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Old July 6th, 2010, 19:32   #1
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Metal bodies only good for TM's gearboxes..?

I've read a thread here a while back of reviews on metal bodies. i want to convert my m4 plastic body into a metal one. my gearbox is a g&g, but on the reviews in the thread, almost all the gear boxes they showed from every type of brand, all said "it fits good for tm gearboxes, tm this, tm that.) ...my question is...what about all the others? Can my g&g gearbox fit in any metal body? cause if i'd be buying a metal body, (upper and lower) i'd want it to be a good brand (CA, TM, idk the other good ones..) but yeah i'm just scared to buy one and notice it wont fit or something cause it aint compatible with g&g gearboxes XD

halp plox? thanks ^^
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Old July 6th, 2010, 19:41   #2
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ok, a gearbox is generally considered universal within it's version
You have a version 2 so technically it should go into just about any body that accepts V2.
The reality is that tolerances are not always precise and some companies have minor variances that can affect your gun in many ways, be it the body not closing right or the hop-up not connecting, leading to air loss.

Metal bodies in particular can require some real work. You may need to grind stuff away or shim stuff tighter. Get someone with experience.

G&G makes metal bodies. Try to get one and you may reduce the hassles a little.

If you have a local retailer, take the box and see how it fits before you buy
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Old July 6th, 2010, 19:44   #3
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i talked to my gun doc and he said he'd come and check it out. i bought the gun second hand, so i have never opened it yet. (i dont even know the version of the gearbox...) i'll ask my seller. But yeah, i'll check it out. Thanks, just was weird to see everyone saying it fits or dsnt fit TM gearboxes...but no other brand was brought up. meh. thanks!
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Old July 6th, 2010, 19:50   #4
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M4 or M16 = gearbox V2.

Usually, when people say "TM compatible" it means the TM pattern... FYI most mid and hi-end AEGs are based on the TM pattern.


That being said, there might be some tolerances issues, depending on the brand, but most can be solved with light dremeling.

Also, TM does not produce aftermarket metal bodys.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 19:52   #5
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Essentially all companies aside from ICS and Prowin copied the TM v2 mechbox exactly for their AEG armalite models. While every company that makes external components may not follow the dimensions to the exact number the majority of after market receivers should fit your mechbox. There may be some slight dremeling or filing required. Unless you have a blow back model, then I am not entirely sure how much modification you require.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 20:09   #6
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It aint blowback, just eag. and ahhh kk so its v2...hm. im starting to wonder if i should just get another fullmetal gun or what lol. cause the price of bodies only are almost just as much. i'll wait, the prices might go down so i've heard.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 00:55   #7
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Unless you have a blow back model, then I am not entirely sure how much modification you require.
Would you consider this under blow back? It doesn't actually blow back but the bolt catch works. Think this would interfere with the gear box?
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/king-arms...m4-m16-de.html

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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:55   #8
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No, that's for a regular V2 M4/M16.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 11:02   #9
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Would you consider this under blow back? It doesn't actually blow back but the bolt catch works. Think this would interfere with the gear box?
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/king-arms...m4-m16-de.html
That system is for a standard v2 mechbox. Electric blow back mechanisms are integrated to the mechbox and not a part of the receiver. The functioning bolt catch on the item you listed is merely for added realism.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 11:17   #10
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Thanks a lot guys.
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