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    Posted: 28 March 2007 at 8:20pm

OK, I have a friend who has this friend who got this ion from a friend. Somehow I ended up with it because it didn't work. This ion was so trashed I almost tossed it. Then I got to thinkin how cheap I could get this gun up and running. I told me friend I could do it with $65, he didn't believe me. So to prove him wrong, this is what I did.

Stock ion reg w/ reg grip-$13

Stock ion board-$32

Green dye sticky grips-$5

new eyes w/ wiring harness-$7

Stock ion barrel-$0(e-mailed smart parts, they sent me one)

300psi gauge-$3.50

Stock ion trigger-$0(got it from my local store)

Total money invested-$63.50

Heres some pics anyway...

 

 



Edited by Bird-Dog - 29 March 2007 at 5:03pm

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For $65, you really cant beat it. Looks good considering the circumstances. Should make a nice loaner and/or primary gun(if you're going to invest in it).
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Ya, i'm gonna be picking up an ion here pretty soon for around $75 maybe a little less. Only things needed are reg and a gauge. But thats a great deal you got.
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looks christmassy. i like it
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Originally posted by Bird-Dog Bird-Dog wrote:

OK, I have a friend who has this friend who got this ion from a friend. Somehow I ended up with it because it didn't work. 



sounds like it might have been illegally acquired somewhere down the road.



but seriously for $65 youcant beat it, and my impy was multicolored when i got it.
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Nice! Not only was it probably a fun project, but you now know your marker inside and out better than most guys who just buy one online.
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Nice save, i'm not one for the ion, but great job.

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It is colorfull.

O yeah I hate you. Wish I could get a decent marker for $65


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Originally posted by stick_boy_2002 stick_boy_2002 wrote:



sounds like it might have been illegally acquired somewhere down the road.  

It "fell off the truck".


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Actually it was all legal. I also received B2K w/ PDS, but theres no way I can even fix it for less than I can buy a new one. The insides are totally ripped out and needs other minor things.

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So what did you tell smart parts to get the barrel because i really need a barrel for mine bad.
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I just told them I bought mine and it didnt have one. They asked fr the serial number then my address. Thats all. No paying for shipping or nothing.

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Did you say you bought it used or new?
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hey i had the same thing happen to me my friends friend.. was bought an ion for $5 bucks.. just 5 dollars... but he never plays paintball..he bought it at some wearhouse that was closing down..  and he bought some airsoft guns and that.. and i was looking at the box and it said defective item on the box.. i told him id give him 50 bucks for it right then and there.. and he took the money.. the only thing wrong w/ it was needed a new battery.. lol.. weird huh?
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way to go. you have such ingenuity to save a potenital gun from going in the trash.  Does it operate pretty consistently?
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The ion I rebuilt works like a charm. Flawless and feels solid. 

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Good deal. Nice job.
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It's not much for looks but i don't give a crap. 65$ is amazing good job man.


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