So this is interesting. As I await for the completion of my Jetpack to complete my ESB build, I happen to be passing time refurbishing some older ROTJ Gaunlets and helping out a buddy assemble and repaint his ROTJ Gauntlets. My living room is like a gauntlet assembly line:
I am familiar with the ESB Gauntlets, but the ROTJs are like a foreign language, so I had to study up on past threads to figure them out. One of the items that we needed to find were the hose connectors:
I searched high and low at a few different Home Depot and Lowes with no luck and I had to settle for this:
Close but not there. So right when I was about to paint these, I realized I needed to go to the hardware store to pick up some clamps. I marched my way to a small local hardware store in search of clamps and I happen
to walk down the air compressor isle and a shiny beacon of light caught my attention. A brass female to female coupling!!!!!
COULD IT BE!
I rushed home, assembled and painted the pieces I had
Pretty dang close. So I did somemore homework and found this thread that was 13years old discussing the found connector part. It appears, I might have found the same part:
Since I am an ESB guy, my ROTJ buddy has convinced me there is a need for this part, especially since the majority of them are resin or casts. I will head back and try to pick up the last few coupling left and if there is
an interest out there for this part, I will offer them in the Cargo Hold. I will finish up painting and weathering the part and post the finished product. Thanks for dropping in.