Still some work to be done, but I wanted to post some progress pictures on the rack. The rack shipped in two boxes. One was a tube containing the 4 rack rails, and the other box had the sliding mechanism, and top plate for the rack.
Here's everything out of the box :
The first step as to place the top plate on the floor and begin installing the rack rails. These went in with 2 rack screws each:
From there, the other three rails were attached the same way:
I then flipped the unit over to do a dry fit on the sliding base:
Once in place, the rack will slide out for maintenance and installation of the electronics. To support the weight on the front-end, there is a nifty roller assembly that attaches to the front of the rack. This consists of a main roller unit and 2 threaded shafts on each end used to raise of lower the mounting brackets based on the install height. Here is it showing one installed shaft and the the other ready to go in:
I then installed the base unit to the closet floor. I couldn't help but feel like Deadmau5 with the little turntable in place. The folding legs in the back can be used for cable management when moving the rack in and out. I'm sure it's overkill, but I put a screw in every hole I could find - a total of 24. It's going nowhere.
Here's a dry fit of the rack in place with the current shelves and panels I have on hand. I still need to order another shelf and faceplate for my sub amp, as well as some filler plates to finish it off.
On a down note, one of the threads for the roller assembly was bored incorrectly, so I need to wait for a replacement before I can put my equipment in place. The good news is that it should arrive tomorrow, so I'm still on track. I'll post some additional photos with the equipment in place and my attempt at cable management. I'll be trimming it out with the same casing I have around my windows, so it should be a good match.