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Old 03-10-2013
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Project .44

After a mini road trip this past weekend, I had an idea. In the glove box were some spent .44 mag cases. So I thought "what the hell..."

Step 1. Remove the inner door panels, trim rings and lock buttons. (if needed). No pics of this, if you need help doing this just ask.

Step 2. Mix the epoxy and clean the cases. I used bedding epoxy because thats what i had on hand. JB weld or any 2 part epoxy would work fine.


Step 3. Pour the A LITTLE! epoxy into the cases and inset the pins, clean any excess epoxy ASAP!


Step 4. Allow the epoxy to set up and enlarge the holes in the trim rings (if needed, the .44s were a tad larger than the holes, but I bet .357 would fit fine.) I used a 1/2 drill pit and held the rings in my gloved hand. This was so that if the bit "caught" it would spin the ring and not break it. Then drink a few beers and wait....(no pic- sorry)

Step 5. Admire your work and drink another beer.




Step 6. Install the panels, trim rings and door lock pins. Adjust the pins so they are close to flush with the trim rings.






Step 7. Make a thread here and drink another beer.

CDevon1200

(mods. if this is in the wrong area, please move it.)
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Seems like a pretty cool, unique idea. But how will you unlock the door since you wont be able to grab on the tab? just use the handle or electric locks?
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Seems like a pretty cool, unique idea. But how will you unlock the door since you wont be able to grab on the tab? just use the handle or electric locks?
the door handle has been used to unlock the doors since day 1. I adjusted them down so when the window is down and I hang my arm out the window it wont poke me.
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Now for an LED in the cap position ?

Good idea.
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Nice!
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hmm. wonder if i can ask a friend for a few spent casings.
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Now for an LED in the cap position ?

Good idea.
um... where the primer is? i have that in the works on a friends jeep.
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.357 with no mods to teh trim ring i bet!
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this is a sweet idea!
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Anyone know if any particular caliber fits without "trimming" anything? Only got a couple on hand and I don't think either will fit.
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Anyone know if any particular caliber fits without "trimming" anything? Only got a couple on hand and I don't think either will fit.
if you have some spent .357 or .38, just slip them over the lock pin and if they slide down into the grommet, then they will fit just fine without trimming.
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this is a sweet idea im definitly doin this
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