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    Interesting that the Mac case in the first pic seems to have an extended floppy slot to handle a 5 1/4" disk - but it's not the Twiggy Mac slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScutBoy View Post
    Interesting that the Mac case in the first pic seems to have an extended floppy slot to handle a 5 1/4" disk - but it's not the Twiggy Mac slot.
    No, that's a production Mac slot. Take a look sometime. While the plastic case was retooled for the 3.5" drive, the inner metal frame was never reworked. It is still sized for a 5.25" drive. A cool bit of trivia.

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    You should make a clear case for the DISK II also.

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    Back in the day, the guys in the model shop would make complete prototype cases from clear acrylic--usually 1/2" thick stuff machined on the Bridgeport vertical mill. Gentle 200" radius curves and all sorts of nice things. They'd leave a matte finish on the models so they would take paint.

    The amount of skill involved to produce a dimensionally correct model was something that I always marveled at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFinnigan View Post
    Of course we should let him answer himself, but I will remark that it would require a custom ROM in the Macintosh as the .Sony driver will not operate a Disk II drive.
    I think it would be worse than that because you'd also have to make a boot disk or set of boot disks (may require more than a single 5 1/4 drive) that's why I asked. These days I don't put it past anyone to do something like that as I have seen some very cool hybrid stuff recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFinnigan View Post
    No, that's a production Mac slot. Take a look sometime. While the plastic case was retooled for the 3.5" drive, the inner metal frame was never reworked. It is still sized for a 5.25" drive. A cool bit of trivia.
    If I look at a classic mac, the floppy slot ends in the middle of the screen. One the Mac case (minus logo) in the second pic, the slot extends to the left approx 3/4 of the way across the screen - consistent with a 5 1/4 disk. Look at the poster just above the case in the first shot, and you'll see what I mean.

    I agree that the right side of the slot looks like the production Mac with the eject hole and the smaller cutout vs Twiggy. On that subject, I also note Twiggy Mac didn't have the eject button that Lisa Twiggys did.

    I had read before about the frame being left unchanged after the decision to switch to 3 1/2 from 5 1/4. Call it the Macintosh "appendix"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScutBoy View Post
    If I look at a classic mac, the floppy slot ends in the middle of the screen. One the Mac case (minus logo) in the second pic, the slot extends to the left approx 3/4 of the way across the screen - consistent with a 5 1/4 disk.
    OK, we were talking about two different things. I was talking about the opening in the metal frame. You are talking about the opening in the plastic case.

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