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Old December 2nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
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I had the wild hair to start building my own a while back, ran out of stainless wire so the project sat for some time.

anyways, i started with the following materials
  • scrap 2 1/2" stainless 304 juice tube.
  • scrap 4" stainless 304 juice tube.
  • scrap 1/8" 304 stainless sheet.
  • scrap stainless perforated mesh.
  • stainless steel wool. Cost me about $70 with shipping, only a few suppliers online.
Materials laid out.



After deciding length of mufflers I proceeded here.
  1. I rough cut 4" end plates and center drilled a 2 1/2 hole in that to make the end pieces for the glasspack.
  2. rolled my "grape screen" stainless mesh around 2 1/2 pipe and tack welded into tube shape. Leaving approximately 1/2" extra each side to tack to end plates.
  3. Hemmed the outside edges of the mesh to lay flat on end plates to be welded.
  4. Wrapped stainless steel wool tightly against the mesh or screen.
  5. Inserted packing and mesh with end plates ground down to slip inside the 4" tube.
  6. Welded end plates to outer shell.
  7. As an after thought, I will be cutting and "fluting" some 2 1/2" pipe to lay inside the muffler screen for extra precaution against packing rupture.








When I get the chance to perforate or flute the inner 2 1/2" tube I will add pics of it and weld it in, with pics of that as well.

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Old December 2nd, 2009, 10:06 AM
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keep track of your time
I'm just curious
I'd say 8-10 hours, not to include the install


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nice work klitch


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keep track of your time
I'm just curious
I'd say 8-10 hours, not to include the install
hard to keep track. all done in random spare time. been slowly picking at this for too many months now.
10 mins to cut the pipe to length
30 min to roll the screen, another 30 or so to flare it.
1 hour to cut out end plates.
just about half hour welding it together.

fluting will take time.


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nice post klitch!
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I know you'll do good, maybe I can get you a Union job, as a pipefitter


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LOL. We have union boys come in and do work for us at tree top. My TIG sanitary needs more practice.

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I can make out a little of the bead next to the ground, looks good
practice makes perfect, at least thats what she told me, and belive you me I've done alot of that practizing


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the bead looks like crap because i was doing so much gap filling

If i would've spent the time to make the OD cuts precise, my bead would have looked much better.

hmm for some reason the links dont work like they should. should open the image full when you click it?

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thats what I seen, a good bead over a large void lol


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