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I do not know ware to start.. well here goes. every thing that could screw up did. NEVER has things gone this poorly before. worst one was pressing rivets one time I misaligned the reciever on the press block and dented the reciever!!! WTF !!! this is the first build I tried to keep the rivet heads half round so I had an extra tool to hold and no extra hand to hold it. when I did trigger guard rivets the reciever slipped again and I had to redo the rivet. I should have stopped work sooner than I did things just kept going wrong. rear trunion ,, one of the rivets was too short so I had to drill it out and redo it .. I finaly got the reciever done and the barrel installed and went to my parts kit. now this is a plastic stock set Romanian kit from I.O. fhe crap continued. the plate and door were off the stock, and I could not find the large coil spring, then I could not figure how the spring would work even if it was their. no round hole. So I go to put the door and plate on and their is NO WAY thoes parts went togeather before or ever. I had to make a small notch on both sides of the stock for the door hinge to fit in. OK OK not too bad now the back of the stock is ready to insert into the stock itself. the rear end is held in with two screws that would go through a sling loop. BUT the sling loop is way too small , the screw holes do not line up with the holes in the stock. AGAIN WTF!! at this point I decided to stop. my round head rivets ended up looking prety good. I guess that is something.
even my first build went WAY better than this job.
 

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Take heart, it will turn out ok. I had a amd63 that I had to fight every step of the way. It seems like every once in a while you run into a build that makes you crazy.Just finished a Polish underfolder that went together so sweet I couldn't believe it. Everything just clicked and fit just right. Just stick with it and chances are the next one will be quite a different story
 

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Tell me about it. I just had to DRILL OUT a barrel pin on my newest AMD-65 kit. Barrel pins are hard.... I ate up three Cobalt bits :)
 

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The main thing is to "not get to excited when ready to build". Take your time, its our hobby!
 

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I have to jb weld dings and dents on several builds of mine prior to finishing. It always seems to happen when aligning the barrel pin. I also have some smiley faces around some rivet heads.
 

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I know what ya mean.You think the more ya build, the better ya would get at it
but, I had a few that were a *****. I thought my riveting would be alot better after three builds but it has regressed. Like mbadboyz said the key is not to get excited,I think that was my problem sometimes ya rush cuz ya want to see it finished...
 

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well I dicided to make a plug that I can press down into the reciever and push the dent back out. I am going to mill out a block that will fit in the space under the front trunion. then press it in .nock it out and hopefully it will be better.
oh yes another thing that went poorly last night, for the first time ever. I found the short rail above the mag dimple to be too big I had to grind it down to get the mag in.
OK NEXT TOPIC I did not want to do the mini romak because it seemed wrong to break up a nice compleat kit. now it seems this is NOT a matched set so the mini romak may be back on!!!! MABY that is why it all went to sh-- last night I was fighting fate it is fated to be a MINI ROMAK.. I can make ny own barrel extention now... hint hint
 
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