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STEAMPUNKED Ego-c "sleeve" Ver. 2.0 :)

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by randmstewart, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. randmstewart

    randmstewart Full Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    This is a repost of an earlier thread that I started, but I wanted to make my new design easier to view instead of going through several pages:

    ::UPDATE - OCT 30th::

    It's been a while since I have been on here, and I was amazed to see how many positive responses that I actually got on this. So after long and hard thinking-ness... (LOL) I decided to rebuild it to suit what I need it for. I have several different batteries that I use, all Ego style. (650, 900, ego-c, and twist) I wanted something cool that would work with all of them, without much piddley-futzing. I direct drip for the most part, so I based the design around that.

    The body is solid copper (plumbing fittings) with brass accents throughout, and screws, just cuz they look badass. I designed the lever to be held away from the button by means of a spring, and the lever itself is cut out of some brass sheet that I had lying around from a disassembled alarm clock. Tell me what you think. Oh, plus, bigger pictures this time.
    IMG_0670sm.jpg IMG_0671sm.jpg IMG_0672sm.jpg IMG_0673sm.jpg IMG_0674sm.jpg
  2. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Is a thing of beauty!!!
  3. KrasH

    KrasH Moved On

    Jul 25, 2012
    That is bad ...
  4. Plumes.91

    Plumes.91 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2012
    United States
    Thats ridiculously sick. Black plague sick.

    Too soon?
  5. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I want one.Yesterday
  6. Mattk

    Mattk Unregistered Supplier

    Mar 7, 2012
    Put me on the list please
  7. hpocus

    hpocus Full Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2011
    Wow, that is incredible!
  8. kevbow

    kevbow Forum Supplier

    May 27, 2009
    That is very nice. I'll take two :)
  9. Hurley

    Hurley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2011
    How much. I need one.
  10. Plumes.91

    Plumes.91 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2012
    United States
    seriously, if your selling these, I'd be interested to know how much haha. beautiful PV.
  11. Mata

    Mata Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2012
    i'm speechless, the meanest thing EVER!
  12. Miguel_tx

    Miguel_tx Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Take my money now!!!!! Please sell them!!!
  13. Starrlamia

    Starrlamia Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 25, 2012
    Ontario, Canada

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  14. P1NkY

    P1NkY Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2011
    Planet Earth
  15. Balders

    Balders Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2012
    Stunningly gorgeous
  16. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

  17. 1R15H

    1R15H Full Member Verified Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I would willingly offer a pinky toe for such a thing of beauty
  18. hiltsbilt

    hiltsbilt Full Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    webster city IA
    wow.. that thing is wicked
  19. Lethalp

    Lethalp Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    Copper plumbing never looked so good! ;)

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  20. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    Inspired by randmstewart's


    Mine in front:

    I'm pretty sure rand used a 3/4 pipe for his back end, then to 1/2 and 3/8 so the middle one is those sizes. I used just the 1/2 down to 3/8. It's slimmer. The back one is an eGo with a tabac BCC clearo - my current fav. Steampunk 1 :) is an eGo-c TWIST with a 510 atty for dripping...

    It was actually quite a bit of work. Friend helped. We soldered on the rings that holds the 'bridge' for the button, but the other rings are superglued on. On any further ones, I'd just use the superglue. (Loctite). The problem with the 1/2 copper tube for the eGo-c is that the button sticks up just enough not to fit :-| so we cut out a path then covered the cut with the 1/2 to 3/8 reducer. The reducer comes off and you can pull the eGo out that way. Just a small indentation on the 1/2 tube, with a punch gives enough snugness but still removeable.

    The end is brass and it was threaded and we did away with the threads. lol... enough to pop the 1/2 tube into it snuggly.... The 'button' isn't as stylish as rand's but the 'hardware' for the pin/fulcrum wasn't readily at hand and this setup is less 'snaggy'. Lol... but workable. After using it, I'm going to replace the 'acorn nut end' with a flatter nut for comfort - looks good but after a while the finger 'pad' tends to get sore. ;-)

    And to randmstewart - yours RULES! Quite the design and workmanship. :thumb: Thanks for the inspiration and information!
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