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Retrofitting a Commodore 64.
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Retrofitting your old unit is not cheap in fact all you really start with is an empty case and keyboard which unfortunately neither are compatible at all with todays Technology so be prepared to spend as much as you would or more than normal for a  custom build PC especially  if your using Brand new components.
Commodore 64 Retrofit
Stage 1

The first thing on the list is a going to be a good case that is structurally in the best condition possible. The usual yellowing can be rectified using a very special Retro Bright process I will cover in another section

Once you have your case prepared its moving on to Stage 2 of the build which will require careful planning
Case Preperation
The case of choice for the Commodore 64 mod would have to be the classic Breadbin.
Stage 2

This is where things are going to get a little more complex and require a steady hand, Lots of patience and a strong nerve. The Back plate needs to be as perfect a fit as possible for the most professional look.

You will need to mark out the area you wish your board to fit and then use a dremal to cut out the area marked Cut Inside your marks by a few millimetres at you will need to use a hand file until you get that perfect  snug fit.
Board Preperation
Board Installation
Stage 3

This is where things are going to get a little more complex and require a steady hand, Lots of patience and a strong nerve. The Back plate needs to be as perfect a fit as possible for the most professional look.

You will need to mark out the area you wish your board to fit and then use a dremal to cut out the area marked Cut Inside your marks by a few millimetres at you will need to use a hand file until you get that perfect  snug fit.