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Old 06-02-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Hey DIY fabbers, how do you get the flange on at the right angle?

I'm looking to buy a welder and make myself an exhaust among other things, but one of the things I've always wondered is how you get the flange on at the right angle and orientation, since the Miata flanges have funny angles.

All you fabbers and some others are probably laughing your *** off at my ignorance right now, but help a brotha' out
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The only flange that is funny is the cat flanges. If you're making your own then make everything straight. Right? If you must reuse the angle (i.e. you don't want to redo the downpipe or cat or your a ******* *****) then you'll either have to put the flange at an angle to the pipe or learn how to make bends cut at perpendicular tangents.

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what kind of welder do you have and where did ya get it? been thinking of doing the same thing!

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what kind of welder do you have and where did ya get it? been thinking of doing the same thing!

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You ******* idiot, I said I was thinking about it, not have it. God, learn to read you thick ****

In all seriousness, I'm still deciding, probably just some shitty gasless welder since all I plan to do is exhausts, if I decide to get more serious I'll upgrade to a real welder.

EDIT: source for exhaust flanges?
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You ******* idiot, I said I was thinking about it, not have it. God, learn to read you thick ****

In all seriousness, I'm still deciding, probably just some shitty gasless welder since all I plan to do is exhausts, if I decide to get more serious I'll upgrade to a real welder.

EDIT: source for exhaust flanges?

Arrrgghhh very little sleep last night lol, you may now have sex with my sister for my reading ignorance

I think you can get flanges from Bassani Exhausts, they sell pre-bent piping for DIY exhausts and I believe flanges too, I apologize if I'm wrong on that though. Not at a bad price either, I would check their website.
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EDIT: source for exhaust flanges?
I have some head flanges and T2 stuff.

http://absurdflow.com/flanges.html

I don't have a sister.
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I have some head flanges and T2 stuff.

http://absurdflow.com/flanges.html

I don't have a sister.
Thanks for the offer but I'm looking for just the typical round flanges for exhausts, I'm only really looking to do test pipes, resonators, and catbacks.

How many here would be interested in a resonator that went in place of the cat? Straight drop in. Jus' wondering for preliminary figures.
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I have some head flanges and T2 stuff.

http://absurdflow.com/flanges.html

I don't have a sister.
I has sister, $45 shipped to the lower 48


Edit: Id be in for a resonator possibly?
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I'd be in for a resonator if it looked like a cat. and didnt' have flanges. And was 3" stainless. And cost $20 shipped.
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I has sister, $45 shipped to the lower 48
Pics and what year? What kind of condition is it in?
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Use v band flanges? lol really, even the cheap ebay ones are better than using traditional flanges. That and tack welding everything while its mocked up under the car, then pull it off and do a full weld.
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