BUILD THREAD “The Juggernaut”

ssn696

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Marman clamps have been around a long time. Aerospace trickle-down. One of the Marx Brothers started manufacturing them. My '92 Cummins had them connecting the intake filter to the turbocharger.
 
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liquidh8

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Donovan, there are hydraulic jacks and they are for height adjustability, the thread rod is for adjusting the center of gravity of the body in relation to the pivot points of the rotisserie. This adjustment let me spin the body around with ease.

I used the factory body mount locations for the attachments points, and found no issues with it being attached there, and this is the wagon.

FWIW, Eastwood sells a very similar rotisserie to what I built.
 
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Rktpwrd

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I used the factory body mount locations for the attachments points, and found no issues with it being attached there, and this is the wagon.

Thanks brother, that was the information I was looking for. Kinda what I figured, I just needed the confirmation. I’ll likely make my own attaching brackets to utilize the body mount locations too, and make them extra long at the back to capture both mount locations on either side for added security/stability.
 
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I seem to be pretty good at being able to find work where there really shouldn’t be any.

Pushing the better part of two weeks now cleaning up and “finishing” the exhaust system. It started out as welding up the gaps in the header reducers after the geometry correction, and pretty much snowballed from there.

The reducer gaps welded up before:

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And after:

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After I ground the welds flush, I started out by continuing sanding and trying to smooth out all the grinder marks on the rest of the pipes. (Do you have any idea how much time and effort it takes to smooth grinder marks out of bare steel? It’s a LOT.)
Which then morphed into “geez, I should probably remove all these excess weld stalactites hanging down inside that could impede exhaust flow too”. I didn’t have any extended shank grinding burrs that would let me get more than a couple inches inside the pipes, and no one local had what I wanted for a reasonable price.

So, I turned to Amazon. Took a gamble on this set of Yuck Foo 6” assorted burrs for $30 and had them next day.

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Now I hate buying anything from Chy-na as much as the next guy, but I gotta admit I was pleasantly surprised with them. Nice and sharp, no runout (which can be a huge problem with extended burrs), tough and for a price point that’s tough to argue.

I immediately put them through their paces, and turned areas like these…

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…into areas like these, with a little assist afterwards from a 40 grit flap wheel sanding drum.

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Essentially poor man’s extrude honing. More nice smooth goodness:

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I even smoothed out the ugly welds on the two halves of the Summit X-pipe. Pretty much had to as the rest of it was starting to look really good, and their welds were sticking out like a sore thumb.

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So that’s where I’m at right now, this is what it takes to build some next level shjt. It’s lonely at the top, but someone’s gotta blaze the trail. Not too many guys going to this extent on a G body, but I don’t care. It’s what makes me happy, it’s gonna look killer when it’s done (because aesthetics are just as important on this build as performance), and that’s justification enough for me.

Couple last pictures of areas of the main pipes. I still have a little more to do yet, should hopefully be done in the next day or two.

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I know it seems like a lot of unnecessary work, but just like bodywork on a car, it’s all in the prep ahead of time. The entire exhaust system will be going out for high lustre silver ceramic coating to match the headers, and all this work now will pay off afterwards in a beautiful finish.

I will eventually get back to finishing up the floor, I promise. But I might as well take care of the little items like this that I come across along the way, and capitalize on the opportunities to put more things in the “done” column.

D.
 
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I seem to be pretty good at being able to find work where there really shouldn’t be any.

Pushing the better part of two weeks now cleaning up and “finishing” the exhaust system. It started out as welding up the gaps in the header reducers after the geometry correction, and pretty much snowballed from there.

The reducer gaps welded up before:

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And after:

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After I ground the welds flush, I started out by continuing sanding and trying to smooth out all the grinder marks on the rest of the pipes. (Do you have any idea how much time and effort it takes to smooth grinder marks out of bare steel? It’s a LOT.)
Which then morphed into “geez, I should probably remove all these excess weld stalactites hanging down inside that could impede exhaust flow too”. I didn’t have any extended shank grinding burrs that would let me get more than a couple inches inside the pipes, and no one local had what I wanted for a reasonable price.

So, I turned to Amazon. Took a gamble on this set of Yuck Foo 6” assorted burrs for $30 and had them next day.

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Now I hate buying anything from Chy-na as much as the next guy, but I gotta admit I was pleasantly surprised with them. Nice and sharp, no runout (which can be a huge problem with extended burrs), tough and for a price point that’s tough to argue.

I immediately put them through their paces, and turned areas like these…

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…into areas like these, with a little assist afterwards from a 40 grit flap wheel sanding drum.

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Essentially poor man’s extrude honing. More nice smooth goodness:

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I even smoothed out the ugly welds on the two halves of the Summit X-pipe. Pretty much had to as the rest of it was starting to look really good, and their welds were sticking out like a sore thumb.

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So that’s where I’m at right now, this is what it takes to build some next level shjt. It’s lonely at the top, but someone’s gotta blaze the trail. Not too many guys going to this extent on a G body, but I don’t care. It’s what makes me happy, it’s gonna look killer when it’s done (because aesthetics are just as important on this build as performance), and that’s justification enough for me.

Couple last pictures of areas of the main pipes. I still have a little more to do yet, should hopefully be done in the next day or two.

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I know it seems like a lot of unnecessary work, but just like bodywork on a car, it’s all in the prep ahead of time. The entire exhaust system will be going out for high lustre silver ceramic coating to match the headers, and all this work now will pay off afterwards in a beautiful finish.

I will eventually get back to finishing up the floor, I promise. But I might as well take care of the little items like this that I come across along the way, and capitalize on the opportunities to put more things in the “done” column.

D.
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You can get medication for your OCD.....

Don't get me wrong, gorgeous work..... But.... Why?!? 😂
 
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liquidh8

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Love it, have a link for those burs?
 
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Rktpwrd

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Love it, have a link for those burs?

Here ya go:

Yakamoz Set of 4Pcs 5.9-Inch Long Tungsten Steel Solid Carbide Rotary Burrs Set with 1/4-Inch Shank Fits Rotary Tool for Woodworking Drilling Carving Engraving https://a.co/d/57Tee67
 
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Supercharged111

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Why you ask... in the name of the God's of horsepower i say.

You can obviously never saw the episode of Engine Masters where they bashed a set of headers near shut and nothing happened.
 
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