10 Sept 2011:
The new feed has arrived. I just picked up a Tech-T L7 bolt very cheap. So improvements thru low price searching/shopping is paying off.
This is how I like to build projects,cheap and with nice improvments. I picked up new Freak Jr. for $15 on MCB. Matter of fact,I picked up 3 for $45 shipped,all brand new with freak insert. Just going to mill off the UGLY muzzel brake.
So this project is moving right along and we are about set to start building. Just waiting on a few more items.
17 Sept 2011:
Got word a few days ago that the stock barrel has been freaked and the reg cover is finished. That seems to be it. The gun is ready for final disassembly and preps for hydroghaph.
20 Sept 2011:
Just about ready to ship. Reg cover and Freaked stock barrel has arrived. Have to trim the reg cover just a hair,so that the horse shoe clip sets in properly and will be safe for use. Freak front is heading to my Uncles lathe for a tip removal this week. I hate the tips on freak Jr's.
I have contacted Oregon Hydrographics for shipping and cost info. So hopefully this week it will finally go out for completion. Will be sending Bazooka boy one part for ano.
22 Sept 2011:
Freak tip is cut off and reg cover has been trimmed down to fit. Word has arrived back from Oregon Hydrographics and I'm ready to send as soon as I figure out the color schematic. Might even change the print I have chosen. We'll see when it's done.
25 Sept 2011:
Body has just come out of the dish washer and is ready for packaging. Finally going out tomorrow :drool:
28 Sept 2011:
Purple KILA screw kit has been ordered. I like these kits,give the finished product a nice touch.
The gun has arrived at OHG. Can't wait till it is finished I guess I'll just order clear VIBE grips for it. Can't really think of anything that can go with this design.
3 Oct 2011:
Minor issue. Seems the L7 Bolt I bought was not for a VIBE,but for an ION. Just had a bigger bolt stop. Well I ordered a new bolt stop today,which cost me an extra $9 to ship,but I also got the new fire cannon plug for free. Seems that Tech-T is recalling all of these. Even though I had to pay an extra $9,I'm still way under the actual price of a new L7.
4 Oct 2011:
Sometimes you just can't find the correct grips to fit. There is also such thing as design overkill. To make this worth my while,I'm just going to throw on some clear Custom grips made by Stinger. Clear goes with anything,just like black and chrome does. I ordered these a while back and had them laying around. Might as well use them.
6 Oct 2011:
The Tech-T parts arrived yesterday. Now I have a complete bolt ready to go. All the parts are here except the body barrel and grip frame. I'll be adding more pictures soon.
10 Oct 2011:
So today I had two stainless steel VIBE nut and bolt kits arrive. What I will be doing with these kits,is replace the rusted looking screws I have on both of my VIBES. Those will only be internal screws. The outer screws will be the anodized screws that you see in both projects.
18 Oct 2011:
So today I got my UPS delivery number from Oregon Hydrographics. Gun is on the way. Hopefully it will be here before this weekend. Pictures soon.
19 Oct 2011:
Just looked at UPS tracking and this should me here tomorrow. I hope it's what I thought it would look like. I know it left as a high gloss. I can't wait to see it. I'll have all day Friday to get this up and running. Hopefully I can use it on Saturday :drool:
10 Nov 2011:
Well I'm just about finished. I have added a DF and and will be trying to match with an air line. All that's really left to do is install the horse shoe clip in the lower part of the regulator. Add air and adjust at the chrono.
11 Feb 2012:
An MCB member posted that Virtue was having a sale on boards. So I head on over and find Vibe/SP1 boards at $67. That is a very good price. So good, I bought two of them. I'll be buying two more in the very near future for both my SP1s.
Once again an SC Village rental from Titus sale. thanks to JJohnson for selling this to me. JJohnson told me it comes with a few more items. Included were the reg,stock feed and two boards.
The body needs a little refurb. I'll have to pull out the jewler's files and do a little touch up. After all these were rentals at some point in their lives.
Time for a few upgrades:
Same as the last VIBE I did. I'll be adding, Detents, metal feed, probably a reflashed board,a new reg cover and a freak barrel system. Iam not using the freak JR kit you see in the picture. Have changed direction with the freak system I'll be using.
I won't be using a metal feed. I have decided to keep this gun as much stock as possible. Not sure why,just feels right to do with this project.
I was going to use the above freak barrel,but switched out to this freak system and a stock Vibe barrel I had freaked. I actually like the older FREAK backs. Gives it that nice "throw back look"
Tech-T L7 bolt
Picked this up cheap on Ebay. Bought it for under half the price of a new one, that included shipping. In great shape. It had a little wear on the front,but nothing that will hurt performance. I had to repurchase some parts. I needed a new bolt stop,because this belong to an ION. The back plug was free from Tech-T,because the one I had was recalled.
Blackrain Reg cover:
Super Staunchy has once again made one. I like this type of cover. It rotates,it's solid and it's mine
This is also very smooth so it can be anodized and Lazer engraved with a picture. No knurling to defuse the work.
Some people might not like it,but I do
Just slip it over the reg and screw in the reg. Then just put back on the bottom portion of reg and snap ring. It's that simple.
Stainless steel GOG and KILA anodized screw kits and Grips:
Yep these will replace the worn out rusted looking screws. Both internal and external.
Forgot I ordered these grips when I ordered the POW/MIA grips. Finally found these things. Stuffed in my junk box of useless parts I have.