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Old 03-09-2010, 02:15 AM   #1221
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Hi Rob, where any of the links i gave you usefull, or did you buy the M-techII rearbumper at the stealer. Looking forward to see what you are going to do with it. I should start my search on a M-techII rear as well.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:18 PM   #1222
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The hardest part of the exhausts is behind me now, and it worked out fine.
I put a lot of measure-work into it, but I'm proud to say that it's perfect onto the milimeter.
On this picture, the end-pipes aren't mounted yet. Going to measure this again when it's all finished. Cause I hate it when mufflers come out to far.
The original plastic piece on the bottom of the bumper....it already made a one way trip to the bin.
It didn't fit one bit anymore, and off-course I want to change the model to something more beautiful.
Here you can see the building of it.
First I glued OAZE on the piece with hot glue. This material rubs like butter, and so I got a model faster.


Once I had this, I taped it all with paper-tape.


Here you can see the original exhaust where the quad's are mounted on to.


I put on 4 layers of fiberglass polyester so it's all a bit more robust.

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Old 03-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #1223
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wow everything looks sick!!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:24 AM   #1224
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wow everything looks sick!!!
THX DUDE.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:46 AM   #1225
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can you take a pic of a better underview of the right side exhaust?

**amazing work!**
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:50 AM   #1226
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questions:

1. why has this not been stickied yet?

2. why have you not started a business selling stuff you make cause your talent is amazing?


so awesome how you pretty much make all your own parts. just insane. I'm actually gonna cross post this on a few forums.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #1227
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Put some model into the polyester piece. Needs to be some more refining for the finishing offÖ
Cause Iím convinced that everything fits 100%, I discovered something.
If you look at this picture, it seems something is not 100% right somewhere.

You see that the inner muffles are a bit higher then the outer ones. I already noticed this on several other cars too.
This is one of my favourites, and I immediately noticed that the exhausts werenít on 1 line.
I never saw the car IRL, but Iím 200% sure that these are correctly placed too.

It just gives you a distorted image cause of the rounding of the bumper.
I for one, will think 2 times before I say that mufflers are placed awry.


I also tried to make some pictures, exactly in the middle of the rear, but thatís not so easy.



To make the polyester piece the same LEFT as RIGHT, I made a mold.







Sometimes itís quite simpleÖ.when you know it


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Old 03-22-2010, 01:07 PM   #1228
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Rob is not only a creative genius, but a metalhead too. If you were a woman Rob, I'd marry you.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:16 PM   #1229
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you are doing a fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine job mate!!
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:20 AM   #1230
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:58 AM   #1231
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This piece will connect nicely onto the exhausts. First, I taped the bumper.



Put on 4 layers of fiberglass cloth.


This will be the foundation for the piece.
I glued some MDF against this, and put some model into it.


Then I mounted it on the car, and you can see I'm working with great accuracy.
The space between the tubes and the piece is not more then 2 or 3 mm.

I want as little space as possible between there, but this is a bit TOO small. A child knows this will rattle after 5 kilometers.
So I took a little slath of 6 mm, and drew it out nicely onto the piece.





Then I defined the length of the tubes.
You can see the line, that they'll come out about 10mm. The outer mufflers will come out a bit more.
I determined this by the rounding of the bumper, when you look from above.


Then I looked with a sway-hook to get them diagonal aligned.





Here you can see how many space I have now. I sprayed the piece black to have a better view on it.













Now I'm about to saw the tubes on the good lenght, and spot-weld them on 4 places, then again, making sure they are still on the same line.
I made a mold of the black piece you see here. For the moment it is drying.
Once this piece is ready, I'm putting it back in the mold.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:57 AM   #1232
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Excellent work again Rob, is there going to come something in between the open space of the exhaust tips or are you gonna leave this space open.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:58 PM   #1233
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:14 AM   #1234
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Excellent work again Rob, is there going to come something in between the open space of the exhaust tips or are you gonna leave this space open.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:54 AM   #1235
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wow, amazing job!
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:04 AM   #1236
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Awesome progress!

The exhaust tips look so much better even though they haven't been cut down yet. I didn't read carefully enough above and thought that quad pipes were the final look, without the 'end-pipes'....
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:33 AM   #1237
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This is the polyester piece that came out of the mold. You can see I painted it black...and you know what happens next...

I can tighten this piece with screws on the backside. IF the epoxy or the varnish would fall in after a while, maybe from the heat, I can reel it off, and varnish it again.


The tips are customized, and I point-welded them on.
On this picture you can see I sawed them af slantlng. I did this because it looks a bit more refined that way, but that's each for his own.
You can also see that I only let them come out about 10mm





During a test-drive I noticed that the mufflers came against the sides a few times. I fixed this by adding a bit more space in between, it's now 8mm








This is a picture that makes you say: "it's ok, or no, put it in the bin"
You be the judge, but I like it.


Once I had all of this, I dismantled it all, and welded the tips completely.
Afterwards, I mounted it all again, said some prayers that it didn't become awry from the welding.
For the moment it's all at the painters shop.

Because I don't have a line in the front bumper, I'm going to delete this with the rear bumper as well.
I also bought some M-Tech II sideskirts, so they are getting painted as well.
The end is coming near...and that's a good thing. I'm getting a bit sick working on that rear bumper, but already looking forward of messing with the ICE again.
When you do something different now and then...you stay sharp
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:12 AM   #1238
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as usual - great work

do all four tips get exhaust passing through them? I cant tell if or how the pipe routes over to the right side of the vehicle

I would love to do something along the same lines on my sedan
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Hi Rob, where any of the links i gave you usefull, or did you buy the M-techII rearbumper at the stealer. Looking forward to see what you are going to do with it. I should start my search on a M-techII rear as well.



I bought this one on ebay, for a bargain.



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can you take a pic of a better underview of the right side exhaust?

**amazing work!**


When I keep my camera this low, it won't work LOL

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