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Old 01-17-2008, 01:59 PM
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Nicest Vs2 I Have Ever Seen. Two Thumbs Up. Great Job!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:12 PM
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Nicest Vs2 I Have Ever Seen. Two Thumbs Up. Great Job!
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:06 PM
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Mmmmmmm... pointy.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:33 PM
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I gotta hand it to you, that is one of the best halfback jobs I've ever seen.

Also, The trinity body seems pointless when you have that :P anno would definitely be very cool.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:50 PM
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all i would suggest, but am sure you do know, do a light bevel on the inside so that your cuts do not shew up your plastic bolt. other than that, keep going.
By bevel do you mean the inside of the upper tube? I didn't know that, but now that you mention it, it makes sense. Thanks for the tip.

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The trinity body seems pointless when you have that :P anno would definitely be very cool.
LOL.....I would have to agree. But then again, I would have never chopped up the stock VS2 body if I didn't have the Trinity. I played around with this one because I wasn't afraid of messing up. Once I get this ano-ed then I'll prolly just sell the Trinity.

Thanks for the vote of confidence guys. I'm glad you like it
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:42 PM
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i want to do something like this to my gun. what things do i need to worry about
it doesn't matter what kind of gun it is, does it, just in case i will try it on a spyder imagine, or a rodeo. are o-rings the only thing i need to worry about? I mean to make sure that no o-rings are exposed when the bolt is cocked?
This is the first time that I've tried this so if you do plan on halfbacking it yourself then just plan everything out before you start.

1) Measure out everything before you start cutting. The main thing that people told me was to make sure that I leave around 1/4" of the top tube to cover all the o-rings when the bolt is in the cocked position. And like Otter said, bevel the edges of the top tube so that you don't have any edges cutting into your bolt.

2) I had a design in mind before I started cutting. I marked both sides using a black Sharpie to indicate the areas that I would be taking off. I wasn't sure about how thin I could go so I made sure that I didn't go any deeper than the deepest section of the stock body (I didn't want to thin out the lower tube to much and have it blow up in my face).

3) Tools: The only thing that I had available was a dremel. I used the following attachments: cutting wheel, drum sander (1/2" and 1/4") with medium and fine grits, 2 grinding bits (they pretty much look like drill bits but the edges are much sharper), another grinding bit (but this one had a searated ball at the tip), a buffing stone, and polishing pads with aluminum rouge.

4) Safety: Always wear eye protection, and by always I mean ALWAYS! The cutting wheels break very easily, and could potentially do some damage. You will also have a lot of aluminum spraying out, and it hurts like hell when it gets in your eyes. I would recommend wearing a long sleeve shirt and pants because aluminum splinters hurt just as bad (if not more) than wood splinters.

Other than that just take your time, and go slowly. It's easy to make a mistake using a dremel. If you have a workbench that you can clamp the body to, I would recommend that. That way, you can keep two hands on the dremel and avoid any accidental slips that nick the hell out of the body. Good luck with your project!
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:44 AM
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By bevel do you mean the inside of the upper tube? I didn't know that, but now that you mention it, it makes sense. Thanks for the tip.
correct. really, for any cutting done, the inside should be beveled or rounded down. it would reduce friction and chewing up the bolt.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:34 AM
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I was finally able to continue working on my project today. It was a lot more complicated than I thought it would be, but fortunately I was able to do OneUp's suggestion. One final sanding and it should be good to go. I will try and send it in to get ano-ed this week. I'm not sure how long the turnaround will be on it, but hopefully it won't be too long. Sorry if the pics are a bit blurry. The camera I used isn't as good as the other one I used before.





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Old 01-21-2008, 03:37 AM
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I want your body, Like I posted on pbn.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:16 AM
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I want your body, Like I posted on pbn.
I never get tired at hearing that.....although you're the first guy that's ever said it to me
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