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Oscum Guy
04-06-2007, 06:38 PM
im really pisst that one of the barbs broke off of my 3, the threads stripped, i got dents on my ram sleeve,and that the ram sleeve got stuck in the body but paintballtastics and i came out with a cool halfback.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/oscumguy/IMG_1153.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/oscumguy/IMG_1150.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/oscumguy/IMG_1148.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/oscumguy/IMG_1146.jpg
whaddya think?

Kenny_McCormic
04-06-2007, 07:01 PM
very nice me likey

CHAOSFTW
04-07-2007, 05:15 AM
good work

VagabondStarJXF
04-07-2007, 06:19 AM
Not bad. I was thinking of doing that to my Rodeo some time ago but decided against it. I'm interested to see what it'll look like when it's all done 'n dusted.

Oscum Guy
04-07-2007, 06:46 AM
lol, no further work is going to be done to it. but i can strip all of the anno and polish the body so its nice and shiny.


is the rodeo body the same as the new xtra body?

HelpDeskHustler
04-07-2007, 07:27 AM
grind down the rear portion past the halfback so it's more of a cylindrical shape. you don't need as big of a U shaped basin to hold the bolt in w/o causing tension, a minior curvature upwards will keep it in place (along with a sturdy bolt pin)

Oscum Guy
04-07-2007, 09:34 AM
i did it like that cuz i cut along the milling lines of the body.

Hob Hayward
04-07-2007, 12:07 PM
Definitely one of the better half back jobs I've seen for a spyder. I like that its not one of those simple angled cuts.

VagabondStarJXF
04-07-2007, 12:49 PM
is the rodeo body the same as the new xtra body?
Identical I think. Take a look at an old pic of mine...

http://www.spyderea.net/forum/uploads/VagabondStarJXF/Roxanne001.JPG

lol, no further work is going to be done to it. but i can strip all of the anno and polish the body so its nice and shiny.

What I meant was I can't wait to see it all Spimmyfied 'n stuff! I think it'll look cool.

Oscum Guy
04-07-2007, 01:59 PM
i got the ram sleeve out!! but i need to widen the barb hole on the bottom.
later ill take a layout pic of how its gonna look. its gonna be crazy. lol.


i wonder who else has made 2 spimmys. this is prolly the lowest cost spimmy ever.

HelpDeskHustler
04-07-2007, 04:01 PM
atleast sand the edges so they arent so sharp

VagabondStarJXF
04-07-2007, 04:04 PM
i wonder who else has made 2 spimmys. this is prolly the lowest cost spimmy ever.
Me! lol... Well... Not actually built. I'm still working on my first 2!

atleast sand the edges so they arent so sharp
I agree. Sand the edges a little.

Oscum Guy
04-07-2007, 04:55 PM
they arent sharp at all where the bolt touches so its fine.

vegabond can you show a pic of the second spimmy you are working on? the one that isnt the nexion one.

VagabondStarJXF
04-08-2007, 12:43 AM
Sure. Here ya go. I've only just started on her. I'm still getting all the parts together so I haven't even considered how I'm gonna mill her at this point.

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3359/salome01it2.jpg

Oscum Guy
04-08-2007, 07:13 AM
you like detonators? lol.

looks nice. your gonna mill it? you mean like halfback or top cocking slot. or cosmetic milling.

VagabondStarJXF
04-08-2007, 10:17 AM
I'm gonna top slot it then mill out the bottom to accomodate the 2k5 frame internals. After that I'm gonna do some decorative/cosmetic milling although I'm not sure what sort of style yet. I'm still trying to work out what I'm gonna do with the Nexion.

As for the Detonators... I think I'll quote an MST3k favorite of mine, Prince of Space, "I like it very much!". lol