The first thing I needed to do was remove the top section of the cartridge. I am planning to install electronics into this bad boy. A little time with the Dremel and some flat files cleaned it up nicely. I also used those tools to clean up any blemishes from the mold.
I also needed to open up the front area where the yellow light bar goes.
Now for the axel and wheels. I've found these crews with the wider heads. Using them along with a washer in between the wheel and the axel works pretty well.
Learning from previous mistakes, I am going to attach these axels with two socket screws. This will keep the axel from rotating, and will also make it easy to remove if I need to down the line. I have recessed the heads into the wood and plan to use putty to smooth this out and hide the screws altogether.
For the handle, I didn't want to have to worry about the resin post handling the weight of the trap. With a drill press I was able to install this 3 inch bolt through the copper handle. On the inside of the trap I am using a large diameter washer along with the bolt to help strengthen the post.
I am cannibalizing some parts off of my MDF stunt trap from GBfan's shop. Mostly the electronics kit. I will need to order a replacement switch for this, but in the mean time it just hangs out on my shelf anyhow. You can see the size difference from GB1 to GB2 really well here.
And the first snag of the project:
The inside of the trap's mold has a steep incline that prevents the switch from being flush on the inside of the trap. You can see I tried to jam my hand inside with a metal file, but very little progress was made. I decided the best course of action was to drill out the bump from the top of the battery box. This saved a lot of time and effort. The plan is to go back to this and use some two part putty to remold the top.
That's all of the progress for this weekend. I placed an order in the shop for a few misc things, and I'm hoping to putty up a few of the blemishes and the battery box this evening. I was also researching the smoking N-Filter stuff on the forum. Does anyone have much experience with this? It feels so unsafe, but also so damn cool. I thought about installing one in here.