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HPRES III MEGA Complete, ty all.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Defyant Mods, 3 May 2005.

  1. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    HPRES III MEGA is going to be mega, a real BONDO extravaganza, im going to try and take my skills and this case to the next level.

    I have for a once a deffinate theme i want to stick with (unlike all the previouse mods)

    The mods will revolve around on major mod to each of the panels,


    Anyways lets start with the front panel :)

    Some of you may have seen this panel already in my mega bondo guide it was the original plan for HPres2 but never eventuated in favour of the single flat hole.

    First off is to mark the centre , ill be using 120mm storm water pipe to mark with and eventually use as my blow hole ends.

    mask and cut.

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    Next is to cut the blow hole into 2 halves, these will become the ends.

    A rumage thru the plex scrap bin to find some fillers, hold the mok up together with hot glue and a qick test to see if all fits.

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    With the front panel i want the main feature to be the blow hole and some special shaped plex light diffuses i will add later.

    A scrap peice of plex is clamped and heated to shape then marked and cut to size and used as the filler plate.

    the front it taped and some bondo is applied the the rear of the top plate and mega blow hole, allowed to dry and bondo is applied to the front

    This will be the first of 3 applications

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    Once dry , its time to get dusty, using course grit a hand sander its time to knock some ruff shape into the panel.

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    Using the shape of your block and using some bent paper work the shape as needed.

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    Back to the bench for another layer of bondo

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    Allow to dry and a ruff and final sand using finer paper.

    Starting to show some shape now.

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    blade putty fills in all the minor left over pinholes and a final sand and a good few coats of spray putty to seal it all down.

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    Allow to cure or go-off for a few days to sink back then its time to wetrub.

    A dusty coat of black paint is applied as your guide, this will show up your highs and lows and help with wetsanding.

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    The end result .... a clean front panel with a Mega! blowhole.

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    More soon :)
     
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  2. invalid

    invalid New Member

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    Very nice start man. How in the world do you find time for all of this? Between your sons and this I am amazed at your fast progress.
     
  3. mobius9

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    more info on that spray putty please, looks like great stuff.
     
  4. HilRam

    HilRam New Member

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    :eek:mg: HE IS AT IT AGAIN!

    *jumps around screaming and waving *
    * subscribed *
     
  5. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    I look forward to this one...

    I've been amazed by your work in the past, hope to continue that trend...
     
  6. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Does this man ever stop? I love it.

    Yet another reason to be dissapointed that our spat of long weekends has ended. :sigh:
     
  7. G4m3R_X3r0

    G4m3R_X3r0 New Member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YES!!!!!! THE INSANITY!!!!!! YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!! :rock: :rock: :rock: *bows*
     
  8. vapb400

    vapb400 New Member

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    very nice!!!!!
     
  9. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon New Member

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    dam how are u able to mod so much and so often
     
  10. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Simple... Hes not a lazy sob like me.
     
  11. St3alth

    St3alth New Member

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    Nice...
     
  12. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe New Member

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    WOW another one =D Woot

    I think you could make and sell custom cases. Good luck on this one.
     
  13. leviathan18

    leviathan18 New Member

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    nice bondo skills mate
     
  14. mandy_modded

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    subscribed, very clean so far, I have plans to use some pvc pipe as a fan duct in the near future.

    As a side note for anyone doing something similair, pvc when when heated with a heat gun becomes very pliable (just keep the gun moving or it will burn), with a few blocks of wood or metal to sandwich when heated, flat peices can be made from excess round pipe, that would allow the fillers to be glued in with plumbers pvc cement (i don't have a glue gun, but do have pvc glue)
     
  15. ginx

    ginx New Member

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    Really weird front bezel.. I love it. I agree with everyone else, that's definatly some good bondo work ya got going on there. As always I can't wait to see how this one is going to turn out, all your cases rock. :rock:
     
  16. mondriaan

    mondriaan New Member

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    Yet again a nother super HP res project. I'm subscribed
     
  17. wickyman

    wickyman New Member

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    I'm just curious, I may have missed it, but why did you fill in the 5-1/4" bays?! lol Doesn't it make it hard for you to have a cd in that? :)
     
  18. Leeum

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    Another one already? :eeek: :D Love the front panel, very clean work. Keep it up :thumb:
     
  19. Blanbec

    Blanbec New Member

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    What a crazy bondo job !

    Defyant is moding one more time et i'm sure it gonna be awesome :rock:
     
  20. BiG Kahuna

    BiG Kahuna New Member

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    Awesome bondo work :thumb:
    I really like it so far
     

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