Since completing my Proton Pack I figured its now time to make a trap. I will be meeting Dan Aykroyd on March 19th so I decided what better time. Right now there will be no working doors and lights but eventually there will be. This time around there will be less pictures as Im sure no one really need to see what gluing a part to another looks like. So here's the build:
Here are my materials for this build. The entire trap will be made out of 1/4" polycarbonate ( strong stuff) with the exception of the handle which will be aluminum. I ordered a crap load from MMM and some awesome parts from the gbfans.com store ( plug plug). This pic was taken with camera phone, apologies
This is the main body and trap cartridge, say hello
The trap pedal base plate with hammond boxes attached and painted. I found some really nice rubber feet at radio shack that will help the pedal from sliding around.
More pedal shots with parts mocked up. I bought an 11 pin socket form the gbfans.com store (plug plug) but purchased an 8 pin relay ( whoops). No big deal. I trimmed all the leads on the relay but the first 2 and epoxied it to the socket. Crisis averted, problem solved.
To attach the wheel bearings I cut some blocks, trapped the hole for bolts, then epoxied and socket screwed them into place. Also, its hard to see but I used a forstner bit and cut grooves on the bottom of the trap body to give the bearings clearance to roll properly.
The I made what I like to call the trap bumper. It protects the wheels and also conceals them. Its socket screwed into place.
Here are a few shots of the parts together so far.
Test fit and mock up the doors and front display.
Front display lights ready to be installed before gluing the front display into place. Makes things easier.
My trap bellows bought on mcmastercarr.
Still need to figure this one out, if anyone has an solutions, let me know. Seems the bolts from the vector plate hit the hinge and cause it to stop. OHHH NOS !
Thats all for now. This build is gonna go really quick. If you don't stop to look around for awhile, you may miss it
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