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    Project: Deuce

    Deuce , 2 of a kind, 2 of what you want.... having a deuce is a good thing. This new rig is going to be an exercise in 2.

    Dual Core CPU (Opty 185)
    2GB of RAM
    2 Hard drives
    2 video cards (SLI) (2x 7900GTX 512MB cards)
    2 water loops
    2 reservoirs (dual EK MultiOption reservoirs)
    2 pumps (Swiftech MCP350 and 355)
    2 water colors (TBD)
    2 Radiators
    2 120mm fans on the top rad

    You get the idea!


    It will reside in a Thermaltake Armor chassis. Mind you, this thing is HUGE!!! Plenty of space for all this magic to happen! I brought the side window panel on vacation with me, and went to town on it this week; It will be another hot rod themed build, except this onw will be a hot rod paint scheme from a Hot WHeel part. Stylistically, it will be very influenced by the build out of a Deuce coup.... but it will have modern flourishes....

    The paint job will be based off of this:


    Deep blue/purple on the base, and gloss black across the top of the cabin area. seperated by a flaming green stripe. Looks bad ass!!!

    So I startes planning out my window. And after several days with a pencil, I hace the draft.


    Keeping a mental note on the location of the cross beam. as well as the drive bays in the front. I shaped the main window to show off the motherboard, and to keep the integrity of the side panel locks. I added in a smaller window to the bottom area to break up the look of the "single large window":


    note the stock that still remains around the flames and the corners. I learned something from blingGreen, and that is to make sure you leave the tips of the flames until the last This will keep you from applying a lot of pressure to the tips, and causing it to bend. So, you will see the flames work through in a few pictures....

    Here is some more material removed from the flames... see them starting to form up?


    Workng through the flame centers....


    Now.... here I go.... the side panel sitting at around 85% completion!!


    more tomorrow, as I am tired tonight

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    Project: Deuce

    Looking good, off to a good start tech-daddy...

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    Very Nice

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    Nice Merc, I remember when they use to roam the streets of Lubbock, TX, the home of Buddy Holly. Must be showing my age now. I lived just down the street of Texas Tech Univ. Home of the Red Raiders. My how time flies. Happy Modding to ya.

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    Great idea and well planned out. This onw will surely be just as or even more popular than Boss.

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    Nice job on that window! Did you use a dremel or a file on those flames? Will the front lips of the armor case be left in place or removed? smrmmmmmprphPicsPicsPicsPLEASE!!!!! Maybe a sketchup?

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    No doubt that will be another great mod from tech-daddy, sweet job on that side panel.

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    Nice job on that window! Did you use a dremel or a file on those flames? Will the front lips of the armor case be left in place or removed? smrmmmmmprphPicsPicsPicsPLEASE!!!!! Maybe a sketchup?
    Hehehe! Dremmel all the way! The steel on the side panels of the Armor case are (I think) thicker than normal steel! I was rolling through the reinforced cuttoff wheels on this cut! I've still got 10 more port holes to cut in the top. I files down the edges with hand files to get rid of some of the burrs on the edges.

    The front plates will be left on in the final build, as I have plans for those too!

    The front bay covers will also get changed up pretty substaintially as well, but I will wait for those steps to show you my plans there...


    Thanks guys!

    PS: No sketchup models yet. I have not taught myself that wonderful tool yet. And I Have a very tight window to *possibly* finish this thing in...

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    Do we get to see something similar to that Merc's paint job on Deuce? I love that two tone with flamed divider look.

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    Cool another HOT ROD .

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