Commotosh Project: Part 3 Case Mods
After getting into the guts of the C64 and the 1541 floppy drive, I have come to the conclusion that the floppy drive case is a better choice to build in than the actual C64 case. I just don’t think there is enough room in the C64 case to house everything I want to put in there. I’ll still use it for the keyboard and a backup drive, but the actual computer will reside in the 1541 floppy case. Amazingly, the floppy case seems like it is almost made to house PC parts. Even the floppy bay, with little modification is the perfect size, shape, and in just the right spot to house a slot load CD/DVD drive! Just imagine how cool (in the nerdiest sense of the word) it will be to slip a DVD into the slot where floppys used to go.
Using old parts I had in the garage, I mocked up a prototype of how everything (minus the motherboard , CPU, and CPU cooler) will pack in. The internal case mods are mostly done, but I need to wait until I get the motherboard to finish them up.
Here’s what it looks like so far: