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Case Mod - In Progress Project Streamliner (upd 23.12.14)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by aio, 16 Mar 2014.

  1. aio

    aio Member

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    Hi. Theme of this project is "retro cars"

    Part1


    Thermaltake Element S. In the picture: without excessive parts
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    Front panel frame
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    Excessive parts are cut with a dremel tool, holes of 2 mm are drilled out, factory paint is washed off
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    Put back
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    New front panel 3d model.
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    Milling. Aluminum 35mm
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    Thread M2 for coupling with frame
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    Side panel
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    The same actions were taken as for front panel frame
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    Side wall panels. Vector
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    Laser cutting. Aluminum 2mm
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    Jointly with frame
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    Punchdown rivets connection
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    After grinding
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    Heads (other side)
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    Mnpctech feets
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  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Stopmotion animation and sweet, sweet CNC'd aluminium. I'm sold. :)
     
  3. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    Really unique and lovely stop motion animation; love it.
     
  4. Guest-23315

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    Stopmotion is awesome for case mods.
     
  5. Darkened

    Darkened New Member

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    That's a cool (and arduous) way of presenting a mod. Well done!

    I'll keep my eye on this for sure.

    Darkened
     
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Holy Cow! Hand riveting!:thumb:
     
  7. aio

    aio Member

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    Part 2


    3D models of front panel plates
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    1Milling stage. 2mm brass
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    Bending
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    Second stage of milling
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    Gas-oxygen welding pack rack
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    Brass pins HMP soldering
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    Plates took seat after through holes were made
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    Side panel plates. Vector
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    Laser cutting. Brass 2mm
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    Brass pins M2. Brazing
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    Overall view
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    Mistook about two bottom holes sizes. Patch
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    Parts after sandblasting. Flux, dross and cutter marks are removed.
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    Sandy texture is a kind of artistic solution.
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    After sandblasting, threads are made again on pins.
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    External exposed surface grinding
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    Apertures pattern for bottom plate was taken from the radiator grill of Soviet car GAZ-13 "Chaika" [​IMG]

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  8. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    GET OUT! :eeek: Awesome work dude. :dremel:
     
  9. aio

    aio Member

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    Thanks man :D
     
  10. aio

    aio Member

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    Part 3


    Photos coming soon
     
  11. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    It is not my style of modding, but your presentation and work on it is amazing. Such cool videos!
     
  12. David

    David RIP Tel

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    This is first class.

    The video work must be very time consuming, but it's such an effective presentation method. Well done.
     
  13. MarkVarley

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    I love the way you compose the videos, done interesting points in the case too :)

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Delicious

    Delicious!!!!!​
     
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  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This is lovely. The look the way it's being put together. It's all seriously cool. Top modding dude :thumb:
     
  16. aio

    aio Member

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    can you say more about your style of modding ?

    Thanks

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    :hip: woow, woow, thanks

    :)
     
  17. aio

    aio Member

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    Let's deal with the chassis
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    Dismantled chassis
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    Unnecessary parts are cut off
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    L-profile aluminum stiffening rib
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    Cable channel made from square aluminum tube for the inner lining of a power cable
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    Let’s take off the factory paint and join the parts
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    Powder coating, RAL9005
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    Rear part of the case
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    Also cut off unnecessary
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    The most difficult part for paint removal
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    Filling piece for the rear panel. Laser cutting, groove milling. 2 mm aluminium
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    Riveted
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    Four brass standoffs for mounting one prop that appears at the end of the project.
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    Powder coating, RAL 3011
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    Assembling the chassis
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    Bottom part of the case
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    The insides are cut, the paint is washed off.
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    Powder coating, RAL 3011
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    On its place
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    Riveting
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    New parts
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    Laser cutting. 6 mm aluminium
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    Profile for LED strip
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    Inserted in the grooves
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    Bottom of the case assembled
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    RGB LED stripe inside the profile
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    Stripes are covered with light-diffusing cover. Feet are bolted to the bottom
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    The connection between the bottom and the frame
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    PCI slot plugs. Laser cutting, CNC bending. 1 mm steel
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    HDD enclosure. Laser cutting, CNC bending. 2 mm aluminum. Round brass standoffs are used instead of shelves
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    On its place
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    Cable channel for power cable
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    Angle IEC cable.
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    Box for insulation of the high-voltage power connector and for storing of excess length of the power cable. Inserts into the HDD enclosure.
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    On its place
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    High-voltage plug is soldered to the cable
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    Bolted
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    Ventilation grids of the bottom
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    On its place
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    Enclosure is ideal for 2.5"drives. It also supports the installation of 3.5" drives by two outer mounting holes
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    Frame for vertical installation of PSU
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    On its place
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    Top panel of the original case. Powder coating, RAL 3011
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    Added fastens for internal illumination
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    The hull is ready
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  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome.:D
    -It seems it would have been easier to build the entire case from scratch. You obviously have the skill to do that.
     
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  19. shinji2k

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    :eeek:

    How did I miss this...
     
  20. aio

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    In the beginning it was planned to make it in an easier way
    "The appetite comes with eating" :)

    welcome :)
     

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