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Old 05-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #51
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Hehe, thanks RS Drifter!
The V-Bands are from www.siliconeintakes.com Probably not the HIGHEST quality but definitely pretty damn good! The bolt could be of higher grade but for the price I don't think there is a comparison...

Got a little welding done today, hopefully tomorrow I will finish the rear section and get it all welded up also...
Here are some pics for you guys.









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Old 05-19-2012, 12:06 AM   #52
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what shielding gas do you use? and do you any kind of I.D. purge while welding out the joints?
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #53
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I use 100% Argon on all my Stainless, Mild Steel and Aluminum welding.
I actually JUST this Friday got my dual regulator so that I can back purge the things I weld. So to answer your question, no I have not been doing that as of yet. Just really careful arc/angle and heat control so that it doesn't create that rough oxidized roughness on the inside. If it ever did protrude in the I.D. I would hit it with a sanding disk real quick...

I woke up super early today and felt motivated to do a little work on the exhaust. So I tacked up the rest of the system. I tried to make the entire exhaust with as mild bends as possible. So its straight as possible and best flow of coarse.

Here are some pics...





To Do List:

1. Finish Welding the rest of the exhaust
2. Get rid of the 10+ Year old rusty exhaust hangers and make proper stainless ones.
3. Install
4. Enjoy and make new exhaust vids for your enjoyment also...

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #54
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backing purge or not, you have made a nice exhaust setup there. but for all the effort you have invested, it would be wise to use ID purge from here on out. 15-20 CFH with a 3/32 weep hole at the other end of your workpiece would be sufficient depending on how many unwelded joints you had on the manifold.

now that you have a second regulator you also have the option of running 95/5 argon/hydrogen as a shielding gas to get better penetration at lower amperage.


all in all good work and cant wait to see more.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:43 PM   #55
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Your fitment is immaculate, do you use an abrasive or metal blade on the chop saw?

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #56
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out of curiousity who is your water jet guy....basically the company!(I am in that field too, but on the east coast)
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:10 AM   #57
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Looks cool! I wouldn't bother with back purging on autogenous pulse welding. The weld so cold and shallow that it is just a waste of gas really. Can you pick up from silicone intake's warehouse?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #58
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Hey, sorry I have not been around for a while... I have some pictures of the setup all done now. I need to make some vids though. Thanks again for the kind words!
My waterjet guy is OMNICUT. In Denver.

I will invest in getting what i need to back purge from now on...

Here is one vid so you get an idea how it sounds now...


Enjoy.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #59
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I am a fan of the welds and am a little jeous of them, for i can't big weld pipe to save my life, and I'm DOT certified lol. but i like the work man keep up all the good stuff
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:10 AM   #60
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Mad Skillz Yo!
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #61
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Very nice! I think the lightning just as you came around was approval from the gods too.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #62
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Your welds look awesome. I do a little tig welding myself and you're quality and workmanship is awesome. What kind of welder do you use?
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #63
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Hey, sorry I have not been around for a while... I have some pictures of the setup all done now. I need to make some vids though. Thanks again for the kind words!
My waterjet guy is OMNICUT. In Denver.

I will invest in getting what i need to back purge from now on...

Here is one vid so you get an idea how it sounds now...

Subaru Legacy Round-About Rain Drift - YouTube

Enjoy.
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I love the lighting strike behind the car as you start to break the back end loose! Perfect for a welder like yourself!
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #64
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Yo!!! your in a good state for fabrication, HAHA NOT many good shops around here that weld and make custom **** for subarus, I WILL keep my eye out, eventually id like to revise my exhaust again.. you should go to some of the local meets, id like to see this work in person.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #65
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Martin you have got a amazing gift! Iv saved most of your pics to my "killer no filler" folder.

Keep those pictures rolling in for us to admire.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #66
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OMG dude. I want a set of those headers now....those welds are freaking gorgeous.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #67
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Thank you so much for all the compliments! Most Appreciated!
I am using a Miller Syncrowave 200.
I am working on replacing the magnaflow rear muffler on that last setup with a vibrant one. Will post some pictures tomorrow most likely

Here is a short but fun lil clip of me messing around on my fav road with the dual side exit setup completed...


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Old 11-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #68
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Great welds! Exhaust sounds fantastic.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:18 PM   #69
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Thanks again for the compliments! I'm glad you guys like my work! I really enjoy making stuff like this, anything motorsports, auto moding related... Hope this kinda gets my name out there, I'll start another thread with some other stuff I've made hopefully you will like some of that stuff also.
Anywho, I had more time to get a little further along in the project so on with the progress pictures!


All cleaned up from the inside...

Chopping stuff up, also you can see how the pipe comes on the left and after I polish it (satin, not mirror polish) on the right














Any comments much appreciated! Thanks!
- Martin

WOW...ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!

The last pic...is SEXY!!!

Perfect item for my desktop!!

You weld with pulse current type TIG machine?

WOW!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #70
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I wish I had time and the tools to do this. I don't have enough time to even finish my own car. Great job.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:30 PM   #71
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Thank you very much again for the kind words everyone! I apologize for the lack of updates I have been super busy with a few other projects... However I do have a small update for you guys with some pics so I thought id share...
A little while ago my Magnaflow muffler on my rear exit setup started making weird noises so I figured it was time to retire it and try maybe a couple different options... I had a Borla muffler laying around the shop that was intended for the turbo build which is 3" in/out... So in order to make use of it I got a transition piece from 2.5 to 3" and also got the blacked out stealthy looking Vibrant muffler with a 3" in and a dual 3" out... Since the 2 mufflers have different dimensions but wanted to be able to change one to the other with the least amount of complications I had very little room to make dual tips for the Borla muffler which I was kind of set on for the final look. I usually like the look of two long tips very close to each other but i think they won't look to bad once on the car as they will be hard to see how short they actually are... Blah blah blah, anyways here are the pics of the progress.

Here is the Vibrant Muffler temporarily mocked up to see how it looks...


Had to weld up some hangers for the Muffler which are done now even though its incomplete in the pic...


Here is the transition piece I welded together...


Here I am slackin' off...


Ok, Time to make some tips for the Borla Muffler. Here are all the pieces I cut for the operation...
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #72
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Tacked the Y together...


Check for good fitment...


Tack the tips together...


Time to lay some beads down!


Finished!


And another angle...


Well, Let me know what ya think! That's all I got for now as I'm SUPER busy with this really cool project - SR20 Big Turbo Swapped E30 BMW.

As soon as I get some time to work on my car I will post the Progress...
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #73
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^Those tips look amazing!!!

What size are they?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #74
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Martin....i have no word for that....A W E S O M E....this is A W E S O M E.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #75
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^Those tips look amazing!!!

What size are they?

mmmm...2"??
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