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Old 01-23-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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does antone know a site that post how to steps on building an amd 65? i'm a big time collector and now want to learn to build some of my own ty
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK...nstruction.htm
http://www.acearms.com/tutorials/blank_build.shtml
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Old 01-23-2005, 03:52 PM   #3
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he's right pookie has a great website that's got a ton of info about building. also ak-47.org has a 10 page step by step booklet that you can order. it's a screw build booklet but if you're doing rivets it's also very useful...prophet
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:48 PM   #4
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yes, I ordered the 80% receiver from ak-47.org and used the 10 pages of instructions. They were invaluable.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:47 PM   #5
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pookie has it down pat. Can't go wrong using his stuff.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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Default amd 65 build

thanks guys both links are great will get me well on my way!
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:09 AM   #7
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anyone got the AceArms instructions saved? The site is down and I didn't save it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #8
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Pookie's stuff is mostly good, if somewhat rough. Do not attempt to clean up the galling on your barrel by using a flapper wheel, however. You will take off way too much metal and ruin the interference fit. Very light sanding is all you need.

Also, I would not emulate his welding technique, nor would I try to silver solder anything since it is quite likely you won't do it right and thus not have a legally compliant barrel length.

It only costs a little more to do the job right is all I am saying. I don't mean to knock the guy since he is a living god to some.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:27 AM   #9
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I've been all over Pookie's site, I THINK IT'S AWESOME!!!!!! But, it really doesn't contain a "Step by Step" begining to end thing. I'm no idiot, and can build an AK no prob, but there are a lot of newbs out there that could really use a comprehensive build guide like Ace USED to offer.
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:35 PM   #10
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but there are a lot of newbs out there that could really use a comprehensive build guide like Ace USED to offer.
That is the Tutorial that I made for them.
It is now located here.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:13 PM   #11
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Pookie's stuff is mostly good, if somewhat rough. Do not attempt to clean up the galling on your barrel by using a flapper wheel, however. You will take off way too much metal and ruin the interference fit. Very light sanding is all you need.

Also, I would not emulate his welding technique, nor would I try to silver solder anything since it is quite likely you won't do it right and thus not have a legally compliant barrel length.

It only costs a little more to do the job right is all I am saying. I don't mean to knock the guy since he is a living god to some.
BB,

Hey I never said I'm a welding pro - I fix computers for a living. But I'm learning. Not sure EXACTLY what part of the welding I'm doing wrong? If there's something I can do better please do tell!

Oh and I'm not a god, I'm a man. Get nervous with that one - Just a man with too much time on his hands and a willingness to share both SUCCESS and FAILURE with the world. Like my college buddy used to say, if you can't laugh at yourself, watch me laugh at you!

Yes my welding pretty much sucks. My buddy with the "good" Hobart MIG setup laughs at my welding, but he's helped me get the basics learned. He has at least given me a push in the right direction & let me play with Gas vs. Flux so we could see the differences. I've just not practiced enough with my HF Chinese blue-light special budget welding equipment. Maybe soon I'll pony up for the "good" welding setup BUT for now, I'm not here to weld, I'm here to build guns & have fun playing in my sandbox. Not here to defend my welding, just making a point. That $100 HF welder is nice for bigger jobs but FLUX MIG just doesn't have the control & quality for small seam welds. I think it is perfect for MIG'ing trailers, racks, etc. together. Oh and I just recently got my home-made rear trunion MIGed and need to put it on the mill now...

http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/Gr.../rearstock.htm

And I agree 100% on the flapper wheel - slow & easy. Note that I documented that so others would learn. Scroll down farther on that page and you'll see how I corrected it...

http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AMD65/amd65.htm

I can't agree w/ your silver solder statement... talking about muzzle attachments? THOUSANDS of FAL muzzle attachments have been silver soldered and there's several pages that document that very well. Searching FALFILES will get you some good links about that subject. I'd never, EVER silver solder (OR WELD) a receiver, rails, or trunions. Just wouldn't do it.

Thanks for the constructive criticisms. I'm certainly the first to admit there's more than one way to skin a cat, and that my technique could be tempered with a great deal of patience - seems like many of my mistakes are self-inflicted!

I think I'm so successful with my jerry-rigging because I'm not afraid to try and fail. Seems I read a quote by JFK about that...

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Jerry, you are considered a Deity by those of us who don't have the time or money to screw up 4 or 5 builds. I'll bet that hundreds of builders have learned lots from your site. I know I sure have. and 7.62x39, thanks, that was just what I was looking for. Any idea where I can find a detailed step by step for the assembly of the trigger/fcg?
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Jerry, you are considered a Deity by those of us who don't have the time or money to screw up 4 or 5 builds.
Well I don't konw about the diety part, BUT the target audience is exactly who I've built my site for - those that don't want to spend more on tools than you would on the gun! So if things look a little on the crude side they are, and for good reason!

The order of FCG parts is shepherd's hook, hammer & spring, pin, trigger/disconnector, safety, pin
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:01 AM   #14
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You rock dude!
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:50 PM   #15
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Just started my first (amd-65 pistol)build. I have crawled all over hcpookie's site and downloaded 7.63x39's tutorial.Both are full of good info that I needed(thanks guys!),but does anyone have a link or info about hand setting rivets with a hammer and punch?thanks
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:24 PM   #16
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Don't set the trunnion rivets with a hammer and punch, either build or buy a boltcutter rivet tool like on hcpookie's website. They are the "cat's ass" for those 6 particular rivets. And right now Harbor Freight has their 24" boltcutters on sale for $8.49, and the 18" boltcutters that I used are only $9.99. If you decide to go with the boltcutters for the front rivets, I may have an extra set kicking around that we may be able to work out a deal on.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:00 AM   #17
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I intend to get a set of those, but would like to learn how to rivet the "old fashion way", as it might come in handy for other projects that a "rivet sqeezer" might not be able to handle.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:02 AM   #18
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6526,

The tough part of setting them by hand, would be backing them up or "Bucking" as it is called.

You will need to find a way to support the trunnion in such a way that you have a solid backing where the rivet comes through the inside of the trunnion.

It is not easy, but can be done.
Way easier with a rivet squeezer or jig.
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