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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tippmann 98 Front Grip Removal

What is the best way to go about removing the front grip. I have the means to cut it off, but what can I fill the hole with?
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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trade it for a tango one
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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I want actual help here, don't comment if you can't help.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm serious. its the same marker in a different shell and the tango doesn't have a foregrip. actually now that i think about it a carver one would work too

edit: oops those are the same marker on different sides of the border
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I already have the 98 so I'm not going to spend money on something I could do for free. I posted in the "Customizing Shop" because I want to "customize" my marker rather than buy another one. And before you say it, nobody is going to do a straight trade with a 98 for a tango.
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Fill it with whatever you want. I'd say expandable foam or epoxy. Only use those if you don't every want to access it again.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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JB weld? Post up some pictures when you're done I love seeing custom jobs finished. Lord knows I rarely ever finish mine.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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JB weld? Post up some pictures when you're done I love seeing custom jobs finished. Lord knows I rarely ever finish mine.
Thanks, I did a little research and most use JB Weld, so that's probably what I will do. I should be able to do this tomorrow and I will be sure to post pictures once I get it done.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's done! Will post pics tomorrow.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hopefully you did not seal the marker together forever....
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hopefully you did not seal the marker together forever....
No, I'm smarter than that.
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I really hope I didn't mess anything up... I will be smoothing out the JB Welded area tonight and when I finish I will get some pictures. That's assuming I don't screw up.
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Okay... been pretty busy lately but now I have time to post. I started out by using a band saw to remove the grip. Then I used a sander to smooth it out. Afterwards I used a mill to remove the part of the grip that extends to the side of the marker. Then I smoothed it out again with the sander. I'm fortunate enough to have access to a machine shop but this could have been done with a dremel.

Next I put a small piece of paper between the two gun halves and screwed it back together. Then I put jb weld on each side of the paper in the open area. After the JB weld was cured I opened the gun back up and removed what I could of the paper. There is still some left stuck to the JB weld but it's not noticeable. Finally I sanded the area smooth.

Photobucket is giving me fits so I'm just gonna post pics later.
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wow I like your style. I would have gone at with with a hacksaw or dremmel cutting disks
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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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sounds pretty good, i want to see

also, if you have access to a machine shop......why is this ALL you did? i mean come on, lets start hacking and make something cool!

maybe merge a spyder and a tippmann, to make a Tipyder!
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Maybe once I learn a little more about paintball markers and get the money to buy another marker I will try something more. Also, I only have limited access to the machine shop which is why it took so long to get this done.

Finally got Photobucket working so here's the pictures. Sorry the photos are so big, they're sized for another forum.








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Old July 13th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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nice work, looks pretty good from the outside.

what are you doing for paint?
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Spipmann!

i like that you kept it so you could still clamshell it. some people would go head first and just weld the hole without thinking about that
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