Want to build mech Squonker

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  1. jgarrison34

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    Hey everyone,
    Lately I’ve really been wanting to build my own mod. Something simple at first. Like a single battery mech Squonker. I just don’t know where to begin. I’m looking for information on where to get good components and what type of special knowledge I would need to build something like this.
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  2. SteelDriver

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    Modmaker has everything. Floris is a great delrin box to start with. Google Floris box mods.

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    Okay I’ll check that out when I have a sec.


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    The Floris website is down for maintenance :/ but I have seen a lot of good stuff. I’m pretty excited to try this.


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    I love my orca. One of the two I did. The other was a wooden mech kit from ebay. Was a 20700. Also broscience.com has internals squonk stuff and everything you'd need stateside. Floris delphino is definitely a great way to go. Before you order just make sure you get the right countersink for the 510.if you decide to use a washer so it's flush or sits on top. Plenty of people to help here. :cheers:
     
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    Hey, cross thread buddy lol. Thanks for the info!
    A counter sink is a hole essentially right? So what you’re saying is if I decide to go with a 22mm washer I’d need a 22mm counter sink on the outside of the 510 hole?


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    Or rather around the 510 hole.


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    It'll be like a 22mm across like the rda. But the height of the washer. .5mm tall I believe. It was kinda odd to me at first. But if I remember correctly the it's 1mm deep hole. The 510 sits inside the washer. So I think it was.5mm510 and .5mm washer
     
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    Should be able to look on broscience and see about getting the matching pieces. The 510 is 16mm across. Sits in the .5recess of the washer which is 22m[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I think I’m following you. It’s a little confusing though. There is a 1mm hole. You put the .5mm washer in first, then the .5mm 510 which would make it flush with the deck


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    It's late. Lemme rethink what I said tomorrow. Hopefully someone else will jump in too. I may have my measurements off.
     
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    Actually yes exactly
     
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    What can I say. I’m a genius lol


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    Awesome. I’m glad this is more involved than just assembling something from ikea


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    You'll still have to cut the contacts but these come pre drilled. I use a little punch tool to make bumps for the battery contacts. You'll have fun and it's rewarding.
     
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    They sell them flat right? So I’m guessing you bend or cut them? With what?


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    Bend and cut and shape. Geekayvapes has a video on YouTube making a mech custom. Pretty informative
     
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    Yeah I saw that one. Good stuff. Also read article with price options for complete parts lists. It’s usually sub $100 so that’s always a plus


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    Reading this just made me want to build something myself.
     
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    It's rewarding to build it yourself for sure
     
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    Needle nose pliers. I would suggest getting silver plated if you can. Squonk america sells contacts and 510 that are very nice silver plated.

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    It's accually Squonkmerica on fb

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    This is a old floris box he changed the design some so it has cut outs to see fancy battery wraps. [​IMG]

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    I did see the new cutouts on the box as well. Kinda cool
     
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    huh? I don't understand. That's one that I built. I've done 3 total I believe.

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    Yeah that was definitely my thoughts, too


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    I’ll check them out!


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    Dang that’s so cool.


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    Yes I have had and have several and it's still my favorite. It is my favorite mech but I've gotten away from mechs and squonking a little but I'll never get rid of it even if I quit vaping lol

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    Haha I hear ya. How hard was it to build?


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    Not hard I didn't build it to begin with but I have redone it. I built couple of 3d printed ones off shapways. I have made about 5 doors for it lol my garage therapy time I live with 4 women 3 daughters and wife. I'll take some pictures when I get home.

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    That’s good to hear. Haha thanks that’d be great


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    Pictures sorry I took so long lol busy weekend. [​IMG]

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    That’s so cool! The fact that you built that must be really satisfying. How’s it hit?


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    Hits great.

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    What contacts did you use? And you have to bend and dimple them right? That seems sketch to me.. I feel like I’d screw it up haha


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    It's easy. I'm a truck driver and I did it.

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