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tigman250

upgrading my SL-68 II *DONE*

i will be updating this post as i go, please be patient though i won't have alot of time to work on this project (my wife is having our second baby any day now) it could take a month or longer, so bear with me!!

everyone knows what a stock SL looks like, here it is before the transformation



the only thing i have done so far is clean the marker and polish the inside of the barrel

plan on adding a drop, building a custom pump forearm some milling and filling the handle slots. the feedneck opening is cracked so i don't know if i'll put a larger one on to accomidate newer hoppers or just fix the one that's on it. many many more ideas will pop up while i'm in the process so keep an eye out for updates.
TriggerHappy1

Congratulations on your gun, and child! Know if its a girl or boy?
That guns going to look good!
Roll Tide

Congrats on the baby. I bet your a good dad.

And for the gun, good luck.
tigman250

thanks TH 1 our second girl. and i hope i can meet everyones expectations!
Roll Tide

You didn't thank me... I feel neglected... Crying or Very sad
tarallo

Congrats about the child, and good luck with the gun.
tigman250

Roll Tide wrote:
You didn't thank me... I feel neglected... Crying or Very sad


Embarassed sry roll tide we posted at the same time, i appreciate the compliment

same thing happened i gotta learn to type faster

thanks tarallo and cda
cdacda13

Congrats on the new child.

And, good luck with the current project.
sinisterNorth

Congrats tig, on both the baby and gun!

Check here if you need any parts for it. They have a hopper adapter if you dont feel like fixing the the one that's on there. http://www.countypaintball.com/pr...mp;category=12&subcategory=78
tigman250

thanks alot guys i am very looking forward to both, baby>SL of course!!!
abr5

congrats on the child, and get both of ur kids into paintball
Grunt_98c

Congrats tig on the new baby Salut
the SL-68 II can wait. i would like to see it when it get's done...and good luck again with the new baby Salut
tigman250

abr5 wrote:
congrats on the child, and get both of ur kids into paintball


i'll make them some pink flamed markers!!
RoboCop

I bet the SL is going to look awesome if you do your great work on it like you do with your 98 Custom. Maybe, you should make a really nice looking centerfeed. It would be the best SL ever. What ever you do, don't shoot the baby, unless it gets on your nerves, JK. Congrats on your new baby. I bet she'll be beatiful. Got a name yet? Hope we still see you on the forums once your new baby gets here. None of this Safe Sex for you, eh?
jeep 98 custom

How are you going about adding a drop with the built in ASA system? Some sort of custom mounting, an ASA on the drop, and a gas line running to the stock ASA? Sounds like that could be messy.

I have an old SL laying around my room, I havn't shot it in over a year, and don't think I will anytime soon, but I just can't bear to get rid of it.
RoboCop

Maybe he could mod a remote line and make it connect to the stock ASA to the drop.
tigman250

jeep 98 custom wrote:
How are you going about adding a drop with the built in ASA system? Some sort of custom mounting, an ASA on the drop, and a gas line running to the stock ASA? Sounds like that could be messy.

I have an old SL laying around my room, I havn't shot it in over a year, and don't think I will anytime soon, but I just can't bear to get rid of it.


here is a couple ways i've seen it done not saying i'll do it these ways but i'm just using it for ideas. i'll come up with something trick



i would really like to get rid of the asa on the gun i think it's realy in the way when holding the gun but at this point it's still on the drawing board!
sinisterNorth

I'd really like to see you do something more along the lines of the second SL. Knowing you, it would probably look great.
tigman250

got to work on it a little today, just worked on removing old finish and smoothing down roughness. also spent some time thinking how i'm going to put air to this thing. i really don't like the idea of running hoses or tubing on the outside..............as i type this i just thought of how i'm gonna do it, DAMN it's gona be sweet very little visable outer tubing and no external drilling!!! i can't wait till morning now mabey i'll work on it tonight! anayway i plan on making the pump handle out of solid aluminum and mabey "ventilate" it or just cut grooves in it. still not sure on the finish it will be paint but don't know what theme (help me out here guys) all i know is i want it to be a very glossy finish.

sory no pics it looks the same as it did just no paint on it. keep an eye out for updates

