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Post  ThirstyMiner on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:14 pm

Hi All,
I have a GP Extreme. I have done the old Button Mod to it. However the handle has broken (split) for the second time.  Evil or Very Mad Split parallel with the shaft across the LHS. I am contemplating cutting two x 2mm aluminium plates and using epoxy to fix them to the plastic - 1 each side, then using longer bolts to hold it all together.

The question is - do you think the aluminium will interfere with the detector?

Cheers.

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Post  Old Hand on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:56 pm

hi I had a aluminium handle on my extreme 3000 and 3500 no troubles tried to download photo but for some reason it will not download regards john
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Post  ThirstyMiner on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:56 pm

Thanks John. I will make up some plates and see how it holds up.

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Post  Old Hand on Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:57 pm

I used a aluminium block had it drilled to the shaft size and shaped to the same shape as a m/l with 2 alan key bolts to clamp  it together and the handle welded on if you look at some of the old post you should find photo s tried to post again but go good  hope it works out OK regards john
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Post  Old Hand on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:41 pm

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Post  ThirstyMiner on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:17 pm

Good work- That looks solid.
I have the balance button mod so will have to accommodate that. I have access to a lathe so may knock up something similar.

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Post  Old Hand on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:45 pm

Thirsty Miner the balance button is no problems just drill a hole in the bottom of the handle big enough for the plug to go through , at the top I just used a plastic top out of a bottle it fitted in to the tubing perfect and just made a hole the same size as the button that was on a 3500 regards john Very Happy
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