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PostSubject: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:23 am

my downpipe has always been too low, i would scrape it on pretty much any speedbump and even just getting into the garage so i decided to finally fix

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you can see the scrapes here

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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:33 am

so i measured the clearance above the pipe and i had about 1.25" of space, so the plan was easy, cut an inch of pipe right after the flange that connects to the turbo elbow

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cut the inch off and re-welded it, i know my welds arent pretty but they work, flux core and stainless dont mix too well

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ofcourse i had to fit up the parts under the car, made sure they went the right way and what not, would not have been fun to weld a piece the wrong way
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:44 am

then, since there was now about a 1/2" gap between the downpipe and the catback (i knew this would happen so...) i cut the downpipe again and added a 6" flex section

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and so the results:

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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:49 am

so if anyone needs some cutom work done let me know,

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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:07 pm

Good job on the repair man. Mig or Tig?
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:51 am

I have a mig/flux core. I can weld with any process but I only have a little Lincoln 140 on flux core. I actually have my associates in welding haha
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:56 am

Al chingaso!

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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:06 pm

Nixon wrote:
I have a mig/flux core. I can weld with any process but I only have a little Lincoln 140 on flux core. I actually have my associates in welding haha

I wish I would have known that. I am actually going to do some welding today. I have been teaching myself, but have had a rough time. Also using mig with flux core.
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:53 pm

it all comes down to practice and knowledge of materials. if you know what your gonna be welding you can look up the wire speed and voltage(heat) thats recomended. once you find that its just about practice. i used the first piece i cut off to practice welding before i actually welded the main piece. also, maintaining speed of movement, distance from wire to material (about 1/8"), and angle of the wire to the material (45 degrees). if you have steady hands then the most difficult part is getting the speed down which requires practice.

like my old instructor used to say, welding is 90% prep and 10% welding. measuring, fitting, cleaning, etc are very important
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:47 pm

I agree. Maybe you can look at my welder. I am unsure if the polarity is correct. It's a reman. Campbell Hausfield. All my welds are really sharp, I wanna make them smooth.
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:15 am

Can you fabricate me a rear strut bar??!?!?!




Hahahaha just playing!!
Nixon gets down with his work. He custom made me a rear strut bar for my subie wagon with quick release pins!!! Made my car feel way less like a boat while taking corners!!



I really do recommend Nixon Fabrication!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:38 pm

Haha thanks uly. I'm down to make stuff for the miata but I'd need lots of time with your car. And nick I'd be happy to take a look at your welder. I have Monday n Tuesday off if your free
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:39 pm

Cool. I am free after 3pm those days.
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PostSubject: Re: Downpipe Modification, NIXON Fabrication   Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:17 pm

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