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A way to reinforce your plunger head

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#26 nerfboi

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:03 AM

I use the same springs that SHA and Retiate uses. They are very powerful.

This is how I modded mine: Posted Image

And another picture for the hell of it: Posted Image
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:15 AM

Umm... can you explain? What does it do? How do you make it?
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#28 nerfboi

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:35 AM

Ok, I'll start from where you take out the air restrictors and the barrel post. I cut off that little piece of plastic that makes it not flush with the piece hold the barrel post. Then you file/dremel out that hole until you can put a piece of CPVC into it. Then cut a the CPVC so it can go into the coupler and be flush with the bottom of the AR holder piece. It should look like this Posted Image Then just fill it up with hot glue. And go on with the routine assembly.

Sorry if this isn't at all clrear. Just ask questions and I'll try to explain at my best as possible.

Edited by nerfboi, 03 June 2007 - 10:39 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:06 AM

I am still really confused... I will try another way myself. Thanks anyways.

Retiate... about the glue thing. How am I supposed to squeeze out the glue if one side of it is hard as a rock?

Edited by six-five-two, 03 June 2007 - 11:13 AM.

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#30 nerfboi

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:24 AM

Ok. Also, you can't use it anymore. I'm guessing you have to buy new epoxy.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:35 PM

You could try cutting off the "plunger" part of the syringe side that doesn't work, but that might result in your hand stuck to the saw and syringe.......
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:36 PM

I think I will buy a different glue that doesn't require mixing together...
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:48 PM

In terms of springs, my friends did something pretty simple with his: He got the spring from his broken firefly, streched it, cut in half, and, without reinforcements, added it to his NF, it got superior range, but broke later in one of our weekly wars. I'm guessing if you do the same thing, but with reinforcements, you should get some good results as well. Alas, I don't have a firefly, so I can't really try it. Anyone wanna try it for me and tell about results?
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:52 PM

I have a firefly, but I'm not going to waste my $15 gun to get a gun that will last only a number of shots before the spring becomes dead. It's much cheaper to just buy a new spring, you can get two for $1.50.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:03 PM

I use my unmodded FF spring in my DTG, but I couldn't see using 1/2 of it in an NF. It seems like it would be too short. I just band and stretch the spring before I war. Then I unband it and let it sit, that and I never dryfire. None of my NFs broke, save the one I threw. I reinforece some of them with aluminum sheeting, but thats it.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:10 PM

Aluminum sheeting is a hassel to find small sections of it in Lowes. I found it, but it's like 5'x6'?
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:12 PM

While we're on the topic of over-powered nfs, heres mine.
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The barrel isn't as long as it looks, it only goes halfway in to that grey peice, where it is nested.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:49 PM

nerfturtle: We weren't sharing our gun pics, but you would be better off stating if there is any reinforcement on the gun and if so, where and why it is done.

Aluminum sheeting is a hassel to find small sections of it in Lowes. I found it, but it's like 5'x6'?

It should be 5x6 inches, not feet, unless there was a typo. It comes in a clear plastic zip-loc bag in thin sheets, with about 10 sheets per bag. You should be able to find them near all the other raw materials (lumber, steel, etc.). A dremel and cut-off wheel are ideal for cutting these down quickly, and use pliers to bend them more precisely/safely.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:58 PM

Well, at my Lowe's they had those big, long sheets of metal. I'll check more better next time I go there. Thanks SHA
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:12 AM

Erm... just a message to all you Canadians looking to replace your spring at Home Depot, THEY DON'T HAVE IT. I drove out 20 minutes to the Home Depot and asked like 5 people there just to find out they only have really small springs. Just want to save you all some time.
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#41 nerfboi

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:27 AM

Also, the springs at Lowe's suck period. They have the length, but the guage is really small.

EDIT: Is this acceptable to be added to the mod directory?

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:47 PM

I think so... there is a mod for darts where you just stick a straw in the back of it and that made it into the directory... try re-aligning your images though...

Picking up a #49 spring at ACE today. I will make a write-up on how to make a spring reinforcement... coming soon!
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#43 nerfboi

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:45 PM

Ok, I'll be waiting for that. :D
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:58 PM

Well I made a visit to ACE today and got the right spring... it seems REALLY strong though. It looks like it will break the catching mechanism then anything else. Came in a pack that says:
Handi-Pack
PART#: 88036
7/8 x 3-7/16
.080 WIRE DIA
COMPRESSION SPRING
SRM54

And also, I tried to find a washer to fit on the top of the plunger head like nerfboi... except I got the wrong size. Now should I either:
A. Just forget about it and buy another tommorow (CANT WANT ANY LONGER AHHH)
B. Try getting my dad to use a grinder and grind it down
C. Just put foam ontop of it.

Need help fast!!
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#45 nerfboi

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:35 PM

Is it too big or too small?
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:06 AM

Well it seems a bit thicker and it just seems alot harder to compress then the original one. I can't compress it with my hands (probably because I am weak).
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:13 AM

no, I was talking about the washer.
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:23 AM

Sorry, it's too big..
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:02 AM

Check the date of thee topic. This is over a month old.
However, to your response simply call. 'Captain Slug! We need your help for the good of modifying goodness!'
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:37 AM

None, but if you read the first post, or any in this topic, you would know its for REINFORCEMENT.
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