STILL NO BABY Thinking my poor wife she is getting miserable
RoboCop

Put FLAMES all over it. YOu could go with your whole theme that you have, or you could put a water theme on it to be like a counter to the flames.
tigman250

UPDATE # 1

i worked on the pump forearm today, machined it out of a piece of 2"dia. solid Alum. bored the hole off center and machined the sides at an angle.



not sure if i like the grooved look? might try again i got to look at it for a while Thinking i plan on doing some more milling to lighten it. let me know what you think
sinisterNorth

Nice job on the handle. Looks good on the gun. I think it'd look better if it were a little smaller, but that's just me.
rossy11223

Looks good.
TriggerHappy1

Very nice, I like the grooves. Couldnt think of anything much else to do with the pump grip.
tigman250

Update numero 2

finished the grooves on the forearm, drilled through holes to lighten it and mounted the cocking arm. (i think i like the looks of it) for the gun i sawed off the original feed neck and made the piece i want to weld on tomarrow.



going to make a chain link drop someone mentioned it over at tippy and i thought it would look sweet so i'm gona give it a shot. if not in the junk it'll go!
rossy11223

Looking good.
abr5

did ur wife have the baby yet? and, looks good
tigman250

abr5 wrote:
did ur wife have the baby yet? and, looks good


Dr. is going to induce on Mon. if she dosen't have it this weekend, thanks for asking
Smitty

Get pics up of your kid if you can! Also, I hope everything goes well with your wife, and I'll be praying for you.
tarallo

tigman250 wrote:
abr5 wrote:
did ur wife have the baby yet? and, looks good


Dr. is going to induce on Mon. if she dosen't have it this weekend, thanks for asking
How long is she overdue?
tigman250

on Mon. she will be 10 days overdue

only welded on the feed necktoday, looks a little odd used to seeing sl's with the tiny feedneck on them

Nickodemus

So if there are no post from tigman250 this weekend then we know it's baby time, right?
tigman250

Nickodemus wrote:
So if there are no post from tigman250 this weekend then we know it's baby time, right?


you got it Thumbs up
Nickodemus

Quoted: "The best natural way that seems to work for most mothers is to have sex!

After intercourse the woman should try to keep the semen around her cervix for as long as is comfortable. Semen contains the wonderful natural prostaglandins that help ripen the cervix. Orgasm also releases hormones to assist uterine activity. "
- http://www.naturalchildbirth.org/...interventions/interventions15.htm

Maybe we won't hear from Tig for other reasons also!
Justice

Congrats!!

Hope everything goes ok for Mamma and baby. I'll be sure to add you guys to my prayers.

I cried on #1 and didnt on #2. But was still excited and had pretty much all the emotions as I did when our first was born. But that was a totally different story and MUCH LONGER! 23 hours of labor then an emergency c-section. I didnt sleep for 3 days after that. So I was up for pretty much 5 days straight.

#2 was a scheduled c-section Cheers
tigman250

no need to worry about that! it's not the same when you have to work arround that big bump!
sinisterNorth

Looks good, tig! Best of wishes (if anything happens) this weekend.
RoboCop

You might be having a baby that is going to be a BIG baby, because of it being overdue and all.
tarallo

tigman250 wrote:
no need to worry about that! it's not the same when you have to work arround that big bump!
Laughing
abr5

RoboCop wrote:
You might be having a baby that is going to be a BIG baby, because of it being overdue and all.


its only 10 days, can't be too much bigger, can it?
tigman250

abr5 wrote:
RoboCop wrote:
You might be having a baby that is going to be a BIG baby, because of it being overdue and all.


its only 10 days, can't be too much bigger, can it?


babies grow up to 3/4 lbs. a week later in the pregnancy!
callmebob

the gun looked great and im guessing she had the baby already i hope everything went ok good luck
tigman250

UPDATE III
well babies here and everything is starting to calm down so now back to the SL.

today at work i welded the drop!! Heh Heh prety sweet huh?


then came homa and removed the old asa hump from the grip.don't worry, going to take it to work and weld up that nasty hole and smooth it out


then i modded the ASA i plan on using


and here is what it looks like kinda laying together


i'm not too sure about the chain drop yet it looks cool but i don't know if it fits the gun or not? let me have your opinions on it. oh yeah i forgot to put on the new forearm for the pics...sorry
callmebob

the chain drop is cool but i dont know if it work with it but the gun is lookin nice
TriggerHappy1

