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Case Mod - In Progress Project Black Rain: RIP 2008

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 14 Sep 2006.

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What to do...

Poll closed 30 Jun 2007.
  1. Finish the machine entirely:

    87 vote(s)
    91.6%
  2. Finish the case mods only:

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Just go away:

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ahh no love for Ness son, Cory Ness ^^

    He puts a new old spin with his bikes got love the creativity and also man I love Jesse James bike I hope he find himself and come out of retirement, thats a future goal when I have the money is to get a Jesse James bike and well you may not like their style but I would love to get a theme bike from Paul jr from OCC, get a classic rigid from Jesse and a new age soft tail from OCC, thats my ultimate goal for the bike side of things, and then the car side, I would love to get a classic built by Boyde but it feels like his company is slowly going under, hes selling off his divisions left and right and his crew keep splitting on him but he does or at least his crew build awesome rides and then to get a custom built by Foose ^^ yup I have some big dreams but Im hoping to achieve them.

    Again I love the passion and work youve done so far on this build and man o man do I wish I could get my hands on those clear res, those are awesome.
     
  2. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    HBD: Ness Jr. is "keeping the faith", no-doubt..His work is solid..
    OCC--- :grr: they purchase parts and bolt them together.. They are low in the "food-chain" IMO..
    One name I did not list is Matt Hotch.. He is "the Elvis Presley" of custom-bikes..

    His website is at-last up:
    Matt Hotch his work, well..Perfect
    Entry-level bike= $100,000US
    build-time= (1)year
    don't like it--ABC'ya...........
     
  3. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    oh ya I remember this guy he won his bike build off,
    http://www.matthotchdesigns.com/vlux.html

    ya he does awesome work thats for sure.

    As for OCC agreed but they have been doing a lot more in house work recently but I think I like the creativity that Jr comes up with when he builds his bikes, that and the father-son fights are really funny but I do agree that they are still on the lowend of the food change.

    Anyhow sorry if this post was off topic
     
  4. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Weekend Update:

    Ok, here is what I have been working on the last two days.
    Lets start off with a closer look at the IL oil tank filler-cap:
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    threaded for 1-3/16-12 and a weld-in bung:
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    will not be using the bung, but as these are "filler-caps" that is what we will use them for.
    It's just a matter of drilling and then tapping a hole in a acrylic covers of the AC Aquatubes (actually, I only did one). BUT you do need a BiG TAP:
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    Here's what you end-up with:
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    I have yet to replace the black aquatubes with the acrylic ones, we are just mocking-up:
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    IMO, looks pretty-cool.. Form and Function:
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    I will swap-out the black reservoirs for the acrylic ones and drill/tap the second top next weekend. Let's move on.
    Played with some of AC Ryan's mesh-sheet.
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    I like this stuff. It's 0.7mm sheet-steel, powdercoated black.
    What I want to make is a "skirt" for the area under the divider plate covering the side of the dual120mm radiator and a support-bracket for the PSU:
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    just add c-strip:
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    Let's do the test-fit:
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    clean and simple, I am happy with this as well. Then, I decided to "rework" the backside cover for the lower-set of reservoirs:
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    I was going to mount the reservoirs through this plate, but the mesh will (should) give a nice light-efect:
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    not-finished, a work in progress. BUt, out of time for this Weekend Update. That's does-it:
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  5. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Sweet!! I'll say more later, just wanted to be first after the update and get my 2000th post in this thread!!!
    EDIT: Fill cap looks great, I think you should leave the black tubes, but that's just me. You do great with the mesh!! The big square shiny things are the pumps in their casings, right? They look better than the doghouse style one(s?) you used on SG in my opinion.
     
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  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    That looks really awesome MS. That fill-cap is an awesome idea, and I love the mesh implementation - looks great and should hide some wiring as well. Keep it up!
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya I love those fill caps and the Indian Larry Logo, great idea
     
  8. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    That's beautiful. I especially like the lower compartment cover.

    Just wondering, are those awesome caps going to get in the way with the button head screws with the upper pair of aquatubes?

    Also, what size tap is that? Just wondering.
     
  9. sparkyftw

    sparkyftw What's a Dremel?

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    wow that is some great work

    now I have to go and look at the rest of your stuff
     
  10. chase

    chase What's a Dremel?

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    Nice looking fillcaps, but no aquajet's? :confused:

    You should take a look at my version of this filling-"thing".
    I have made a new bracket that includes both the aquatube and the fillport
    in one mounting bracket.
    Just looky here .

    Anyways, good modding, I've been using similar mesh as you are,
    I take it from a 12" speaker grill, works well for me as we don't have ACRyan
    marketer here in Norway.

    Petter
     
  11. elliod

    elliod What's a Dremel?

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    wow man good work and love what you did for covering on the dual rad nice and simple
     
  12. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Modsquad. You are a modding whore! :p I mean that in the nicest way possible hehe This mod it bloody genius mate!
     
  13. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    I love that mesh! :baby: You used it well in SG project also!
     
  14. tkdwarrior

    tkdwarrior What's a Dremel?

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    looks horn. i personally think anything you can borrow off a car/bike/machine/whatever looks great. i've always wanted to see a case mod based on the streetfighter style of bike but wondered how to go about it... maybe it's time for a brainstorm.. :idea:
     
  15. N.A.N.O.

    N.A.N.O. What's a Dremel?

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    Those extra things are pretty cool, espesially when they are chromed.
    Keep it up like that dude
     
  16. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    @BoD: the tap size is 1-3/16"-12
    @CH: those are AC full metal jackets (pump housings) in the background. They are for Eheim 1046 pumps. The one I used in SG is the larger model for the 1048.
    I will get the acrylic aquatubes installed and setup with some red LEDs this weekend, they will look better than the black-ones when all is said and done.
     
  17. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Hmm, They look square instead of chopped on the top, i think you should make you own square-shaped totally. Would look better. Unless they are square, could I get a close-up?
     
  18. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    IMO, the smaller 1046-full metal jacket has much-better lines than the larger 1048-model:
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    the 1046FMJ has "flowing-lines" where as the 1048-model is a box..
    I spent most of today's free-time polishing the Alu frame of an EverCool 120mm fan that will become the exhaust fan for the project. I will finish it later today (Sunday)..SO, only a small (but time-consuming) update later today..
    "real-time" project...this stuff takes-time...
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wow thats sexy ^^
     
  20. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    shiny... :cooldude:
     
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