Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by EnergyFX, Dec 28, 2008.
Looking great man! Love the front panel!
And a nice fan controller to!
tough time finding screws huh. i needed some standoffs last week, went down to the local computer shop, the guy just gave me some out of his box-of-bits. now that's service.
Hey look who showed up
What I needed was standoffs 5/8" long at 8-32 thread. Not your standard 1/4" size. Later on when I get to the part where I mount the front panel on you will see where the odd sized standoffs come into play. I think I came up with a very trick solution that will allow for easy removal of the front panel when needed.
I hope so, wouldn't want to go through all that crap for nothing!
Some pictures of the continuing progress on the front panel.
I decided to just paint it myself instead of powder coating. If it gets scratched up I can always powder coat it later. I figured I would give the cheap route a go first.
A bit more sanding and some spot filing and I think this baby will be ready for the topcoat.
My wife likes the idea of painting this piece red to match the red accents found elsewhere in the build, but I think it will clash a bit too much. Personally I think textured black is the way to go. What to you all think?
Red or textured black???
how about the edge red & the front black or the other way around.
Bah, too late. I already sprayed the black. Not a bad idea though... at this point I don't think I would have been willing to undertake the additional work a two tone paint job would require. I'm trying to keep the momentum moving forward here. I want this front panel finished so I can set it aside and move on to the chassis.
I'm going to steal this idea from you if Grainger sends me the second order I put in with them. 8-32 shoulder bolts on the MB will be nice.
Great factory look
Beautiful work on those corners, im gonna steal that from you so we are even
Might I suggest:
I found this the other night but I was already 2 corners deep into using the epoxy method. If this durafix stuff works as advertised then it would be a much stronger bond at the corners and an alltogether better solution.
The epoxy works fine, but since it is filed down to essentially just filler it really doesn't offer a whole lot of strenght at the corners. It's not really a problem for the trim piece I made since it is mostly a cosmetic piece and won't have much of a stress load on it. Then again, the corners might crack as soon as I torque the mounting screws down. I guess we'll see. If that happens then I'll have a good enough excuse to remake it (and maybe hit my target dimensions perfect).
sneak peek at the new floor panel
EDIT: I should clarify that this will supplement the existing chassis floor panel, not replace it. This piece will be bolted onto the thin flimsy sheetmetal floor panel that came with the sorpano.
I'm with you Mk!
Looking good EFX. Looking good!
LOL, I didnt have my keyboard so I couldnt type words..Thanks TPU for the smilies...
And EnergyFX, that pict makes me want to work even harder on my mods
I need a smiley with a whip.
Raking aside though, Mark, you're tooling around with carbon fiber... I envy you for that!
Just in case anyone has ever wondered... yes, a hacksaw can cut into the meaty part of a human thumbtip quite easily.
I choose to not post pics of my new thumb mod.
ouch... I hope its not to bad.. have the wife kiss it.. It'll be ALL better after that!
Hope you get better.
damn dude, your finger is ok though, just cut? Hope you are ok man
Wooooh that bottom panel is the most awesome piece of work ever....if I ever come to the states I am going to come over and take a look at that case....
Yeah, the thumb is fine. I just squirted a bunch of super-glue in the cut for a few days so I wouldn't have to bandage it up. Still hurts like hell though.
I'll get back to work on the Soprano soon. I got a sort-of-promotion at work... you know, the kind where you get more responsibility but not more pay. So my schedule is a bit abnormal for now while I adjust to my new role.
hey, super-gel is the best thing to cover up cuts in seconds! Gorilla Glue is king!
We all know those types of things with work... Just getting over that sort of thing after 6 months.. The worklog kept me going to work.. lol..
Best of luck man, and can't wait to see adds to the thread.
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