Introduction: MAC_PAQ

take one MAC Classic (circa 1991) and a spare PIII compaq small form factor and you got a MAC_PAQ.
here is a quick run through to show what it took... not to much step by step though i'm affraid

Step 1: Disassemble

so get out your 12" star driver... and remove 4 screws - apply force and there you have it

Step 2: Analyze

this is the standard way to test size relations...
an old compaq small form factor en800 wins the size relation test :) (notice the small PSU too)

Step 3: Build

test fit time... try this try that - on the classic the connections are on
what x86 guys would call the wrong side so i flipped the MB - besides heat rises -
some of the power cables also played a role

being a big fan of use of what you have right... mounting hardware=PCI slot blanks

i of course want this to "appear as stock as possable" - thanks monster garage...
but i needed to stand off the MB - I drilled some holes and threaded in some stand-offsfilled the back (or outside) with some wood putty to fill the holes -

I also found a better place for the HD cage -

this will have to live on hard flat surfaces - because the psu vents through the bottom...

the back... a 64meg card will goto the TV - i ended up filling all the holes
with hot glue -(tape one side - then fill - dry ... remove tape = flush smooth surface)-
including the slit cut for the AGP card (fill 1/2 way = so i can put the sticker back on hehehe)

i also found i neat place for the power button and LEDS -
the LEDS are in the floppy slot and the power and reset button where punched through the bottom vent on the front cover - or - face

Step 4: Test

because you have to know if it'll work...

Step 5: Paint

i started off by priming this guy pretty good.. i say 2 - 3 coats - also i lightly sanded the surface to help everything stick...

i used what i had - crome for the inside... very shiny and a pretty nice black metal fleck for the outside

everything went well . . . but i had some problem spots on the outside because of the cold weather - no big deal and not to noticable from 2 feet or so...

Step 6: Enjoy

load it up and get busy
it was a mame machine for a bit but now it just sits... waiting to be used or upgraded or something...
the hole where the monitor lived has an acrylic sheet in front
i would like to add a 7" or so liliput but.. have havent revisited this in awhile

hope you enjoyed this :)