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Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 13, 2016 10:33PM
Picked up a couple of Mars shafts, one for the GPX 5000 the other for a future mod. Had a similar type setup on the GPX using a Deus shaft, but needed the Deus shaft for another detector and today replaced the Deus shaft with a Mars shaft setup.

Feels good, Very tight no play and collapses down to backpack size.

I'll take it out tomorrow for a local relic hunt, can't go wrong on the price especially built tough made with top quality materials.

Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR




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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Mega
Date: August 15, 2016 10:03PM
Paul,thats a very nice job that you have done on that GPX,i remember you doing the same with the Deus shaft as well,another one that may well do as well is the Golden Mask telescopic one as well,i have been using one of these GM shafts for 6 months on my Deus,also Steve H has bought and used one recently as well,when i bought mine at christmas time the price then was half of what a Deus one cost and the quality is superb in carbon fibre.

Love seeing your new detecting designs,you are very talented in what you produce.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 15, 2016 10:28PM
Thanks Mega,

I really like the Mars setup, already have about 4-5 hours on it with the GPX since posting..

Yes, I agree on the Golden Mask telescopic shaft. I purchased one about a year and half ago. Great setup, currently using it with my Blisstool V6.. Was on my Bliss v5, now on the v6.

Have one Mars shaft left, that will go on a future mod. May pick up another, these are great!

Thanks Mega,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR




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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: August 17, 2016 12:15AM
Paul very nice setup! Really enjoying my GPX and can see how that would be a (pack in to hunt dream) setup.

Been a while sense chatting with you, hope your doing fine over your way.

Tom

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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 17, 2016 01:58AM
Hello Tom,

Good to hear from you, boy it's been a while. And you bet nothing like swinging a GPX for raw depth, great relic detector.

Yes, I haven't been posting on the other forums. Took a break, actually banded myself from a a few forums. But I'll be going back to a couple, soon.

Thanks Tom,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: August 28, 2016 12:43AM
Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: joe klecz
Date: October 26, 2016 11:41AM
That conversion is fantastic ,, need to do that on my gpx 4500 ,, so which shafts did you use on the control box shaft mount ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2016 11:43AM by joe klecz.

Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: artd
Date: November 25, 2016 01:43PM
Old Cali do u have issue with bumping ground balance while detecting or is it a non issue

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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Old California
Date: November 26, 2016 01:59PM
No issue with bumping GB or other issues, setup is flawless.

Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Old California
Date: November 26, 2016 02:03PM
Thanks Joe,

I use the original Mars shaft, was not quite as easy as the Deus shaft but with a little work was able to use the original GPX mounting hardware.

I'll post close up pics soon, been off line for awhile let me catch up with email/PM's and such.

Thanks
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Smigo
Date: December 17, 2016 06:43PM
That looks great, makes the original look pretty ordinary actually.

Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: mrsspk
Date: January 30, 2017 04:12PM
I would really like to see the close up pics of the nounting to the control box. I have the Mars shaft on my AKA Sorex Pro as well as an AT Pro. I love these shafts and may want to do the same with my GP3500

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Re: Mars shaft for GPX, Pretty cool!
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 01, 2017 12:12AM
You bet, ill try and post a closeup tomorrow.

Thank you for asking.

Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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Added pictures with rear mount.
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 05, 2017 11:10AM
Sorry for the delay with posting additional closeup pics with the Mars shaft setup, here are a couple without the padded housing protector.

Will include one with pad two without, also want to add the Deus shaft works great with the GPX mounting bracket as well. Auctally, the Deus shaft was easier to mount while the Mars needed additional fabricating the shaft to mount the GPX mounting bracket.

Thank you for your patience,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR




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