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Old 06-16-2001, 09:49 PM #1
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Cuttin Left Grip/panel mod???

does the mod were you hacksaw a line across the left grip panel work? i thought it might bow up if i did that,

i am REALY tired of dealing with the bottomline nuts and that stuff!!


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Old 06-16-2001, 09:55 PM #2
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Im not sure if that would work depending on what type of grip is on it... I know that my friends new tippmann has a thinker grip and could do it, but my Tippmann's grip is too small and would bow up... I guess I would recommend going to Countrypaintball.com and buying the grip that already is split and has the holes cut out already....
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Old 06-17-2001, 08:56 PM #3
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if i would get new grips they would be dye stickys....... i dont realy know how soft they are once u take the off the gun??
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Old 06-17-2001, 11:40 PM #4
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What do you mean by bow up?

What happens when you cut the grip is that the top half of the left receiver will be able to be datached without the bottom screw, or hassle of the bottom line.

However, depending where you cut it, you may have to cut your grip. You can still use the rubber grips, but you might have to cut them so you can take off the receiver without taking off the rubber grips.

And Personally, I highly suggest getting this done. It will save you so much more time, energy, and stress if you do this.
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Old 06-18-2001, 06:11 PM #5
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wadda i mean by bow up is if i cut it in under the grip so it wont show so much , will they curl up from not having screws supporting them?
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Old 06-21-2001, 10:21 AM #6
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No no, you won't have to worry about that. I've done this to about 3 model 98's (two of which were mine), all with GREAT success. It will fit together properly, will not bow up, be just as flat as ever but with a little "ditch". You won't even notice it.
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Old 06-21-2001, 12:10 PM #7
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i was thinking about doing this to my custom

has anyone done it to the custom???

doesn't it wobble?
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Old 06-21-2001, 03:04 PM #8
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kewl, should i do it before i powdercoat it or after ( i was thinkin before) would it matter if i cut below the edge of the grip to kinda hide it?, i know i would have to unscrew one grip screw but it would hide better.
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YES. Do it BEFORE the paintjob. Otherwise, you could chip away at the finished coating and cause it to chip away faster. Plus, if you want, you want to do some filing incase there's some rough areas (probably not).

As far as it wobbeling, it doesn't. With the screw in there, it doesn't move. However, with the screw out, that is when it can slide off. So as far as assembled durability, you won't have to worry about it.

Here are a couple of pics. One from www.m98center.com from a friend Jason, and another is a pic of my gun about a year+ ago...





...These should give you an idea of where to cut, and how it will look, and how much better it is to take apart. And here's the center's link to the info. http://www.m98center.com/howto/41.html
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And just a side note we joked about, is that they are both the same gun because of not only how similar they looked...

But also because those are the same regulators. Literally, the Vig on his gun is the same one on my gun.
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Old 06-22-2001, 02:03 PM #11
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no they arent'!!!!

look the cuts are different
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Old 06-22-2001, 02:29 PM #12
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Whoops.... I thought you were talking about cutting the grips in half.... Thats a pretty cool mod *cutting the recievers... neato...
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