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AmEv's 1st ever case mod! (Project "Aerostar")

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:00 pm
by AmEv
If you look in my signature, you will see "Custom Case: Ford Aerostar".
Actually, that is the case my board is headed into.

The inspiration: My uncle and I were playing around on the Apple website, configuring the Powermac. We got it up to about $32k. My uncle: "I would rather buy a car than a Mac!"
(No, he and I weren't mocking Apple prices; we just were noticing how... pricey they are at the time.)


I know what you're thinking. I combined the two. Close.... but I DID combine computer and car. No, I didn't turn the van into a computer (it would be powerful though :) :lol: ). But I'm getting my case to look like it!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:08 am
by AmEv
Now, I started it before I decided to take pix. Let me tell you what I have done so far.

I inherited two (really) old P1 200 boards and cases. I figured, I'm not gonna get much oomph out of these. So I take the boards out, unscrew this, saw that, unrivet, bend and saw some more. Finally, I got to near unriveted cases. :D

I figure, while it's unriveted, spray painting the case. So I get metallic blue can we have. Turns out, it's nearly empty. :oops: Good color, just not enough.

And this is where I'll be finishing this story...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:18 pm
by THRASHER2
Can't wait to see some pic's :)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:39 pm
by AmEv
Sorry for the delay....

Got school, so finding time is tough.


Main case:

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The top/front panel area (thinking of putting LCD here)

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All I need is 2nd board to put in there. Getting it.



How it goes together
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Sorry for it being so dark.













While I'm at it, and since I enjoy casemodding, I am going to show a couple others.
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The 810 is in there.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:21 pm
by AmEv
STILL no pix :oops:

However, the Labtec PS/2 laser mouse I have with it is in the process of being modded. Gloss red L/R buttons.

In honor of the vehicle that inspired it (RIP :( )

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:54 pm
by AmEv
Good news!

I just found out, if I mount the board vertically, I am able to use a full ATX form factor board! :D :D
So I might be updating my sig soon...
Bad news:


My camera is at a loss of batteries. And I still haven't bought the spraypaint. :(

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:44 am
by AmEv
Got the motherboard tray sawed down.







(man! I really need to find that camera!)