Gold Plated Macbook Pro

Posted by: Qtip42

Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/05/07 11:40 PM

I was hoping to get this done in time for the contest but nothing ever works out perfect in the modding world.  Still working on some of the parts but hopefully it'll be done within a weeks time.  Would like to show it off as soon as possible.

Here's the bottom cover:


Posted by: maestro

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 04:53 AM

[censored].  Be sure to post a full mod guide. wink
Posted by: zenstate

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 06:20 AM

That is off the charts pimpin'
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 08:08 AM

<[censored].  Be sure to post a full mod guide. wink


I would but I don't recommend it to anyone because of all the hoops you have to jump through.  Don't even get me started on the cost :\
Posted by: modyourmac

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 10:06 AM

Good christ. I want to see that in person, once its finished.
Posted by: maestro

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 01:38 PM

Remember that mod guides are not just how-tos, they are also a way to inspire!  Even a short one with lots o pics would be great.

Your new nickname should be "GoldMember".....because you lauf goolllllllld.
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 04:36 PM

In case you missed it, here's a macbook pro apple logo...having another made for the gold laptop though.  This one is better off in a standard macbook pro...

Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 04:44 PM

That MacBook Pro is gunna be like $20k when your done... YOUR CRAZY, but at least it looks cool! Good job!
Posted by: soundmann18

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 05:43 PM

[censored]! that's amazing, are those diamonds in the apple?
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/06/07 11:15 PM

<[censored]! that's amazing, are those diamonds in the apple?


Yes.  I have a couple of logos though.  Only one is diamonds.
Posted by: dead13

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/08/07 07:59 PM

i just had a look at your site and those mods are great how much do they usually run price wise?
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/08/07 08:56 PM

I don't want to get in any trouble talking business on the forum so I pm'ed you.
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 09/11/07 01:59 PM

A few more parts came in yesterday.  The last bit of them should arrive at latest by Tuesday of next week.

http://www.computer-choppers.com/pics/gmbp1.jpg
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/05/07 05:05 PM

Finished today.....(pics are a bit big for the forum, right click view image makes them look normal. laugh


Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/06/07 07:01 AM

Nice.
Posted by: soundmann18

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/06/07 09:15 AM

thats just too ridiculous for me to handle - looks awesome
Posted by: 987687

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/06/07 10:36 AM

That thing is beautiful and insane! Hell I wish that I could afford it...
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/06/07 11:49 AM

I try to keep them on the affordable side without getting too crazy on price.  I've been telling people on a budget the different ways you could customize it on the cheap but either way it costs at minimum as much as the laptop will cost you laugh
Posted by: ezequielmaster

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/10/07 03:07 AM

very nice
Posted by: modyourmac

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/11/07 08:32 AM

so I'm curious. You guys obviously have someone who's plating in precious metals. However, what about chrome? that would look something awesome. If its a thought, I'd be willing to offer up my MBP for such a project. Might also help that I'm local to portland too smile
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/11/07 11:07 AM

How did you deal with the plastic trim around the edge of the top case?
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/11/07 05:15 PM

I used a dye on the trim so it wouldn't flake off like paint.

I've got a local chromer that delivers to the shop if you want to bring parts by or the entire thing.  Just shoot me a message. 

Looks like I might be offering these online through a local Apple reseller so that's cool.
Posted by: modyourmac

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/11/07 05:18 PM

Which apple reseller? I happen to work for one smile

BTW, general nerdery and carrying on, every friday, 8 PM on. Thatch Tiki bar, 27th and Broadway, NE. You're MacMod, so you've a standing invite smile
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/12/07 09:06 PM

I'm speechless!!!!
Posted by: Qtip42

Re: Gold Plated Macbook Pro - 10/14/07 12:07 AM

I probably shouldn't say anything till it's up and going. :-)

Thanks for the invite, I never seem to make it to NE anymore, closest I get is downtown to see the jeweler and back.