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When a Titan just doesn't cut it!

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#1 NerfNoob10

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

So I was asked to make someone a cobra for a commission but found that the Cobras traditionally used are no longer made and Lowes now makes a new model. SO I can up with this. Let me know what you think.

So first take you cobra and cut off the little bulb at the end where the attachments go as were not going to be using it to clean toilets.
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Now were going lightly sand the remaining nub and base like so.
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Once its nice and sanded, clean it off so there are no plastic particles left and epoxy on your half inch PVC coupler. Now the trick here is that the coupler is a bit bigger than the nub so I used putty first around the nub to fill in the gap and another ring around the base of the coupler, then let that dry, and went over that with a Stronger clear epoxy, so you end up with this.
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And from the front.
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Now you're going to want to cut out two small pieces of 1/2 inch PVC a little longer than half an inch and connect two 1/2 inch PVC elbows like so.
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You want to make sure the two elbows are perfectly lined up so I suggest grabbing some of you barrel material and putting it in the top elbow and attaching it to your Cobra to tweek it.
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Once your barrel is strait in there, glue the two elbows together with super glue.
The next step is to remove the stock trigger.
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Then sand down the little nubs of plastic left.
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Well get back to the trigger later but now onto the handle. I used a raider priming grip because I had a raider shell with no internals laying around, you can use any handle you want but I'm going to show you what I did.
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First thing is to cut down the handle so it looks like this.
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Now this part is optional, but I figured since the handle would be supporting all the force of you pumping the blaster I should probably secure it better than just with epoxy. I decided to use a metal hose clamp. SO the first set is to cut a hole in either side of the handle for the clamp to go through like this.
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and here with the hose clamp in it.
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Now lets get rid of that hose clamp just temporarily while we epoxy this handle to our cobra. I just layered my epoxy on there nice and tick and ended up with this.
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Remember that trigger that we cut off, were going to cut it down to look like this, and also sand down the button that releases the air so its flat.
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Now were just going to glue that trigger onto the button. It's not the best trigger, but it gets the job done and its simple.
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And your done. Throw on a three foot barrel or any barrel system you want and let'er rip.

Now for some reason I can't find a picture of the finished blaster, but when I find them I'll post them.
Hope you enjoyed.

Edited by NerfNoob10, 08 December 2012 - 05:54 PM.

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#2 Zorns Lemma

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

This is a really creative solution to how Cobras are just total dicks-in-mouth to pump. Most of the one's I've seen have angular handles though (like a garden hose). Where did you find the straight version?
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#3 NerfNoob10

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

This is a really creative solution to how Cobras are just total dicks-in-mouth to pump. Most of the one's I've seen have angular handles though (like a garden hose). Where did you find the straight version?


Thank you. I found the strait one at my local Lowes. I assumed that it was the new model and the one with the angular pump was no longer sold. But if they don't have them at your local lowes, or you don't live near a Lowes I think this will get you one.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

I'm pretty sure the version with the angled handle is discontinued, and this is the new version. It's the only one I could find on Cobra's website.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:16 AM

I like this, well done. It's not very important, but in the future you may want to try cutting the vertical part of one of your elbows down a bit to bring the barrel closer to the Cobra body,that way it looks nicer, has something to rest on etc. I really like what you did here though, if I hadn't just found a titan I probably would definitely have gone out and bought one of these.
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