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Posted: 8/25/2005 6:18:33 AM EDT
Lost a front pivot detent the other night and used the rear detent instead.
Well, got around to the rear and was short a detent, so I fabricated one with a dremel and a peice of clothes hanger wire.

Worked pretty good. Anyone else try this or am I nuts?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:28:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 6:29:26 AM EDT by thezman]
You're out of your mind crazy...

Everyone knows you're supposed to use a nail, not a clothes hanger.

What you did is fine, UNTIL you can get around to replacing it with the correct part.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:46:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thezman:
You're out of your mind crazy...

Everyone knows you're supposed to use a nail, not a clothes hanger.

What you did is fine, UNTIL you can get around to replacing it with the correct part.




+1

A piece of finishing nail is the correct Aggie Engineered temporary replacement part
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:43:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 8:44:07 AM EDT by Teknic]
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:32:16 PM EDT
Nope your not crazy, I’ve done the same thing!

I pulled off my grip and forgot about the safety detent being inside the lower. When it came time to re-assemble the grip my safety fell out!

After some cussing and searching of my shop floor I decided to make a detent from a nail. It worked so good I almost hated to replace it when my Bushmaster parts kit showed up!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:07:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tifosi:
Lost a front pivot detent the other night and used the rear detent instead.
Well, got around to the rear and was short a detent, so I fabricated one with a dremel and a peice of clothes hanger wire.

Worked pretty good. Anyone else try this or am I nuts?



Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:16:36 PM EDT
wow. My prayers are answered. A cheap uh, jury-rigged version of a cheap part!

Lost my selector detent couple of weeks ago. Damn thing stayed in until I was carrying it across the yard...
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 2:26:44 AM EDT
cant you just use a bolt and nut?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 2:55:33 AM EDT
+1 on finishing nails
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 3:24:04 PM EDT
The finishing nail idea never even hit me! Thanks guys.

Here I am trying to 'sharpen' clothes hanger wire with a dremel!On the spot fabrication is great. Missing something? Just make it yourself!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:43:40 PM EDT
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