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OK, So we all know the 3PO costume has VERY VERY little room for ANYTHING!

Like Chris, I have put my amp in the back.

Problem was, getting to it once it was on to adjust volume or change battery ment having to remove hands, arms, bells, rings, chest and back.

Well, I did something UNTHINKABLE! I CUT THE BOX OFF HIS BACK!

I then used some finerglass and body filler to make a small lip on the now open back piece so when box goes back on there isnt a gap.
I also added made box fit almost perfectly flush once put back on.

I went to home depot and got 4 of those grabbing cabinet latches. Added 2 to the top of the box and 2 on the bottom on the inside.
This will lock in when placed on, yet can be removed if needed!

So here is a pic of the 3PO in the SW-WSMI exhibit

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Here are pics of my mod to mine...

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And on a side note, Here is a pic of my hand back with the new brass knuckles and pinions

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Next mod.... ROTATING SHOLDER RINGS!

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Genius! That's actually how the screen-used backs are. Looking forward to the pics!

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Thats really cool man. I want to see pictures too! I think Ill copy you emoticon

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actually how the screen-used backs are



Yep, Thats where I got the idea.
Ill post pics of the exhibit 3po as well

Ill let you all know how well it worked after next weekend. Ill be at the opening of the WSMI in MN.

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Added pics to first post

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Thats really slick! Great system, thanks for the tip!

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amazing! once i get my shop in the garage set up ill more than likely be doing this and its great for breaks i beat too!

cant wait to see the shoulder mod too ive been trying to figure it out but cant get anything to work

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Looks great Tom! Sorry I didn't post this earlier. But here's a couple photos of my ESB-cast backplate.


http://www.mr-tea.com/tk409/ESB/parts/pages/IMG_4545.html
http://www.mr-tea.com/tk409/ESB/parts/pages/IMG_4550.html


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quote:

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OK, So we all know the 3PO costume has VERY VERY little room for ANYTHING!



Next mod.... ROTATING SHOLDER RINGS!



Rotating shoulder rings has been a part of the hold up on getting my suit done...
I have a few ideas, but finding the right stuff, and in the right sizes has been nearly impossible so far. If I have any luck, I'll be sure to start a thread for it.
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I went head and made this mod using rare earth magnets... It worked beautifully!

I laid some extra fiberglass and embedded the magnets in the resin. I made sure they all lined up properly, and then made everything look nice with more fiberglass and spot filler emoticon

Here are some pictures:
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I would be happy to take better pictures on answer any questions if anyone else is planning on doing this.

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