View Full Version : new grips
06-20-2006, 06:10 PM
ok so i know that the dye sticky grips wont actually fit on the mr2 due to the top hole not matching up but do you think that i can make a new hole on the grips to make it fit? any opinions on this would be greatly appriciated thanks!
06-20-2006, 06:20 PM
I Know you could... all you have to do is mark the top hole, drill it out and PRESTO! it'll work.. but as for covering the other hole... No idea there.
06-20-2006, 06:35 PM
hmm i did not think about covering the other hole up............ill try and put some kind of putty or something in it that will harden up.......do you think that'll work?
06-20-2006, 07:05 PM
yes that would probably work
06-20-2006, 09:03 PM
make sure its a water proof putty... you might want to try Silicone but I don't think that would work that well...
06-30-2006, 10:11 PM
Did you get anything to work yet or didn't feel like messing with them?
07-01-2006, 06:50 AM
You could also mod the trigger frame if you want, and are capable with drilling and tapping of holes.
07-01-2006, 07:56 AM
no i havent tried anything yet. i havent got any money to even buy the grips
07-15-2006, 07:48 AM
i made wooden ones for mine to give it and more interesting and customized look, i'll get a pic of it here when i'm completely done with em. also added a rubber shim to the bottom to keep junk out and away from the electronics.
07-15-2006, 08:20 AM
I was thinking about making wooden grips too, but never thought about how. Maybe I will after I see how you made it.
07-15-2006, 08:58 AM
Here are some pics of the process. Sorry for the crapy images, I guess I didn't realize my camera doesn't take up-close pics very well.
Tools: Dremel w/ various accessories
Small thin bladed saw (jigsaw)
Sandpaper 150 grit / 220 grit
Pine wood block(s)
I started off by going to home depot to pic up some scrap wood. I got two small peices of pine for less than 5 bucks. I took off one of the grips and traced it on the back of the block including the screw holes.
Then I cut around the outline with a small jigsaw just to get the general shape. I used a sanding bit on the dremel to get closer to the outline.
After I got it more less the general shape I cut the block in half so I'd have both sides instead of doing it all over again on the other piece of wood.
I retraced the grip on the other half to make sure it was going to work out ok
From there it was jsut a matter of sanding with the Dremel to get the shapes I wanted. I sanded down to the exact shape of the out line. After that, I shpaed the top of the grip to make it round. This took most of the time becuase I have to be carefull not to mess it up. Remember: wood comes off, and can't be put back on ^_^
After I got done with the spaing I drilled the holes with the dremel and started sanding with sandpaper. I used a heavier grit to get out most the scrapes and such. It was about this time when I realized that I would have dig out space on the bottom of each grip to make room for the battery and trigger motor thinger. I did that with a special bit with the dremel. I measured out where it had to be on both sides being carfull not to get too close to the edges.
Here they are pn the gun. I'm not done with them yet. As we speak they're getting stained with a few layers of wood stain and sealer to keep them looking nice. I'm usinga cherry stain to make then a little bit more on the red side. Staining then fine grit sandpaper and another layer or two.
lmk what you guys think.
07-15-2006, 11:20 AM
I think it looks great, and I am definitely going to do that now. I think I might make it black so it matches the rest of the gun.
07-15-2006, 03:10 PM
Now, why exactly would you want to replace the grips with the same shaped wooden ones?
07-15-2006, 06:30 PM
I want to replace the grips because I really don't like the feel of them, they feel cheap. Also I think it would look cooler with wooden ones. And just curious Hourglass, did you make each grip as thick or thicker than the stock grips?
07-15-2006, 06:56 PM
i made them thicker so that i could get a better grip on the gun. also, in my opinion, the ones that came on the gun are crap. i just didn't like the feel of them, they also weren't completely flat and dirt and junk could easily get to the electronics.
also, i like to customize my things