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Old 11-07-2006, 06:13 AM
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Ahh.. Looks like 8th inch steel. My guess is 15lbs.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:50 PM
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Ahh.. Looks like 8th inch steel. My guess is 15lbs.
Yes, it is 8th inch steel, or 12 gauge. Mine are 12x18 inches long and 4 inches tall, with 3 inch pipe to match the rest of the exhaust system. I bought 91 lbs of scrap sheetmetal to build them, so i'm estimating the weight to be around 20-40 lbs depending on the amount of steel left over. They are definently over heavy duty, but on a 4x4 like mine i can stand to have heavier as well as heavier duty to withstand those obstacles off roading. They flow over 5,000 rpms on my 402 stroker so i'm saying they do master flow. They aren't all that heavy to me but i could use the extra weight towards the rear of my truck, plus you can see them from the side which sets off, this is a built up truck, from hand made to store boughten, it has more than you think from the body.
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funny this should come up! i made an aluminum "FAUXMASTER" for my 89 gsxr 750. it goes bolted under the seat,and you have to look under, to see it. i made it curved also,so it would have more clearance over the rear tire. i would post pics, but i don't know how. maybe if someone lives near me, they can do it for me. i'm in l.a.
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I would really like to hear that clip!
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:53 AM
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I built my own mufflers in a flowmaster design but only because I needed a custom size and shape that Flowmaster doesn't build.


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Those look awesome! If it sounds half as good as they look, then that's the way to go!

Great job!

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Old 02-23-2007, 03:33 PM
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I built my own mufflers in a flowmaster design but only because I needed a custom size and shape that Flowmaster doesn't build.

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looks like a lot of time and fabrication there... looks like EXCELLENT work.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:15 PM
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Man I wish I had time to make some awesome mufflers like that. I don't think mine would look that nice though. That is nice work.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:33 AM
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Thanks. I've had to build just about evrything on this project. It's the only way to truely keep the build cost down.

Check out the steering wheel http://exphose.com/photo.aspx?photoi...Type=9&apage=3
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Wow, Walt, that is world class work there. I'd think you outdid what you couldn't buy.

To the guys who want to cut the mufflers apart=
I'd attempt something like what Klatt 89 is doing before attempting to cut stock mufflers apart. Thanks for the heads up Brian

Those look a bit on the heavy side but they should last a long time.

Moc one up out of carboard an see what it would look like and go from there.
you can probably pick up scrap but new sheet metal at a local machine shop or a local scrap yard. Cut, fit and low buck mufflers that may or may not mufflle.

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:29 PM
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I'd attempt something like what Klatt 89's friend is doing before attempting to cut stock mufflers apart.....
That was Klatt89 that did it...not me.
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ok, I see that now, It is still what I would attempt if I was trying to buiild my own the first go. I think it would be a lot easir to build new ones than mess with used ones. All the metal shouldn't cost more than a kingsized double quarterpounder meal. Maybe free if you hunt around a bit.
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wicked steering wheel.
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I managed to gather up alot of plate that had the holes cut, and pipe welded in out of the scrap in our welding class.

Not sure what kind of steel it is, not too heavy, looks a little bit thicker than mild steel. Have enough to make two very narrow mufflers out of it.

I wouldn't worry about rust either, its going to take a long time for anything more than sheetmetal to rust through too horrible. Just paint it with some Wal-Mart header paint and it shouldn't get too bad.

That stuff actually sticks also, worked for about two years on a log truck with crappy, mis-matched mufflers with no prep work at all. Didn't burn off.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:44 PM
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wicked steering wheel.
Don't you mean,
Woooo MOMMA! That steer'n wheel looks kinda purdy!
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