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Re: Custom Stainless Computer Case (Help)

Postby AndersK » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:48 pm

408cheytac wrote:The problem is where the door hits the case it's completely flush and if I place it there it will stick up a bit.


You know there are a "flared" version of them? They are easy to recess.

You just need to drill and counter-sink a hole and just press down a screw. If you can't use a press or the bench vise just put a nut behind and tighten. 16 gauge SS might need some heat though.

Tools for the riv-nut can easily be made too. The threads in the long nut has been drilled out. Just hold the stem steady and tighten the small nut and its done deal.

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Re: Custom Stainless Computer Case (Help)

Postby 408cheytac » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:09 am

AndersK wrote:
408cheytac wrote:The problem is where the door hits the case it's completely flush and if I place it there it will stick up a bit.


You know there are a "flared" version of them? They are easy to recess.

You just need to drill and counter-sink a hole and just press down a screw. If you can't use a press or the bench vise just put a nut behind and tighten. 16 gauge SS might need some heat though.

Tools for the riv-nut can easily be made too. The threads in the long nut has been drilled out. Just hold the stem steady and tighten the small nut and its done deal.

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I didn't think of that. I was a thinking of maybe a rivet looking piece like the ones where the bottom of the rivet head is a square. Right now I have it set up with just standard case screws. The one drawback of the case is that it's a bitch to take off.

Also here are some updated pictures.
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Re: Custom Stainless Computer Case (Help)

Postby WoodpeckerWelder » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:02 pm

Looks most cool.....
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