DIY Rack mounted my MKV:25

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MarkMcQ
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DIY Rack mounted my MKV:25

Post by MarkMcQ » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:35 pm

Made this using a 4u rack shelf flipped upside down, and some 3mm thick aluminium plate. Total cost, approx £40-ish.
Saved me probably around £130 from my original idea to get the 35w rack kit and drill holes for the 25 chassis.

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Shelf drilled and chassis mounted
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Aluminium cut
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Sanded and filed, then drilled and tapped to take the facia from the headshell.
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Painted
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Done
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Re: DIY Rack mounted my MKV:25

Post by Wayno » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:02 pm

Nice, tidy job.
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Re: DIY Rack mounted my MKV:25

Post by lions » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:45 pm

Nice job, I've got a spare Mark III I need to rackmount, where did you get the shelf unit? I've not been able to find much in the way of affordable ones.

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Re: DIY Rack mounted my MKV:25

Post by MarkMcQ » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:25 pm

lions wrote:Nice job, I've got a spare Mark III I need to rackmount, where did you get the shelf unit? I've not been able to find much in the way of affordable ones.
This is the one:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4u-19-Rack-C ... k:108:pf:0

It has a small lip at the front edge for strength, so you'll either need to cut a slot out of it as wide as the chassis, or make up 4 small spacers that the mounting bolts go through to bring the chassis down a bit. I did the latter using some offcuts of perspex I had lying around and that did the job perfectly.

If you're Uk based, I used these guys for the aluminium plate. They made up a custom cut order based on my sizes, which only cost about £7, and then all I had to do was cut out the section for the front of the chassis to go through and drill my holes.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/sgs132?_trks ... 2749.l2754

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Re: DIY Rack mounted my MKV:25

Post by lions » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:16 pm

Nice one, cheers!

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