Fabrication Everything From JBwelded/Fluxcored downpipes to Equal length SS Manifolds.

Learning to fab, tips welcome!

Old 05-04-2011, 12:54 AM
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Howdy y'all. I'm just learning how to fabricate my own stuff and figured I would put some of the stuff I have done so far here and maby get some advice on how to do it better next time. Keep in mind that most all of this stuff is my FIRST time at attempting it

First up is my exhaust made with the cheapest 2.5in tubing I could get at napa and welded with a crappy little craftsman 110v wirefeed with 3 settings low/off/high.

Havent gotten to making the the extractor yet, soon hopefully. It will be a long 4-2-1

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You may also notice my rear coilovers in those pics, coilover springs taken off an old 60's chevy truck with exhaust clamps on the shock to hold em at the desired height. raised the rear 2in.




Next up is my fender fix (hit a guardrail, another story) I couldnt find a good fender anyware so decided to make one from 2 good parts.

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Had learned how to use the welder a little better by now, only blew one small hole thrue the metal and it was mall enough to weld back over after a little cussing a little body filler and paint and shes good as new

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After that I couldnt find any new turn indicator lenses, seems they dont make em any more So I made my own with some 1/4in plexi glass, some clamps and a heat gun...

I used the one good one I had for a form for the baisic curve.
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Heat and bend...
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Drill some holes and test fit...
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Used some paint for coloring chrome to color them and a little truck bed liner spay to border it and here its on the car..

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I have since added a layer of textured plastic (the sheet stuff from the hardware store for overhead florescent tube lights) to give the light some diffusion.



The last here is putting in a sunroof, I had the frame from a parts car so all I really had to do was cut out the hole, bend the lip down with a few crescent wrenches and seal it all up.

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From what I have seen so far y'all like the ghetto stuff so Ill throw my custom speaker box behind the back seat in here just for fun

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BTW, the car is an 83' Nissan Pulsar NX with a 1.6L carby.
I actually found this place because I am toying with putting a centrifugal supercharger on it with an electric clutch pulley so I can disengage it when I dont need it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:43 AM
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don't think 'ghetto' is the word. Hick is more like it. The exhaust clamp coilovers did it in. Then the speakers you stole from your grandparents 'Hi-Fi' system to build that box.. You've actually de-valued the car by removing some of the scrap metal potential. Wow, can't tell you the last time I saw one of those. Make sure you check the floorboards, they were known to pretty well fall out due to rust. Not hating, get your fab on!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:59 AM
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Hell yeah! Jump in the deep end and give it a go. Well done, keep at it.
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