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Old trap revival diy #8102344
03/18/24 02:31 AM
03/18/24 02:31 AM
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So I have quite a few victor #2 dls with pinch pans.. a bunch of them have been hammered down for pan tension too many times and that trick no longer works... so I decided to make them dogless... It was a sucess!!
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Remove old pan and dog
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Cut the Bridger #2 dogless pan as shown or to your liking. Cut a piece of 3/16 ID tube 1 3/32" long and weld on where pan sits flat when set.. it's very important that it's inside diameter is 3/16.
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U want the tube to be directly under the jaw
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Now make minor adjustments to level pan out and enjoy.. you also have pan tension now
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Last edited by DirtyD; 03/18/24 02:48 AM. Reason: Add pictures

lassier les bon temps rouler!!!!!!!!
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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102406
03/18/24 06:38 AM
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A+ DirtyD

Makes me wish i knew how to weld


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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102478
03/18/24 09:10 AM
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Well done DD. Nice work, thanks for sharing.


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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102506
03/18/24 09:45 AM
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I did this with some #4 DLS. Not hard to do with a few simple tools.


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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102602
03/18/24 11:42 AM
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Interesting. Do you have a way to test what the pan tension is from the front to the back of the pan?

Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102751
03/18/24 03:53 PM
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Kool post!


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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102805
03/18/24 05:20 PM
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That looks good DirtyD… Like to see a picture of your 4 DLS 20Scout!!! Reworked a bunch of 3 DLS with paws-I-trip & Step downs. Really helps those older traps.

Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: James Peterson] #8102857
03/18/24 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by James Peterson
That looks good DirtyD… Like to see a picture of your 4 DLS 20Scout!!! Reworked a bunch of 3 DLS with paws-I-trip & Step downs. Really helps those older traps.

Will have to dig through my boxes of traps to find them but will see what I can do.


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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: ~ADC~] #8102859
03/18/24 06:35 PM
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No I don't... but I can always cut the pan down smaller if needed... I do a lot of blind trail sets, so I'm hoping that bigger pan makes a difference on that.. I only got a dozen pans to test out... ima have to wait till next year unless I go set for coyote. Right now the pan is still loose. I would assume it would be void of a dead spot like any other dogless trap.

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lassier les bon temps rouler!!!!!!!!
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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102882
03/18/24 07:08 PM
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Was looking for one I had converted to just the dogless without the major mods like I had done on this one but my method was the same. This one has MB550 OS jaws but stock jaws work just as well. As you can see I cut the tab off as I thought it was unnecessary.
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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8102972
03/18/24 08:44 PM
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Ima base plate all the ones I'm doing this too.. haven't got that far yet.. was js trying g to figure out location of things and see what works first... 1.5 coil jaws fit great on these old #2 dls... might get a few offsets to try out on these... them #2dls is my go to catch all trap...


lassier les bon temps rouler!!!!!!!!
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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8103014
03/18/24 09:17 PM
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Nice job guys, it’s fun tinkering with those double long springs!

Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: James Peterson] #8103053
03/18/24 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by James Peterson
Nice job guys, it’s fun tinkering with those double long springs!

Yes it is!!


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Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: DirtyD] #8104881
03/21/24 09:05 AM
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Scout did you also use the #2 bridger pans on the #4’s ?

Nice job you guys !

Last edited by Golf ball; 03/21/24 09:12 AM.
Re: Old trap revival diy [Re: Golf ball] #8105399
03/21/24 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Golf ball
Scout did you also use the #2 bridger pans on the #4’s ?

Nice job you guys !

Yes


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