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TheGreatSatan
05-27-2006, 09:42 PM
I finally got my new UPS in the mail.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4411/ups10ix.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2743/ups28vj.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2829/ups32lm.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6774/ups42ov.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3318/ups56wc.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8582/ups62wr.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2263/upsin14lb.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5994/upsin25yj.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9919/upsin34bg.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4426/upsin47vn.jpg
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7748/upsin56nj.jpg

You know I'm gonna Mod this right?? It will be getting repainted and I'm gonna add a window or two or three. :D

TheGreatSatan
05-28-2006, 12:16 PM
I've got a theme!

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/9447/spaceballslarge011uy.jpg

TheGreatSatan
05-29-2006, 10:06 AM
I've nearly completed my degree in electrical engineering so I know what I'm getting into.

TheGreatSatan
05-31-2006, 12:53 PM
I think it would be difficult if not nearly impossible to actually make it look like a Winnebago, so...

http://i3.ebayimg.com/04/i/07/4b/10/26_3.JPG

Should I just buy a winnebago and chop it up, then reassemble it around the UPS?

TheGreatSatan
06-01-2006, 11:21 AM
PISS OFF, you spammer. Every damn thread....

TheGreatSatan
06-16-2006, 02:40 PM
I got the Winnebago in the mail. Till I need it, my kids will happily play with it.

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/5056/van10yu.jpg
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4153/van23pj.jpg
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/5564/van34ir.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2672/van45jl.jpg
http://img285.imageshack.us/img285/2984/van54qp.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3043/van63xu.jpg
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/907/van73rk.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-18-2006, 02:52 PM
The winnebago is 22 inches long and the UPS is 17 inches long.

TheGreatSatan
06-25-2006, 02:24 PM
I finally took some size comparison pics.

http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/9349/compare11rg.jpg
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3485/compare24nt.jpg
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/1260/compare32ns.jpg
http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/6686/compare40cr.jpg
http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/9748/compare58hq.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-25-2006, 09:48 PM
That's because it's dangerous and I'm crazy for attempting it. :)

TheGreatSatan
07-14-2006, 12:21 PM
Alrighty let's get started. I gutted the Winnebago.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3756/seats8ph.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7223/rusty17bn.jpg
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8691/rusty25jl.jpg

I opened the top.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8613/plan16az.jpg

And dropped in the UPS. It's a perfect fit as far as length and width, but height.....

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1693/plan26nl.jpg

When I measured it before I assumed that the height of the winnebago was the same on the inside as the outside. But I never really considered the bottom.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/6993/plan39cg.jpg

The inside is just 17cm

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/660/plan44qx.jpg

The UPS is 22cm

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/2166/plan58bn.jpg

And the outside of the winnebago is 22cm....

http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/1047/plan68am.jpg

I could fabricate some kind of shell with the wings attached that could go on top to cover the top of the winnebago. Or pull out the bottom and set it lower. What to do?

I rented the movie too.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/566/movie2vd.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-16-2006, 10:11 AM
Lucky me, the bottom is attached with rivets. Which I've removed many times before.

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5794/rivetjh4.jpg

Once they were all out, I used a hammer and beat the bottom down to it lowest position (22cm).

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/3055/pushedlt9.jpg

Now it looks like a monster truck.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8761/tall1ri0.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/4758/tall2kc0.jpg

Next I pulled out the windows. Each side is one long piece.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2455/windowset8.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5373/nowindow1ek8.jpg

Then the windshield.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/470/windshieldhu8.jpg
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1442/nowindow2gw1.jpg

I have the paint bought too. Cream and brown.

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1411/creambrownvi5.jpg

I figure that I can cut out aluminum pieces to cover the open areas, then Bondo.

http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/6775/redrawjb5.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-17-2006, 06:14 PM
Alright another update. I took off the wheels and sanded off most of the rust.

