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PostPosted: September 13, 2017, 10:03 pm 
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Has anybody had any luck making their tip look like this? Or maybe know of a good source of a stainless one.

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PostPosted: September 13, 2017, 10:11 pm 
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That looks trick, but I don't see how to do that the way they would industrially. You would need to make a form and then heat the metal and press it in forcefully. You could consider trying to make a solid piece you could braze on though.

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PostPosted: September 13, 2017, 10:14 pm 
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I read an article from a guy who makes replica knight armor, he had some pretty good tips with a hammer, chisel and and anvil. Saw another guy make his own flare with heat and a pipe, maybe if I combine the two...


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PostPosted: September 13, 2017, 10:22 pm 
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Here's the article
http://www.ageofarmour.com/education/armour_rolled_edges1.html

This is his result
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PostPosted: September 14, 2017, 1:28 am 
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Thanks for the article, he does great work. Take a look at this thread for one of our members building a metal body from scratch.

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=18818

I am sure you can do it if you want to invest the time, I have a lot of work in front of me before I get to the exhaust tip!

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PostPosted: September 15, 2017, 9:04 am 
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It looks good, is there any gain in flow?

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PostPosted: September 15, 2017, 4:49 pm 
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I'd make a ring and weld it on....

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PostPosted: September 15, 2017, 8:04 pm 
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Bent Wrench wrote:
I'd make a ring and weld it on....


Might be a good bit quicker


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BBlue wrote:
It looks good, is there any gain in flow?

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I doubt it, I think it looks cool.


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PostPosted: September 18, 2017, 4:14 pm 
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I just replaced the tip on my exhaust this weekend. Just a minor change in size and shape, but the exhaust sounds a lot different now. Something to consider.


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