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  1.    #1  
    The antenna is offically pissing me off pokes my side every time i reach over grab something. and almost destroyed my jeans today (heard a rip... when i failed to pull the phone out of my pocket cuase the antenna was lached to the side of the pocket)

    I've ordered some spare cases and is thinking doing an internal antenna mod for my treo 650... hopefully the reception wont change too much. I am thinking of taping or glueing the green antenna tape that is on the zoti's short antenna to the insides of the case, i will be dremeling the stub and filling it with some plastic filling i got form the hobby shop.... but finals are coming up.. so i'd probably start the mod in 2 weeks. just want to see if there's any suggestions that might help me along the way
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    So what's your vision of the end result? Are you hoping to Dremmel it to the point where it looks like there wasn't any antenna at all? (Like a 680?)

    That's an ambitious project, but could look sweet on a 650! Good luck and post pics!

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  3.    #3  
    yes, the reason i have a 650 istead of a 680 is because im kind of a power user, and the extended battery by seidio is awesome... but i do like the design of the 680 overall, more user-friendly... i've seen antenna removing mod done before on a smartphone.. done by .. i believe shadowmite
    Handspring Visor > SONY Clie T650c> Sony CLIE NX70V (got stolen) > Sony Clie UX40 > PalmOne Treo 650 (Cingular unlocked)
  4.    #4  
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  5. #5  
    You would be my new hero if you could do that. Probably would need a sanding + new paint job so it won't end up like that PPC-6700.
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  6.    #6  
    yea... i've done quite a few spray painting/sanding wokr since i build a electric guitar last summer.... and come on!!! warm dry days! COME cant spray this kind of weather... i guess i'll just have to wait till i get back to california for winter break
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    hahah great. Looking forward to seeing your mod.
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  8. #8  
    Whoa! He did a nice job.

    Yes yes.. keep us updated once you get into high gear on this project.

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    I've dremeled the stub out and filled it with Tamiya Epoxy Putty, and done 2 stages of sanding. so far so good. I will be sprying it probably next week, i want to give more tim efor the putty to cure. here's a few picture of the progress

    filling:
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/icbob/drying.jpg
    first stage standing (rough):
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...srtsanding.jpg
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...stsanding2.jpg
    second stage (fine sanding):
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...ondsanding.jpg
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...ndsanding2.jpg

    i still need to do a final stage of sanding to completely smooth out the imperfection, so that the corner wont end up bumpy looking when it's painted

    more pictures to come....
    Handspring Visor > SONY Clie T650c> Sony CLIE NX70V (got stolen) > Sony Clie UX40 > PalmOne Treo 650 (Cingular unlocked)
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    http://img.sheezyart.com/art/medium/82/827619.jpg

    THAT LOOKS GREAT!!! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

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    Nice!!!
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    Where did you order the spare case from, I totally wanna do that too!!!
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    Nice progress. I thought about doing this to do this as well on my phone after installing one of zoti's antenna. I still wasnt satisfied with the short antenna. I wasnt aware there made a putty like that. That would help me with my project a lot. Where can I get some?

    Also have you tested to see if the antenna will work where you want to relocate it?
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    this is where i got the putty:
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tam/tam87051.htm

    and i have not tried the antenna yet, but i do have a design in mind, I will try the design out next week, still need to get parts for that
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    Thanks. I'll look into that putty. Hopefully the antenna will work inside the top portion of the phone. The plastic is somewhat thick so I'm abit worried. I guess I will have to see.
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    im actually thinking of getting one of those antenna boosters and cut the base of the antenna so it will fit inside the case, then solder a piece of wire between the booster and the copper piece that connects the base of the antenna to the treo motherboardboard, then place the booster in between the mid piece and the back piece, there seems to be enough space for that... might have to sand it a little bit so it can fit in that extra .2mm thickness of the signal booster
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    alrite.... got the sanding and spraying done, i've decided to go for the oragne 680 look, so im going to keep the silver part on the phone, since blue is almost opposite to orange, it's goign to make a nice contrast.... and erm.. yea, i used the Krylon's Fusion spray, which is made for plastic so didnt need to precoat and finish coat... i did sand the housing down a bit so it would adhere better... here's the photos:

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...b/DSC03003.jpg
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...b/DSC03004.jpg
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...b/DSC03006.jpg

    i'm very pleased to see that the epoxy putty did not do any weird melting/ reacting with the spray... but it's sitll a bit too early to be sure.. i'll keep you guys posted on what happens after it is dried... that will be in a few weeks, i'll start looking into the internal antenna mod... and for parts

    any suggestions would be nice at tims point... because the idea of using the signal booster is going to scratched.. it's more like a piece of sticker with disconnected pieces of metal foils on it... wont make a nice antenna... so rite nwo either use the green thing that zoti uses on his awesome short antennas... or i ahve to figure something else out.
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  18. #18  
    YEAH ORANGE! hahah nice! Looks hot! Great choice, but what are you going to do with the silver bezel around the screen? The Cingy guy fits in well, but not the blue part...
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    NIce....What u use to seal up the antenna part??
  20.    #20  
    Quote Originally Posted by +Kardboard+ View Post
    YEAH ORANGE! hahah nice! Looks hot! Great choice, but what are you going to do with the silver bezel around the screen? The Cingy guy fits in well, but not the blue part...
    actually... i took a bit of art back in high school, blue and orange are contrasting colors, it will look nice.... notice cingular themselves uses the color blue and orange together alot ... well i'm waiting for it to dry to see hwo it will turn out... i already have soem silver sray paint if the blue doesnt fit it... but i really prefer keeping that TREO logo in... cuase it looks cool

    and as for what i used to fill the antenna... it's written higher up in the forum, it's the Tamiya Epoxy Putty from http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tam/tam87051.htm
    Last edited by ishtob; 12/18/2006 at 03:37 AM.
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