Who could make an 18650 E series body for me?

DrafterDan

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Yes, it's a shame Fivemega doesn't make these anymore. E head and C tail
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I do like the idea of working up an A2 Aviator, they are one of my favorite torches. I'm not too sure of the timeline, but I think the oldest versions have a skinny body and cannot be bored for 18650, but I know Tana has some nice LED modules, and Barry Milton/ Precision Works has bored the A2 before.
 

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IMHO the fastest, easiest, least expensive and perhaps best option is to bore for 18650 and be done with it. It seems like there's a guy on here that does that LOL.


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Isn't the wall especially under the threads of the head as tin as aluminium foil?
 

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I got this.
The top is 18650 body with tail cap for E head from Fivemega.
The lower is the 18650 body for E head and E tail cap from I forgot who.


 

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Ummm...
This what you're looking for?
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Can't remember who made these but this is an early "split body"
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I believe fivemega made his Split-bodies before these, so this is a late version of Split-bodies!
I have some of fivemega, and this version too.
I like fivemega Split-bodies better; Less loose parts!
This body has a very tiny loose connecting part in the upper part of the body, which have a bad habit of jumping out and hide when parts are being separated.
I have been crawling around on the floor many times to find it!
 
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I advise you not to such split bodies, since they are not only hard to find, but the threads are also vulnerable too

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Why do you think the threads are more vulnerable on these, than on standard E-type bodies?
They are not!
Only problem is separating the split if the threads have galled or got stuck othervise.
The outer surface is very smooth, no grip.
I have some parts of rubber conveyor belts, to put around the body and get a good grip, so not to ruin the surface too much.
 

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I got this.
The top is 18650 body with tail cap for E head from Fivemega.
The lower is the 18650 body for E head and E tail cap from I forgot who.




The top one must be one of the "experimental" versions fivemega made, look how thin the threaded part for the head is!
I remember the bottom version, but cannot remember either who made it.
Same concept as fivemega bodies, just a little different.
 

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They are all gone. Eric bought the last one.
I have a Leef C-E body and a Pineapple on the way from Australia.

I gave up the idea of an 18650 e-series body with e-series tailcap. I have an Oveready Ti e-series tailcap on the way and I'd like to use this and not anything else.
 

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Hmm
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For me the tailstanding SS body by fivemega is a no no, because of the - for me - unnecessary and bigger Tail (i have the normal one therefore) but when you like a normal tailcap (size, length, complexity), what is so much worse regarding the integrated switch?

There is no Zero rez possible, but apart from that, this setup seems to be the "better" way to build that body
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At least this body IS available ...
 
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Isn't the wall especially under the threads of the head as tin as aluminium foil?

Sorry for the late reply, just saw your post. Wall thickness at the threads is roughly 10 sheets of aluminum foil, the heavy duty version.

FWIW i've bored a number of these and none has ever failed mechanically.
 

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