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Old 12-30-2017, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default galil reweld build

A galil has always been a dream of mine and i finally took the plunge and ordered a kit from APEX since they had an awesome Christmas deal that included a proofed barrel for 40$, mags for 12$ and a cut receiver for 1$. I also took advantage of the free shipping on the kit and ordered 9 more cut receivers hoping i would get a decent front stub.




I got lucky and got 2 so i hand picked different sections to give myself clear marking and easy weld ability.




This build will be slow since i'm somewhat limited on tools and a budget since i don't want to spend a ton of money.

progress from tonight.



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Old 12-30-2017, 10:28 PM   #2
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Sheeetttttt, must be able to weld anything from; the crack a dawn, to a broken heart!!! Someday I’ll learn how to build a Galil , someday.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:44 PM   #3
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welding won't be a problem. 1 of these will be tig welded and the other mig welded just for fun.

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Wow nice man!!! That should be nice to weld!! You got some decent pieces!!! I was happy to get the front lugs intact...with 3/4" build up to go to the other side of the magwell...

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Old 12-31-2017, 07:58 PM   #5
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All i wanted was some intact front lugs, I got very very lucky on the rest. Damn 3/4" is a ton. Im shooting for 3/16" max on my first one and zero on the second. I'd like to keep dremel work to a minimum.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:46 PM   #6
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I got two good front stubs and all the rest was shit!! With all the fill in work I'm gonna have to do..there will be loads of grinding machining...I just built up my gap one pass at a time switching sides as I went trying not to over heat to much..but idont like the idea of it!! I'll get some better center sections for the next round!!
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Yea, no bueno with the build up. Its going to shrink and pull really hard no matter what. Good job in the front stubs though. Hopefully i can get the first receiver tacked up this weekend.
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I got two good front stubs and all the rest was shit!! With all the fill in work I'm gonna have to do..there will be loads of grinding machining...I just built up my gap one pass at a time switching sides as I went trying not to over heat to much..but idont like the idea of it!! I'll get some better center sections for the next round!!
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Yea, no bueno with the build up. Its going to shrink and pull really hard no matter what. Good job in the front stubs though. Hopefully i can get the first receiver tacked up this weekend.

You guys post up what you need.....shit I have way more pieces than I will ever use....I just wont cut loose my sets....but I got plenty of everything else......you live close then pick what you need.....or I can post up some stuff.......u pay shipping


Or get some nice Numrich pieces
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Thank you mullicrk!! As I get further along I'll be in touch for sure!! I know I'll need a source for rivets for trigger gaurd and bullet guides..and a copy of "how to rivet bullet guide and trigger gaurd (without destroying said bullet guide or trigger gaurd) for dummies"
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Thank you mullicrk!! As I get further along I'll be in touch for sure!! I know I'll need a source for rivets for trigger gaurd and bullet guides..and a copy of "how to rivet bullet guide and trigger gaurd (without destroying said bullet guide or trigger gaurd) for dummies"
Well my bullet guide stash is low low low....I keep a couple extras beside what the kits have but thats it. You should start looking for that now.

As for the rivets you can just buy a standard AKM kit and pull what you need. The single trigger guard rivet is shorter rivet and the 4 in front for the mag catch are a little longer and can be had in the Brownells AKM rivet kit...

For the how to on the rivets, we can tackle that later....I do all my rivet by hammer and backer. I can press too but never liked that...Takes a lung time but they come out nice....Pressing does too. There are special rivet jigs for galil rivets out there as well.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:42 PM   #11
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Awesome you are the man thank you!! I just saw akm rivet kits pop up on apex today! I'll get one on the way!! My kit came with a good bullet guide I was referring to the rivet for the bullet guide. I'll look into it more when I get closer to that point. Thank you for the info!
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some more progress, only had to tack it up 3 times to get it right before i started welding lol

