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Projects 39 Standard Tudor build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by theHIGHLANDER, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. theHIGHLANDER
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    @1pickup it's a mounting stud that's in the stock crossmember back there. I used a 1/2" Rotobroach for the hole to keep it clean and easy (lots of wax), it comes with a nice heavy washer for the back side. Like I mentioned above, one of my surprises was the tilt in the stock crossmember at that point and it angled the bottom of the shock toward the front of the car. Again, my solution was to squeeze that area with a big 'C' clamp until the shock was plumb with the lower mount, and that was made easier by trimming the outer forward flange about 2 1/2" for clearance. I'll try to shag some close up shots with the pipes out of the way. When you know what you have to do it goes easier and faster, like the other side did;)
     
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  2. theHIGHLANDER
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    @1pickup here's some add'l upper shock pics. Note where the flange is cut on my crossmember...
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  3. theHIGHLANDER
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    Another chapter almost completed, pipes. I picked up where the pipes make their way through the rear of the main 'X' member at the back. I ended up keeping the tube size 2" as far back as I could before stepping up to the bigger 2 3/4" for the stainless tailpipes. Just because, I tried to keep each side as symmetrically opposite as possible:
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  5. theHIGHLANDER
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    They're NAPA heavy duty gas shocks. I still have the boxes for part# reference. Next update I'll post it along with some other stuff.
     
  6. theHIGHLANDER
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    One side ready to final weld n install. The tailpipe was the star of this show. I had a target in mind and placement too. I think I'll be alright with this:
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    There's a minor turndown at the end. I won't have it point down, each side will face just slightly outward. Seems to fit my vision of this better. It was a little aggravating but the other goal was to have the pipe be seen just below the rear fender. It's the only place I wanted exhaust to show outside the car. They're big, stainless, about 2 3/4" OD.
     
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  7. theHIGHLANDER
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    Both sides done and final welded. Gotta hang it all, make sure there's ample room in the their final positions to avoid the potential for rattles. I also have to get my head around final finish color. Might do the raw steel hi-temp owder on the head pipes, just high heat flat black on the rest, and of course the tails left bright stainless, but I am considering a nice brushed finish on the tails. Polsih em up pretty good, not perfect, then satin em down with an ultrfine Scotchbite pad. We'll see, my imagination favors the brushed look.

    Reminder pics of the head pipes:
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    Both tails in but not final hanging:
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