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Old 10-03-2013, 12:48 AM
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Default Rubber baby buggy bumpers! Garrett mod..

Well Garrett replaced my ATP with a brand new one, and I don't want to ever send it back again. I made a bumper out of a piece of a bungee cord and a zip tie. Melted holes through the rubber and fastened it with a zip tie. The zip tie was turned inside out so it did not stick out...

Now no matter how I lay my ATP down, or if it tips over, the impact will be helped by the rubber. I hunt around a lot of sidewalks, and it is easier to set it on the pavement because you don't have to worry about dog stuff.. Now no more scratches either...

















Might save me from a flooded control box some day??

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:52 AM
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Nice mod. I might give it a try.

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:14 PM
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Thanks man!!

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:26 PM
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Nice job! Looks great too. GL and HH. Matt

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Mathias!

Sometimes it is the simplest stuff...

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:37 PM
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Wow, such a simple yet brilliant Mod, thanks for sharing!

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:57 AM
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Wow, such a simple yet brilliant Mod, thanks for sharing!

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Old 10-04-2013, 01:07 AM
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Nice mod, looks professional.

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Old 10-04-2013, 01:16 AM
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Great idea Ice Scratcher! Nice work too! Looks great! You might be on to something there!

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Old 10-04-2013, 03:05 AM
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I like it! Nice job.

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:27 PM
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Thanks guys glad you like it!!

I have one upped that mod, and will have pictures of that soon too....

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Nice Mod:

What happened to your old A. T. P.

And why did they send you a NEW Vs fixing the other one.

How old was it?

Do you think the NEW one is any Quicker, Faster. Smarter, Stronger, Better?

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerry Allen View post
Nice Mod:

What happened to your old A. T. P.

And why did they send you a NEW Vs fixing the other one.

How old was it?

Do you think the NEW one is any Quicker, Faster. Smarter, Stronger, Better?
Here is that story..

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=167378

So far my new one has not learned to find silver or gold, or even a wheat...

Seems about the same, I hope anyway...

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:14 PM
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I like it

I use one of those anderson stands on all my machines and they never tip. I'm surprised they're not more popular.
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Great mod!
Another project for this week

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Good idea, good mod..

Looks like someone's in love with their 5x8
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Default Bungee cord?

Hey Ice --

Very nice looking mod, and a great idea. But what kind of bungee cord is that? Guess I'm a real novice on bungee cords. When I hear or think about bungee cords, they all look like the one below. So where do you get one like that? What do they typically run pricewise?
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:25 PM
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The black rubber ones with a metal hook at each end..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUNGEE-CORDS...item2a325dcdd3

If you keep your eyes open, you can find them along the road all the time!

The funny thing is, the cable tie, and bungee cord were both eyeball finds while detecting!

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by samandnoah View post
Hey Ice --

Very nice looking mod, and a great idea. But what kind of bungee cord is that? Guess I'm a real novice on bungee cords. When I hear or think about bungee cords, they all look like the one below. So where do you get one like that? What do they typically run pricewise?
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Home Depot has them for around $2.98.. I'm sure they're priced similar elsewhere as well
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