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Edited by MikeyB08, 06 March 2012 - 06:18 PM.
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I make them on the cnc lathe and sell them on my web site.
Very nice work Mike!
Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:56 PM
That being said. I think I found my NOS Bottle and I can make a bunch fairly quick with minimal effort. I was doing some laundry and noticed the roundness of my plastic hangers that I use. Time to break out the tool kit. So I got to cutting. After a little bit of work, I managed to make a NOS Bottle (Not the prettiest but it's a Proto-Type) by cutting a piece of the hanger to measure out about 3/4" give or take. Sanded one end flat, and rounded the other end to give it the bottle look. Slapped some Testors Blue Acrylic paint and put just a small white square on the bottle. Test fitted in a Viper GTS (Which on has 2 seats as we all know) and it fits pretty good for something done in 10 minutes. Another good thing about it is the hangers themselves have a hollow center which will make it easy to create attached tubing or adding a valve. I'm still searching for some way to make a valve. Sure I'll stumble upon something. I'll be doing a write-up for the Tutorial Section with picture for clarification. Any more ideas are greatly appreciated.
Edited by MikeyB08, 07 March 2012 - 03:56 PM.
Posted 17 September 2014 - 06:12 PM
to make the valve use a leather punch to punch a small circle out of styrene then take something like piece of clothes hanger & punch
the small circle out& drill a small hole in it & the top of the bottle &use small styrene rod. looks pretty good