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    What is that old saying....."A Family that AK's together, stays together".

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    nice work pook!!
    now i got me an idea for my daughters ak!!!
    my son still wants a krink though-and hes 5!!
    what did you use to finish your wifes ak?
    and how hard was it to get to stick to the mag?
    keep buildin bro!!
    Keep the change-I just want my Country back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zteknik View Post
    nice work pook!!
    now i got me an idea for my daughters ak!!!
    my son still wants a krink though-and hes 5!!
    what did you use to finish your wifes ak?
    and how hard was it to get to stick to the mag?
    keep buildin bro!!
    Used Duracoat "pink lady" for the metal. Spongebob (or was it Disney) light blue from Home Depot. I have the color swatch out in the parts box. Its all in my tagline - just follow the Pink AK link

    Sanded the mag some (its an E. German mag) and it sticks OK. She doesn't handle it much so I can't really say it is that durable.

    I made a HUGE mistake by clearcoating it with a cheap spray can clearcoat, and the clearcoat yellowed - I have to refinish it now. According to the Duracoat instructions I need to sand everything with 600 grit to refinish. I really should just blast it clean and start over.
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    are you looking to adopt?

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    Hey Pook;
    Did your son pound the rivets???? Bending and filing is easy. Rivets are the challenge. Congrats on the full line up of matched pairs (family member with AK). Great family portrait.
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    That is a very impressive family activity. Love it. Showed my daughter the pink and blue. She wants one now. Just one change. Pink and neon green. I suppose in todays world, that could be camaflage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsouthnow View Post
    Hey Pook;
    Did your son pound the rivets???? Bending and filing is easy. Rivets are the challenge. Congrats on the full line up of matched pairs (family member with AK). Great family portrait.
    Bill
    Yes, he squeezed them with my original bolt cutter rivet squeezers (still going strong!) after I was able to show him how to "man up" and really squeeze them hard. Kind of funny to see him struggling then I just go up and finish it off... I'm sure he was thinking "wow he is stronger than he looks" He also helped with the long rivets and the center support. I pressed the trigger guard rivets on the press but he helped hold everything together.

    I still use the old "hold it on the vise and pound with a big hammer" to do the long rivets and center. My press is just too wobbly to get the "sweet spot" lined up every time, and I haven't ever bothered to make a long rivet jig. That, and gently squeezing in the 6" vise with press plates has worked very well for me, and on the odd occasion that it bends over instead of pressing down, I have another bagful of rivets from the 1-pat rivet buy so there's plenty of do-overs

    Actually now that I think about it he helped on every part except trimming the top rails which I do on my mill (as you see in the pic). When I showed him how I make the center support in the lathe by trimming down some thick 4130 tubing, he was really enthralled by the long curly "chips" that the cutter made... so he even helped with that.

    Overall it was a fun project - VERY fast build. I will guess we did the whole build in about 5 hours on-and-off.
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    Project Pink - the Pink and Blue AK-74:
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    Oh my God that pink AK is awesome now.
    The blue sets it off perfect. Oh yeah.
    What the hell. I may do one in purple.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    Great-looking family! Gotta love that pink sling!

    My daughter and daughter-in-law are just getting interested in shooting. Right now, it's just .22 rifles and pistols, but that's how I got my wife started. You should see her own private collection of firearms now!

    Keep up the good work, pookie.

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    You know I have *ALMOST* given in to her request to paint the P90 pink. I don't know, I'm still on the fence with the P90. A Pink P90 with Hello Kitty stickers on it. Maybe!
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    The "original" Boltcutter Rivet Squeezers:
    http://pookieweb.net/AK/rivet/boltcutters/boltcutter.htm


    Project Pink - the Pink and Blue AK-74:
    http://pookieweb.net/pink/pink.htm

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