So I guess everyone knows that gbox can be a very decent squonker, but the squonk bottle is terrible and the whole rigid rod mechanism is even worse.
Being a good engineer, I decided to improve the situation.
First of all I ordered myself a pack of 5 Squonk bottles from fasttech (YFTK Replacement bottom feed …)
Next part was to dig out my rare earth magnets pack that was used to magnetize my old warhammer 40k models.
I took the gbox apart, removed the dreadful rod mechanism (held in by 2 philips screws)
The magnet pack came with matching drill bits, so I drilled out the screw holes and installed magnets on both sides
The mod can now take a normal soft silicone squonk bottle, and I don’t need to open the battery doors to replace the bottle
And it looks perfect when closed
As you can see in this last photo i scuffed the paint a bit when I drilled out the screw holes (and the glue still didn’t dry properly since I did this literally 10 minutes ago)
The screw holes will be filled out with black milliput, smoothed out, and i will probaby sand and repant the whole back section (update will be posted when applicable )
Super simple mod done in 15 minutes.