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Old 09-09-09, 03:07 PM   #76
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where is the matte white vinyl job? I really wanna see how that comes out. keep it up solo


What do you mean?.. I'm doing the work with a friend. o' fashion elbow greese.. we are doing this in my garage, one panel at a time and you know how many panels are on a LS... A LOT.
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Old 09-10-09, 09:12 AM   #77
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Plans are drawn, parts have arrived and work has begun.
The goal is let that V8 motor come alive.

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Old 09-10-09, 10:16 AM   #78
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^^^ Looks like similar stuff that I used on my '03 except I didn't use the V-bands -- I made it connect up using the factory hardware so that it's a 15 minute job to switch between the stock exhaust and the cat-back that I built, using all factory hangers and clamps. And you have different shaped mufflers than I. Just the components aren't cheap to build a decent SS exhaust system, then there's the fabrication time -- it takes several hours to build it and get everything just right in terms of positioning, and then tig-welding everything (which is a LOT slower than the mig that regular muffler shops use). At least it does for a slow-poke like me.

Here's a shot of mine after it'd been on for about 3 years. A few minutes with a metal polishing compound would put the tips and pipes back to like new shine, but I like the look of the titanium color that the 304-ss has acquired from the machine polishing and subsequent heat in use. If I were putting the system back on a car of mine, I think I'd leave them with the current patina. In the photos they aren't even washed as I'd just driven the car in the rain for the weekend before pulling them off and selling the car with the stock exhaust.
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Old 09-10-09, 11:13 AM   #79
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What do you mean?.. I'm doing the work with a friend. o' fashion elbow greese.. we are doing this in my garage, one panel at a time and you know how many panels are on a LS... A LOT.
wrd. when do you plan to finish it by?
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Old 09-10-09, 12:16 PM   #80
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you guys are nuts for putting such a free flowing loud exhaust system on this ls nuts i tell you.
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Old 09-10-09, 01:38 PM   #81
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wrd. when do you plan to finish it by?
goal is end of the month and debut at "The Pursuit" at Toyota Speedway Irwindale. but, if not then i'll roll in half completed.

when do i get to see ur beautiful build?..
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Old 09-10-09, 02:42 PM   #82
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goal is end of the month and debut at "The Pursuit" at Toyota Speedway Irwindale. but, if not then i'll roll in half completed.

when do i get to see ur beautiful build?..
Dunno, when you headin to the 3rd coast to come check it out?
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Old 09-10-09, 02:42 PM   #83
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real nice buildd i love ls430's and by any chance can u pm where u got the vinyl from.
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Dunno, when you headin to the 3rd coast to come check it out?

make it worth wild and i'll make the trip.
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real nice buildd i love ls430's and by any chance can u pm where u got the vinyl from.
Kinkos.. haha jk

i got it from shop that does Vinyl wrapping.
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wheres the rest of the pics? dyin to see how the rest of the vinyl comes out. would love to see a vid with exhaust note too.
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wheres the rest of the pics? dyin to see how the rest of the vinyl comes out. would love to see a vid with exhaust note too.


exhaust almost complete. pick-up sometime this week. then continue with vinyl wrapping.
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sickness! jealous and curious re: the wrap! Well done.
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I want a 430 now just cus of this thread....loving every bit of it.
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exhaust almost complete. pick-up sometime this week.
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^^^ Looks like similar stuff that I used on my '03
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