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Spirit pack redo...more pics..Lights and Sounds!! ribbon cable.

PostPosted:November 24th, 2018, 8:14 pm
by evlares
i cut off everything i didnt like, and built it back up with
black onyx resin. i think im about a quarter way through this. before i go any farther, i guess i should start on the aluminum mobo. i think the wifey will like the weight on this pack. Image Image Image Image Image
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Re: Spirit pack redo...

PostPosted:November 25th, 2018, 11:03 am
by hutto
Did you hit that with the Rustoleum Hammered?

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2018, 6:19 pm
by joezlo
How hard was replacing the crank knob? I'm on the fence because I really want my crank knob to control my pack volume, but if it leaves too big a hole I'm concerned how to fill it.

Re: Spirit pack redo...

PostPosted:November 25th, 2018, 8:14 pm
by evlares
I used Krylon coarse stone paint under the black for texture, I used it on every pack I've built, it works well.

there was about a one inch diameter hole left after I ground off the crank knob. I put a piece of clear tape over the hole, on the front, then flipped the shell over, and poured black resin from the back side, it seems to have bonded with the plastic well.

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PostPosted:November 26th, 2018, 6:12 pm
by joezlo
Cool. Keep the build pics coming; looks stellar. I'm def going to do for the black resin once I get that crank knob.

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PostPosted:November 27th, 2018, 8:41 pm
by evlares
didnt like the original HGA, so i made this one to slip over. puts the fittings at a better angle also. Image
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Re: Spirit pack redo...

PostPosted:November 28th, 2018, 10:33 pm
by evlares
turned down one of my resin bellows for the spirit pack
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PostPosted:November 29th, 2018, 1:04 am
by deadderek
I am amazed at how good Spirit Pack mods are getting every day and every post!

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PostPosted:November 30th, 2018, 11:04 pm
by themikereda
I'm assuming you 3D printed your own crank knob? I've been trying to get one printed for ages, but don't have a printer and can't get anyone to help out.

If you didn't print your own, where did you get it? Great work, btw!

Re: Spirit pack redo...

PostPosted:December 1st, 2018, 9:36 am
by evlares
GBHQPartsDepot on etsy is where i got the crank knob.
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Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics

PostPosted:December 2nd, 2018, 5:39 pm
by evlares
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Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics

PostPosted:December 2nd, 2018, 8:30 pm
by JWils23
This pack is looking great, really like the progress of it! Did you cut the top “split loom” off the PPD or is that new one? I’m in the same spot where I’m redoing the tubing and resistors and I’m trying to decide how I’m going to re-do the PPD.

Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics

PostPosted:December 2nd, 2018, 10:42 pm
by evlares
thanks for the compliments, that is the original ppd, i cut the connector off flush with the top, then rebuilt it with black resin. its not perfect, but i found in my older age, if my project comes out 75% of my expectations, im happy.😁😁😁

Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics

PostPosted:December 6th, 2018, 9:44 pm
by evlares
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Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..aluminum motherboard

PostPosted:December 8th, 2018, 8:47 pm
by evlares
well, since my wife refused to buy me a 750,000.00 waterjet machine, i had to make this by hand. its not perfect, but i just keep remembering that motherboards on the originals were all hand-made. unfortunately, i didnt have a piece of aluminum wide enough, so i'll have to attach a small piece under the power cell, but i dont think anyone will notice.
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Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..aluminum motherboard

PostPosted:December 9th, 2018, 2:24 pm
by joezlo
That's Pretty much my motherboard too. Aluminum jigsaw cut & deburred afterwords. But it's super lightweight and been really easy to attach electronics too. The pics are further down in the thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44963

Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..aluminum motherboard

PostPosted:December 12th, 2018, 4:24 am
by Mikv
Hello Evlares,
your spirit pack mods are fantastic!
Love your alluminum motherboard.
How you made the Injector tube hose adapter, 3d print, wood, something else?
Thanks

Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..aluminum motherboard, mounted!!!

PostPosted:December 12th, 2018, 9:46 pm
by evlares
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Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..aluminum motherboard, mounted!!!

PostPosted:December 12th, 2018, 9:48 pm
by evlares
Thanks!!!hose tube adapter is just a shaped block of wood...im trying to do this cheaply, with stuff i already have.

Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..aluminum motherboard, mounted!!!

PostPosted:December 13th, 2018, 5:24 am
by Mikv
Thanks for the reply!
So far the best spirit halloween mod I have see till now.
Very apprechated also the new pics



Greetings from Italy

Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..Lights and Sounds!!

PostPosted:December 22nd, 2018, 11:12 pm
by evlares
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Re: Spirit pack redo...more pics..Lights and Sounds!! ribbon cable.

PostPosted:December 23rd, 2018, 9:19 pm
by evlares
didnt want to spend a lot on the cable, six dollars later i put this on...not anywhere near right, but its good for now.
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