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    My soft spot for dimple dies is becoming.... not so soft.

    Great work!

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    Final Assembly pics now since paint is dry.







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    GT500 over-axle piece...


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    Rolling along with GT500 stainless welding...




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    Almost got this thing beat!!!
    Headers from Kooks, in, but no fun.
    Modded the goofy flange to v-band


    Got one out of focus, but funny enough it revealed alot!!!

    Heat tube attachment was close...

    Removed tube, zipped a cut 1/2 way around, welded it up, and it fit.
    Onto the welds up front near the collectors

    Aluminum hanger welded to muffler OD. Dimple die touch.


    Muffler hanging, tip not welded in yet..'

    Snug fit holds it in place while I wait to hear back if this is the final placement.

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    Wow, I need a tip like that on my project
    I don't think I care anymore

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    A few quick jobs.
    Stage 1 of a re-do on a local record-holding 2 wheel deal. Welding the 4130 rectabgular tubing. Ended up exactly square with my clamping and bouncing around. I was quite happy with that.



    Now onto a 1971 Covette Stingray LS5 454
    Stainless works headers that were not even close to fitting, and magnaflow exhaust, that fit with a bunch of fiddling around and some gentle persuasion.
    As it came, rattling everywhere, and 3.5" collectors into 2.25" exhaust...




    Header pics as they came...


    Some gentle massaging of the runner to clear the upper. 1" dented, good thing they are too-big 2.125" primaries.

    Passenger side after making fit and extending collector/3"

    Welds...



    Major issues around the starter, just fit after bashing the collector on 2 sides. Of course, the welds all broke as they were autogenous fillets.

    Repaired the collector fillets as they were autogenous too. Ended up fixing 4 welds on one side, 2 on the ohter.

    All in and reduced to 2.5" to mate up with Magnaflow system.


    Beautiful car


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    First of a few Audi's on deck....
    Sorry the foreground is so out of focus. In progress...

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    You do beautiful work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander View Post
    You do beautiful work!!!
    Thanks very much. Most days it doesn't seem like work at all.

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    Audi is moving along. Got the custom resonators done, and one side welded to the mufflers that came on the car.




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    All done. Not much time for pics. Magnaflow muffler tips really suit the car.



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    Damn Unobtainium, super clean work. I am almost embarrassed to post my own work now, but I think I will anyway. Lol. Do you make those aluminum mufflers to sell? I kind of like that idea, I may want to try something like that on a future project of my own.

    I'm just going to post a bunch of random cell phone shots from facebook. If anyone is interested in seeing more I will post other projects I have done.






    I'm a horror movie nerd, so I made my own costume.






















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    This is my own project. I bought it as an unfinished basket case, with no wheels, and the usual "it ran really good before..." story.
    Brought my own wheels to pick it up, brought it back to assess what needed to be done. My initial thought was put it together cheap.
    Then I got under it and realized basically all the work was....not great. So out the door went my quick and cheap idea. Still trying to keep it cheap.
    But not worrying about it too much anymore.

    The day I got it.


    Front suspension was too much work to fix, so...


    I clipped it, with a slightly newer suspension with better design. I narrowed it at the same time.



    Now some rear suspension and stuff. At some point I decided I wanted it to handle more like a car than a truck, since its going to be slow.
    So the back got my stock S4 sway bar, and the front is getting a modified one from a BMW 5 series. And Bilstein shocks, control arms, Satchell link...














    Some front suspension.





    I'm also a sucker for old school audio.


    And a shot of it outside, how it looks right now.


    I haven't touched it in about a month, but everything I have done to it so far was done in about 3 weeks, mostly after hours.

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    Nothing to be embarassed about. Your work looks excellent. Well thought out and great execution. 2 big thumbs up!!!
    Well, really winding up for spring here....
    Aluminum blocks welded under the base for future threading. Saves room I guess. Ford guy gives me lots of misc. work, just never post it up.

    2 Brothers are tinkering with terminators, and needed the bypass blocked. Maybe not the prettiest or smallest welds I've done, but pretty tiny.



