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Scratch Build – In Progress Ferrari Enzo tribute - 20/12/2007 - *ON HOLD*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ssR, 12 Mar 2007.

  1. derbaum

    derbaum What's a Dremel?

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    mhh to get a consistent layer of paint on a there wont be easy. if you cant get tinted plexi why not use a thin foil.
    you should get some ( maybe even for free) on a local glasser.
     
  2. arkadur

    arkadur What's a Dremel?

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    SSR: i'm talking about the MUSKETEER device..


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    all you need is switch the LED's to Red one's..
     
  3. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    mvagusta: If i don't find any tinted plexi i can always make some by using tint film used in car windows. But then again i'm not totally sure i want to go with the tinted look :rolleyes:

    derbaum: The paint job will be a little tricky indeed but nothing impossible :). In the past i got to paint even more complex parts, so i think i can handle this one ;)

    arkadur: An interesting idea, and i would definitely look into it if i was at an earlier stage of the build, but this time it's just too late and the control panel area is just too small to fit the musketeer gauges. Still i can promise you it will look pretty good even without those :D


    This is my last update prior to the upcoming modding championship that will be held next week. In the upcoming days i will spend as much time as possible preparing both this mod and my previous one (AquaLight) for the competition.

    This week i managed very little progress but still...

    First the mounting brackets for the electronics cage were made

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    I used a fiberglass angle i made earlier

    Glued it to the bottom of the cage and drilled some mounting holes

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    Then i used the mounting holes as a template to drill some holes in the case bottom

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    Then attached some nuts and applied some resin around them to hold them in place

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    Next were the PSU covers. Same method was used. I cut some small pieces of the fiberglass angle

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    Then the mounting holes were drilled in the covers

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    Next i attached the fiberglass angles to the covers uding double sided tape and drilled them as well

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    Finally some nuts were placed and glued down with epoxy

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    Finally i cut some holes for the PSU power cables in the rear of the case

    A simple cutting template was drawn by hand

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    Glued on the rear of the case

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    And the finished cut (i used dremel's diamond cutting wheel)

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  4. headala

    headala What's a Dremel?

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    Niiiice. Good luck at the show!
     
  5. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Hey guys. Many things happened during the past week, one of them being me winning the Israeli Modding Championship with my previous project "AquaLight"

    I had very little time this week to work on this case as most of the time untill the tuesday (the day of the competition) was spent preparing the AquaLight for the competition.

    So first thing first. Lets begin with the very little progress i managed on the Enzo prior to the competition.

    Lets begin with the motherboard tray. I decided to mod the I/O panel a little bit as the stock look was pretty ugly

    I began by closing the unnecessary area with a piece of MDF.

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    Then i made a template and cut a piece of carbon to cover the I/O panel

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    And the finished look

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    More progress was done today. I finally received my order from Performance-PC's :D

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    And the stuff i got inside:

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    Full list:

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    After examinating the package i immediately moved to fitting some of the stuff i got inside on the mod.
    I began with the control panel. First i made a new carbon plate to cover the panel. Following the suggestions from you guys i made a thin slot for the DVD drive alone

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    Then i began progressing on the panel layout. All these are going to be mounted on the control panel

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    Drilling the holes

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    And mounted on the case

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    After drilling all the holes and mounting all the switches

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  6. Guest-23315

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    Looks amazing indeed! :thumb:
     
  7. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Good luck Dima! You're gonna own that contest dude :thumb:
     
  8. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks guys :)
    And Bill, i already owned that contest ;)
     
  9. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    you definitely owned that contest, you kinda made the other cases look amateur built :hehe:
    The new carbon front panel looks better with the slot i think :rock: Sorry we made ya do it again :D
     
  10. DoOb's

    DoOb's Overclocker/Modder

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    Awesome work man, really doing well on this mod
     
  11. morris8809

    morris8809 Minimodder

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    man you have done some very awsome work building this case. the carbon fiber has to be one of my favorite parts of the case. i just wish that i had the resources or materials to build my own case, once i get a job hopefully ill have my own work log on here. keep up the good work
     
  12. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks :D

    mvagusta: it's all good, i'm glad i remade it :)

    Ok... another weekend update :D

    I continue working on the WC setup. This time it was positioning the top radiator.

    First i made a quick template in SolidWorks

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    Placed it on the internal side of the case to allow better positioning

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    First i drilled some pilot holes

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    After making sure they were in place, i enlarged the holes to accept M4 screws

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    Then it was time to make the cutout. I had no big holesaw nearby, neither did i have a jigsaw so i used a small holesaw to make a pilot hole

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    Then it was time to sand the cutout to the shape from the inside. I used pneumatic die grinder.
    Safety first right? Riiiight...

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    Grrrrinding

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    After a while...

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    And positioning the radiator with the fans in place. Those screws are temporary, i will replace them with some cleaner looking ones later on

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    Then it was time to find a place for the fillport. At first i thought to just make a small hole near the radiator, then i decided to hide it inside the case making the exteriors a little bit cleaner

    I fabricated a small mounting bracket from an aluminum angle
    Drilled a 26mm hole in the angle

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    Then i cut the desired piece and rounded the edges

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    And mounted in the case

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    And this is how it's going to work

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    I also got my ATAPI to SATA adapter for the DVD and mounted it as well. The wires will be rerouted later on, this is just for now :)

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  13. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    thats a nice bracket you made. and the top looks top notch.
     
  14. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    Very very nice done my friend. Keep it up, the carbon looks sooo nice.
     
  15. pedrofilho

    pedrofilho What's a Dremel?

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    It's getin' better and better. Can't wait to see it finished..

    Congrats.

    Pedro Torres.
     
  16. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Looking better and better. The new control panel looks much better now.

    I also love the shape of the cutout for the radiator. Very nice and different too.

    Congrats on your win as well :thumb:
     
  17. _-..zKiLLA..-_

    _-..zKiLLA..-_ What's a Dremel?

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    dude this is sik. whens the next update?
     
  18. LooZypher

    LooZypher Huh!? What!?

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    Oh dear lord!!!
    You rock, it's as simple as that :D
    HeHe but it seems I'm not the only one who thinks that - And rightly so
    Subscribed :D
     
  19. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    LOVE the progress. It's ALL looking good. I'm glad you are using the CF as accents and not going overboard.
     
  20. Brett89

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    Slight thread revival, just wondering how the progress of this mod is going.
     

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