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He'll yeah man!! Looking good!! I should hopefully have my jig made by the weekend! Then it's on!! You migged It? What did you use for a heat sink?
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:14 PM   #14
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Yea, migged it because i was impatient lol. Didn't want to wait on my 110v converter cord thing for my miller maxstar. no heat sink, just took my time with stitch welds after i had it tack'd in plenty of spots. Its all roughed with a flapper wheel right now but i will hit it with a belt sander and then sand blast it before i cerakote it.
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Nice!! I hear ya on the impatient part!!! I have no doubt that you'll be able to clean that up nice!! Gonna be sweet!! I actually want to go to work in the am now!!
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Heck man. you Got it!
All it takes is determination.
Nothing wrong with MIG at all.
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Nice!! I hear ya on the impatient part!!! I have no doubt that you'll be able to clean that up nice!! Gonna be sweet!! I actually want to go to work in the am now!!
thanks, i hope i can do a good job.

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thank you sir, ill get it done. No promises how good it will look though haha.





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Damn!!! 9 more!
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got some more done




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how are the rails on the inside look? Those are pain in the ass to reach with welder.
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Huge pain in the ass, just build up as much as you can and dremel away. Spent about an hour and a half with a dremel to get them back where they would allow the carrier and bolt to pass through.
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Huge pain in the ass, just build up as much as you can and dremel away. Spent about an hour and a half with a dremel to get them back where they would allow the carrier and bolt to pass through.
I bet, it's probably worth to make a special jig just to make sure that the inside is smooth for the carrier to slide on.
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Hell yeah man!!! Looking really gooood!!!!!
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played the apex lottery and lost lol, anyone want to buy a galil bottle opener? or keychain fob?



progress tonight, rivet'd the trigger guard and mag catch on. I used the US made trigger guard and mag catch sold by jimmerjammer here on the files. great product BTW.
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Looks good, nice progress!
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Looks good, nice progress!
Thank you, it feels like I'm polishing a turd.

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Alright man!!! Looks great!! Yikes on the apex lottery!! Although some of those that are cut through the lugs are valuable. Great job on the trigger gaurd to!!
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Looking real nice.
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bjonesgtaw - That's really amazing, you should be very proud, great work!
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Looking real nice.
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Alright man!!! Looks great!! Yikes on the apex lottery!! Although some of those that are cut through the lugs are valuable. Great job on the trigger gaurd to!!
yea, got hosed, you talking about using them for a reweld with a good front half? and thanks, the ak builder jig i had needed to be ground on but ended up working out fine.

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bjonesgtaw - That's really amazing, you should be very proud, great work!
thank you, this is my first reweld and im pretty happy with it so far.




progress today included more grinding/welding/file work. should have just left it like it was yesterday lol.
should be ready to headspace tomorrow after i rivet the feed ramp in


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Looks great man!!! I was in the same boat today...grind/weld/sand/weld/grind/weld/sand...
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decided to cerakote(since the BBQ paint i tried didnt even hold up to Remington oil) so I decided to hand sand up to 220 grit before I sand blast again

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Busy bees you and Makman90.....Very nice...

Rewelds take time (Allot of time) skills and patience. Not for the regular build but for the person who want to take build up a few notches.....Well done to both of you.

Posting your progress and details are what makes this forum so enjoyable!
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Busy bees you and Makman90.....Very nice...

Rewelds take time (Allot of time) skills and patience. Not for the regular build but for the person who want to take build up a few notches.....Well done to both of you.

Posting your progress and details are what makes this forum so enjoyable!
I agree, that's why I came back to this forum for this build. A hell of a lot more fun passing around the knowledge and seeing others complete the same thing. appreciate it, its been a fun and time consuming build so far.
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I agree, that's why I came back to this forum for this build. A hell of a lot more fun passing around the knowledge and seeing others complete the same thing. appreciate it, its been a fun and time consuming build so far.

Right, its a learning experience even for old dogs....Now you know what I mean about your own thread? Its yours man......You guys deserve some serious props but I will hold off anymore till we see the final product and test fire
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