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Old 03-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #26
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WOW! sweet looking stuff there sir!
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #27
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Dude, total sleeper! Stoked to see/hear this thing go! I've never had the chance to learn how to TIG weld, but from just about every person i've talked to about it has said it's pretty damn hard to perfect. So props to you, sir.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #28
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Thanks again!
Sorry No updates yet... I've been ridiculously busy with different projects. I have got some work done on the exhaust but not too much, hopefully I'll get a little more done on it today and I'll post up an update tomorrow for sure!



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Old 03-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #29
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damn i would love to build something like that
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:03 AM   #30
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how long have you been welding for? looks great.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:15 AM   #31
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Thank You!

I've been welding for about two years now... But very sporadicly until just a couple months ago where I have been welding quite a bit more...
I have some pics for you guys. I wish I had taken more as I was working on it and wish I had my Nikkon. In other words these pictures kinda suck!
But here they are anyways! I'm getting soo close to finishing! I'm soooo anxious!















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Old 03-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #32
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That's artwork Martin. I wish I had the means to TIG like that... Even though my car already has a full header-back exhaust, I know I'd make myself a new one. I can't wait to see the whole system installed and hear how it sounds!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #33
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would you in interested in fabing me a 1.5 scroll header ?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:05 PM   #34
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Subscribed. 1st Gen Legacy love! The progress so far looks amazing. It's a shame this header is going to be replaced with a turbo setup after all this work. Can't wait to see what it sounds like.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #35
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Subscribed. 1st Gen Legacy love! The progress so far looks amazing. It's a shame this header is going to be replaced with a turbo setup after all this work. Can't wait to see what it sounds like.
This! Very nice wagon.

And might I add your beads look amazing! I hope I could be able to lay nice, neat, small beads like that one day. My welds look like pigeon poop.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:38 AM   #36
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I really appreciate all the positive comments! Thanks a bunch!
And I definitely LOL'd when I read about the pigeon poop weld beads! That was hilarious! But honestly, just keep practising and you will get better! Practice makes perfect, so just keep at it and you will get better!

az02wrx - I can totally work with you to make you a 1.5 scroll turbo manifold.
Just PM me or shoot me an email to VRsiicS@yahoo.com and we can talk details...

DOMIN8R - it is kind of a shame that the amount of work I'm putting into the exhaust will soon be replaced with a turbo setup... But you know? I'm enjoying building this one and I'm sure I will enjoy building the turbo exhaust from scratch also! Someone will definitely get a sweet deal on this exhaust most likely when it comes time to sell it...
And ya, I really have a soft spot in my heart for these Leggys! That's why I'm going to town on it like that. And later it can all be swapped into a 2dr RS....

The Bad News... I unfortunately won't have much progress going on in the next week or so as I am vacationing up in Toronto, CA right now....
Here is a teaser pic of what the future has in store for the good ol' Leggy Wagon...



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Old 03-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #37
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Your welding skills are sick! I wish I could weld like that i noticed you have some rust on your wagon good luck with all that. My cars a rust box still and after so much welding haha
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #38
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A LITTLE rust... Hah, its purrrdy RUSTI I'm going to leave the rust but fix a few body accents... The rust definitely adds to the sleeper/rust bucket look... hehehehe



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Old 05-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #39
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I have welded TIG, MIG, gas, stick, etc. and taught people to weld TIG. You have a business future if that is what you are driving at with this thread. I am also an artist and you are too.
I've done metal sculptures and that's what you're doing, in your own way.

Do you have a full-time job that pays well? If not, go into business. There are lots of people serving apprenticeships for free and you have done your duty. You have something to hang your hat on.

Waterjet cut flanges? You are already halfway there to fulfilling lots of people's dreams... Do you realize how much I paid for my Full Race headers??? I wish you were around the corner...

You have talent. Good luck!
PS: get a good tubing bender when you can afford it! Take care of your eyes. Get the best eye protection you can get: the auto darkening type.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:26 AM   #40
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Wow, You are too kind sir! Thank you very much!
No, I don't really have a great paying job... It is my wish to be a successful fabricator / motor builder/tuner... So I am doing what I can with my resources as often as possible! One DaY! I will have a shop of my own with people wanting me to build their stuff! hehe

As for my exhaust system... I promise to get some pics up most likely tomorrow of the progress!

Here is a clip I posted in the Custom Exhaust thread of my current setup which was literally the first thing I welded up as soon as I knew how to TIG weld.
Let me know what ya think...


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Old 05-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #41
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The exhaust is lookin awesome man! What type of tig welder are you using?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #42
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Well, A little delayed reply but I am using a Miller Syncrowave 200.

Also I totally jumped the gun and even though the exhaust was not finished I put it on my car because I was soooo anxious to hear the damn thing! Even though I had a bad power steering leak and meant to take care of it before I put it on my car so now the exhaust has stupid pwr steering fluid baked onto it and made it have stupid marks on it! ARG!!!!!!! It did turn some really pretty colors though! hehehe
So here are some pics even though its no longer really detailed progress pics as its 99% Complete... Only have to make the exhaust tips and weld them on.
Also everything past the muffler is aluminum. My aluminum needs some serious practice as i NEVER am welding aluminum....



















I will upload a vid I made with the dual side exit exhaust installed in just a minut but unfiinished. It was only two 90 degree bends out the muffler and that was it. Surprisingly it sounds quite a bit different now.
Enjoy
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #43
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Here ya go! The youtube link to the unfinished side exit exhaust.


I will get a few more vids up of in and out the car clips of it when its all done. Maybe I'll finish it in the next couple of days.

Also I decided to make a version 2 of this exhaust system which will use this header but just go 2.5"ss all the way back using the Magnaflow muffler.
Ill keep you posted with progress pics as I go...

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:51 PM   #44
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Do you happen to be using a Miller Dynasty machine? Welds are nice and tight, overall looks awesome.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #45
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He said he was using the syncrowave 200
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #46
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Nice video Martin, great sound from your latest work. You have a lot going on with that sleeper wagon. From the way the outside looks, um... patina'd, you'll surprise a lot of folks with it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #47
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Thanks again for the kind words everyone! And ya, its the Miller Syncrowave 200 that I am using.

So I still have to weld up the Tips to complete the exhaust but here are a couple clips of how it sounds.

First clip is light throttle second clip is WOT pretty much. I hope you enjoy!



I still want to make a few more vids... Better quality.

And Here we go again with more exhaust build action... Started chopping up some pieces I think I will need to make a second version of the exhaust that will run to the back of the car like normally with a magnaflow muffler out back.



Tomorrow I will start tacking it up together...
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #48
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Ok, So here are a couple pics of some of the progress. Just got most of the exhaust tacked up... Just need to do that last under axle bends to muffler and that should do it...
Here they are.







As soon as I get a lil bit more done I will post the pics up...

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #49
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Nasty!.... I LOVE IT!!!
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What brand of V-band flanges and clamps are you using?
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