great, you really need to LED those tubes
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Thanks all for the Sub and compliments along the way.

I think it's gonna be between A and C. Hmm, still got time to think it over.

Hmmm, some hard choices, yes. I think it's gonna be A or C.


Update!

Goodafternoon, i did some work on the motherboardtray and I did get a nice order from Highflow.nl
But building without any tools is very difficult so I dit get some nice ones.

New Sencys Tools:


[HR]

*Ding-Dong* There were a few orders that I did online, so the doorbell was ringing and ringing.
And ofcourse I had already got some of the hardware, so I made a nice picture for it.

Hardware:
ASRock B75-ITX
Intel Celeron G1610 (2,6Ghz, 2C2T, HD2500)
Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 CL74G
OCZ Vertex 2E SATA II
Sapphire HD6570 Passive
Cooler Master FlexPSU 220w
Zalman CNPS9500AT

Order from Highflow.nl:
Noiseblocker 40mm
Corsair AF120
Bitfenix Alchemy Black/Gold SATA3
Bitfenix Alchemy Black/Gold SATA
Bitfenix Alchemy Black/Gold ATX24PIN
M4 screw and bolts (black)
Highflow Casebadge
Chup-a-Chups Lolly Strawberry flavoured

Here Are the Pictures:


















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Build:
Oh my... did something wrong. The motherboardtray is 7mm to long. So I did some work on it.













[HR]

Hardware on the Bench:

After sanding and drilling holes into the motherboardtray, I put the whole hardware collection to make a nice little PC. And ofcourse it needed some testing. But again, there was a fault in my calculation. The Videocard is to big, by 7mm again. OMG. It's gonna need some work. I Think I'm going to bend the heatpipe.

On the bench (Or motherboardtray):




[HR]

Hardware Results:
This is CPU Only, I wanted to test the budget CPU.



3D Mark 06


3D Mark Vantage


Geekbench


CineBench


More information in Dutch: here (click)
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OMG Yes! Another update today!

I had some spare time again. So I've been busy with replacing the original fan fromt the Cooler Master Flex PSU. It's kinda loud. That didn't make me happy!

So first we gonna disasamble the PSU.


Here is the diffrence between the original (left) and the new Noiseblocker (right).


After that I cut the wires from the old Fan. I had some spare part left over that I'm going to use. Like this 3Pins male.


Soldering Iron must be hot!


Don't forget the heat shrinks




Heat shrinking them


So, finished!


Testing if it works, yes it does


The old fan is out and the new fan is spinning! Only 9dB!


And ofcourse the cable management.




Aaaaaaaaaaaand it's done!


Till next!
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First time I've seen this mod today, will follow the progress with keen interest.

Great work so far
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Yeah agree with moose, Nice mod. looking forward to see the material go on around the big fan
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Hello Subs!

Next week I have a week off from work. Then I can finally begin working on this build again! A sick cat has making me work on this build almost impossible. *The things you do for love* The cat is fine now so I can begin working on this project. So be assured.

Edit:
For now you must do it with this photo. In the meanwhile I ordered a new HDD. Because the old one had died upon me.


To bad, not just enough space to put the GPU in. Hmm, better solve that problem in my vacation!

PS: *And no, there is no LEGO Starwars box on the left, lol*
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