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Case Mod - In Progress Cosmos Cruizer - Final Pics!

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

  1. AverageNinja

    AverageNinja Almost an EpicNinja

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    That front grill looks amazing! Great update man, keep it up!
     
  2. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Wow-that looks realy good. Must see more. :)
     
  3. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    whoooa, that front grill is awsome !
    But i might have seen this idea on a other Cosmos 2 build?
     
  4. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks guys. Yes, Alain-s is doing a similar grill on his Bel-Air case. He is integrating it more into the stock front panel which looks awesome under the sliding door, whereas mine is replacing the front panel altogether. :)
     
  5. Asouter

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    How strong are the parts you make with the foam and bondo ? Just wondering as I might have a go myself

    Crackin build BTW
     
  6. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    The fiberglass parts I make from the foam and bondo forms are very strong and lightweight. Should be able to withstand several years of extreme gaming abuse. :thumb: :D :naughty:
     
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  7. ziza

    ziza What's a Dremel?

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    That front grill is really impressive, nice job.

    Waiting for the next updates.
     
  8. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks ziza. Here is the next update... :)

    More Grill progress...

    Made my own metal spacers from 5/16" stainless steel tubing. I took this shot before I deburred the ends.
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    And I got the top ends of the bars rounded. This was kinda tricky since they are offset, and I needed to have the all curves end in a straight line so it will mate up with the top faceplate.
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    Here's a couple shots of the grill on the case..
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    And an over-all wide shot.
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    Hoping to have a productive weekend, as the weather should be very nice.

    Cheers!
     
  9. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci What's a Dremel?

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    If you put as much effort into the rest of this build and finish as you have so far, this could be the next MDPC....... Fantastic.:clap:
     
  10. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    This is amazing. It allready looks so unreal,like it is not from this planet.
     
  11. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    I still love it :D!:dremel:
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    That's a cool as flip looking grill. :D:clap:

    Awesome transformation well underway. :)
     
  13. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Whoa. Dat grill looks stunning :cooldude: Looking forward to more progress!
     
  14. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Awesome Brian! I must have a play with some fibreglass sometime!
     
  15. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks Da Vinci, that means a lot!

    Thanks guys! I really like how it's turning out.
     
  16. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Well the weather did hold last weekend, but of course I got called into work on Saturday, robbing me of most of my modding time. But I did manage to get some work done on the front bezel. I started with a piece of 1/4" acrylic, mapping out the item placement.
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    Here is what I'll be mounting in the bezel: 7" lcd touch screen, Lamptron Touch fan controller, a hot-swap 2.5" drive bay, a pair of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, and finally an ignition keyswitch in the lower center (not shown).
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    Once I got things where I wanted, I began cutting out the holes, then filing down to a nice snug fit.
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    I found one of these all-in-one units lying around (big mistake on its part!) and thought I could utilize it in some fashion.
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    But I only wanted the 2.5" hdd bay.
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    So it got extracted from the rest. It will get mounted just underneath the Lamptron fan controller.
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    Here is a shot of the bezel after fitting the USB ports.
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    I haven't purchased it yet, but I'm thinking something along the lines of this for the Ignition switch. It has four detents: Off, Acc, On, and Start (momentary). I can use the Acc to turn on fans, or the pumps prior to firing up the computer.
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    Hoping to get mounting brackets made tonight, and possibly some finish work.
     
  17. alain-s

    alain-s Minimodder

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    Looks great but why not try a start bottom
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    Think that it will look great with the other chromed parts and the collor of the case.
     
  18. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks alain, I thought about the ignition start buttons, but thought they were too similar to the standard case power buttons. Having an old-school key switch is more befitting the hotrod theme, and allows for more functionality with the extra positions. :)
     
  19. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel What's a Dremel?

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    +1 for the Engine Start button. Is there enough room for both a key and the button?
    That would look awesome.
     
  20. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Amazing job on the grill, the project is looking great and I love your creativity. I look forward to seeing more updates.
     

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