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phillyray
April 12, 2011, 20:46
I was curious what FAL variant everyone was going to be putting together. If you don't mind "spilling the beans" post here and let us know what your building.

I'm thinking of doing a bi-pod cut Imbel kit on my Imbel GL.:shades:

LaConservationist
April 12, 2011, 20:55
PR, I will be removing an Older DCI type I from a current IMBEL matching number rifle, using the DCI to have the correct markings added for my 2nd BGS build. One of the GL receivers I purchased will find it's new home on this rifle.

I am pretty sure the second GL receiver will be in the market place in the future now that Coonan has released their new Type I-C.

Great Thread interested in seeing the almost 200 new rifles come to life! Or converted lives! ;)

:fal: LaC :fal:

gobbler
April 12, 2011, 21:07
Putting an Argy para kit on mine & bought another on GB that I'm putting a STG kit on for another shooter.....

gobbler

IRONWORKER
April 12, 2011, 21:10
I've got a BEAUTIFUL Dans#1 that I'm building

Frijolito1988
April 12, 2011, 21:19
Ive got a bipod cut barrel matching IMBEL kit im going to be using the Gear logo on. 100% Brazileiro rifle and having CGW build it.

4markk
April 12, 2011, 21:39
I suspect mine will look exactly like this (miss it already) ...
http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx93/4markk/IMBELa/IMBEL_on_IMBEL-2.jpg

Ouch .... well not EXACTLY like the pic.

grandpassage
April 12, 2011, 22:11
I have a nice para kit that will go on one of them. The other will probably go into the safe.

Hoot G
April 12, 2011, 22:26
I have a ZA marked Imbel kit that the GL will complete. :)

mp
April 12, 2011, 23:40
Imbel on Imbel...the way God intended it.

harleyrider
April 12, 2011, 23:43
Not sure yet. The Coonan Type 1C news has made me rethink what I originally was planning. I might put my Imbel GL back up for sale depending on Coonan's offering.

That said, I am kind of curious as to what Pat has up his sleeve. He mentioned in the Imbel GB thread that he was working a deal for some Imbel kits. If they're really nice, that might be a cool way to go, or maybe some form of para build just to have something different than the others I'm building.

Time (& money!!) will tell!

HR

nitro450exp
April 13, 2011, 07:30
Hello,

18" Para.

Nitro

MistWolf
April 13, 2011, 07:56
I originally bought the Imbel "just in case" figuring I'd better grab one now. Then, someone put a few matching number Imbel kits up for sale in the MP.

Sometimes I really hate the MP

Ductapeman
April 13, 2011, 19:05
Another Para, but since I don't have a "proper" kit, it'll end up being a mutt. So far I have a barrel and a gas tube, and a prepaid receiver I haven't seen yet. I have a decent Imbel barrel I got from Pat Jones :bow:; was going to shorten it to 18", but now I think I'll leave it alone and see how I like it (I can always cut it back later). Lower will likely be DSA, bought in several stages.

Who do you all recommend to cut the top-cover cut into the upper? I would love to use a tabbed cover. :fal:

Conagher
April 13, 2011, 20:13
I'm building a custom Para FAL with the GL receiver, DSA Para lower, NOS Argie rear sight, DSA carrier, Imbel 16" recrowned and threaded barrel, Moses 3 prong Hurricane long flash hider, UTG Quad Rail handguard, Falcon Arms buttstock, DSA top cover, DSA pistol grip, Tapco Gas piston, etc.

Hoot G
April 13, 2011, 20:49
For you guys that want para cuts, you might want to see if Pat will do them before he ships. I don't know if he will or can, but it's worth asking, methinks.

:)

4markk
April 13, 2011, 21:15
Originally posted by Hoot G
For you guys that want para cuts, you might want to see if Pat will do them before he ships. I don't know if he will or can, but it's worth asking, methinks.
:)

That's a great idea .... it is a lot harder afterwards.

rtracy111
April 14, 2011, 00:49
Would anybody have access to the prints for the PARA cuts needed to convert these. I know a pretty good smith that could probably do the cuts. I would also like to add the inch mag cuts. As for asking Pat to do the cuts prior to shipping, I am not sure I have not went back through the thread, but I think it was asked and the response was no custom work on the group buy. If it is not taken from the post I am looking PARA all the way.

