|12-24-2006 05:28 PM|
I would think it would be better welded too. Nice DIY tool.
You guys come up with some great ideas. Good team effort.
Now I have another thing to build.
|12-24-2006 07:22 AM|
|12-24-2006 12:20 AM|
|smoke||Did you weld the nut to the back of the angle iron or did you use that as the nut to turn? I would think you could do it either way.|
|12-21-2006 11:45 PM|
|Classix_Lover||That's definately a very cool way to disassemble your exhaust. Brilliant!|
|12-21-2006 10:00 PM|
|home brew||russlaferrera - thanks for that tip. Should be able to use a variance of that on several other types of jobs.|
|12-21-2006 04:57 PM|
|poncho62||We don't need no fancy, shmancy, store bought tools...............|
|12-21-2006 04:47 PM|
|1ownerT||Great idea! I have been needing to do the same thing, I kept putting it off not wanting to spend the bucks on a store bought device.|
|12-21-2006 04:23 PM|
|oldred||Russ, Neat tool That comes under the heading of "now why did'nt I think of that" !|
|12-21-2006 02:42 PM|
I got them apart - and used russlaferrera's suggestion. The cost was $2.97 for 2 HD 2.250clamps, two scrap pieces of 1.5x .125 angle iron, two 8" pieces of .4375 all thread, some nuts, and a little welding. It was all bolted up, the joint sprayed with WD-40, a couple of scrap pieces of steel against the mufflers to prevent damage and Voila', off they came. The left side was a bear to come apart, the right was easy. Now the fun of building the 'H' pipe !!
|12-20-2006 06:12 AM|
Guys, thanks for the ideas and tool suggestions - I'll stop at my local (real car parts) store to see if they have an "official" tool. If not, well, we'll try one of the mail order places.
I'm trying to do as little damage as possible - everything is new and as yet, unrun.
|12-19-2006 11:30 PM|
|Classix_Lover||Angle grinder with a cutting wheel attachment, should be no problem.|
|12-19-2006 08:15 PM|
Sorry I mis read your post..
Can you use 2 muffler clamps opposing each other on the tailpipe with 2 pieces of 1 1/2 angle iron with a 1/2 hole for threaded rod cut to a length to reach the muffler. Put some angle or flat stock against the muffler so the treaded rod will not damage it. Using a nut between the angle iron you should force the pipe out A little heat may help...russ
|12-19-2006 07:21 PM|
What the best option I can see then would be to "slice" the outer peice (carefully and minimally to allow re-use) as poncho says, and then take a pipe expander to "reshape" the inner and the outer pipes. Otherwise, maybe you have connections with a local exhaust place that would be able to remake a shorter extension that you could install in the place of what you cut. Either way, good luck.
In a while, Chet.
|12-19-2006 07:10 PM|
|poncho62||I don't thinki that he wants to cut the pipe, he wants to be able to take it apart with the minimum of damage to it.............|
|12-19-2006 06:49 PM|
muffler /tailpipe tool
I have a KD tool that uses about 10 or so tubing cutter wheels mounted on a chain. You place the chain around the pipe then squeeze the handles while you rotate the tool a inch or so. Cuts the pipe quick...russ
KDT 2031 @ $26.20 National tool Warehouse
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