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long weekend build
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:42:23 AM »
what a busy weekend i had

Got these from Gideon, November last year, and just put the box under one of the tables.  :popcorn:

so did some cad drawings of the different layouts.

T-Rex, building mono's

bottom plate layout, 2mm Alu, laser cut and bending to be done

more too follow
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 08:54:39 AM »


^^^^
after laser cutting and bending

then i did some 5.1mm and 10mm Alu 5083 , Waterjet cutting, for the top,sides and front plate
will upload more once photobucket works again



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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 09:16:45 AM »
10mm alu, Waterjet cut



then i had some heatsinks already mounted to side rails,



but i want a clean look on the monos.
so i'm going to use the the 10mm alu .
so next we drill and tap M4
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 09:36:05 AM »
drilling and tapping
10mm alu 5083, so will be drilling 8-9mm deep for M4 cap screws



first plate mark then center punch, second plate drilled 3.2mm for M4 tap



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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 10:04:45 AM »
next we start to fill the holes in the bottom plates, these will hold, transformers and PSU and VAS boards mounted. the amp board will be on a second raised layer
sorry for the finger prints on the alu



next we bolt on the sides.



mono done

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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 10:14:47 AM »
more pics,




so this week i will remove all the alu panels and send them off to anodizing, will go for black

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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 10:31:38 AM »
also done some case work on my older Kindaps







these rails make things really easy
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 01:45:18 PM »
Looks like everyone had a nice DIY long weekend :) Build looks really nice Chingy  :2thumbs:
What setup are you running in this one?
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 02:03:10 PM »
Looks awesome! It looks like you mounted the transistors quite high on the heatsink?

Where will you be getting the anodizing done?

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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 05:30:37 PM »
Will be using cape anodizing.
Changed the clour on the monos to natural.
Stereo kidnap will be black
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 07:40:44 PM »
Well done
I will like to see the finished unitd :thumbs:

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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 07:55:24 PM »
Will be using cape anodizing.

I'm going to use then tomorrow... how do you finish before having anodising done?

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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 07:24:05 AM »
I'm going to use then tomorrow... how do you finish before having anodising done?
Hi Sean
I just clean them with a general cleaner, I use the Green brand,

they also clean the parts before they start.
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2017, 07:29:52 AM »
Looks like everyone had a nice DIY long weekend :) Build looks really nice Chingy  :2thumbs:
What setup are you running in this one?

Hi, that is a Kidnap, build by Andrew Monnink, i did some alu parts for him as a swap.
use this one daily, running a pair of Coral BX-300 -in my garage- radio and
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Re: long weekend build
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 08:51:58 AM »
Brilliantly done.
Do you still need to do final finishes?
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