By goodale.jason
#4911805
Im not looking to make a ton of changes to my spirit pack. Gonna get a good ol Fincher cable, an improved gun track for more secure holstering, and here it is...
An ALICE frame with a thin mdf MB.
My question to everyone is how did you (once the MB has been cut out) reattach it to the shell? Did you use the same screw terminals and if so what size screws? Hoping to avoid the whole L bracket and stuff wanna keep it simple.
Thanks again Everyone and Happy New Year!!!
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By Kingpin
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#4911808
Beyond the reusing the original screw terminals, mounting it to some L-brackets is the next most obvious option, and it's relatively straightforward:
•Place a L-bracket atop the motherboard, inside the footprint of the shell
•Place the shell atop the motherboard - if need be, tape the shell in place.
•Lift the shell and motherboard, and tilt both towards the floor - the L-bracket should slide up against the shell wall.
•Gently return the motherboard and shell to the table, and carefully remove the shell. The L-bracket should remain in the position it occupied whilst the shell was in-situ.
•Draw around the footprint of the bracket
•(If the L-bracket has already been drilled for bolts/pop-rivets, use these to drill the corresponding holes through the motherboard).
•Repeat the previous steps 2-4 times (in honesty though, you may only need two L-brackets due to the smaller, lighter nature of the Spirit pack shells.

Alternately you could draw around the shell whilst it is sat on the motherboard, measure the thickness of the shell wall, and determine where the bracket should fit that way.

It'll be a lot easier to do the L-brackets on the Spirit Pack compared to a full-scale fibreglass shell. :)
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By JWils23
Supporting Member
#4911847
I have some pictures of the L Brackets I made for my spirit pack in my thread. Super easy to make with just a little JB weld and they’ve worked out great so far.

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