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02-26-2017 04:10 PM New exhaust system cont.
I got a couple of 3 inch exhaust pipes and split them most of the way down the side. I then crushed them in a vise to flatten out the ends. Then worked the tips inside of the pipes and tack welded them in place. A little recheck to see if I am where I want to be.


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02-26-2017 04:08 PM New exhaust system
My old exhaust went out the back which had two problems I my axle kept hitting the pipe and 2 my tail pipe was only about .250 inches from my fuel tank. I wanted something different something like the old flat NASCAR exhaust. I started with some 1.5 x 2.5 inch tube cut them on an angle. I then welded them together. I blocked it up to see what it would look like, not too bad.


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02-26-2017 04:05 PM New steering column hanger
Well it’s winter and too much time on my hands. I decided to update my steering column hanger. My old hanger was the original and I modified it for a high beam indicator light. I decided to add some extra lights (parking brake and battery}. I started with a piece of .75” aluminum. I used a hole saw to machine a hole for the column. Then drilled out holes for the LED lights. I then machined the engine turning to the front and both sides. I used a label maker to indicate what the lights are for. I did not think that it so good so I made a plate to cover the label.


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01-29-2017 12:31 PM New carpet cont.
I didn’t want to fray my carpet when I screwed plates to the floor. I bought an electric soldering iron and found that the tip was .250 inches in diameter. I took a .250 bolt and turned a point on it to use as a replacement tip. As I found the nutserts under the carpet I then melted a hole where the screw would


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01-29-2017 12:29 PM New carpet
My old carpet was looking very worn so I got a piece of eBay. To keep it from fraying I used a soldering gun to cut the holes in the carpet. I got a cutting tip for my gun and it worked great.


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