A standard 1/2" CPVC coupler'd nitefinder. The special thing about this modification is how clean and seamless it looks from outside. This cleanliness also contributes sturdiness - many of you, I'm sure, can relate to your Nitefinders shooting their barrels/etc off the front from the force of impact.
First, get ur toolz:
- Dremel or
- Power drill
- 1/2" CPVC Coupler
- Sharpie Marker (optional)
- Ruler (optional)
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
- 1/2" CPVC Pipe
Unscrew the two black screws that hold the large orange tube (the plunger tube) in place, and you'll have all these pieces loose.
You only need these.
Discard/save the rest somewhere if you want; this modification won't use them. The air restrictor's peg has been cut off. Do that to yours.
Now take a look at the two round pieces. Using a dremel or drill bit, drill out the centers, as shown by this before/after picture:
Once that's done, cut a 1" section of CPVC, making sure that at least one end is as perfectly straight and level as you can make it. Epoxy that end to the air restrictor piece, like so:
When the epoxy has dried/cured/hardened/set/etc, re-assemble the barrel assembly in your Nitefinder. The CPVC will stick a little bit into the little yellow thing that used to hold the barrel.
Now stick the coupler on the CPVC so that it fits right inside that little yellow area. It is almost a perfect fit.
Now take it off, stick some epoxy inside the coupler, and put it back on.
That was the "clean" part. Now the "sturdy" part.
Get your hot glue gun, and GLOP it all over the insides, between the air restrictor piece, along the CPVC, and against the front of the gun. Fill the little yellow round piece up front, too.
Every part of the Nitefinder shell that is near part of the barrel assembly has been filled with hot glue. When it dries, the barrel assembly will be immobile, because the hot glue will be occupying any space it might try to move into.
Close your gun back up. Something to keep in mind is that if you're modifying Nerf guns, if you open it once, you'll eventually have to open it again. With that and the ridiculous amount of screws found in guns today in mind, don't put all the screws back in. I rarely put all the screws back in, because it makes it SO much easier to re-open the gun. Here I only put screws in in roughly a circle around the gun, and/or at important parts. The screws I put in are circled.
You could apply this to other guns as well, and it might make your life easier.
Also notice how you can hardly see anything out of the ordinary. If you wanted, you could cut off the little "sight" from the stock barrel, and put it back in top of the little yellow round thing in the front, and paint the 1" length of CPVC Nerf Gun Orange, and it would look even more stock/normal.
The normality ends when you add a barrel though. I've found that 4" works great for nitefinders, so cut yourself some barrels from that CPVC pipe you had at the beginning, and stick 'em in the coupler. Hot glue + Electrical tape two of them together to form a speedloader, if you want.
Either way, you're done now. Ain't she a beaut?
This post has been edited by Gengar003: 03 June 2007 - 02:57 PM