Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 28 Feb 2011.
Can someone call an ambulance? I think I'm getting an heart attack so sweet it is.
This is just crazy! Can't wait to see it finished
It reminds me of old Plymouth grilles... Looks great
Im thinking Attila's ego must be about the size of the universe now after all the praise were showering on to him
Pure eye candy, simply beautiful.
not much to say that you haven't heard already
but i guess one more time isn't gonna hurt...
Simply amazing craftsmanship Attila
pure case mod pron from concept to manufacturing
absolutely love what i've seen so far and can't wait for the rest of the build.
Keep it up and thanks for sharing this build with us.
Looking back at your older builds through this one is great fun. Watching your style develop through the builds is inspiring!
Thanks a lot guys.
I'm intrigued and would love to see it so please start a project log here when you are ready.
Thanks, and that's a lovely car.
No. Quite the opposite actually. But I'm appreciative that people like what I'm making.
The level of awesomeness of your work has no boundaries brother, your patience and passion are out of this world!!!! When I will be a millionaire I will hire you to build me 2-3 mods thats for sure!!!! Mod on my friend YOU ROCK!!
All I can say is:
Piece of art!
yesterday i was showing the worklog to a friend of mine
that can understand and appreciate this kind of work
and as soon as he realized that the pieces were hand crafted
with a saw, a router and lots of filing
he turned to me in awe and asked me
"this is unreal, is this guy serving a life sentence somewhere?"
Glorious shiny goodness! I already want to see the plumbing. Oh, and using the buffer on the pipe will heat it a lot faster than the aluminum. -be prepared! My stupid *ss learned the hard way.
I think the same.
That grill, everyone wants to lick it & it's no surprise, sweet sweetness of sweet shininess.
Insanely nice job of your projects, that make me say flip me that is nice.
Gonna need a nice big photo shoot on this mate, not that you need telling, picture flood on this please when your done.
I have to agree that this is art, a thing of beauty and inspiration!!
Wow, stunning surface finish, gives the case a whole new awesome look
This project should come with a health warning stating that this much awesomeness can lead to your bottom jaw hitting the floor in disbelief and shattering.
This is quite simply superb, that front grill is just perfect.
great updates!!!! Everytime I see your updates. I see how unfair this is. haha! your skills and patience are to the highest level!
Haha, thanks mate. Keep buying those lotto tickets and all the best of luck to you. I really want to build 2-3 mods for you.
Haha, we're all serving a life sentence brother.
I hear you. Already got good wid dat one. Ouch!
Thanks Wayne, I think the focus on this one will be the exterior.
I went to the local 'size of a football field' hardware store, and bought the only pipe bender they had. I also bought 1.8mtrs of half inch copper tube to practice on (only 12 bucks). Straight away I could see that the tube was not a snug fit in the bender. I made a couple of bends and worked out how to make a bend without 'wrinkles'. But there was too much room for the pipe to spread out and flatten on the bend. I tried wrapping the pipe in enough masking tape to take up the slack in the bender, but this didn't work. So after a few tries I gave up and went back to my original plan. I should add that my heart wasn't really in this. I did want to use nice fittings on the bends, so I simply cut some straight pipes.
Anyway the res needed some modding so that it would be directly over the pump. The mounting bracket ears at the front were removed and cleaned up. I also made a suitable mounting bracket out of plex but neglected to take photos.
Some pipe clamps also needed to be made to secure the inlet and outlet pipes from the blocks. Here's the top one being made.
Here's the lower clamp polished up. These clamps bolt to the mobo tray.
And the res mount.
And some general photos of the rationalized pipe layout.
Epic fitting clamps may I say, I have always loved the look of polished acrylic. Looking great Attila, I'm sure you'll get the hang of the tube bending.
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