This is my latest DIY project:
I finally figured out how to post images the one shown follows the original 2 piece ST-70 chassis format closely. The other on my photobucket link is a one piece chassis made for attaching cocobolo wood sides.
I will be doing the wood side model first and will post more photos of this build now that I know how to do it soon and hopefully of the other one right after that.
My new custom ST-120A (Aluminum chassis) amps are designed with "Front Panel Express" use a piece of aluminum plate (2.5 mm, thick) both are similar in layout to the Dynaco/VTA chassis on top but a little bigger and deeper to accommodate the bias meter and the caps on the driver board which are mounted on the bottom side of the driver board. I plan to use 3/8" solid Cocobolo slabs for the sides.
The driver board itself is offset so the tops of the tube bases are flush with the top. Only the driver tubes and the holes for the bias adjustment are showing through the top.
Everything else is 100% VTA/LATINO/Dynaco parts and layout.
I will be buying the parts from Bob as soon As I have the plate back from Front Panel Express in a couple of weeks. Top plate chassis for the wood side cost was $137.43 US.
Last edited by baddog1946 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 pm; edited 19 times in total (Reason for editing : typo mistakes from a sticky keyboard and I finally figured out how to post images so I had to edit the text as well.)