[Photos] IBM 3278 Restoration

Mark me down for metal lid.
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I'd be in for maybe 2-3 metal doors for future proofing, just in case :)
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I'd like 2 of these, please.
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If this ever gets off the ground again I'd love a door.

Also, if anyone has scans of the *rear* manual - NOT the one under this door, but the one that goes on the backside of the keyboard - please let me know!

EDIT: Got one - thank you so much arkanoid! http://www.ebay.com/itm/112423593696
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I'm in talks with a fabricator for the metal lid. I currently don't have a ton of free time to organize a large gb, so I'm considering of doing a mini run (depending on cost). These lids will be most likely 304 SS (.125"), laser cut and tig welded i.e. not cheap :lol:

Anyone interested?
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I'd be in for 3 metal lids. Don't actually have that many of the keyboards, but hey, maybe someday, so would rather buy some extras now.
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I'm taking the lid to the shop tomorrow to get a quote. I'll keep you posted.
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Yeah, let me know too. I both would like a door, and, like to fund community projects. With a metal door in hand I'm more likely to powder coat my 3278 industrial gray to match my F107, instead of rattle can painting the door and case the same color. They need to match!

I wonder if the original IBM part was plastic so that users wouldn't freeze. Wrists have a ton of blood flow going through them and when my wrists are in contact with a steel desk I freeze. Big problem in the winter, nonmetallic wrist rests really help with this.
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Things are slow in the shop with the coming holiday, so expect an update late next week.
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I went by the shop today to talk to the owner about doing a small run of the lids (5-10 units). They just moved to a larger location, so he has to pull the drawing from their old database and get back to me by Monday with pricing.

Now, if we want to do this in the short term he said he can have them done by the end of next week (7/21). They have a big order coming from a client that will take them about 6 weeks to complete.

Assuming the price is ~$200-300 (just throwing out a number), can we get enough people to do order a 5 unit run? Let me know.

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I am still up for one!
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IBM 3277 (66 KEY - MINI) - IBM 3278 (75 KEY) - IBM 6580 Displaywriter (White Whale)
IBM Model F Kishsaver 4704 (The original)
IBM Model F Unsaver (Space Saver)
IBM M15
IBM Model M SSK
Chicony KB-5160 ALPS SKCM Blue
Realforce 87U Tenkeyless 55g
IBM Model F XT Keyboard
IBM Model F - AT Keyboard
Vintage Japanese Fujitsu FM Towns FMT-KB107 Mechanical Keyboard Leaf Spring JIS
Dell Quiet Key
Microsoft Arc Wireless Keyboard

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The tech wasn't able to find the drawing for the lid, so they have to measure the part again and make a new drawing. I'll reach out to him in about two week, when things die down at the shop. I'll keep you guys posted.
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