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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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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

View PostStarionslider, 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 21 February 2018 - 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!




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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 25 February 2018 - 09:55 AM

View Post19cturbo, on 18 February 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:



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

Mines got a 4" od bullet under the car so thats my low spot hahaha.  It is super quiet tho. The turbo makes it real quiet then the muffler takes almost all the raspiness and drone out. Its definitely a silent killer. Even my dyno guy that tunes it said "this thing is so low key nobody would even kno wt.... just happened after you gap them LOL"

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:26 PM

since my last update, ive picked up a haltech 950 and new harness, 2 spal fans, borla muffler and a lokar throttle cable.

Got to finish up the exhaust, this 3.5 inch is huge! its taking up a big area! LOL but i think its going to sound awesome! so i finished that up, and dropped the engine back out so i could finish up the tunnel and start working on the engine bay, its getting a fresh new look!

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Edited by 19cturbo, 01 March 2018 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:29 PM

I decided to drop the motor out the bottom and see how that goes, so far so good... a little sketchy, but ill come up with a better solution on that! time to start on the engine bay and button up the interior.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

The time has come.. the time to modify the frame rails to give me some extra room and start cleaning up the engine bay and get it ready for paint. Removing most brackets and filling some unused holes then paint prep. I also went over the trans tunnel with some seam sealer inside and out.. I painted it all black when i was done but i guess i forgot to snap a pic.
The frame rails are two layers. so when i cut it out i tacked the two sides together in may places before i welded it back in. I also had to remove part of another inside bracket, just drilled some spot welds and took them off.. then just trimmed the patch pieces to fit in flush and give me the room i was after.


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then i cut a brakeline.. oops
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Edited by 19cturbo, 04 March 2018 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

Frame rails, there is 2 layers, once i had them trimmed i tac welded the layers together in several places then welded the patch back in. I had to remover part of the inner brackets on the outer skin i cut off by drilling out the spot welds and just knocking them off.. overall, happy with the results..

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Edited by 19cturbo, 04 March 2018 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:18 AM

I seriously considered doing that.  Even thought about making it very thin between the crossmember and firewall, just for the extra room for headers.  May end up doing it on my personal car if I ever get to it.  LOL

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:26 PM

Lots of work there, looks great and keep up the great work!
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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:57 PM

View Postslowquest, on 05 March 2018 - 08:18 AM, said:

I seriously considered doing that.  Even thought about making it very thin between the crossmember and firewall, just for the extra room for headers.  May end up doing it on my personal car if I ever get to it.  LOL

My headers without wrap don't touch. But they do after I wrapped them. So I just decided to save my self the butt pain and notch the frame rail.  Almost certain I'll thank myself later! lol. One day you've got to do your own!
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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:02 PM

View Postmbruneaux, on 05 March 2018 - 03:26 PM, said:

Lots of work there, looks great and keep up the great work!

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:07 AM

Did you weld up those holes where the idler arm went?  Seems like you could get a little more rigidity by welding to those through-holes.  Nice work!  Have you checked swaybar clearance with the pan?  I slotted my mounts a bit and my sway bar fits, but pretty sure its going to contact the pan during normal driving.  Thinking Im gonna notch the subframe and push everything back another half inch or so.




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