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By Riggs45
#4853685
I had some left over MDF from my pack build so I ventured to build a trap. I used Sean's measurements and the template from JT001 found here: http://www.joseballesteros.com/misc/gb/ ... tes-v1.pdf (These are pretty good to get you started, but you will have to add and subtract from some parts as they aren't bang on. They're an excellent start though but its good to cross reference everything with Seans and other plans before you commit to attaching pieces.

Just a note, I built this last July so my memory may be a little foggy on some of it.

After cutting the templates and tracing, and measuring, I got the jigsaw out and off I went.

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Template for the front indicator traced onto my signature mini blind slats.

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Here I was trying to template the battery top on the rear, I used some thin plastic from an old VHS case. This wasnt the final product.

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As you see, I went 1 piece for the trap doors. For the slot on the top to simulate 2 doors I just used a hacksaw and cut down a little ways to create the line. I should also note, the inner cartridge sides have been cut out to reduce the weight on the trap. So the inner sides are just basically "L's".

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Added the front of the cartridge.

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Handle and hole for the battery pack light.

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By Riggs45
#4853687
Battery box

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1/4 20 Furniture screws into the square dowels inside to be able to bolt it onto the trap.

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Lots and lots of filling and sanding.

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Primer! ( I hadn't cut the inner cartridge sides yet) I primed it all before glue to make sure every piece was sealed up. I didn't want it to start to swell once I ran vapor in this thing.

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Dry fit. Looking like a trap!

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By Riggs45
#4854672
Is there anything you can't do?!? Bloody show off Image
LOL You always know just what to say to make a fellow Buster feel good!
This thing is a beaut. Just wanna see the rest of the build :)
So you shall my good man!
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By Riggs45
#4854677
So after the dry fit, was tear down, rebuild, sand, primer, sand, fill, primer, sand, fill, primer, sand. (I think thats about the order) MDF requires lots of smoothing and sealing, and I made sure to do all this before it went together so it was sealed everywhere before it became 1 piece.

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This little rubber washer was glued in to keep the red LED on the battery lid in place. Its the right diameter for the light to squeeze in and stay in place.

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The handle with a good undercoat of chrome paint.

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I was going to do aluminum side plates, but to save money I went with old laminate floor sheets. They were good and cheap.

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Here they are primed up with Nikatron's amazing knobs and side rods. Seriously, he had these shipped to my door so quick! And the parts themselves are fantastic.

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And heres the smoke kit courtesy of Jimfin and Sephiroth.. These kits are second to none and make this job so easy!

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By Riggs45
#4854681
I bought this this reflective hazard tape off of ebay super cheap. I originally bought it thinking the stripe pattern would be the right size, but..nope.. So I used electrical tape to measure out the stripes and cut out the lines to 1" stripes.

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The doors have a chrome undercoat here. Youll also see the door pins. That is to hold the doors in place to work with the magnets. I just cut down some finishing nails and glued them into small holes I drilled into the end of the doors.

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Painted the doors and got the front indicator into place with the lights in them.

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I used some leftover neck foam from my pack build to secure the light into place. The lights are masked off in these shots.

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For the front indicator lens, I used an old cassette tape case. It has the right lenticular design and unlike a CD case it is wider.

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Here it is ready for paint.

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By Riggs45
#4854683
So after paint, heres the lens in place, and the rest of the trap painted.

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The quick release for the hose isnt the right size, but I bought it cheap at home depot. Its a little big.

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More to come.
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By Riggs45
#4855062
I bought my smoke kit from the amazing Finchers. These guys have revolutionized the smoking anything. Heres the kit. If you live in Canada like I do, you cant build this kit as cheap and easy as you can buy it from them (Disclaimer as of 2015 rates before the American dollar turned to the ridiculous. Its probably still worth it..its awesome and easy )

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For the custom pedal, I took inspiration from Jack Doud's build and went the RGB route. I just like the Real Ghostbusters trap Pedal more than the movie version....and it was cheaper for me. So I used a PVC end cap, an Ovaltine lid and some scratch built mini blind parts (imagine that)

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Painted and with some rubber that you buy for the bottom of doors. Also, some 4-40 screws (The same ones for the top of the battery cartridge on the trap) and some decals and a computer ribbon cable.

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You can see here the piece that attached the ribbon cable to the body. This is from a child proof cupboard lock. Its the part that the hook connects to if that makes sense.

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Youll see my quick connects for the hose are too big to be screen accurate, I bought them from Home Depot and they arent the accurate size, but close enough for me on this build. Also, for the pedal, I used a piece of foam underneath, so when you push it, it bounces back up. It works well, but a spring may be a better option.

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Side by side with Kenner pedal.

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By Riggs45
#4855064
For the Nickatron dials (which are amazing!) I just tapped some screws into them.

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Same with the side rods. (Nickatron as well, you cant beat them)

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Nickatron Resistor painted gold.

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And now, a littering of pics that sum up the rest of it.

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The wheels, I would suggest using 2 screws underneith to secure the tracks for the wheels, mine moves

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With V hook

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Smokin!

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For the plate that the smoke kit comes through, I used a method I saw on Wiz's build that we also applied to Hoots build (Go check it out for more detail) I used a plastic elbow, some mini blind pieces and some hose.

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I made it with a scratch built spinner lock kind of attachment.The name of this escapes me. The bolt on top turns to unlock it.

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With a kenner trap for fun.

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10 feet of acrylic tube under 10 feet of 1/4" splitloom for the hose. I also used magnets to hold the trap doors in place. The rear of the doors are held with pins and magnets (as seen earlier, and the front with only magnets.)

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Since then there has been more weathering. This thing has been banged around harder than... Well never mind that, but its been used hard so it shows the wear. This trap has made its rounds, has been dropped, worn, poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disemboweled, drawn and quartered.... and led many a "hot trap" run. Its still going strong. I bought a holster from Franchesky for it that I bent to fit to perfectly. If I were to change anything would be the acrylic hose and split loom. I would do the reinforced hose and rubber line like GrimmyGB used. Every time I try and hold the trap by the hose, the splitloom pulls away and I dont trust its strength when holding it. So check that thread out for more details on it... Its the way to go. Otherwise, this trap has been a show stopper many times. just be sure to seal up the MDF and wipe it down after use of the smoke kit because I have has some swelling due to moisture.... Enjoy!
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