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#41 Hoosierquest

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

What are you using yo cut your exhaust pipe?  Chop saw?  Looks good man. Nice work.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:07 PM

I do have a cheap chop saw. It requires more cleaning time after the cut than it does to cut it hahaha! But it works. As far as power tools all I'm using is the chop saw, and harbor freight table sander, angle grinder, and my Hobart welder. Nothing fancy here. Bend metal by hand.
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The only reason I'm doing it is basically... cause I can.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:32 PM

Thanks, will be doing an exhaust eventually was just curious on the items used. Looks doable.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:30 PM

worked on the car a bit today, really rainy and just wet here.. makes the garage miserable, everything you touch is wet.. but i got th lower support of the radiator finshed, which also serves as the front support for the hood latch. ill finish up the rest of the radiator mounting another day when it isnt so wet. and work on th exhaust some more. Got my 3.5 inch pipe.. and its HUGE going to be so tight fitting it in here hahah

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

worked a bit today on getting the radiator mounted up, and made the fan shroud, i cant cut the holes for the fans yet because i dont have them... but i got the hard part done. one step closer! had to cut the front lower support of the car out, had to do this on my other swap as well, gives me more room for the fan shroud, ill brace it back in and be good to go.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:47 PM

I hate the exhaust tunnel situation on these cars. Its always the lowest part if the car.  Lookin good tho man. I remember when i was doing mine it was always a good feeling to get one big section finished up and lookin good.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:30 PM

 Starionslider, on 18 February 2018 - 10:47 PM, said:

I hate the exhaust tunnel situation on these cars. Its always the lowest part if the car.  Lookin good tho man. I remember when i was doing mine it was always a good feeling to get one big section finished up and lookin good.

I'm running 3.5 inch pipe too. It's going to be really low. But I don't have much other choice here. I'll just have to deal with it. This pipe looks like a cannon! Lol
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

Is there enough room for flat exhaust pipe?


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:39 PM

View PostSFBMX88, on 20 February 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

Is there enough room for flat exhaust pipe?


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If I ever redo my 3" exhaust I will be using the oval pipe, didn't want to spend the money at the time but am thinking I should have.  3.5" must be even worse for ground clearance.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 PM

There is room. It would help for sure. But I'm on a money budget and this was way cheaper! I thought about trying to crush the pipe some at the subframe and rear axle. But I'm just gonna rock it for now and seeing how it goes. This car won't be as low as my silver one. But close!




 mbruneaux, on 20 February 2018 - 02:39 PM, said:


If I ever redo my 3" exhaust I will be using the oval pipe, didn't want to spend the money at the time but am thinking I should have.  3.5" must be even worse for ground clearance.

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The only reason I'm doing it is basically... cause I can.




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