Finally an update! The holidays, house projects, moving my image gallery to a new server, and near 0 temps have kept me busy the last while.
Anyway, Im back to trying to finish up the exhaust. Ive always liked side exit exhaust, and going over the axle and between the swaybar etc with 3" wasnt my idea of fun, so out the side it is. I also wanted something light so I decided to make my own version of a “boomtube” in aluminum.
The dimensions are roughly 1.5x12 at the outlet and 1.75x4.5 at the inlet and its approx 36" long.
First I came up with a sweet template.
Then I bent up some aluminum and welded some supports inside
I had ideas of grandeur of doing some plug welds through the top cover to attach it to the ribs, which didnt really work out. So I drilled a bunch of holes and welded in some 1/4" dia rods along either side of each rib (Ill post some pics of that later) to hold it together. It seems to have worked quite well.
Here are a few shots of it jacked in place
The next task (other than getting more argon) is to make a transition from the box to the 3" muffler outlet. The plan is to form this out of aluminum, should be “fun”
Im hoping to get to that tomorrow night.