Also i just mocked up the front bushing in eMachineshop, but the cost came out to nearly $800 dollars.
Never, ever get your work done at a machine shop unless you use 100 dollar bills as kindling. Find a more creative way. Right now, I'm thinking flange-type fittings rather than threaded ones, using polycarb plate, epoxy to attach the plates to the pipes, and bolts to hold them together. Really, you could probably whip that together yourself if you had a drill press and some determination.
If I really need a lathe, I just wait until I can get some time in the metalworking shop at school.
i mentioned the clear hybrid to DYI but he killed my idea
I did? I don't even remember that. Thinking of it now, it might be a fun little project to work on. Done on a mini scale, you could just bore it out of polycarb bar stock, and use normal pipe taps for the threaded connections. Now we just need to get Larda to start selling 3000psi rated clear unions...