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Modding Roll Cage

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Snyper, 22 Jan 2003.

  1. Snyper

    Snyper What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, I just threw togather a page....I am new to bit tech, but my brother has been freuquenting here. I know there is a lot of reading, but please, before critisizing me to death read the conclusion. I critisised myself a bunch after I got nearly done with the project. :) Anyways, enjoy! It was a fun mod, and one that will definatly turn heads if I ever implemt it right. Oh yeah, forgot one thing to add to the conclusions. Early on I thought about putting fan mounts in there....I never did because of the mentioned time contraints. Hopefully one day :)

    Edit: WOuld help topost the link lol
    http://www.oglp.com/casemod

    Edit2: Just a warning, I didnt count the pics, but theres probably 30-40 1280x1024 pics up there.....definatly not for a 56ker! :)

    Edit3: Yes I know I can't spell worth **** I'm sorry, bear with me. You should see my coding! Almost a foreign language! :)
     
  2. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    damn dude, that looks like a cool mod but theres just to much text for me to read. and all of the pics at the bottom didnt load and that nearly killed my cable internet connection.
     
  3. delphia

    delphia What's a Dremel?

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    thats pretty beefy
     
  4. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    Oooohhh.. I gots me a virtual memory too low on tah pooter in work...
     
  5. the_secret

    the_secret What's a Dremel?

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    -> if it's not to much trouble could you make a 56k friendly version of your page.

    -> thanks
     
  6. Snyper

    Snyper What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, theres a lot of text, a lot of background info. I tried to make it as funny....or punny as it may be, as possible. In the text I said something about possibly sprucing it up with frontpage...I just whipped that up in notepad in an hour or so. My brother didn't get to see the finished project and wanted to see the pix, so I put up a page on my webserver for it. Then since I knew if I didn't, he'd throw a link up here.

    Again, depending on monitary/class situations, I might be at it again next summer. I will be doing the unholy, defacing an InWin case! :eeek: I'll build a frame like I should have this time, and then begin attaching the pieces of the InWin case to the frame. Much stronger, and straighter.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, If/When I get to the frontpage version, I'll see about making a 56K friendly page.
     
  7. essjaytee

    essjaytee emtarkanderundergunderson

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    looking nice dude, really nice :)

    Another North Texas modder :rock: Welcome to the fold :clap:
     
  8. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Dude you REALLY need to resize the pictures... 800x600 would suffice.

    Other than that cool.
     
  9. linear

    linear Minimodder

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    True. That is the lesson of the worklog forums.

    Now, since your project is complete, I'm gonna hustle this thread over to modding forum. When you get the next one started, post pics here as you go.

    And welcome to the boards.
     
  10. Carbon

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    *makes suggestion* maybe smoothing the weld before you decided to spray it. other than that tis ok
     
  11. Snyper

    Snyper What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, here's the story on that. Inside the case, where 2 pieces of the coll cage met, I left the welds, they added strength, and since my cuts wern't 45º I could use the extra strength. As for the outside, those are smooth, or as smooth as they could get with those werid holes that I never understood the purpose for.... The other place that was a real hassle was there the top subframe and the bottom subframe met. This is where planning would have been nice. 2 problems. One the sheet metal was bent over on the bottom one, so the fram sat inside that. the top one was flush with the outside of the case. Instead I should have cut that lip off, put the 2 pieces togather welded both of them to the sheet metal, and each other at the same time. Secondly, I did smooth out most of the welds.....it was just done with a 4.5" 12000 RPM grinder. Even with that, for every second of welding, there was probably 10 minutes of grinding, and if you know anything about those grinders, they aren't super precise....thats why man invented die grinders, but they are even slower. (brand name dremel for anyone who thinks I am just a newbie lol) Third, if you read, I had time constraints. Constraints like 2 and a half weeks constraints. I left Texas for philadelphia Dec 14. Opened the suitcase with the computer on the 16th. Thought about what I was going to do until the 17th. Bought the metal on the 20th. Cut it up and tried fitting a few pieces until the 22nd. Got argon/co2 gas the 23rd only to find I had no nozzle for the mig welder. Get nozzle and tips the 26th. Spend the 27'th fighting the mig welder to take smaller string, I didn't want .35 wire for sheet metal lol! Began welding the 28th. I had to have the project finished by January 8th. I left January 8th at 2:30pm. The paint had literally *JUST* cured, not dried. I really wanted to smooth and polish everything to a mirror finish first. I wanted to die grind most of the welds followed by a fine file, followed by steel wool. I just didnt have the time. Here in TX, I live in an apartment, so its not like I have a garage to go out and work in. They don't exactly appreciate spray painting either.

    As for finishing this one up, I probably won't bother, I will go back and do what I said I should have done in the first place, and thats build the roll cage and then attach sheet metal to it, like from a donor case....like an InWin tower :D

    All in all, I am satisfied with the project, for having actually started welding 10 days before the project was finished, thats not bad! Another thing for next time is my mom is a surfactant chemist, who works for a company called Cognis. They have a product that strips paint...in a high pressure wash it will instantly remove spray paint. If you just leave a piece of metal in the stuff for maybe 1/2 and hour the paint will be gone. So I have some bigger/better plans.....money is just going to be the issue. I will probably have all summer....
     
  12. Carbon

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  13. KevinOwns

    KevinOwns What's a Dremel?

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    I think it's time to clean that garage!!! :p
     

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