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    Thanks, it's been challenging. The part going over the rear is tricky too, it's definitely meant to have a single exit.

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    Nice work on the exhaust and the welding.

    I've had to do 3 exhaust systems with both pipes and mufflers running down the passenger side. I did one on a truck that I was doing a frame off on (like you're doing) it wasn't too bad, the other 2 were done with the trucks on stands and me on a creeper.....not a real fun job.

    Your's came out beautiful.


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    Thanks alot. I did the exhaust on my v8 miata on a creeper and that was a really tough one, no room for anything on that car. I got a sore on my tailbone from getting up and down so many times.

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    I'm going to be doing the exhaust on my 40 on a creeper too. I'm half considering going under the axle instead of over since the thing is so low now. I haven't gotten there yet. Have to get a brake pedal on first.
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    Creeper work does get old, but your doing a phenomenal job on everything I've been seeing.
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    I've got the exhaust hanging on it's own now. I was able to use one of the explorer hangers. This is as far as I'm going now because I need to build my bed to find out where the exhaust will need to exit in back. So next the cab is going back on.
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    More very nice work. Looks like you got the hard part done....but you never know until the last hanger is tightened and you're happy with it.


    ".....Thanks alot. I did the exhaust on my v8 miata on a creeper and that was a really tough one....."

    I think the worst one for me was the SBC in the little Ram 50. Getting the pipes and mufflers down the passenger side was bad enough......but I just had to hang a second fuel tank between the frame rails behind the rear axle. That pipe going back over to the drivers side got real interesting



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    Thanks Mike. I kind of enjoy the exhaust work when there is this much access. Now I want to start it up and see what it sounds like, but that will take some work.
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    Very nice work. I've got to make or source some hangers for the 40 next. Mine won't look as pretty as yours.


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    The cab is back on, I think for good this time!
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    Your really making progress, I think it took 15 years for me to get where you are now.
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    Thanks, it's been about 3 1/2 years since I started. Not in any hurry to finish, enjoying the journey.

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    Yes on wire wheels being dangerous! I've caught my pants legs on them before. Surprising too! Also, the pieces of wire fly off of them Be sure to wear a face shield. perley
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    I was were brushing a part clamped in my vice and it caught my shirt and pulled the grinder out of my hands, it gave me an abrasion that looked like a piece of bacon on my chest. I felt very lucky it wasn't worse. Next time will definitely buy a grinder with the dead man type switch.
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    Those wire wheels are no good when they get near your skin!
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