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I just thought that I'd show my progress on building a receiver from one of the $29.95 TAPCO flats. I built a form for both the bottom and sides. This was the result:
http://home.earthlink.net/~kono3082/images/AK47 flat processed.JPG
http://home.earthlink.net/~kono3082/images/AK47 processed mag well.JPG
I heat treated the rails and the receiver last night. As soon as I get more parts, I'll weld the rails in place and see if everything fits correctly.
I want one!!!
Thud ,That looks great!!! Keep us posted!
Mine is still just flat!
01-04-2004, 11:50 AM
got any pics of your form? good work!
01-04-2004, 02:43 PM
Nice work!!! Congrats. How did you get the top lip's rolled over?
01-05-2004, 08:04 AM
I believe that this is the first time I actually seen one of these bent...there is hope!!!
Show us the form...please.
01-05-2004, 09:42 AM
Wayne Morgan had some pics posted of his bent one...
01-05-2004, 10:01 AM
01-06-2004, 05:04 PM
the form you used to bend the receiver, is it one you built yourself? If it is, would you care to show us a picture or describe how you built it? It is always nice to see the ideas and tools that are used to overcome problems in building.
01-12-2004, 06:07 PM
t6hats sooooooooooooooo cool...ive got a couple of thoses laying around (part of a box-o-stuff that was for sale @ a garage sale) id really like to see the form you used also....im sooooo insanely jealous. :mad: ...good work....
05-27-2004, 08:40 AM
Nice work on the flat. Can you follow up and show us a pic of the jig/form you used? Technique for the top rails? Don't leave us hanging, your success appears to be the only one around for the Tapco flat.
05-27-2004, 12:08 PM
a link to a thread about bending flats
pix of one in action
05-27-2004, 08:15 PM
More info Thud.. More info please????
05-28-2004, 07:58 PM
Here's one I bent with a homemade Jig
05-28-2004, 08:01 PM
05-29-2004, 02:11 PM
jigs, jigs, jigs! We want to see closeups of jigs with tips and techniques. Nice folds but I have many of my own to look at.
05-31-2004, 09:18 AM
Here is a pic of the Jig I made
05-31-2004, 09:22 AM
and the jig inside the frame
05-31-2004, 02:50 PM
What method is used to drive the jig into the frame, a press?
05-31-2004, 03:44 PM
I used a press, but it went so easy I think a good vise would do the trick
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