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Case Mod - In Progress Gymkhana Mod / COMPLETED!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Moddingboy, 5 Aug 2011.

  1. Moddingboy

    Moddingboy New Member

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    Welcome Everyone! :)

    I has been following the bit-tech and the worklogs on the forum for years and I saw many many high-quality works. :thumb:
    At the moment I'am working on a pc-case and its my very first CaseMod work. I would like to show you this casemod process.


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    Before my story I would like to describe where the idea and the theme of the case came from.
    Ford Fiesta... driven by the famous rally champion Ken Block. This car is used in Block's latest drift video called Gymkhana 3. If you don't know just watch it:

    I was captivated by the amazing video and the unique design of the car so I decided to make a PC case looks like this style..

    -Stock Pc case
    I had the idea but not a case to bring the idea to real life. In a few days I successfully found an ASUS miniATX case with good handicaps.

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    MSI - Cooler Master - Kingston Technology - Sapphire Technology - DREMEL - PC Gear - Modding Computer - Codemasters
     
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  2. Moddingboy

    Moddingboy New Member

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    -WORKFLOW-

    Day 1: 2011-06-22 / Task: Bottom coverplate
    On the first day I made the bottom of the case more cleaner so I cut a measured piece of 0,5mm (1/50") aluminium sheet and filed it until it was fit perfectly. Before these things I had to remove some pop-rivets for better access.

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    Day 2: 2011-06-23 / Task: Create the fan 'slot'
    This day I tryed to get rid of the stock fangrills and increased the diameter of the front-fan hole from 9 to 12cm for higher airflow and less noise.

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    Day 3: 2011-06-24 / Task: Side panel
    According to my plans the interior of the case will be painted to glossy white and has white lighting. This is nice if you see it so I made some modifications on the sidepanels.

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    Day 4: 2011-06-25 / Task: Front side
    I try to copy more details from the car to the case - front bumper grille. So I need to redo the front of the case to made a place for the grille. I had to be very careful with the cutting because the plastic was very melty and without the original braces the front panel came unstable and fragile. After this I need to remove the On/Off button and its controller so I had to make a new place for this staff.

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    Day 5: 2011-06-28 / Task: Monster logo
    The most important detail is the cut-out logo of the Monster Energy on the sidepanel. First of all I drawed the outlines then cutted-out the unneccessary parts with a multifunctional tool. To get the perfect shape I filed with very little filers for hours...

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    Day 6: 2011-06-29. / Task: Monster logo
    ...and hours...

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    Day 7: 2011-06-30 / Task: Monster logo
    ...and hours. Did it! :clap:

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    Day 8: 2011-07-01 / Task: ASUS letters
    I had to remove the embossed ASUS letters on the sidepanel because there will be edge-lighted green plexiglas on the inner side of the sidepanel. I sanded it with sandpaper so no more letters..
    on the outside. Few hours of filing :)

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    Day 9: 2011-07-05 / Task: ASUS letters
    Today was for the inside of the sidepanel. I bought fiberglass filler. I have never used this thing before so I had to pay attention to avoid further correctings. I sanded the surface and drilled a few holes (for better adhesion) then cleaned it with thinner. After the mixing of the two components of the filler I had 3 minutes before it dryes. After 10 minutes I sanded the filler with finer and finer sandpapers to the perfect surface

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    Day 10: 2011-07-08 / Task: Redo bottom coverplate
    The cover sheet I did to the bottom was proved too weak because during some test-assembly the poprivets bent it a little. :grr: So I decided to double the thickness and redo the plate but from 1mm aluminium sheet. :dremel:
     
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  3. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    Sweet mod, great work so far dude :thumb:
     
  4. -Jv-

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    Ooh, those are some nice cuts. Will follow this one as i'm a big fan of Ken Block's Gymkhana racing !
     
  5. Jor1995dan

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    Great start and very clean cuts :clap:

    Looking forward to seeing how this unfolds, mod on :dremel: :thumb:


    *Subb'd* :rock:
     
  6. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    Looks awesome! Always like white cases, more interesting than the usual.
     
  7. BOBDBONE

    BOBDBONE Owner at BS Mods

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    Impressive work! That was a lot of filing. I love the concept and anything to do with Gymkhana gets my full attention.

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  8. microsoftPerson

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    Nice start and seems like quality work. Am I the only one who liked it with the Monster logo tearing thru the ASUS logo though? I thought that was intentional as I was scrolling down.
     
  9. Moddingboy

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    Thank you guys!
    I'm glad you like the concept and the work! ;)

    microsoftPerson - I had to remove the asus letters because it didn't fit the overall design. :)
     
  10. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    So did I haha, But epic work! Can't wait to see the finished product ;)
     
  11. ColdzeroTeam

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    wow... lot of great work so far :)
    Congrats :)
     
  12. razerz

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    That's some serious filing! Looking at your dedication so far this will be interesting to watch.
     
  13. Carl97

    Carl97 Sorry, for my bad english.

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    Ismerős arcok:clap: Egyszerűen fantasztikusak a logójaid:thumb:

    Eng: Familiar faces:clap: Fantastic logo:thumb:
     
  14. Moddingboy

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    Carl97 - Nice to meet you :clap: and thanks! ;)
     
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    -WORKFLOW-

    Day 11: 2011-07-11. / Task: Fan slot
    This piece is paused at the second day but today I finished it. I cutted de perfect piece from an 1mm aluminium sheet and after the markings I sawed the circle out. After this, there was sanding then happiness because its done. :)

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    Day 12: 2011-07-18. / Task: Plexiglassin
    Fortunately I had a lucky day so I found clear (seen-through) plexiglas what is mounted by me to the sidepanel immediately. But before (as always) I was planned the position of the holes and drilled it out. To drill the plexiglas I used a very new (mmm shiny!) drillbit and do it with easily and slowly. The more fast and strong drilling the more mistakes (breakings etc.)

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    Day 13: 2011-07-19 / Task: Auto grille, putty, sanding
    I assembled the case and mounted the bottom coversheet. The case-bottom has an old place for pc-speaker. That is ugly ... will it blend? :) I made it disappear with putty. Clean shapes.
    I bought expanded (is it correct?) metal sheet /which is almost the same as on the cargrille/ and after bending I cutted to size and it fits for its place.
    Notice: The bottom coversheet in my mind is mounted to bottom of the case with the holes on it. But the size was wrong. Suddenly I found some old hungarian coins for this problem.

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    Day 14: 2011-07-27 / Task: Front Controller panel
    As I mentioned before I had to find new place for the powerswitch and its stuff. No comment the photos says everything. ;)

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    Day 15: 2011-08-02 / Task: Wrap around the front plastic thing
    Where the buttons there is the plastic frame. I would like to wrap itt with Carbon vinyl but since I didn't have the required tools to do that I ask my friend to help me out. :)

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  16. razerz

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    This is progressing very nicely.
    The mesh grill is looking very good!
     
  17. nagyizom

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    Hello Moddingboy, nice to see you there too!:clap: As far as I said, this case will be very beautiful. Can't wait to see the following updates;)
     
  18. MrP

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    loving the attention to detail and the meshwork :)

    why not use 3d effect carbon wrap?
     
  19. BOBDBONE

    BOBDBONE Owner at BS Mods

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    Really great work!

    I can't wait to see it finished.
     
  20. Snubbs

    Snubbs CustomPC Migration victim....

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    I've been planning a Gym3 mod for a while. Yet to get round to actually planning it on paper though (just started a new job). Really like your workmanship! Nice ideas and good design.
     

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