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Mac Pro Top Shelf Removal. HOW?

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I'm just starting my next project, a Mac Pro mod. I want to remove the top shelf to separate the hard drive caddy's from the shelf.

I have removed the top shelf in a G5 Power Mac before but this seems more complicated. Has anyone got a Mac Pro shelf removal tutorial or tips on how to remove it or just remove the caddy part without removing the shelf altogether.:?:
 
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Hi there, did you ever figure out how to do this? I'm starting a conversion of a G5 case into a hackintosh and I would also like to remove the hard drive caddies, mainly because they are ugly and taking up a lot of space...I just cant figure out how to separate them from the top of the shelf.
 
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Hi there, did you ever figure out how to do this? I'm starting a conversion of a G5 case into a hackintosh and I would also like to remove the hard drive caddies, mainly because they are ugly and taking up a lot of space...I just cant figure out how to separate them from the top of the shelf.

The top shelf in a G5 and a Mac Pro are different, the Mac Pro has a two layer top shelf. The removal of the shelves in both models are almost the same but as you are working on a G5 here is a top shelf removal guide:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g5/77205-how-remove-g5-upper-shelf.html

Here is a link to my G5 mod:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g5/164113-my-power-mac-g5-atx-hackintosh-mod.html
 
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Were you able to figure out the shelf removal? I just removed the shelf from my Mac Pro last night so I can provide some assistance if you haven't yet been able to.
 
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