**COPIED BUILD LOG FROM FORUM**
some stock photos
Some work is already done, the side panel is cut already, the roof WAS ready also, but thanks to welshy buying a 4870x2 thats all changed.
There is now a 120.3 going in the roof and a 120.2 in the front.
Now Ive been working on this design all week and I think Ive finaly cracked getting flames in to a 120.3 grill and still have good airflow......
thats going over to be cut again on monday, welshy has been told no more changes now because its a pita getting new roofs!
What do you think of that grill....?
Been out in the manshed all morning, been itching to get on with the front of the case all week.
Right the plan was to cut away the perforated section uin the front of the A70 and remove the switches while there aswell. Then Id insert some mesh and mount the 120.2 behind that. But I had a spare grill cut into the 1st roof so decided to go nuts with the bandsaw, chop up the roof and mount it in the front!
right on with the pictures and you will see!
front and roof before cutting
Ooooops not much of that left!
And this is where it will be, Ill bolt or rivet the grill too the case and the rad will mount to this. Ill round off all the edges and the powdercoat should help smooth it off abit.
***FAO all modders this is a health and saftey warning***
***ALWAYS WAIR EYE PROTECTION WHEN CUTTING OR RISK LOOKING A GOON!***
Took me about 20mins to get it out of my eye!
I cut the original switches and mesh out of the front
And then inserted the new mesh, its still got its protective coating on thats why its shiney
I loose bolted in the rad and some fans just as a mock up
I put a light behind the grill and mesh to show what it will look like when the red led xilence fans will look like in the final build.
The protective cover and the angle of the camera dont help show the 'D1K' in the name but it looks fine sat here looking at it, just couldnt get the cam to show it with the light
When the rig is off the grill will be almost stealthed, it will only been seen really when the rig is on and lit up!
Thats it for now Im back off out in the shed!
Went over to the watercutters today, they picked up on afew mistakes I made on the original design so went over there so they could show me where Id gone wrong. This is my very 1st cad venture so the learning curve has been HUGE!!!!
Anyways we decided to run a test off on some 2mm alu to set the machine up and see if there was any places when actualy cut Id want to change.
Popped it out for a closer look!
I dont know what you guys think but Im well happy.
I am going to widen afew points just to make it look better in the flesh, but for a 1st test cut Im buzzing!
Im going to edit the drawing now and the real strengthening plate and the roof will be cut tomorow.
But its all set up, the roof is on some ply to help the metal not lift too much, they have been having to hold it down with weights anyways just where the cuts are so very fine!
How I left it......
So what do you guys think of my very 1st grill design!?
Another update! Just got back (yet again) from the water cutters and the powder coaters! Starting work at 5am and working till 5:30pm is starting to take its tole, but when I get to do things like this its all worth while
Pics will explain all
Satin black chassis
PCI covers ect and some wire covers I had lying about so got them done too for some reason!
Now big news....... The roof is done!!
Theres a cut for a bulgin right at the front and then the other cuts are for the zalman controller that will be stealthed!