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Thread: Project Howa mini carbon chassis

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    Project Howa mini carbon chassis

    So I thought I would give it a crack.
    In still in the early stages yet with lock down it's been bloody tricky getting hold of parts. Got a lot of stuff ordered but waiting to be delivered.

    I'm going to try and build a carbon chassis style stock to try and build an ultra light weight Howa mini.
    I am following the same method as @Robojaz so I won't go much into detail on how to build a plugs/mold.
    Started off with this
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    Next job was to rough it down to something workable
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    After a bit of work this is where I'm up to until I can get more parts next week to confirm details for in letting etc.
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    Rear carbon tube will be eventually epoxied into the main carbon body.
    Last edited by Remmodel7; 13-05-2020 at 10:49 PM.
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    If you end up making a couple I will buy one.
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    very interesting

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    This is gold. Been thinking of doing same. Maybe as a single shot and with a straight ali tube. Keep the pics coming

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    Very nifty idea. Well done!

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    Subscribed!
    Will be watching this closely

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    So today it was time to have a crack at the butt end of the stock.
    Basically all ally. Needs a lot of cleaning up yet and had a bit of trouble with contamination on the welds. Bit of a mk1 and open to suggestions.
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    Will attach an adjustable carbon cheek rest via tapped bolts into the ally recoil pad mounting plate.
    Will also put a small bag rest bar in as in the last photo but didn't have the material.
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    Clamping bolts will be switched to Allen dome head bolts
    I could have had the sleeve shorter but wanted it to be secure and does allow for some length of pull adjustment
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    @Remmodel7 where are the updates! Impatiently waiting in anticipation!

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    @kiwi-adam been a bit of a slow process getting parts but finally got the metal work with suppressor fitted back on Friday so hopefully things should move a little faster now
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    Looking good.
    Have you thought about making a mold for the butt stock to make a carbon part that slips over the tube?
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    <<subscribe>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixtyTen View Post
    Looking good.
    Have you thought about making a mold for the butt stock to make a carbon part that slips over the tube?
    Not yet but as the stock is essentially 3 components it could easily be swapped out at a later date for something different

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    Awesome!

 

 

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