Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ Project JDM | ITX scratch build!

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  1. Jokot

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    Project JDM

    So its finally time to start on a new build log this time of a project i call "JDM". The core inspiration of the project was Japanese styled drift cars hens the radiator with outwards mounted ports to illustrate a oil cooler. And the other ̶b̶i̶g̶ small thing that is that i wanted it to be in mini-ITX format. So after a few weeks of thinking i decided to go with a tube frame to keep it true to the theme. Here are some of the renders i made after some designing in Fusion 360. Also big thanks to Alphacool, Bequiet and Teamgroupe for helping out with the hardware.

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    First update to start things off.

    One of the first obstacles i encountered was the corner pieces. I had a few options but after some thinking i decided to make some custom 3D-printed parts for the job.
    These are the 2 versions I made but I ended up going for the simpler design.

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    First print turned out great!


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    Removing the support material


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    Starting on the metalwork.

    I will be using some 16/14mm metal pipes for the frame.

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    Test fitting.

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    More metal work.

    Making the support for the front radiator.

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    I made a bracket from wood to make the welding a bit easier.

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    Ready to start welding.

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    This is what it looked like with no clean up and still 2 pieces left to go.

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    Now lets clean it up a bit.

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    More work on the front.

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    I applied a light coat of primer to make it easier to see imperfections.

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    Still need to glue the bottom piece together.

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