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/663/wheels1nc1.jpg
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/5876/wheels2ke5.jpg
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/2661/wheels3vb4.jpg

Some rust was left, but since I had sanded it smooth and since I'm using RUSToleum

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/3529/cream1tc7.jpg
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8813/cream2kz7.jpg
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/6742/cream3fz8.jpg
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/2960/cream4ez5.jpg
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/323/cream5cr1.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-18-2006, 12:05 PM
I watched the Spaceballs movie and took pics of the winnebago off my TV. So here's what I got.

http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/2841/real0py7.jpg
http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/3120/real1qi1.jpg
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/3013/real2rs9.jpg
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/1344/real3he3.jpg
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/3695/real4ev5.jpg
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/2413/real5jw3.jpg
http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/6320/real6yw9.jpg
http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/8188/real7jo1.jpg
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/9583/real8xc1.jpg
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/3089/real9tg0.jpg

And I have a short clip of it too here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIPo9dLx63I

TheGreatSatan
07-22-2006, 08:47 PM
I know about the whole watching it on my computer, but I didn't feel like it. Also, it's not gonna look like a monster truck, I got it figured out. It's gonna look as close to the original as possible. One thing I can't change is where the "W" is. In the movie, it's over the back tire. On my Winny it's over the front. Oh well.

And I'm having problems with the paint; it's not sticking. After 3 coats, I applied painters tape on it to get ready to paint the "W" brown. It was on for all but 3 seconds when I pulled it up to straighten it and off came my 3 coats of paint!!!!!!!! What to do?

TheGreatSatan
07-29-2006, 01:01 PM
I hadn't posted this before, but this is my 3rd try painting this damn thing.

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/299/w1jl8.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7208/w2qu1.jpg

When I peeled off this piece a long strip of paint came off too.

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/650/w3mi8.jpg

Almost looks good from here.

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6385/w4ah9.jpg

But it still looks like crap.

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/4193/w5hj2.jpg
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/2250/w6db4.jpg
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3117/w7ux0.jpg

I hereby cancel this mod. I've wasted nearly 3 cans of spray paint on it and would still have to start over agian. But I am not going to. I quit, lock this thread.

There are better mods ahead.

TheGreatSatan
09-02-2006, 10:31 PM
I'm trying to recreate the sticker on the door just like:

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1023/upsstickerqa5.jpg

But due to lack of any useful software and very little in the way of skills....

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8840/stickerha3.jpg

And I painted the other side with no problems.

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/8836/rightupsap2.jpg

TheGreatSatan
09-03-2006, 08:31 PM
Thrasher2 over at PCApex made me the door sticker.

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2572/eagle5ver3st4.jpg

The bumper sticker was easy enough for me

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/7335/uranusbk0.jpg

TheGreatSatan
09-05-2006, 12:45 AM
I had to apply bondo to the front, because its got to be like the movie.

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9135/upsbondo1rd9.jpg

Next comes the wheels.

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5033/wheels1sd9.jpg

Since the bottom had to be dropped, the wheels are going to be too wide

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/8458/wheels2cm4.jpg

So I cut them in half

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5448/wheels3zp6.jpg

I had to use this saw because I'm doing it at 11:00 p.m. and my kids are asleep

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3783/wheels4qm3.jpg

It actually only took about 5 minutes.

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/394/wheels5pr2.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-17-2007, 03:38 PM
After a lot of time and breaks inbetween finishing Interceptor, I will complete this mod. But there's a change. The UPS I was going to use for this Mod is DEAD. I have no idea how. Anyway, I think I want to try to make a PC instead using a Mini ITX.

I did some testing today. I wired up my Epia M10,000 Mini ITX to an ITX sized PSU, a spare CD drive and a 30GB hard drive from an old Creative Nomad MP3 player.

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/56/miniitx1dv3.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6785/miniitx2xo5.jpg

Here's my ITX and my tiny HD

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2662/miniitx3gh3.jpg

The BIOS don't show my HD or CD drive so I changed the cable twice and still nothing. I guess the actual mobo port is bad??

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5013/miniitx4bd7.jpg

I moved on to the front grill and added a fresh layer of bondo

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9361/newbondojh3.jpg

Then sanded.

