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High Octane & Diesel

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BlackCaT, 14 Oct 2004.

  1. BlackCaT

    BlackCaT What's a Dremel?

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    So this will be my first worklog here and hopefully not the last as I have way to many ideas for new mods. Funny thing is i barely have the insides for the cases i make but i make due with all the old stuff i have laying around. anyway on to the mod so heres how it all starts

    One day i'm trying to clean up around the house and come across some gas cans i have been storeing for about 2 years. I got them from a friend while we were working HAZMAT clean up and he got them off a job and had no use and so he handed them of to me of course being a pack rat like myself i took them. So here they sat for 2 years through 2 moves i had lugged them around.
    "Hey hunny i'm gonna get rid of these damn gas tanks unless you know anyone that wants them."
    "Really i thought you were going to mod them."
    this is the point at which i kick myself and kiss her for being such a great find. I hadn't even thought of it in the slightest.
    So here are the annoying gas tanks that have become my next project.
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    so i pull out my 3D sketch prog and get some rough ideas.
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    here we have the front intake fan.
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    rouch compnent and window layout
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    then a little more components in there with some clear walls so i can see how it will lay out
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    With this roughed out shape everything "looks" like it will fit in there lets hope i'm right. i'm useing a miniatx to save a little room. Sorry for the next part i got a little caught up with the design and cutting so i forgot to take pictures but here abouts how it went.
    1. i snap a cut off disk onto my dremel and start cutting out the bottom plate this will hopefully end up being the cover for a slide out mobo and component tray.
    2. I find out there is a lot of rust in this old thing so out comes the sander to get it cleaned up since it's all a bunch of surface rust anyway it should clean up really nice.
    3. Realize that i am wasteing my time trying to get my hands and the sander in there and get the dremal back out to cut the window since it would open up a nice big hole to get in there. size out the window and get to cutting after i run out of cut off disks after about an hour i am now left with a 3/4ths cut window. luckily i had thought of this problem before hand and cut a deep groove all the way around just in case i ran out and so i grabed it by what was already hanging and very very carefully started to wiggle it back and forth to bend it out as i did the joint got weaker and weaker and thn finally snaped. a bit of clean up on the edges and phase one is complete. here are a few pics.
    With a little edge molding in place i test fit the mobo tray, PSU, and the CDR
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    everything seems to fit in there just as planed and at this point i rant off to my friend about how my brilliant pre planing has made this project so much easier and he rolls his eyes at me. but the truth is if you plan well you can get things done a lot faster. and avoid cutting out the wrong side of the gas can yes the mobo is mounted upside down but this was honestly in the plan. i wanted the airflow to come in and over the harddrive then across the board then back out over the cards rather than getting trapped under the cards in the bottom of the case. so overall it did work out to plan just a diffrent design as my friends are determined i just screwed up. i guess the world may never know who to believe. anyway I will be testing out the diffrence with the second part of this mod. on with the show. here is another shot from above of the compnents inside.
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    Over all the project is coming along nicely. I will post more when i get a little further along. tell me what you think let me know.
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  2. TheCleaner

    TheCleaner Back again...

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    wow very original.. ill keep my eye on this one
     
  3. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Great work, very professional.

    And an ideal use of Sketchup - do you mind being linked in my thread (in my sig)?
     
  4. Protius-X

    Protius-X What's a Dremel?

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    Welcome. Unfortunately this has been done before, can't find the link though. But still, looking good, keep up the good work.
     
  5. Atarax

    Atarax What's a Dremel?

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    i have a book called "PC mod projects cool it, light it, morph it." that has this idea in it. But far be it from me to take anyone's work for granted, whether the idea has been done before has no burden on how dificult it is to perform. Great job, keep it up :rock:
     
  6. Longtalltechsan

    Longtalltechsan What's a Dremel?

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    sweet!

    That is bad ass. I especially like the blowhole angled up on the front. keep the pics coming.
     
  7. -Enforcer-5716M4

    -Enforcer-5716M4 What's a Dremel?

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    Love your idea! I actually thought about (well it was just an idea) to do the same thing myself........ But still, kickass :thumb:


    What you should do is rub the paint (when I write "rub the paint" I mean that you should apply a "cream" with tiny granules in it that makes the color nice and "new") and make the color nice and shiny with some Turtle wax!
     
  8. Buzku

    Buzku What's a Dremel?

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  9. BlackCaT

    BlackCaT What's a Dremel?

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    no i don't mind being linked

    OK OK i get the point it's been done, but you know what plain and simple i'm trying to do it better i've got 4 cans total and plan to use each one with a diffrent theme now if you would all stop with the "It's been done before" it's been said enough thank you.
     
  10. KingofHearts

    KingofHearts What's a Dremel?

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    The gas tank may have been done before but its not the same mode other then the container itself. Besides its not like its a briefcase pc. Briefcase pc has been done 400+ times and there are people still making them month after month. I cant even imagine how many plexie cubes there are either.

    I dont know why so many people are being so agressive about it being done before there are far far worse sheesh.
     
  11. kaotic504

    kaotic504 What's a Dremel?

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    i think it's pretty cool. old school gas tanks, wish i had one. what would be pretty ironic is if you had watercooling in them. looks like there's plenty of room.
     
  12. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Awsome concept. Looks like you're executing it quite well too.

    How are you securing everything inside? I'm sure you're not just screwing into the side of the jerry can as that would spoil the external effect.
     
  13. Sol Badguy

    Sol Badguy What's a Dremel?

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    i cant stand rounded edges... they should burn to the ground along with channel molding. but thats just me
     
  14. Whitey

    Whitey What's a Dremel?

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    We Want UPDATE!
    as a matter of afect
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    If you made it watercooled, imagine the look of people at a LAN party as you poured coolant down the spout... :D

    But it looks very LAN portable, and robust. Nice. :thumb:
     
  16. Fyberwire

    Fyberwire What's a Dremel?

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    I hope you cleaned it...
    else it goes boom...and your hardware dies.
     
  17. BlackCaT

    BlackCaT What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry guys i'm up in alaska at the moment visiting family i will update as soon as i get back.
     
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    731|\|37 ESD Engineer in Training

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    SEXY!!! :baby: :baby: :baby: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: i like it nononono i LOVE it!

    :dremel: on :rock:
     
  19. Samurai75007

    Samurai75007 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice... only nice :hip:
     
  20. mondriaan

    mondriaan What's a Dremel?

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    Hope this won't take to long to update :yawn:. I'm looking forward seeing more.
    Good luck. :thumb:
     

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