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Old 09-27-2008, 06:46 AM   #93
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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As I've been piecing this thing together, the number of missing parts has been dwindling. Finally, the only thing left (other than wiring) that was preventing starting it was a lack of usable midpipe and muffler mount.

So, I decided to tackle that 2 mornings ago instead of doing what I should have been.

First step was concept:

Sure, that looks about right.

Here's the stainless stock I'd use to make the missing piece:

Next was figuring out how much angle I needed to make up:

I'm not qualified to weld stainless, so I took the part over to Junior of Beauchamp Restoration. Here's the '57 Ferrari he's rebuilding from the ground up:

A craftsman of the highest order, he put my pipe together in no time at all, for beer.

The finished product:

I've skipped a ton of steps in here, so over the next couple weeks I'll go back and fill in. In the meantime, I'm over the moon with this thing- such a neat machine!
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