Woolf in sheep\'s clothing, Return of G3

Posted by: Starfan

Woolf in sheep\'s clothing, Return of G3 - 11/30/04 08:15 PM

Hi,

im new here and want to say hi.
I like ur website/forum,and i always like the look of some mac's.
I rescued a G3 Power-Mac from being destructed, as a company was
trowing out there older models.
I got this one (with the green front)
http://www.apple-history.com/noframes/body.php?page=gallery&model=g3blue

I have taken everything apart and cleaned.
I want to do a full mod with side-window,paint, fans, chassis, led's, meters on front etc.
And im going to fit a socket 754 mainboard and an A64.
I "think" it looks cool/unique and will be perfect for my linux needs.

Is it ok if i start posting pic's here on how i get on ?
Even if its not a mac no more.....?

regards
B)


EDIT: Does anyone know the pin layout of the ide/power/reset cable running from the power switch to the mobo?

EDIT: corrected link

Post edited by: Starfan, at: 2004/12/01 06:32
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 11/30/04 09:17 PM

yes, you are more than welcome to post pictures of the mod. If you would like to make a mod guide as well, would would be willing to host it on the site for others to view.

Can't wait to see the progress laugh
Posted by: zenstate

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 11/30/04 10:20 PM

not to be anal but the model in the link is a G4 agp. smile
Posted by: Starfan

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 11/30/04 10:50 PM

hi,

i changed the link.....
I go and get a dremel on friday, because my other noname one is broken.
I will start posting over the weekend with a few pics and descriptions,
not sure if can make up a guide but nice pics say more than 1000 words. laugh

I measured all components (new mobo, vga, case, etc) and they will fit nicely.
I hope i get this thing up and running in 4-5 weeks.
And if im lucky i dont have to much trouble modifying the cases backpanel and
fitting an atx mainboard holder.

I do this just for fun, because i like the look of the case, maybe in a nice silver/black/carbon optic, illuminated with a window....... :rolleyes:

c ya soon
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 11/30/04 11:22 PM

please consider making a mod guide for this. If you take plenty of pics, all you have to do is explain what you did between each step. This would be really nice for other attempting to do mods to this case.

Eitherway, best of luck and I await to see the progress.
Posted by: zenstate

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 12/01/04 12:37 AM

from the sounds of what you want to do I would say you should checkout Yoshi's forum (the guy from screen savers that does all the tweaks and mods). lots of great info for modders.

http://yoshi.us/forums/
Posted by: Starfan

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 12/01/04 10:09 PM

Hi again....

couldnt wait till friday (highly motivated) and went to a DIY-store and
bought a dremel pro + set of equipment.
Got my mothers Cybershot (P72) digi cam and made a few snapshots.
I started to test my new tool and grinded my G3 a nice window .

Will start a new topic now with pics,
PLEASE - any suggestions are very welcome!

Im not a pro-modder, but handy with tools, ......i think
laugh
Posted by: Anonymous

Re:Woolf in sheep's clothing, Return of G3 - 12/01/04 10:13 PM

For linux, you could just use Yellow Dog Linux which works with Macs. I am only guessing it would work for a G3 stating it works for laptops and other specialty macs. It might save you money on moddding it out just to use a linux made for mac rather than redo it with pc... although the idea is much much cooler.