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Project OCC (Updated 3/18/2005)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by isisfreak, 8 Jan 2005.

  1. isisfreak

    isisfreak New Member

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    After not having my internet for two months, I've had some time to start another project. My other project is on hold for the moment because I can't make up my mind on the design of it. After I came up with the idea to do a Orange County Choppers themed case, I decided to have my brother help. After going over the design for a couple weeks, we decided on what we wanted to do. We started out with a case that we found, the case is missing the motherboard tray, so we'll have to do something about that too. We started out by reshaping the front of the case with bondo. After we got the front to the basic shape that we wanted, we cut it up. On Project Isisfreak, I had a cut out of the Eye of Horus, backlit with a blue CCFL. On this case we decided to do the same kind of thing, but use the O.C.C. logo and backlight it with a white CCFL. On the bottom of the front of the case, we made a cut out for ventalation. This cut out will be filled with modders mesh. After the rough (..very rough :hehe: ) cutout is filed down, we will use body filler to fill in any imperfections left on the front of the case. We will then primer the front after that so we can see if we need to use more bondo. But for now, this is our progress.

    This is how we found the case:

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    After the rough cutout was almost done:

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    After I finished the rough cutout:

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    Thanks for looking. And as always, all comments, questions, or suggestions are welcomed!
     
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  2. jinxnate

    jinxnate New Member

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    great theme, i love occ :baby:
    looks good so far, good job cutting :dremel:
     
  3. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    For this to be a "true" OCC mod. Just purchase stock parts then argue with your brother. Follow that my paying some one to put those parts together then argue some more..If any actual fabrication needs to be done, sent it out to be done and bitch about it taking too long to be finished. Then argue some more.
    If you get a chance watch "Southern Steel" the boys @ Milwaukee Iron really do BUILD custom bikes...Not just order parts.. By the way..The cut does look good..Keep it up.
    I also draw inspiration from these "biker-build" TV shows.. Some how (in my mind anyway) us/them are doing the same thing..
     
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  4. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I've gotta pretty much agree with modsquad there...although I don't watch southern steel, it does seem sometimes that OCC just design the bike and put it together...but I've still gotta commend em for doing a great job, even if I'm not a choppers fan, it's still great fun to watch. And btw, you gotta argue with your dad, not brother ;). Speaking more on-topic, the logo's looking great, I hope you can pull off a decent paint-job here, and don't forget...it MUST have chrome :hehe:

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  5. isisfreak

    isisfreak New Member

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    Thanks for the comments everyone! :D

    We've done plenty of bitching at eachother :hehe: They do get a lot of things premade, but they still do great work.

    I've finally received everything that I need to finish this mod. For the past couple days I've been working on the wiring for the inside of the case. All of the lights and fans are wired into one 12V molex, so only one molex is required to power all of the lights and fans. The fans are constantly on at 12V and there is a switch on the back to control all of the lights. All of the switches and LEDs on the front of the case are connected to a male D-Sub connector and there is a female D-Sub connector on the case. This way instead of having to disconnect everything to take the front off, you just disconnect one plug :hip: I tried to make it as neat as possible, but thats a lot of wires (most of which cannot be seen).

    Pinout for the D-Sub Connector:

    Pin 1: + Power Switch
    Pin 2: - Power Switch
    Pin 3: + Power LED
    Pin 4: - Power LED
    Pin 5: + Reset Switch
    Pin 6: - Reset Switch
    Pin 7: + Hard Drive LED
    Pin 8: - Hard Drive LED
    Pin 9: +12V
    Pin 10: Ground
    Pin 11: N/A
    Pin 12: N/A
    Pin 13: N/A
    Pin 14: N/A
    Pin 15: N/A

    Female D-Sub Connector:

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    Two 6" white cathodes to light the logo:

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    One connector to rule them all.. :p

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    The wiring mess:

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    Light switch:

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    Rear fan:

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    Polished bolts:

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    Switch and LED connectors:

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    Sorry everyone for the huge post. Thanks for looking! All comments, questions, or suggestions are welcomed.
     
  6. Brubacker

    Brubacker New Member

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    looks sweet already.

    got to say, you've got a lot of CCFL's in there ;)
     
  7. papeniglio

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    I think you'll never need any light in your room other than your PC!!!

    Neat cabling and waiting for more images....
     
  8. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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  9. DoNuT

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    Although I like that show, I like that summation of OCC shows Modsquad. It's true, but its so funny when people fight. You forgot to mention about leaving your brother out of everything and telling him to take out the trash. Btw, Nice mod...keep it up.
     
