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Old 12-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking 98 Custom "Lower" Project - I Need a Machinist!

Im looking to build a custom "lower" assembly for my Tippmann 98C that replaces both the foregrip and the triggerguard with a single-piece part designed to look like an AR lower with a magazine in the magwell. Since it wont be taking any stress, a non-metallic material is perfectly acceptable. If needed I can whip up a Solidworks model and send it to the machinist.

Please post here if this is a project you are willing to undertake.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can do solidworks than why not get it 3d printed?

But also.... all this work will cost a lot of money why not just get a receiver from an alpha black?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Id never thought about 3-D printing.. Nor do I know anyone local to me who offers it. If somebody here could 3-D print it, Id be up for that too. I am aware its going to be pricey.

To be honest, I dont want to use an Alpha Black reciever because I have a first-run 98C, with the first-generation "e-grip" kit intalled. The one that you have to hand file and fit into your receiver. It maxes out at 10BPS, but its a blast to use. It uses a gigantic pneumatic cyclinder to trip the sear. The Alpha Black frames simply wont accept the kit [without very extensive milling].

As "low" as the rate of fire it allows is, I like the older kit better because it is more robust, and has an external battery holder. No pulling apart the clamshells on a field picnic table to swap out my 9v if it dies.
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Ah gotcha... you way want to look into the later AK47 kits that TPI made... they had a one piece magwell forgrip thing.
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These...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...4767226201.jpg
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The magazine well portion of that is pretty much exactly the same as what Im starting to design, even down to the exposed original foregrip. I like how the stock trigger guard is blended in as well. The only qualm I have is that the magazine seems oddly scaled. Id like to see the mag end about a close to the trigger group as it does, but extend to much closer to the end of the magwell, similar to an AR-10.

For the fron attachment, I was thinking about something like these magazines OpsGear used to make:

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry for the double post, but probably the best explination I can come up with is the lower reciever portion of an ATS series marker. Thats the look Im aiming for.

EDIT: If memory serves, the trigger and magwell assemblies are the ATS marker's upper reciever.. My mistake.

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Send me the solidworks. I'll send you a quote.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Alpha, you 3-D print right?

Are price quotes for that dependant on the amout of material used, or runtime? I can "ultralight" my design if it goes by material. Either way, Ill send you the model after work this evening.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, so, It seems my Solidworks program has expired, so it doesnt look like I can get you Solidworks drawings, Alpha. I may be able to rustle something up on another program. Are there any free drafting programs you can work with?
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