i finally finished this damn thing! What I did was expoxy a 3.5" hard drive rack to the bottom of my PS2 and cover it with an old bottom of another PS2. The remaining space was filled with bondo and sanded smooth. I then painted it with Krylon fusin and made sure to wet sand the crap out of it between coats. I also added a swap switch that is powered by two AA and allows me to simply open or close the tray with the filp of a switch. The first set of pictures is the case before painting and the second set is after painting. As you can see there are a few pits here and there but overall it turned out well. Now I can easily remove the hard drive and throw it into the comp.