I was going to wait until I was totally finished, but since people are getting their shells from John (Alkaline) as we speak, I was hoping to help some other Alkaline shell people with some ideas and inspiration. This is basically my first pack, I did a thrower and started a scratch-build but, this is really my 1st..
Alkaline shell , Bigi bumper from Nick-a-Tron
The suggestion to re-work the gearbox came from Pat (Zombierepellant), thanks!!
Gearbox corners .....MattBurkit ...my inspiration.....Thanks!!
Pretty much done, some extra Bondo touch-ups..
EDA "nipple" disks.. making them more "accurated"
Lining up the bumper, the Bigi bumper side "arms" seemed kind of short, so I made the spacer kind of small, omly about 3/8 inch..
Mounting the bumper....Look at the reference pics 100 times to get the right placement (as best as you can)...Ion Knob...By Jpa35...MetaL Master....(all my metal parts from Jason)...
Thank you Vinny!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kind2311's wonderful rivets tutorial, mounting the shell to the motherboard..(Motherboard from MMM) ..Thanks Colin!
Rivets, pain in the butt, not too bad though..
Kong dog toy.... black, rubber, hole in center, comes in small, med. & large..Perfect for the ALICE mounting??? Maybe!!
Making metal.....Brass 1 1/2 plumbing pipes..Lowes or Home Depot.. Thanks Vincenzo for the metal measurements guide!!! You rule!
Cut the tubes to length.....And....Electrical conduit (1 inch nominal size is 1 3/16 O.D.)...I'm planning to mount with dowels..More pics to come later.. Booster Plug from Nick-a-Tron...(my main man)
Metal "caps" Aluminum flat stock from ACE Hardware (at Lowes Home Depot too)
More to come.....
Baby steps to Proton Pack...Baby steps to Proton Pack...
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