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Case Mod - In Progress Cosmos Cruizer - Final Pics!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Boddaker, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Sorry about the lack of posts, but due to the ridiculous amount of work still left to do on this case (and my site going down), I've been kinda preoccupied. So tossing a few pics up here and there is about all I can manage right now.

    Anyway, while I got parts out for paint and polish, I've been taking care of lots of little things, like this distributor cap mod. This is a piece that will serve as a cover for the 24pin ATX connector. The four "spark plug wires" will plug into this piece, with the actual connector on the other side.

    So I started with the terminals from an actual distributor cap, which I recently removed off my V-6 Xterra.
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    I harvested four of the terminals from the donor cap.
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    Lining them up how I'll be gluing them together...
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    Drilling them out so the wires will pass through
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    Fast forward past all the gluing, bondo, sanding, and smoothing, and we have this..
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    And as a final parting shot, all the bracketry and support pieces that have been sanded and primed.
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    That's all I got for now, but I will be getting some polished parts back tonight, so I'll be sure to post a shot of them. And then hopefully Bob will give me a painting update soon.
     
  2. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Got parts back from the polisher yesterday. Here are a couple teaser shots...

    Stainless pipe, before and after polishing..
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    I assembled the grill first thing.
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    I had the guy only polish the stainless pipes, grill pieces, top handle bars, and headers. I'll be taking care of the small stuff next week.
     
  3. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    My god that's purdy!

    Great to see some progress on this!
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    This gonna come with Ray-Bans? That's some mad bling right there! :D
     
  5. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks guys.

    Here's a quick update on the ATX 24pin plug cover...
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  6. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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  7. Z0DIAX

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    :jawdrop: wow that's a nice paintjob from bob, can't wait for the endresult... i'm curious how the sparkplugleeds wil look
     
  8. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    More teaser shots from BS Mods...

    PPG Orange Vibrance base coat...
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    Mid coat...
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    Keyboard frame...
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    A test piece showing the paint with clear coat...
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    With just a couple weeks left until the lan, methinks I'm going to have a few sleepless nights ahead of me...
     
  9. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Another mini update and final paint teaser..

    Slight modification on the EK tube reservoir brackets. I didn't like how they looked, so I filled in all the cavities with epoxy putty to make them look more solid.

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    Filled..
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    Sanded and primed..
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    On the polishing front, I pretty much got all the small parts done over the weekend. All the tubes were really easy, but the 1/4" aluminum bars were pretty rough especially around the bends. I had to start with 80 grit on the orbital sander to get the sides flat again. Then I moved up to 120, then 220. After that, I switched to hand sanding with 400grit, then to a fine 3M Scotch-brite pad, and finally on to the polishing wheel using coarse and fine compounds. Here's a before and after shot..
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    And finally I leave you with the paint teaser...
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    This might be the last transmission until the LAN, because as soon as Bob delivers the case, I'll have zero time to be posting anything other than a quick FB pic.
     
  10. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    I have been waiting this since you started this project. Looks absolutely amazing!
     
  11. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Ok, another quick paint update...

    Bob has been taunting me for the past week with painting shenanigans, so I figured I might as well share..
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    I was going to save these shots until after the case was done, but I just can't keep the fricken awesomeness under wraps! Bob really outdid himself on my flame grills..
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    I literally cannot sit still I'm so excited to see all this in person. Should be arriving tonight!
     
  12. CMos

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    This machine is going to be so epic!!!
     
  13. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    wow, love the color! This is gonna look so good once finished :)
     
  14. chilliewillie

    chilliewillie New Member

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    this is very good man its pure porn i wish i had a paint boot
     
  15. morgansk

    morgansk I've got wood

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    Clucking Bell, that paintjob looks superb - loving how the flames look!
     
  16. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Ok, so while I'm at work and not finishing my case, I figured I'd post some assembly pics..

    Bob came down and stayed all day Thursday to help me out, and got a crap-ton of stuff done while I was stuck at work. I can't thank him enough! :D

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    Got the upholstery done on the interior panels while Bob slaved over the main panel covering..
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    The wiring on this thing is taking forever. Feeding the wires through the alu pipes is a royal PITA! But the end result will be worth it..
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    The back side of the SSD module, wiring up the drives and lighting..
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    ATX cable pinned with connector..
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    Motherboard 12v power cables pinned and numbered. Will run continuity checks on all wires to match them up on the other end.
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    Other side of the panel, waiting for PSU.
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    Covering the PSU cover..
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    Got all the blocks on the board, after detailing them in white/orange.
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    Manifold in place..
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    Rigid tubing in place..
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    Polished mesh scoop insert..
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    Tonight will consist of more wiring. Hope to finish up the PSU so I can move on to installing the rest of the stainless tubing and fill.
     
  17. chilliewillie

    chilliewillie New Member

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    omg ;D this is porn
     
  18. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:

    This is so awesome. I have no words to describe how cool this project is.

    :rock:
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Duuuuuuude!

    I mean... Duuuuuuuude!!! :jawdrop:
     
  20. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    The attention to detail.. EVERYTHING is so awesome with this build! I just cant even.. :jawdrop:
     

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