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    Custom ST-70 driver board cover

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    Feistygoat

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    Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by Feistygoat on Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:10 pm

    greetings all,

    here is a custom cover i made for my Val Alstine driver board. Being that the Super 70 Van Alstine driver board is a different shape than the original driver board, i had no choice but to either mod the factory one, or make my own. I was able to pick up a FM-3 cage which i pirated the screen from, then painted a hammered brown. Still toying with permanently gluing down the dynakit logo plate to it. Opinions?

    enjoy your tunes everyone!



    Sprags

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by Sprags on Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:47 pm

    I like the driver board cover though personally if the label were smaller i think it would look better and perhaps help it run cooler...but that's just me.

    Donkeyshins

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    Join date : 2011-07-18

    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by Donkeyshins on Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:44 pm

    Sprags wrote:I like the driver board cover though personally if the label were smaller i think it would look better and perhaps help it run cooler...but that's just me.

    This is the approach I took with my Stereo 70:  I had Front Panel Express mill a cover out of anodized aluminum.  The left bias trim hole is a bit oblong because I screwed up my measurements slightly (forgot the screw was offset in the housing).  However, I think it turned out rather nicely and keeps kids' fingers away from HV. The best part is the price was under $30.



    -D

    MontanaWay

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by MontanaWay on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:14 am

    Donkeyshins wrote:
    Sprags wrote:I like the driver board cover though personally if the label were smaller i think it would look better and perhaps help it run cooler...but that's just me.

    This is the approach I took with my Stereo 70:  I had Front Panel Express mill a cover out of anodized aluminum.  The left bias trim hole is a bit oblong because I screwed up my measurements slightly (forgot the screw was offset in the housing).  However, I think it turned out rather nicely and keeps kids' fingers away from HV.  The best part is the price was under $30.



    -D

    nice...been wondering how I could cover that!

    Donkeyshins

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by Donkeyshins on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:38 pm

    MontanaWay wrote:
    Donkeyshins wrote:
    Sprags wrote:I like the driver board cover though personally if the label were smaller i think it would look better and perhaps help it run cooler...but that's just me.

    This is the approach I took with my Stereo 70:  I had Front Panel Express mill a cover out of anodized aluminum.  The left bias trim hole is a bit oblong because I screwed up my measurements slightly (forgot the screw was offset in the housing).  However, I think it turned out rather nicely and keeps kids' fingers away from HV.  The best part is the price was under $30.



    -D

    nice...been wondering how I could cover that!

    Send me your email address via PM and I'll send you the Front Panel Express file.

    -D

    MontanaWay

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by MontanaWay on Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:12 pm

    sweet! will PM you my e-mail address.

    MontanaWay

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by MontanaWay on Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:15 pm

    MontanaWay wrote:sweet! will PM you my e-mail address.

    ooops...being a newby, gotta wait one month!!??!! before I can send e-mail's.....

    MontanaWay

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by MontanaWay on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:53 pm

    Donkeyshins wrote:
    Sprags wrote:I like the driver board cover though personally if the label were smaller i think it would look better and perhaps help it run cooler...but that's just me.

    This is the approach I took with my Stereo 70:  I had Front Panel Express mill a cover out of anodized aluminum.  The left bias trim hole is a bit oblong because I screwed up my measurements slightly (forgot the screw was offset in the housing).  However, I think it turned out rather nicely and keeps kids' fingers away from HV.  The best part is the price was under $30.



    -D

    which company did you get to fabricate this panel, if you could either 'pm' or reply here, would appreciate it, thank you!

    Donkeyshins

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by Donkeyshins on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:04 pm

    MontanaWay wrote:
    Donkeyshins wrote:
    Sprags wrote:I like the driver board cover though personally if the label were smaller i think it would look better and perhaps help it run cooler...but that's just me.

    This is the approach I took with my Stereo 70:  I had Front Panel Express mill a cover out of anodized aluminum.  The left bias trim hole is a bit oblong because I screwed up my measurements slightly (forgot the screw was offset in the housing).  However, I think it turned out rather nicely and keeps kids' fingers away from HV.  The best part is the price was under $30.



    -D

    which company did you get to fabricate this panel, if you could either 'pm' or reply here, would appreciate it, thank you!

    Front Panel Express (http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/). I sent a PM to you with my email address - when you finally have access, drop me a line and I'll send you the .FPD file.

    -D

    MontanaWay

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    Re: Custom ST-70 driver board cover

    Post by MontanaWay on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:05 pm

    thank you, just sent you an e-mail  Very Happy 

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