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#1 Dapencer

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

i saw a g6r on the bst that looked dope and was only 400$ . it works fine but the ferame is slightly bent . so i called bob long and asked how much a bew frame would be and they said $400 because you have to get the 2012 frame and board and asa . but to me it just seems like theres gotta be a way to make it. strait again . i was thinking maybe put it in a vice and then pull it back into shape .

has anyone ever tried straitening a frame

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Pics would be nice.

You could do it Borg style, heat it up and hammer it. A side effect of the heating is the anno will go copper brown, worth mentioning. Assumed yours was black, don't know what colour green anno goes when exposed to heat.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Was this that green and white G6R for sale here not too long ago? If so, there's not a whole lot you can do. Aluminum is very difficult to bend back into shape properly. This is why a lot of race car builders will sometimes use steel instead, because in the event of a crash the repairs are much easier. You could give it a go, but my guess is it will do much more harm then good. I would just either live with it, try to talk Bob down on the price, or just buy it and end up with pretty much a 2012 G6R for 800 bucks.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Just pick it up and buy a new frame. The frame is around $100, but contact Bob Long techs before you take my word. They told me a 2012 frame was $150.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

That doesn't even look that bad. Plus it will help shooting around the left side of bunkers. Posted Image

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

very interesting . maybe i should just get a solid g6r . because thats a safe bet and the 400$ could be a total bust .

Edited by Dapencer, 23 January 2013 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

How?

$400 is a steal and it does not look like that big of a deal. If I had $400 laying around I would buy it.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I don't see why you'd have to buy a new asa and board unless i'm missing something here...

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

He would have to buy a new board because of the OLED screen on the 2012 model, and I would have to agree that the 2011 ASA should work, unless they made changes from 2011 to 2012.

And for 400 bucks, if you can live with it it's a steal. I would buy it, get the new frame and stuff, and end up with a 2012 G6R for 800 bucks or less if you can find another frame cheaper.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

They will sell you a 2011 frame if they have some lying around.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

They will sell you a 2011 frame if they have some lying around.

True. It might not be the right color but you can always have it anno'd to match.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

2012 G6Rs are less than $800 used, just something to keep in mind. I find it hard to believe a new frame would cost $400 though.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I find it hard to believe a new frame would cost $400 though.


Well they do not cost that much.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Honestly metal working takes experience. And tools. It's so minut you could just live with it. Barely noticeable. Congrats on the steal

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Play the other side of the field for a bit?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:54 PM


I find it hard to believe a new frame would cost $400 though.


Well they do not cost that much.

i was confused too the bob long tech on the phone said it would be that much because i would have to upgrade . but what company dosnt have parts for older guns ? thats the whole point of calling customer service .

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

I already sold it, dont waste your time

To which ever person said that it would be smart to try to bend it back, materials dont work that way, when you bend metal once over its strain capacity, you have to strain it back to go back the other way. The tolerances on a g6r arent exactly loose so if you fuck up just slightly, the gun will leak like a snake. Tim2thousank4 on pbn was selling a 2k11 frame, but i already sold it before he put that frame up :(

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