    Big thanks to Adam Fortier and the boys at Columbia River Mandrel Bending for hooking me up with some collectors for this bada$$ camaro job coming up.
    I took the collectors they sent, and added some tube, and a thin 321 flange as the 1st half of the exhaust is going to be 4"x .035" 321, then aluminum.






    Inside penetration ended up pretty nice...



    These are to go on these headers after fixing and matching to new collectors. Car is 555 cubes plus a snoot full of nitrous.

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    Looks like you get to work on some really cool stuff. I use Columbia River a lot, as well as Cone Engineering. Your welds are impressive though.


    This is one of my favorite projects. And its coming back this month some time to get closer to driving.

    Putting 944 IRS in a 67 VW Double-Cab.





    The interesting part of this project, is that the owner designed a lot of it, and actually did a good job. So I did it in various stages
    as he had funds available. I didn't really know what this was when I made it.




    He is running a 911 motor and 944 transaxle/torque tube. So I had to adapt the two. The overhang served later as a mount for the engine.




    This piece started making more sense when I built motor mounts.







    I modified a fuel cell for him. Would have been easier to just build it to the right shape and size.



    He wanted a roll cage built to stiffen the chassis, since I was about to cut a huge hole in the floor.
    We disagreed on design a bit, the cage is not "proper" or up to any regulated standards, but its what he wanted.
    The top bar in this first picture looks crooked (it is in comparison to the rail below it, depends on what's important)
    but the B pillar hoop is 3/4" taller than the C pillar because the roof is higher in the center. And that bar intersects
    with the welded joint to add some support to it. Also the crown gussets will be behind the seat, where no one can
    hurt themselves on them.



    I'm proud of this though..






    The cage hits the floor right above the inner rocker support. Kinda strong...

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    The engine..







    Hanging the transaxle.



    Did some bell cranks for the rear coil overs. Strong but not too heavy.














    I had to machine all of my own spacers and hardware for the coilover, since they are from Germany.
    They had an odd bearing size I couldnt find anything to fit.




    This is the bus (its going lower, this was adjusted all the way up to get on trailer).


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    Okay here is some more fun, put a 302 and a T5 in a 73 Mercedes for LeMons.

    Built a carb hat from scratch, since buying one is a no-no, and hood space was tight.








    The motor/trans was far from fitting.



    Mounted seat sliders, since the team has drivers ranging about a foot in height.




    Per request, I made the gas pedal and linkage. It worked pretty well and was comfortable, but looking back I would
    make it lighter if I did it again. Had to run an extra return spring. Also ran Wilwood pedal/master setup.








    He decided he wanted to just build new front suspension, but use all the stock arms. This proved to be difficult.
    Ended up having to make some very budget minded and unfancy upper arms, and widen the track width a few inches.











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    Did seat mounts and column at some point.






    Built a semi cold air box... Can't seal it off completely because the fender is part of the core support.



    Owner was against flaring the fenders, he wanted some type of wide body. Showed me a bunch of pictures of how he wanted it,
    and this was my take. I later did the rear fenders my way, and he liked them better....







    The initial plan for this car was to build headers that fit. At some point he decided against this, and wanted to run stock manifolds.
    Well they did not fit, so I assumed he would change his mind back to headers. Instead he said turn them around backwards and make it work.
    So I did. The funky side looks like that because I tried to keep equal length, that side is 3" shorter, so I got close. This was probably the most disappointing
    part of building this car, not doing headers. But the judges liked all the crazy tubes, and everyone thinks its for a turbo.





    Built an anti-rock link for the motor.



    How I did the rear widening.






    S4s in the background.




    It got painted at some point, but I did not take pics.

    Oh the fuel filter did get properly mounted.
    Last edited by BomarFab; 04-12-2011 at 11:24 AM.

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    Oh here is one. It had already seen some track contact in this picture.

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    Here is some cool ones I like. Sorry so many posts/pics.




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    2010 Camaro SS/RS Long-tube equal length stainless stepped headers.





    Mustang 25.3 cage kit by wolfe, installing with modifications to fit car and rules.


