MY RENDITION OF MOD'D SIDEWINDER MOUNTS/LOTSA PICS!!

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    MY RENDITION OF MOD'D SIDEWINDER MOUNTS/LOTSA PICS!!

    i have been watching bobafettslave_1's progress on his ESB scope mounts, and decided to give it a try for myself...thanks D for showing us how you did yours!!

    i did it a little different than bfs1, and wanted to show you guys what i did...i took sidewinder's mounts, and cut off the top block, remeasured and cut down some...reattached it with epoxy resin, then did the "straps" with the holes in them out of some 1/2" aluminum...i was able to bend this pretty easily, and then drilled out the holes, and epoxied them to the top of the mount...i will then use a little thicker aluminum and place on the top of the straps for the scope rings to mount too...here's where i am now...

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    dankenman's Avatar
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    Re: MY RENDITION OF MOD'D SIDEWINDER MOUNTS

    Looking good bro! I may have to copy you guys if I ever have time to work on it!

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    Stormrider's Avatar
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    Nice. im getting ready to mold mine soon. ohh. IM BACK!

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    Stormrider said: View Post
    Nice. im getting ready to mold mine soon. ohh. IM BACK!
    welcome back, brother...i knew, i just knew when i started these you would do this to me... cant wait to get yours buddy!!

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    Welcome back Storm! I've been kind of out of it too, PM headed your way...

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    well, i have gotten a chance to work on these mounts, since i have nothing else left to work on...

    now, for the back mount, and to get that little "tab" thing-a-ma-gig added to it, i took some aluminum strap, 1/8" thick, and found the bottom of the mount, measured from the center, and cut a 1/8" slot, so to speak, for the aluminum tab to slide into...i wanted to make it a part of the mount, instead of just gluing it to the bottom...to make the cut, i used a hack saw blade, out of the main body of the saw, and very gently cut the piece out, sawing on each mark as i went, to keep the integrity of the mount while cutting... then i smoothed things out with some sandpaper, very lightly, and used some 2 part epoxy resin to seal that tab into the slot...make sure to "roughen" up the surfaces where you put the adhesive to give it some "teeth" to grab on to...

    for the front mount, i used some tension rods, i think that is what they are called, not sure the size, but can find out for anyone, and measured where i wanted them to stick out...i also wanted these to be part of the mount, not just glued to the bottom... i got some plastic bolt covers, to cover the ends of them as well...i made a template using the inside circle, found the center, and used some basic trigonometry to find the distance on each side from the center i wanted to come up...ya, i estimated, that pi value can be crazy... made the holes, drilled them the size of the rods, and there ya go...inserted them into the holes, and you got tabs for the front mount now!

    yes, i will be drilling holes into the heiland tube as well, and then epoxying it all together...i have one hole in the heiland drilled, and will finish up the other tomorrow...i like the outcome, and it is pretty solid...

    oh yeah, i also added the "notch" on top of the mount for the scope to mount down on...i made a 1/4" little piece of aluminum, centered it, and epoxied it down, after roughing up the surfaces where the epoxy goes...

    here are some pics of what i did...

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    ok, got the other hole drilled into the flashtube this afternoon, and was able to kind of put mounts together on the barrel...nothing has been secured yet, since i am getting a new scope that is more accurate and longer than the scope in the pics... but you get the idea...

    on to the pics...

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    Okay, now make some for me!!! Sick work as usual bro!

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    jedi.paramedic's Avatar
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    Very impressive indeed.

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    thanks guys! cant wait to get it all put together...more to come!

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    looking real good. like where your taking this

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    thanks brother! that means alot coming from my inspiration to do this...

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    ok, well, got the mounts completed, and painted up...very please with the outcome... now to put the blaster together and post her up all nice and done!

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    Incredible work brother!

    G-Fett

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