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Old 08-20-2014, 11:50 PM #1
dopefedz
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
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FBM PM5 Frame modded for future Viking use

Loking to put together another viking project and i have always loved the way the fbm dm/pm frames look. I was off today so I killed sometime messing around with this.

I picked up a bare FBM PM5 frame recently and set out to find everything I needed to make it functional. I then purchased a standard PM5 virtue board for it and recently read up on the whole ribbon eye thing that the PM5s use. I like the look of the frame and modded it some to get my techna trigger out of my timmy to work, so I was determined to figure out a way to get regular eyes on it.

What I did was I desoldered the ribbon eye connector on the board which left 3 little blobs of solder where the connector was soldered to the board. I took 3 little pieces of wire and soldered them very carefully where the board use to be. I then played the guessing game with the 3 wires from a spare set of eyes i had.

After 3 attempts I got them to function. The spares eyes had a connector at the end but I didnt have the other side of the connector to attach to the 3 wires I soldered to the board. So for now the eyes are hard wired to the board.

Here are some pics. The wires i attached to the board are not a particular color for any particular reason it is just what I had available.





Here are my homemade power buttons lol. The stock rubber buttons were too short when used in the FBM, so I bought a couple of screws, shaved the heads down a little and shortend them to the right length.



Here is the frame complete and a mock up picture on my tarantula.




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Old 08-21-2014, 09:56 PM #2
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Very nice work, that does look good. Like the shape of how the trigger guard lines up. Little short on the back, maybe you can add a nice snatch grip to fill in.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:54 AM #3
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There is no gap left in the back. It is flush with the body it is just the angle of the pic.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:56 PM #4
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^^^ Tremendous job, this looks great. I always loved how the PM5 FBM frames looked on milled vikes. The trigger guard just looks more natural squared off than UL frames do.
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