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    Dual 2.5 inch exhaust

    I did my first stainless TIG weld for the exhaust tonight. It's not the best looking weld in the world, but it should do.

    I think I have all the major parts on hand now. It will take a long time with all this stuff at the rate I work on things.

    All told I have headers, header adapters, O2 bungs, flexis, CATs, xpipe parts, resonators, straight through mufflers, over axle kit, a ton of flanges to bolt all that together, lots of gaskets, although I have to replace the header gaskets, and I still need some kind of hardware for the hangers.

    Once I get some of the basic welding done I can get under the car and figure out the fit and position of the rest.

    I've never done this level of exhaust work before. I hope I didn't bite off more than I can chew...

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    I built the exhaust for my car using aluminized steel 2.5" straight tubing and mandrel u-bends. Lots of measuring, angle finding, cutting the pieces from the u-bends keeping the correct angle, fitting, tacking, welding, grinding, finishing........................Probably slid under the car and then back out at least 200 times. I was 10 years younger then and don't think I could do it again, lol.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
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    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    I think in order to pull this off I'll have to finish stripping the parts car and dig a pit where it is, or else get the garage finished and cut a hole in the floor. It will take a lot of trips under there either way...

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    I'd have almost given anything for a hoist when doing mine.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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