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 Post subject: new stronger mounting system for the dome!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:52 pm 
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here i have made a new mounting system in the dome, i took out the old FG ring inside the dome cause it was just waiting to break off and decided to form a new one out of sheet metal. lets call it a crown, cause thats what it looked like when i was done with it.. this method works perfectly and it has a more snug fit with the face plate. :) enjoy!! and tell me what you guys think!! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:44 pm 
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Great job. I love seeing folks get inventive when stuff breaks. Only thing I would be careful of is the dis-similar material and how its attached. I have found, in the past, that resin holding metal on fiberglass has about a 50/50 chance of holding. Good luck and again, great job.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:13 pm 
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Looks like you covered the tabs with resin, so I am guessing (hoping) it will hold for you.

It's a nice solution though - and, may I say, a good looking setup you have with all your parts!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:14 am 
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Alex SL4182 wrote:
Great job. I love seeing folks get inventive when stuff breaks. Only thing I would be careful of is the dis-similar material and how its attached. I have found, in the past, that resin holding metal on fiberglass has about a 50/50 chance of holding. Good luck and again, great job.


well it seems strong enough but still i will take your word for it, :wink: i am still not done with it, i plan on laying sheets of fiberglass around the outer area of the post and on the base but before i do that, i will grind down the furface a litle so the fiberglass sheets have something to grab on to.. thanks alex for pointing that out. :cool:

i have a symilar setup with my chest armor. the bells are held together on to the armor useing i think they call them blindscrews or blindnuts. :rolleyes i used heavy dutey leather for this.. i had no problem with the screws there was even a time that i had to relocate the screws i had to grind just to take em off.. :lol the resin i used was just way tooo strong..
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BTW, i can easely move around now cause the how the way the bells are attached.. :cool:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:54 am 
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Good deal. Laying fiberglass sheeting over the tabs should seal it down for good. Just be careful not to add too much so it doesn't get too heavy on you.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:19 am 
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Very creative Ian. Looks like that dome ain't going anywhere. :lol


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:45 pm 
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Great idea ,Looks like it is gonna hold tight.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:53 pm 
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Very nice... and there is also possibility of putting epoxy clay or resin around the outside to hide the structure even further!


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