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2546/sandedls8.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-17-2007, 07:12 PM
The grill got it's new coat of paint.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4489/almondgrillkf4.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-17-2007, 09:20 PM
I will.

I'm going to add a power button and 2 usb ports to the outside.

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/1890/usbadapterhp6.jpg

I put the ITX inside the Winnebago. As you can see, I'll have a crapload of space for whatever.

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/3687/miniin1ob1.jpg

http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/879/miniin2jo4.jpg

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/8362/miniin3jt1.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-18-2007, 02:29 PM
So I made the wings and props.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3222/wing1ki6.jpg

And added rivets

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3247/wing2lb4.jpg

Looks pretty good

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1639/wing3kl9.jpg

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/6200/wing4ax3.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8332/wing5gd8.jpg

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3618/wing6rq4.jpg

Once they were attached I scoured the sheet metal so it could be bent.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6310/wing7xh7.jpg

First Down...

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/695/wing8nx1.jpg

Then even.

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6907/wing9ah7.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-19-2007, 12:15 AM
I cut out the wings and riveted them to the frame

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/9177/addwings1eu9.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4564/addwings2ks4.jpg

Here's with the roof up. I really like this feature, especially for a computer.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4781/addwings3fl1.jpg

As you can see there's a slight gap on the underside where the wing hits the prop,

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/4655/addwings4bh7.jpg

So I'm adding bondo! Man, I love this stuff.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8022/addwings5ts8.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-21-2007, 12:11 AM
So, here's this thin aluminum leg that came with the Weber grill I originally bought to obtain R2D2's head.

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1729/engines1mn0.jpg

I pounded it in to an oval shape as it is in the movie.

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/773/engines2mn6.jpg

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/3967/engines3fu6.jpg

I finished sanding the bondo I applied earlier.

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5564/engines4kx7.jpg

The area where the wings are attached to the winnebago go over the edge....

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/4374/engines5yx5.jpg

So I folded them under with a hammer.

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/7440/engines6tp1.jpg

And attached the engines.

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8652/engines7ww8.jpg

More bondo, sanding, cutting and paint to come.

TheGreatSatan
06-21-2007, 11:01 PM
I started some patch work on the wings. LOTS more to do.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4822/touchups1rs9.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6673/touchups2vb0.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-23-2007, 02:00 AM
Here comes all the major Bondo-ing. I will ad several layers to the wings to make them thicker and smooth-er.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8259/majorbondo1ex0.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5602/majorbondo2xz6.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-27-2007, 05:56 PM
New toy!

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8434/sanderrh6.jpg

TheGreatSatan
06-27-2007, 11:46 PM
As usual, I like to add a coat of paint when nearly done sanding to find all the small areas that need to be filled in. Needless to say, I found some.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6525/primedwingxv6.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-02-2007, 10:39 PM
I had to rebondo some of the holes.

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/3144/rebondopq0.jpg

After another quick primer, it looks like I'll have to bondo. . . . . .again.

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9769/repaintng6.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-04-2007, 12:23 AM
I have this Mesh from the transformer of an old Tandy CoCo

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4715/goldmesh1ob8.jpg

I cut and bent them into 3D triangles

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/585/goldmesh2na1.jpg

Then added them to the wings

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1584/goldmesh3ti8.jpg

And I painted them to match

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4643/goldmesh4os1.jpg

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/9282/goldmesh5ye5.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-12-2007, 11:39 AM
So the mobo will be in the back

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4669/iocut1ye1.jpg

I had to use two stand offs together to get the height that I need.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4452/twostandoffsuk4.jpg

I then had to hold them in place on the bottom with nuts.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4417/iocut2qy6.jpg

Here's before...

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/2665/iocut3fs5.jpg

And immediately after. I obviously still have to make it look clean.

