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Cosmos Cruizer - Finally Complete!


Boddaker

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More teaser shots from BS Mods...

PPG Orange Vibrance base coat...
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Mid coat...
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Keyboard frame...
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A test piece showing the paint with clear coat...
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With just a couple weeks left until the lan, methinks I'm going to have a few sleepless nights ahead of me...
 

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Another mini update and final paint teaser..

Slight modification on the EK tube reservoir brackets.  I didn't like how they looked, so I filled in all the cavities with epoxy putty to make them look more solid.

Before..
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Filled..
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Sanded and primed..
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On the polishing front, I pretty much got all the small parts done over the weekend.  All the tubes were really easy, but the 1/4" aluminum bars were pretty rough especially around the bends.  I had to start with 80 grit on the orbital sander to get the sides flat again.  Then I moved up to 120, then 220.  After that, I switched to hand sanding with 400grit, then to a fine 3M Scotch-brite pad, and finally on to the polishing wheel using coarse and fine compounds.  Here's a before and after shot..
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And finally I leave you with the paint teaser...
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This might be the last transmission until the LAN, because as soon as Bob delivers the case, I'll have zero time to be posting anything other than a quick FB pic.

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Ok, another quick paint update...

Bob has been taunting me for the past week with painting shenanigans, so I figured I might as well share..
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I was going to save these shots until after the case was done, but I just can't keep the fricken awesomeness under wraps!  Bob really outdid himself on my flame grills..
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I literally cannot sit still I'm so excited to see all this in person.  Should be arriving tonight!  
 

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Starting to look shiny and all :)

 

So, when can we see the final result?

 

Trying to finish it up this week for PDXLAN, which is this coming weekend...  :o

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Ok, so while I'm at work and not finishing my case, I figured I'd post some assembly pics..

Bob came down and stayed all day Thursday to help me out, and got a crap-ton of stuff done while I was stuck at work.  I can't thank him enough!  :D

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Got the upholstery done on the interior panels while Bob slaved over the main panel covering..
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The wiring on this thing is taking forever.  Feeding the wires through the alu pipes is a royal PITA!  But the end result will be worth it..
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The back side of the SSD module, wiring up the drives and lighting..
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ATX cable pinned with connector..
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Motherboard 12v power cables pinned and numbered.  Will run continuity checks on all wires to match them up on the other end.
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Other side of the panel, waiting for PSU.
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Covering the PSU cover..
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Got all the blocks on the board, after detailing them in white/orange.
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Manifold in place..
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Rigid tubing in place..
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Polished mesh scoop insert..
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Tonight will consist of more wiring.  Hope to finish up the PSU so I can move on to installing the rest of the stainless tubing and fill.
 

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After struggling for 3 hours, I finally got the main side panel mounted to the frame.  Had to modify a few things, and remove some paint layers in order for it to fit again.  But with the help of my wife and a few clamps, I got it on..... and then I put the panel on the frame. :P

Now I can continue installing components and routing wires.
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