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    Some pretty stuff in here, here's some pictures of mine

    95' M3, SC61, 430whp @ 14psi











    Another 95' M3, GT35R, 517whp @ 16psi









    2.5l 5cyl (from MK5 Rabbit) swapped into a Mk1 (04') Audi TT, Precision 5857 Billet













    B6 A4 2.0T Precision 6262 Billet, DBB











    1.8T 225TT GT3076R







    My turbo M-Roadster, Precision PT74, 564whp @ 17psi








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    This car sounds amazing!!!!
    No drone, seems to pull pretty hard now.


    Collector welds


    Head flange weld before clean-up


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    Amazing work guys.

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    9Bells!!! lol i've been following your work for awhile!! post up the video of the rs4 exhaust you did!

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    The videos are a few pages back I think.
    Very busy last few weeks....

    2010 Camaro made 450whp with my headers, exhaust, and GT11 cam. Big bump from stock, which is about 350-360 on the same dyno!! He's pretty happy.

    Sponsored a local group of guys for their Chump Car effort. DOM cage welded with MIG.





    Onto a very nice '69 Camaro. 555 ci with 2 stages on top for fun. Same one I fixed and modded the headers a while back.
    4" .035" 321 until the diff then aluminum after for cost and weight. Will get a big and bad set of my mufflers as he is sick of it being "race car" loud.
    Here is the 321 raw. Cut it for the x-pipe, then finished it in a satin look.

    Section ready for welding in the am.

    Car....


    321 ss thin wall welds with 347 filler





    The headers and collectors I modded are on the car and all powder-coated up pretty...


    Here she is all done!!









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    Unobtanium, what bender are you using? Also what notcher? Your work looks flawless.

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    The notcher I don't recall, just a hole-saw based deal with a drill. The bender is a JMR electric/hydraulic deal.

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    Unobtanium...gobsmackingly tidy,you are like a surgeon with it (as is bomarfab)...never seen anything like it...are you a half robot or something??? srsly though besides perfect practice,what steps would you advise to take to welding including all thin wall stuff and backpurging, is there any good literature or ways to become knowledgeable with all the different metals and grades to use/not to use, i intend to school myself as much as possible. welding 2 different grades always goes wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urtorsen View Post
    Unobtanium...gobsmackingly tidy,you are like a surgeon with it (as is bomarfab)...never seen anything like it...are you a half robot or something??? srsly though besides perfect practice,what steps would you advise to take to welding including all thin wall stuff and backpurging, is there any good literature or ways to become knowledgeable with all the different metals and grades to use/not to use, i intend to school myself as much as possible. welding 2 different grades always goes wrong
    There are no shortcuts really. Attend a tech college, read Metals and How to Weld them. I try to attend a new training course every year on exotic or rare metals. I don't weld everyday, so I don't get as much practice as I'd like, but I keep up on the theory end.
    There are lots of good books on Amazon about stainless steels, titanium, zirconium, stainless alloys, and high strength alloys.(4130,4340,8620,etc)

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    Unobtainium your work looks flawless.

    Here is a stainless exhaust system I just finished on a customers mid engine Double Cab VW.





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    Wow you guys have some skills for sure... After seeing all that, mine is by far not special. But it is a work in progress and I love my Jeep for sure..





    My cousins CJ, has a LS1 in it and on 38"..


    My Build Thread - http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...di-07-A4-Build.

    2007 B7 A4 - APR Stage II / Magna Flow Cat Back / 2.5" TP / ST Coilovers / 19x8.5 ET 32 RS6 Reps / Aftermarket Navigation / 235/35 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's.

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    Hmm thanks for sharing this wonderful post, I really like to your thread.It is quite helpful discussion according to me, thank you so much for the impressive post......

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    Quote Originally Posted by haree View Post
    Hmm thanks for sharing this wonderful post, I really like to your thread.It is quite helpful discussion according to me, thank you so much for the impressive post......
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    Well, It's been a while!!!!!
    Time to fire this thread back up. Hopefully the others will post some of their recent work also.

    New all aluminum splitter to replace destroyed Stillen/factory set-up that came apart at 195mph!!

    Anodized

    Much beefire new supports, as those broke too.

    New exhaust in 3.5" 321


    New billet parts to replace heavy factory stuff

    Or plastic ones that melted..

    Billet, anodized, center caps


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    Soooo much awesome work in this thread. You guy's talent and skills for fabrication and modding is impressive!!!
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