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Ripple pipe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bastard cat 1, May 8, 2009.

  1. I've been interested in the ripple pipe, so I'm building a machine to make it. If everything goes as planned the pipe will have 24 inches of ripple in the middle and 2 inches of straight pipe on either end. It will probably take another month to get it in order. I will keep a post on the progress.
     

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  2. Salty
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    swueet....lots folks were askin about it some time back.....keep us in the loop....and post up pics of the contraption....we always like tools....
     
  3. skunx1964
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    eh, im lost. explain?
     
  4. He wants to build a machine to build beautiful pipe like this. (borrowed pic:cool:)

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  5. skunx1964
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    ooooooohh, nifty. i figured it was something like that :) looks cool
     
  6. RAY With
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    Looks cool but how durable is it? I use the regular chrome pipe with stick hose for the last 50 years and still works--LOL
     
  7. Docco
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    Any details on how the riple pipe machine will work?
     
  8. FiddyFour
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    its just 16 gauge exhaust pipe chromed... convoluted pipe. last plenty long

    was a huge thread on this stuff not long ago
     
  9. FiddyFour
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    only one way to find out... thats your homework assignment for this weekend...

    hey, you asked
     
  10. HRK-hotrods
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    Hmmmm. Wonder if that would work on Stainless Steel tubing? (I love my stainless exhaust, do it once and never worry about it again!)
     
  11. You can still get it at Pep Boys.
     
  12. Superior tubing still makes the convoluted stuff it, I contacted them and asked if they could do a special order for us, they said 30 stick minimum order, and it was cheap too, like $12 a stick...

    When I asked if anybody wanted it in on a group buy, nothing but crickets chirping.

    Oh well...
     
  13. mikes51
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    I believe if you look closely, the Pep boys tubing has "rings" that are larger diameter than the smooth sections of the pipe. Where as the old time Fenton ripple pipes, the rings are not bigger but the same diameter throught the whole length of the pipe. Like the pic shown by the previous poster.

    I think both look fine chromed but if you are a stickler for details the even ones are more correct.
     
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  14. Evel
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    YES!!! thats the way Alex Gambino did on May Cause dangerous...

    I would love to see how this machine turns out,,, sounds good..
     
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  15. Evel
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    Alex used Stainless...
     

  16. That stuff would make great looking zoomies!
     
  17. Evel
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    Pepboys Style
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Damn it EVEL! That's to fucking cool!

    Like your damn car isn't cool enough!
     
  19. If my machine works right the pipe will look like the pipe in evels post. All I can say is preasure.
     
  20. jick
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    very cool!...keep us posted dude....i'd really be into getting hold of some of that for my project.
     
  21. Evel
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    Very interesting.. Pressure... huh...

    So will you make them out of stainless??? that would be bad ass.... regular steel wouldn't
    be that crazy since you can still get the piping online and at Pep boys..

    Please keep us posted..
     
  22. Rocket Scientist Chris
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    Perhaps, hydroforming? :)
     
  23. Some of the last machining is being done on the machine. I will try stainless to where it could be welded on and polished.
     
  24. Philbilly
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    I saw the tooling that he made for this. Its very cool and I can't wait to see the first piece of rippled pipe come from it.
     
  25. touchdowntodd
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    superior is on bullshit.. they said the same thing to me like $300 minimum order, and i was ready to pony up... i set up a deal with 4-5 different diameters and lengths, and was gonna spend $500 to have it sittin around and to help people out..

    ive written em back every two weeks for a year... still nothing..

    crap...

    get that piping done i love it!
     
  26. skidsteer
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    I actually have a piece of the original J.C.Whitney pipe, about 5 ft long, with the original wrapper still on it. It went begging for a bid on that e-gay site, but getting it chromed sounds like a winner to me.
     
  27. BAILEIGH INC
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    Man that looks sweet! I like it.

    What kind of machine does that? Swager?
     
  28. Still waiting on the machine shop. With the replies I'm getting I hope this damn thing works up to par! This thing is an experiment for my brain anyway, but if you don't try you'll never do. I'll keep an update.
     
  29. Gambino_Kustoms
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    thats the real shit ( above )

    and the stuff we made below

    [​IMG]

    the other stuff is exhaust pipe made to bend with out a pipe bender if you have them side by side there is a differance the stuff in the pics here is like what fenten used to make and in the pics in the lil book adds
     
  30. BAILEIGH INC
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    I like the look. What machine does this?
     

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