Looking awsome! Will the grip, particulary the bottom part, be more squary? Rounded and smooth looks too stock to me, but its your project. And some kind of round-jagged milling to match the drop would look nice too. But again its up to you. Keep at it!
tigman250

TriggerHappy1 wrote:
Looking awsome! Will the grip, particulary the bottom part, be more squary? Rounded and smooth looks too stock to me, but its your project. And some kind of round-jagged milling to match the drop would look nice too. But again its up to you. Keep at it!


yeah gona add material to that area when i repair the original ASA. i want to do some milling with the rear site not sure what just yet.
RoboCop

i am jealous(sp?) of your welding work.
tarallo

Looks great so far, nice work.
tigman250

UPDATE QUATRO

all assembled! i think the drop is a bit crazy for the tank size though, mabey it would look better with a 20 on it (lol a 20 on a pump?!) today i welded the brackets on the drop and figured how to mount it. then i machined the CMI barrel so it would fit on the old girl, this turned out to be quite a job it took alot of indicating to get it perfectly in the center! then i routed the air inside the pistol grip and plugged the original hole (wich has a tiny leak THumb down ) and ran the air line wich is a brass grease line. finally i put it all together and tested it, after fixing a few leaks i was happy with the performance.

here are the pics let me know what you think, i want honest opinions. i plan on some more milling and still don't know about the paint yet but let me know what you think so far. i wanted to get it together for the weekend (woodsball game!!!!!!) that's why i threw it all together before it was completly done.
TriggerHappy1

Setup looks great! The drop doesnt look very level though. Looks like youll be sucking up some liquid. Id also suggest you set up the line differantly. I know theres not much you can do there, but the line (looks like copper) would look better if against the drop. Thats thin line too, I hope you dont get shootdown by "holding down the trigger and pumping" forget what its called. Other than that, looks amazing, especialy the milling on the pump handle.

For the airsource I was thinking youd do a 12gram adapter, but its very unique the way it is.

Good work Salut .
tigman250

i was prety geeked up about the chain drop but i just don't like it i'm gonna take it tomarrow and shorten it and change the angle if i still don't like it i'm going to smash it with a sledge hammer and throw it away.
TriggerHappy1

Haha, whatever works for you. 600th post tigman!! Cheers
tigman250

sweet Cheers i didn't even notice that......oh crap 601
tarallo

Awesome, I like it.
Grunt_98c

great job tig Thumbs up
Roll Tide

Does sucking up liquid into an older pump matter?

Nice gun, drop is a little big but it's so unique.
sinisterNorth

It's not a big problem especially in SLs, but like any gun using CO2, you'd rather keep the liquid out of the gun.

Looking great tig, it's coming together very nice. I think either a matte black or a darker green would look good.
abr5

nice Cheers Salut
i love the drop, but yea, it is kinda big. the pump looks hot topo
tigman250

here's the new and improved drop!!!!



it matches the original angle and looks much better in the shorter version, even feels better when i aim it.
Roll Tide

Looking great!
abr5

abr5 wrote:
nice Cheers Salut
i love the drop, but yea, it is kinda big. the pump looks hot topo
sinisterNorth

That drop looks much better. Nice job.
abr5

woops, lol, didnt mean to say it looks big. meant to so it looks dead sexy.
RoboCop

Looks good.
redneckdeerhunter

thats awesome,but is that a thunder pig barrel in there Shocked
tigman250

redneckdeerhunter wrote:
thats awesome,but is that a thunder pig barrel in there Shocked


yeah it's a thunderpig (hangs head in shame) it's a barrel i had laying arround and would probably get thrown away so i thought i would make it fit the old girl. shot it a few times and it seems about the same as the stock barrel. THumb down a little quieter though thumleft
redneckdeerhunter

lol, I remember seeing a J&J ceramic for a sl-68 on ebay but its not there any more im sure you could find something elese,just to get that thunder pig off there Smile
g36 monkey

what would be really funny is if he got like a freak barrel or a st!ffi to fit on there. Then put some HPA on it too. (dont and im pretty sure you wont blow too much money into this gun, just another one of your miraculous guns Laughing )I like the shinyness alot, though i would like solid black alot better, for bein stealth and all.
tigman250

sorry just text tonight, got all the fabricating crap done decided not to go crazy milling so on to paint, the primer is drying as i type this. managed to play a round or two last weekend with it and overall pretty happy with it's performance. can't wait till it's all painted this puppy is gonna POP!!
TriggerHappy1

When will you have pics Crying or Very sad .

