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Old 01-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Threading the holes in a lower...

Well, like in kwrangln's OCD build thread http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...&highlight=ocd
where he threaded through the grip screw hole for a trigger set screw and rear pin detent spring hole to keep the spring from taking flight; I was just thinking, why not do that on the safety detent spring hole too? I mean, one would be far more likely to remove the grip to try a new one than to remove the buffer tube. Has anybody done that yet?

BTW, WTF does kwrangln mean. Reminds me of the sound a wrench makes when you drop it, and it hits the radiator, all the fan blades, the cross member, and front axle before finally bouncing a few times on the concrete and coming to a rest.
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The reason the safety detent hole can't be threaded is there wouldn't be enough room for a detent and a spring.
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Well, like in kwrangln's OCD build thread http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...&highlight=ocd
where he threaded through the grip screw hole for a trigger set screw and rear pin detent spring hole to keep the spring from taking flight; I was just thinking, why not do that on the safety detent spring hole too? I mean, one would be far more likely to remove the grip to try a new one than to remove the buffer tube. Has anybody done that yet?
I saw that in a build thread (Calguns ). Not a bad idea really... I've seen a few people lose springs when they decide to do a "in depth" cleaning (then get their ass ripped off by the arms room guys for doing it too )

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've looked into modding the safety detent like the takedown detent, but because of the depth of the hole in the lower (most of the spring is in the grip itself) it's just not feasable. By the time you trim the spring short enough to allow for a set screw in the lower there isn't enough movement left for the safety to cycle easily due to the length of the detent itself. If you were to cut down the detent it may work, but that was more than I was willing to mess with at the time.

As for my screen name, when I got my first YJ (in '92) I got vanity plates for it that said WRANGLN (YJ=wrangler) and I used that as my first email account ever. Eventually I had to get a different email account so I threw my initial in front of it and ended up with kwrangln. Used that email for a while after I registered here before getting a new one, but kwrangln was already stuck, and the rest is history.
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I've looked into modding the safety detent like the takedown detent, but because of the depth of the hole in the lower (most of the spring is in the grip itself) it's just not feasable. By the time you trim the spring short enough to allow for a set screw in the lower there isn't enough movement left for the safety to cycle easily due to the length of the detent itself. If you were to cut down the detent it may work, but that was more than I was willing to mess with at the time.
I've never had one out, but it looks like there is plenty of detent spring there that could be trimmed down. I figured nobody had bothered. Didn't realize the spring protrudes into the grip.
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As for my screen name, when I got my first YJ (in '92) I got vanity plates for it that said WRANGLN (YJ=wrangler) and I used that as my first email account ever. Eventually I had to get a different email account so I threw my initial in front of it and ended up with kwrangln. Used that email for a while after I registered here before getting a new one, but kwrangln was already stuck, and the rest is history.
Right on. It all makes sense now. Just know that when I see your screen name, in the back of my head I pronounce it kraang!!!!!
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I've never had one out, but it looks like there is plenty of detent spring there that could be trimmed down. I figured nobody had bothered. Didn't realize the spring protrudes into the grip.

Right on. It all makes sense now. Just know that when I see your screen name, in the back of my head I pronounce it kraang!!!!!


Now you know why there's that little hole in the top of the grip...
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've never had one out, but it looks like there is plenty of detent spring there that could be trimmed down. I figured nobody had bothered. Didn't realize the spring protrudes into the grip.
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I guess the level of mental capacity or knowledge around here must run a lil deeper than where you're from.
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I've done it with a spikes lower. You just have to radius the top of the detent a little. Took 5 minutes, teardown to reassembly. Selector worked much smoother than stock.

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Old 01-06-2012, 06:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've done it with a spikes lower. You just have to radius the top of the detent a little. Took 5 minutes, teardown to reassembly. Selector worked much smoother than stock.

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Cut the pin in half and use a 1/8th long set screw with a cut spring

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Cut it pretty short. There was an article somewhere....I'll see if I can find it.
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Cut it pretty short. There was an article somewhere....I'll see if I can find it.
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