bringing in the new year with something a bit different
So as most of you probably know, i have a bit of an passion for shockers. While working on a shego conversion for Umami, and coming to the realization i really dislike having a macroline running along the bottom of my markers i set out on a quest that will no doubt end in bankruptcy and something truly original. So without further a due I proudly present my finished "SHUXE"
basically i've tried to minimize the amount of work i had to do, because i'm lazy! lol. It uses a stock shocker engine with a luxe manifold, and a "modified" shocker noid. Everything in the grips is from a luxe. I also am using a luxe regulator housed in a custom machined vertical adapter.
DLX made this almost TOO easy. With the frame lined up against the back ofthe shocker the manifold position is perfect for powering a shocker. you can see in this picture the general layout of the body after modifications. The green circles are the new air passages. HPA comes in to the left of the top insert and goes to the LH side of the VA (shown in red). the LPA then travels to the bottom insert where it is fed to the noid (shown in red on the manifold) via the bottom body insert. From there is it directed to the new body ports to cycle the bolt (bolt forward to fire in red, and bolt back in green). you can see in the first pic here that newly drilled air ports line up nearly perfectly to where they need to be. I even was able to keep the noid supply reservoir functioning.
Modifications to the body:
- Weld old air passage shut and resurface
- mill noid relief and add threaded holes for manifold mounting
- drill new air passage holes
yes, i'm still learning the TIG, and MAY have had it a bit high and melted one of the sides...
HPA and LPA passages in the VA. If my luxe reg ever craps out i have the option to use a normal bottom or side fed reg as well.
I probably should have taken more pictures while i was machining this, but whatever. I started out with a giant over sized hunk of aluminum.
marked out the rough size and cut that sucker on the band saw, and trued up the edges on the mill.
Put that sucker on the lathe and bored out the oring sealing surfaces and single pointed the reg threads:
roughed out the top surface:
and the rest of the work was done in one set-up, unfortuantly i didn't take much pictures, but pretty much i roughed out the curved section that meets up with the frame. The outside profile was then milled, HPA and LPA passages well drilled, and lastly the finishing contouring on the curved area. I still need to do all my clean up work as there are a few little rough areas.
eyes and battery: $40 i think?
NXT eye covers and detents: $35
total: $650 and counting...
I got the frame, manifold, and board used. everything else is brand new. I could have saved myself some cash by shopping around, but like i said, i'm lazy. By the time i'm done i probably will have been able to just buy a luxe, but what fun is that?
I have to start off by saying (no offense) this is ridiculous! Why not just shoot a luxe?, but hey it's your project. Seriously though, it looks like you put alot of thought and effort into this project, even though I really hate shockers, nice job!
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