Show us your Sol

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chrisg_sdcf
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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:49 pm

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Not sure if I like it or not. Feels like it's missing something. Maybe just needs a gunmetal but retainer plate instead of the purple. Plus I scratched up the drag star πŸ˜₯ (should have put more than one layer of tape before bending it since it was pretty soft metal). I was gonna buy a swept version anyway just wish I could find a gunmetal one with black in the middle instead of red like the on on the px68.

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by Cristo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am

I wouldn't kick it out of bed :lol:
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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by poisonokie » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:03 am

Cristo wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am
I wouldn't kick it out of bed :lol:
Lol, me neither!
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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by MountainMan 83 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:02 pm

poisonokie wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:03 am
Cristo wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am
I wouldn't kick it out of bed :lol:
Lol, me neither!
Yeah, I think that thing looks great!

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:32 pm

Cristo wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am
I wouldn't kick it out of bed :lol:
poisonokie wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:03 am
Cristo wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am
I wouldn't kick it out of bed :lol:
Lol, me neither!
MountainMan 83 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:02 pm
poisonokie wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:03 am
Cristo wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am
I wouldn't kick it out of bed :lol:
Lol, me neither!
Yeah, I think that thing looks great!

Thanks guys. It is one of my favorites.

Do you think it needs more purple (knob caps, screws, level wind screw).

Or maybe some gold parts instead to go with the line guide.

I think gold would do it for me.

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:21 am

Personally, I would swap in a gunmetal retainer screw and look for a purple drag star (if they make them). Then it would be perfect I think. Looks great as it is now though for sure.

Stars I could find:
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32750424700.html
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/phone/product/1720

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:39 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:21 am
Personally, I would swap in a gunmetal retainer screw and look for a purple drag star (if they make them). Then it would be perfect I think. Looks great as it is now though for sure.

Stars I could find:
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32750424700.html
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/phone/product/1720
Yeah, a gunmetal screw would be better. I was looking at the hedgehog drag star as well. We'll see. I'm kinda thinking champagne gold knob caps but I'm gonna try to change the color on the computer first and see how it looks.

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:49 am

chrisg_sdcf wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:39 pm
IlliniDawg01 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:21 am
Personally, I would swap in a gunmetal retainer screw and look for a purple drag star (if they make them). Then it would be perfect I think. Looks great as it is now though for sure.

Stars I could find:
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32750424700.html
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/phone/product/1720
Yeah, a gunmetal screw would be better. I was looking at the hedgehog drag star as well. We'll see. I'm kinda thinking champagne gold knob caps but I'm gonna try to change the color on the computer first and see how it looks.
Good idea to mock it up on your computer first.

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by fishonsc » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:30 pm

Couple pics of my Sol.


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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:43 pm

fishonsc wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Couple pics of my Sol.


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Wow, that looks so clean!
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by Cristo » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:12 am

When I see this post lately I think of the old school classic "Blue Thunder", just replace the O with an A for the Alphas :lol: by the way these are all very sweet platforms and iterations I just had to share that little friendly jab :P
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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by fishonsc » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:16 am

hoohoorjoo wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:43 pm
fishonsc wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Couple pics of my Sol.


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Wow, that looks so clean!

Thanks!

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by MountainMan 83 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:57 am

Received this little project as a box of parts. The reel had seen better days and a good amount of use in saltwater. A good cleaning and a few modifications later and finally finished her up. I had to order a couple parts like the line guide and "death" screw but the cf handle and modified TDZ star, I had as extras. I even turned down the worm gear bushing on the lathe to allow for a bearing to be added. And of course, I ported the driveshaft and tapped for a steez handle bolt. I'm going to try to catch some snakehead after work and see how this thing fishes. I'll probably be putting it up for sale shortly, although I'm really digging it. I just don't have a use for it.
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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:45 pm

MountainMan 83 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:57 am
Received this little project as a box of parts. The reel had seen better days and a good amount of use in saltwater. A good cleaning and a few modifications later and finally finished her up. I had to order a couple parts like the line guide and "death" screw but the cf handle and modified TDZ star, I had as extras. I even turned down the worm gear bushing on the lathe to allow for a bearing to be added. And of course, I ported the driveshaft and tapped for a steez handle bolt. I'm going to try to catch some snakehead after work and see how this thing fishes. I'll probably be putting it up for sale shortly, although I'm really digging it. I just don't have a use for it.
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Very nice.
Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Re: Show us your Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:49 pm

Here is my latest project. Still waiting for some more parts to show up.
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Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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