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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    It took awhile, but I've finally made them

    Give your empty Floppy Drive bays a custom look with these Machined aluminum covers. I also make covers for empty 5.25 bays

    They're 3/16" thick 6061 aluminum with 2 stainless steel tapered screws.

    Mnpctech's Product Page


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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    how do they mount? are those screws on the front supposed to just drive into something?

    EDIT: *went to look at website* ahh, a convenient mounting guide! But if i am missing a drive bay cover, any way to mount it in the 3.5" ?

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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    That looks sweet Bill.

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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    Thanks Tazz!

    how do they mount? are those screws on the front supposed to just drive into something?

    EDIT: *went to look at website* ahh, a convenient mounting guide! But if i am missing a drive bay cover, any way to mount it in the 3.5" ?
    They screw onto your empty drive bay covers



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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    But say.... i bought a case off of ebay and there is a nice blank hole where the 3.5" bay is. I have a floppy in there to block the hole right now, but i dont think the cover would screw on as well to the plastic floppy drive.

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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    Again excellent products from MNPCTech. I could not stand my 3.5's on my case, so I just made a new bezel with out them but.

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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    Thank you thegrimone!

    But say.... i bought a case off of ebay and there is a nice blank hole where the 3.5" bay is. I have a floppy in there to block the hole right now, but i dont think the cover would screw on as well to the plastic floppy drive.
    I see, ... If it's a plastic bezel, you could try fitting a floppy drive cover from another case. If the back tabs are different, you'll have to epoxy (or glue) it on. I search for old cases at used electronics and computer stores or computer recyclers. Look under "Used Computers" in your local phone directory

    I don't know what your skills or resources are, but if it's alum or steel, you could make your own FD drive cover or faceplate by cutting a piece of sheet metal and bending it in a table top vise, or by hand and attach the billet cover to that.

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    Machined Aluminum 3.5 drive bay covers

    Ok.. sounds like a good idea. just make some little L shaped pieces to screw onto the faceplate and that have teh mounting holes for the case.

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