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Old 02-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Cause he inspired me to do this.




As usual my welder/welding skills let me down the most, however I believe them to be strong enough. I might finish them up a bit more later. I stopped here cause I need to look at turnbuckles at Home Depot and find out how I wanna cut/weld the two ends together to meet up with the turnbuckle hardware. Hopefully I'll have it finished up tomorrow.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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Awesome, I need a welder of sorts.
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"Finished" version. Still need to do the final welding. Unfortunately that means welding in the engine bay and I'm a little scared of that. I have a drop cloth that should work. It's heavy duty canvas, hopefully it won't catch fire. I'm just going to tack it, then finish weld off the car.

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can you post a side profile shot if/when possible? looking down at it doesn't really show much
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Like so? Sorry for the heat shield reflection. You can just barely see the bolt I'll be using, just to the right of the oil line.

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do you have no prop valve, or is it in cabin?
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It's in the cabin, by the shifter.
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Finished up the welding. I got lucky, **** almost burned down.



Rarely am I proud of my welding, but I was of this one. Of course this is on the bottom and no one will see it :(



Finished product, for real this time. I'm off to the hardware store to get the turn buckle.

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cool beans. was it starting to stress/crack or is this a precaution thing?
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Looks good.

So that's two pieces of bar stock and one piece of tube, all stainless? Stainless turn buckle?

Any reason the two mount points are not on the same plane?
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So how sad is it that i totally thought you were talking about the license plate heat shield until i read the comments.
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Me too. Ah, well.
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I dig the heat shield. I must admit I looked over the pictures and I have yet to figure out what it exactly accomplishes by designing it like that. Care to explain a little more?

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Trying to prevent manifold cracks/stud issues by providing alternate support for the weight of the turbo/downpipe/etc.
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almost forgot: opened this thread expecting nudes
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It appears not to be attached to anything to support the turbo. Is there another part still required to be installed or something I am not understanding?

Your welds look pretty good! Thanks for your time.
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It appears not to be attached to anything to support the turbo. Is there another part still required to be installed or something I am not understanding?
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I'm off to the hardware store to get the turn buckle.
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Sorry guys! My mistake, I saw the words "finished product" and thought it was done. Look forward to seeing the results.
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I see all sorts of fail here.

Like was hinted already. You need more to that brace to make it anywhere near stiff enough to do anything. If you can push down on that corner where you plan to bolt your turnbuckle with your body weight and you can feel it move (it will as-is unless you're a fairy), then it won't work.

Orrrr if you twang it with a hammer and it goes TWWAANNNGGGBHHHMMMMMMMMM it wont' work. It needs to be THUD.

Orrrr if would you stand under your engine if you use the turn buckle hole as a engine lift point?

3 points make me happy. Make it like Lars'.

SOrry if I sound harsh. Welds look good, I'm all for DIY. Do log manifolds crack?

Huster's didn't crack cause of weight hanging off the cylinder head. I was supposed to ship it back to him today but it's his birthday so he'll have to wait til tomorrow.
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needs to be triangulated so its an actual crane, instead of hanging off the bolts bending them in the process

right?
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