  10. isisfreak

    isisfreak New Member

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    Thanks for the comments!

    Thanks for posting that :thumb: , but we'll be getting custom ones from The Shattered Web to use. Not exactly sure what we'll be getting, but we should have a better idea once we get it painted. They will be chrome though :hip:

    I really wish I had some more progress to show you, but its been kind of hard to get things done in this weather. The plan was to get some painting done Wednesday and Thursday while it was somewhat nice out, but I've been sick the past few days. Just my luck :p I did get sidepanel cut, the window cut, the window tinted (partially atleast ;) ), and sanded both panels. Hopefully I can get some time to go to a friends house to use their garage to get some painting done. I still have some bondo work to do on the front, so I'll be working on that as soon as I can.

    The window outline (its boring now, but just wait ;) ):

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    Cut and sanded, ready for primer (sorry for the jump):

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    Fear the dremel! :lol: :

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    The other panel ready for primer:

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    The acrylic:

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    Tinted and test fit (once again, sorry for the jump):

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    With the lights on (since everyone wanted to see the lights :p Note: thats a cat hair on the speaker, not a scratch.):

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    Thanks for looking! All comments, questions, or suggestions are welcomed.
     
  11. isisfreak

    isisfreak New Member

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    Once again, I wish I had more for all of you. I hate this weather! I finished the wiring today, I just need to solder the power and reset switches, which can't be done untill I paint the front. The total for lights is 1x 12" White CCFL, 5x 6" White CCFLs, and 10x 3mm White LEDs. All of the lights except the power and hard drive LEDs can be turned off with the single toggle switch on the back of the case.

    The switches (I thought about polishing these, but I also thought about how much it would suck to kill two $7 switches :p ):

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    How the switches and LEDs will be placed:

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    The other end of the D-Sub connector:

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    Remember the 12V on the D-Sub? (I'm not saying what the 7 LEDs are for :p )

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    Thanks for looking! All comments, questions, or suggestions are welcomed :D
     
  12. Death Reaper

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    Hmm, an O.C.C themed bike...I was waiting for someone to do something like this ;)

    I've been thinking of doing a computer mod for the black widow bike (specific bike mod, not OCC in general) because that's just once sick bike...

    I think I saw it at walmart, they have pretty good looking models of the bikes..maybe you could grab one and stick it ontop of the case...maybe another inside the case so you could see it through the window..would look really sick.

    Regards,
     
  13. tm36usa

    tm36usa New Member

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    Where did you get these switches? I have been looking for ones like this for a while. Thanks
     
  14. isisfreak

    isisfreak New Member

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    When I was planing the case, I looked at the models. I'm not sure if I'm going to be adding one or not. I would be worried about it being too much (looks wise) and I'm not sure if I would beable to attach it clean and sturdy enough for my tastes. I'm still thinking though :hip:

    I got the switches from Mouser Electronics, Part Number 693-1241.2800.
     
  15. isisfreak

    isisfreak New Member

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    Well, time for a small update. I don't have much since I'm still getting over the flu, but I'll try to get some more done tomorrow. Para Monkey (of GideonTech Forums) sent me a motherboard tray and a couple bay covers I was missing, so that makes life much easier. Thanks Para Monkey! :D I'll try to get some work with that done tomorrow. While testing I noticed that the fans are a bit noisy, so I added a 33 Ohm resistor to both of them. I also realized that the fans should beable to be disconnected or changed for different fans, so I added a 3-pin connector to each of them.

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    The 3-pin connector on the fans:

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    The 3-pin connectors in the case:

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    Thanks for looking! All comments, questions, or suggestions are welcomed :D
     
  16. adamjones01101

    adamjones01101 New Member

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    Hey, if you want your PC to really be snazzy (and EXTRA OCC-themed), get it powdercoated by Sumax, their powdercoating specialists. This is what I'm going to do when I finish my case. Nice work so far!

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  17. Protius-X

    Protius-X New Member

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    Oh sweet! A mod based on OCC! If this turns out great you should send pics to OCC, maybe they'll sponsor you to make another one!
     
  18. devenfore

    devenfore LANCandy

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    Im excited for this case. :)
     
  19. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    jeez that looks real sweet:p

    - S
     
  20. (Ck)Vegeta

    (Ck)Vegeta New Member

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    Im a big Fan of Orange County Choppers and im glad your doing this Project im not sure if they will see this project but i didnt submit it to there site. Good job so far and keep up with the updates as i want to see more.
     

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