Ok, I've never touched or used a "C" Maglite before, so it will be a new experience.
I started out with a 2C maglite and wanted to make it a shorty. I figured the only way to do that was with a 26650. The barrel will be bored to approximately 27mm ID. EDIT: Can't go 27mm, but I got it as large as the internal thread dimension for the tailcap. If it doesn't slide in the threaded area, then it doesn't matter if it slides in the rest of the way.
Here's a couple of photos of the work so far.
I have cut down the barrel using the human lathe method. Here's how it looks in the hand.
Here's just the barrel. The joint line is hidden by the head.
In order to get it short as possible, I am going with the tailcap switch again, only this time it will be a McClicky, due to lack of room for a Judco.
Yes I do mess things up... Frequently... Good thing Textured paint will cover it completely.
I will sell this host when it's done,(I was informed it's spoken for already [Rich] ), only this time I will include a heatsink with it, (edit) but it will be a simple, plain undrilled heatsink. (In other words, just a small hunk of rod stock). That's all for now. More later.
Well I decided to take care of that ugly mistake on the tailcap and did a little cosmetics along with it. Here's a couple photos. I think I'm done with the cosmetic end of it now.
Greased Lightning, files, sandpaper, steel wool polish and some time to do it all.
Rich - Will this Eye Candy satisfy your sweet tooth for a little while??
I won't get the switch till next week and when I do, I will try to give some details about how it goes in.