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/5565/iocut4bj3.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-15-2007, 01:12 AM
I cannot find the IO plate so I bought this mesh garbage can for $4

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5751/mymesh1yg2.jpg

I cut a little piece out

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5350/mymesh2ie3.jpg

Then cut out the IO ports

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/3663/mymesh3of1.jpg

Now it's getting painted.

http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5720/mymesh4gb2.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-16-2007, 09:01 PM
Time to work on the [front]panel. Here's an older case I had with an Athlon XP 1800+.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/4313/buttons1uf9.jpg

I'm gonna be stealing the USB, Audio jacks, and power from here

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3294/buttons2qe7.jpg

I'll mount the plate and then the USB.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3381/buttons3eg7.jpg

That was easy....

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/4535/buttons4lh6.jpg

I'm going to add a hinge to the tire so it flips up and reveals the panel. Once I figure out how to make it look good I'll get back to you.

TheGreatSatan
07-18-2007, 11:59 PM
For the last two days I've been working non stop on perfecting the wings. I've used bondo more than a dozen times in broad strokes and with a small pin to fill in all the tiny holes. There are still some small imperfections, but I'm going to ignore them and accept that I'm at the best I'll possibly ever get.

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3192/lastwings1gb2.jpg

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4463/lastwings2xj6.jpg

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/5771/lastwings3tc7.jpg

TheGreatSatan
08-08-2007, 11:34 PM
Here's where I plan to add the DVD drive. And I will stealth it.

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4093/dvdideadr0.jpg

Now your turn. What do I do with the PSU?

#1
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5221/option1km0.jpg


#2
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/6392/option2by4.jpg


#3
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/145/option3iq4.jpg

TheGreatSatan
09-02-2007, 11:45 PM
Almost 1 month later and finally an update. I added the PSU!

http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/4527/psu1uo7.jpg

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7585/psu2nr3.jpg

http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/2821/psu3wa7.jpg

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5876/psu4lq3.jpg

TheGreatSatan
01-17-2008, 03:14 AM
So, while I wait for some drying over at Project Namesake, I decided to toy around with Project Eagle 5!

I have the wheels cut in half so they can be added to the frame.

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7044/tired1zu1.jpg

But first they need another cut. I want to cut half way down to make a "shelf" for the body to sit on.

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1838/tired2af2.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4474/tired3jt6.jpg

I then drilled two holes in the rims and screwed it down to the frame

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2792/renew05ys7.jpg

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1024/renew06ew7.jpg

Here it is on it's own wheels.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7492/renew07cw5.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6016/renew08hl2.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1841/renew09ls9.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2511/renew10bk4.jpg
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8339/renew11il2.jpg

TheGreatSatan
01-20-2008, 12:09 AM
So, this is a midpoint update. I'll let the pics do most of the talking. Here's what I still have left to finish...

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3482/p1010248vo4.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/434/p1010249eo6.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4683/p1010250wj7.jpg

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1069/p1010251jp7.jpg

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1646/p1010252nm6.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/764/p1010253pw8.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/1967/p1010254nk9.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6862/p1010255pm3.jpg

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1891/p1010256wd6.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8058/p1010259ls4.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1273/p1010261cl7.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4267/p1010262gc2.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9227/p1010263mj2.jpg

TheGreatSatan
02-07-2008, 01:56 AM
Today, I cut out the hole for the DVD drive. Iím still not sure if Iím gonna use a slot loading drive or this slim-line external DVD drive.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9705/extdvdqk0.jpg

TheGreatSatan
02-21-2008, 03:21 AM
So now that my TGS mod is complete I can complete The Spaceballs PC! Everything is in. Everything works! I still need to touch up the paint and front slot loading CD bay.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1014/spaced01fe7.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4672/spaced02nf2.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/1874/spaced03fk7.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3168/spaced04je9.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6264/spaced05jp0.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6820/spaced06xk2.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3066/spaced07js2.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9439/spaced08le9.jpg

TheGreatSatan
07-29-2008, 06:30 PM
Where the front of the Winnebago is cut for the DVD drive to eject. Looks like crap.

http://www.pcmodhouse.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/spaced01.jpg



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