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Old 03-04-2014, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ANS GX4 feedneck mod

So, I want to do an ego mod to my GX4. I have access to a mill, but I am having trouble figuring out how to get around the 2 small tabs that stick up from the body. Should I just remove the feedneck and then mill them off or try to mill around the feedneck with it still in?


The tabs I am talking about for anyone unfamiliar with ANS cockers.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I bought mine with the ego mod already done, but from the picture I have it seems the tabs are still intact.

I am at work now, but can get better pics tonight.

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought mine with the ego mod already done, but from the picture I have it seems the tabs are still intact.

I am at work now, but can get better pics tonight.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...pskydsst7b.jpg
I was just trying to go for a lower profile than that. I guess I could see how it looks and if I don't like it change it.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is a dirty little secret about the ego feedneck mod.

its really not any lower

Trust me I know. Add to that you actually cant cut an ego socket on a gx4 the chamfer on the ID of the feedneck is too large. what you want to do is something like this.



What you see here takes CCM clamping rings that are much cheaper and work just as good.
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I'm actually using the aftermarket axe feedneck. It is clamping and would be great for a lower profile. Im doing it for that particular look. I like your idea though, but isn't part of the problem how small that feedneck is? Does it allow larger hopper necks with that?

I just realized you bored out the neck too. I don't have the proper tools for that.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just finished milling the tabs off and I've got everything together. I can't post pictures with my phone, but I just wanted to say that holy crap milling a cocker body is terrifying. I've been putting this off for a long time, mainly because I was afraid to do it, but once I got the feedneck out and started, everything went really smoothly and it looks great.
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Alright, the first thing I did was drill a hole through the stock feedneck, and then put the body in a vice, I used some nice pieces of flat teflon to protect it, and then slide a piece of barstock through the hole and with a small twist and lift, the feedneck came out.


Then Get it all set up in the mill and mill off the tabs. It is a good idea to stuff a shop rag in the upper and lower tubes, just to try and keep debris out of there.



Then press and locktite the cut down feedneck back in.



Here it is.




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Well done, looks great!
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Well done, looks great!
Thanks. I really like how it came out. I might find a different feedneck that is gloss black, but I am happy with this one right now.
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That turned out really nice. Those mini necks look to be a good bit shorter than standard ego necks.
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