Thanks

Ductapeman
April 14, 2011, 16:13
I thought about asking Pat if he could do them, but he's a one-man shop with a hell of a lot on his plate just getting the uppers out . . . so don't want to bother him with it. I'll ask again when all the metalheads are back and settled down from Knob Creek.

4markk
April 14, 2011, 21:23
I picked mine up from the FFL this evening. Looks like I'll have something to do this weekend .... :biggrin: ....

Hoot G
April 15, 2011, 01:13
Somewhere around here is a step by step tutorial for cutting the para nose cut. I'd find it for ya, but I'm too lazy tonight, sorry. ;)

MistWolf
April 16, 2011, 19:27
My Para runs just fine without the cuts

troda
April 16, 2011, 19:40
Have gear logo. GB one will be 2nd one. First is goin on a Imbel, Second was gonna be for STG. Might get a Connan 1c for that. Maybe use GB GL for a G1

puma357
April 18, 2011, 17:27
Originally posted by mp
Imbel on Imbel...the way God intended it.


+1 :fal:

W.E.G.
April 18, 2011, 17:53
Originally posted by mp
Imbel on Imbel...the way God intended it.

This is my rifle,... there are many like it...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/FAL/5000withsling.jpg

Lniceshot
April 18, 2011, 19:02
Already built it. a real Frankenfal. Rhodie lower, G-1 17" bbl., BGS gas plug, tube, and regulator, Imbel bipod-cut H/Gs, Inch sand cut bolt carrier/bolt. Shot several 2.5-3 MOA groups this AM with RG, using a red dot. My new favorite fun gun. Pic in Post #328, Imbel G/B thread.

msnyder
April 18, 2011, 22:26
My 3 are done. 2 STG's and 1 Imbel.

Krink545
April 18, 2011, 22:32
Where can I find a Imble kit?
I see DSA has some listed. Anyone have some feedback?

msnyder
April 18, 2011, 22:35
"Where can I find a Imble kit?"


2 kits in marketplace right now:

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=308775

phillyray
April 21, 2011, 20:58
Originally posted by msnyder
My 3 are done. 2 STG's and 1 Imbel.

No pics?:cry:

You know we like to see STG's!:]

nitro450exp
May 08, 2011, 10:53
Hello,

My upper should be here by end of NEXT week.
Lower is lonely.

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/members/nitro450exp-10618/albums/other/41688-p2170289.jpg

Soon, Will post pics after the marriage.

Nitro

LaConservationist
May 12, 2011, 22:18
Just courious as to the head spacing of your builds on these GL receivers, what are the LS sizes have you guys been encountering?
Thanks

LaC

CTW
May 13, 2011, 15:33
Originally posted by Hoot G
I have a ZA marked Imbel kit that the GL will complete. :)

Hoot I have a ZA marked imbel on gear logo imbel and its one of my favorites.

LaConservationist
May 13, 2011, 16:11
Well as promised ( with all associate props, well ok penalize me for no BARE TOES :rolleyes: )here is my StG kit with all number EXCEPT barrel matching. On my GB IMBEL GL receiver. She runs GREAT, although NOT stretched her out yet I will hopefully tomorrow!!

THANKS!
LaC

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_gvAmA4-3Lp4/Tc2d0GhK2SI/AAAAAAAAD3w/Z03TOnrWfIw/s640/DSCF0861.JPG

Hoot G
May 13, 2011, 16:12
CTW that's cool! I was trying to figure out a justification for buying one of Pat's receivers, and found that ZA Imbel kit. I'm concentrating on RSA and Rhodie FAL's, and I decided to stretch it to any or the African versions, so that worked. I hope it comes together like yours!

Teufeldog
May 15, 2011, 08:54
As soon as I find an Chrome-lined barrel kit I'll be building an Imbel on Imbel.

nitro450exp
May 18, 2011, 17:53
Well it is in the mail.
I had the para cut GL reciever barreled and headspaced by Pat and it in in the mail.
Soon to be mated to my lower with Old South Gun Wood Walnut PG and 3 slot handguards.
With the extended para stock.

Will update this weekend I hope.

Nitro

nitro450exp
May 20, 2011, 07:39
Here is the latest revision , still waiting for the upper from Pat.

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/members/nitro450exp-10618/albums/other/46887-p5040292.jpg

Nitro

nitro450exp
May 25, 2011, 21:00
Hello,

Done !
:cool: :fal:

See link:

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=3141667#post3141667

Cheers
Nitro