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FN2000/ION WIP/journal

#1 User is offline   Ethrealwolf 

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:20 PM

This is a mod I've been planning for some time- I've always liked the look of the FN2000, and I've found my local airsoft community to be infuriating in enough cases to not bother with the sport anymore (not on field, but off.)

anyway, I had a FN2000 I'd bough for that but since they've irritated me, and I have a perfectly (mostly perfectly) good ion laying around, I figured why the hell not? anyway, this is day 1.

I actually gutted the barrel and hopup assembly last night- pretty easy, because of how it detaches from the main body of the gun. So this is just mainbody disassembly and gutting. I've also kind of placed the ion parts in there- need to make a new trigger linkage arm for the Microswitch on the board, but other than that and a feedneck, it looks like I'll need to do very little fabrication.

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Mainbody disassembled, with the gearbox and piston and motor and all that sitting outside the gun (the metal stuff there)

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The ion parts, stripped down- the eyes aren't fitted in place (yet) and the detents are out at the moment- I'm actually planning to get killa detents.

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Initial test fit- the parts are just placed in there really, I'll probably have to clear out some space in the gun for a battery (I'm thinking of extending the harness leads out a little bit and seeing if i can hide that battery in the foregrip- though that seems foolish, given that the original battery compartment is perfectly good and only needs to be scaled down.) I need to get it sited pretty well so a loader is out of the way- I'm thinking of grinding down a piece of 3/4inch brass pipe to fit like a SP8 feedneck and using that- not sure just yet, and I'll have to play around with that whole "feedneck" thing a bit before I'm comfortable with it.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:07 PM

Hah...I've been waiting to see if anyone would do a FN2000. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do one with an A5. I did one with a P90, but thought the FN2000 would be too bulky. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. If it's sweet, I'll do mine with an A5. Good luck.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:53 PM

cool. I dont think anyone has modded an FN2000 before :)

Now if you get some cool night vision goggles, you could look like Splinter Cell. The SC20K was an FN2000 :)
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:06 PM

That. Is. AWESOME! I, too, love the look of the F2000. It just screams "futuristic."
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:10 PM

View Post-SMITTY-, on May 20 2009, 02:53 AM, said:

cool. I dont think anyone has modded an FN2000 before :)

Now if you get some cool night vision goggles, you could look like Splinter Cell. The SC20K was an FN2000 :laugh:

There have been a few, the first I think was by Funky Diver:

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Remember that you have taken out the Ion frame and therefore need fittings to bring the regulator to the internals.
e.g. the adaptor from Palmer Pursuits,but then you will still need additional fittings. It may get a bit tight in the body, and I believe it was with this FN 2000 that Funky made a remote regulator in his belt.


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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:14 PM

Funky Diver and WarCowboy have done some pretty sweet mods including the FN2000 and P90.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:46 AM

View Postblackcelldrumr15, on May 19 2009, 11:14 PM, said:

Funky Diver and WarCowboy have done some pretty sweet mods including the FN2000 and P90.


Yeah, actually, it was their mods that inspired me to try my own. I'm going to try and just chop the stock frame up and use that, instead of buying more parts- I'm on a fairly limited budget right now, and still need a marker- My other just went to Texas as part of my belated birthday gift to my girlfriend.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:28 PM

Looks like it's coming along nicely.

Also, guys, it's called the F2000. Fabrique Nationale F2000. The civilian semi auto version is the FS2000.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

View Postslowerpig81, on May 20 2009, 01:28 PM, said:

Looks like it's coming along nicely.

Also, guys, it's called the F2000. Fabrique Nationale F2000. The civilian semi auto version is the FS2000.


Ah, so it is. I'd always seen it referred to as the FN2000- my bad there.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:40 PM

The work is looking good thus far; it would appear that things inside actually line up such that you might be able to bottom-feed from where the magazine well is located.


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 05:08 PM

View Postjosef_k, on May 23 2009, 08:40 PM, said:

The work is looking good thus far; it would appear that things inside actually line up such that you might be able to bottom-feed from where the magazine well is located.


I'd been thinking of that- but the magwell is actually kind of thin. More likley, I'll gut a 30 round mag from the attic- the fittings are the same for real steel mags and the airsoft ones, I think, and run my ASA and air lines up through the mag and back down to the reg in the gun- because otherwise, it'll be a bit of a puzzle trying to fit the reg and all the asa attachments inside the gun.... and honestly, I'd rather not run the reg externally, even though I could pretty easily get away with it- I have to modify my air tank pouch anyway for my vest, and it wouldn't be that hard to attach a reg pouch to the airtank one.

I need to get out the dremel and start removing some of the internal bracing in there too- just to get it out of the way, the Ion's breech and firing can are shaped differently than the airsoft assembly. I'm also trying to decide if I want to move the microswitch off the board and site it behind the trigger and just wire it back together- or if i want to make a trigger arm that extends the length of the gun back to the switch- which is what the airsoft assembly had already done.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 05:29 PM

Ah, my favorite gun. Would buy it if I had the cash.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:25 PM

oh mah gawd. I <3 FN2000
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:32 PM

Heh, I handled the FS2000 (civvy legal semi only) today, after firing an MP5 on full auto at the gun range. It's quite the ergonomic gun, makes bullpup worthwhile. In my opinion, the best 5.56mm rifle you can buy today. If I was 18 and had $2500 to spend, I'd buy one.

Also handled the PS90, also ergonomic, even though it's a weak gun and I'd rather have a MP5 (more ergonomic IMO).

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:11 PM

SWEET splinter Cell SC20K.

Thats how I know the shape, but the FN2000 looks cool.

Ima still call it the SC20K though :ghillie:
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