Whats the colour going to be, or is it top secret Shocked ?
tigman250

tee hee hee \locks lips and throws key over shoulder

EDIT- should get it done this weekend....i hope! have pics up shortly after
g36 monkey

woopie..cant wait to see it tig. Waits patiently pressing refresh button....come on tig, log on, come on Laughing
tigman250

here is a little hint Shocked
redneckdeerhunter

omg i bet it looks badass
TriggerHappy1

...!...!...!
tigman250

finished painting it tonight just got dark and the last coat of crear isn't drying due to all the moisture in the air aaargh damn i really wanted to assemble it tonight too! you don't really know how it will look until you see it fully assembled!!!!! but i cant!!! AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGG!!sorry guys have to wait till tomarrow to get a look at it :-(
TriggerHappy1

Tig, you just broke my heart Crying or Very sad .

Dont rush it! Cant wait to see it!
tigman250

"don't rush it" ain't that the truth i assembled my 98C when it was ever so tacky and when i put loctite in the holes to lock the nuts into the body the locite kinda ate the clear leaving a cloud arround each nut. damn i was pissed only b\c i couldn't wait! this time i will.
sinisterNorth

That green is going to look sick! Cant wait to see pics.
tigman250

just another hint, it's not just green. tee hee hee i'm gonna check it to see if it's dry!!
tigman250

AH HA it's dry, muh hahaha! here it is i think i like it

here is both sides close up


here is the rest from diffrent angles


MODS
chain drop
rerouted air system
custom full size feedneck
custom pump forearm
milled original ASA
custom paint

let me know what you think!!
Roll Tide

You're really good at this stuff, Tig. How is the pump? Smooth?
tigman250

for as old as it is it's not too shabby, it shoots decent too the CMI barrel is about the same as the stock mabey a tad quieter.
cdacda13


Thats hott.
Smitty

You drop my jaw in amazement everytime tig!
tarallo

Sickest pump ever, minus the Karni pump, of course. Sorry.

Still incredible.
sinisterNorth

Ahh..that looks awesome. Great job as usual tig. Looks amazing... Cheers
redneckdeerhunter

wow <TH1> that thing is teh hawtness
TriggerHappy1

Wow! Never seen anything like it! Definatly custom. Great work!
tigman250

thanks for all the compliments guys! glad you liked it. Cheers
Grunt_98c

great work dude Thumbs up
g36 monkey

Holy crap, that thing literally took my breath away...then i realized i had a bag over my head. Then i got a better look and its frickin awesome Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
abr5

woah, that is awsome, love the paint job, with the bottle and trhe gun. so hot. u are truly the uberest machinest alive Salut
RoboCop

You should bring that to a field because everyone will want to touch it. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNN Indeed
g36 monkey

People at field: I want to touch!! *touch* *touch*

Tigman: Get your hands off my gun, you go spend all the time on your own gun, then you touch your own. Gosh!!!! Laughing
tigman250

thanks again guys, the whole reason i do this stuff is because i love doing it, i have spent way more time modding my 98 than i have played with it, i have only played with it mabey 5 times and my SL i played with it once, after i rerouted the airline just to make sure there would be no problems with leaks before i painted it. i think now that i have done a few even if i didn't play paintball i would pick up guns cheap off of e-bay, fix them and sell them! thanks again guys it makes it all worth it when you guys like the work i do on them!!
g36 monkey

Thats funny, so much time and effort and you dont even play. Just send me your gun and ill play with it for you Cheers
jeep 98 custom

You definantly should have vert fed it.
tigman250

jeep 98 custom wrote:
You definantly should have vert fed it.


why would i vertically feed a pump? just curious? i thought vert feed was for super fast feed rates?
Roll Tide

^ It looks cool and has a smaller profile.

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