Customs: Another cheap way to get chromed stacks for Leader Prime!

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  1. Napjr

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    I cant believe no one found about this useful way to get cheap Chrome Smoke Stacks for your Leader Prime (Heck! even for other projects, like Rampage Hydraulics Mod)

    Can you guess what it is?

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    Yes! A beaten up Indoor TV antenna tube! And you can get some cheap models at dollar stores for less than $2

    So all you need to do is cut both sides of the antenna to free all the bars and find one suitable for your project, cut and trim and youre done!

    For example, this one works great on Leader Prime stacks, they fit just right. In this case, im just showing a test tube(with some chrome flaking off...) but im gonna improve the cuts and make it permanent

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    rad idea man, thanks!!!
     
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    FANTASTIC IDEA!!!! Are you going to trim the inside so the tube slides down just enough over the part that connects to prime?
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Neat!
     
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    Yup, im gonna find a shiny portion of the tube (or even buy a new antenna), cut and trim until it stis flush with the base

    The rubber stack might be cut in half and filled with epoxy
     
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    hey, just wanted to let you know, I do something like this when I make the pipes....
    (better explained with a pic)

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    Cool! thats exactly what i had in mind :) 

    So i guess its better to not cut the rubber stack uh?
     
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    well, If you're going for the same length as the original, I would cut it a bit (maybe an inch) so you can't see the rubber stack inside the top. I went a little longer on mine, so it didn't matter. Once I got the 2 stacks how I wanted them, I used a toothpick with some epoxy and put some inside the tubes, then slid them into place.
     

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    Well, it doesnt affect at all the transformation, so i might make it a little bit longer as yours

    And a toothpick for the epoxy? Good idea!
     

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