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I started doing a 3" DP today and I have to get the DP in a very tight place tomorrow. Somethings gotta give. Anyone know the best way. It`s hitting about half way down. It looks like I need at least 2" for clearance. The tools I have are hand tools and a sawzall.
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well how I got my 4'' dp in was with a ratchet strap... I put one end on the transmission and the other on the frame and just moved it to the driver side and it gave me more than enough room...

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Thanks for the reply. I am doing a 97 7.3

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I started doing a 3" DP today and I have to get the DP in a very tight place tomorrow. Somethings gotta give. Anyone know the best way. It`s hitting about half way down. It looks like I need at least 2" for clearance. The tools I have are hand tools and a sawzall.
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Hey Tri,
Remember to cut the pinch weld on the cab where the DP is going. Use the sawzall to make the cuts and then beat the cut area up or down (however you can gt to it). Take your time doing it and you should be fine. I have I already posted the pics of cutting the factory DP out?
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Thanks to all for the info. I will tackle it first thing in the morning

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Thanks to all for the info. I will tackle it first thing in the morning
your ganna notice a big difference
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I used a sawzall and then a hydrolic porta power with the spreader attatchment to create clearance, also a small peice of 2x4 for backing on the spreader. There are numerous threads about this.

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Hey Tri,
Remember to cut the pinch weld on the cab where the DP is going. Use the sawzall to make the cuts and then beat the cut area up or down (however you can gt to it). Take your time doing it and you should be fine. I have I already posted the pics of cutting the factory DP out?
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I used your posted pics. to cut my DP, but nicked the manifold exaust pipe going to the backside of the turbo about an inch. My fault. JB welded it, hope it holds. JB Weld says
their product goes up to 600 degrees. I don`t know just how hot the exaust can get right there by the manifold. Anyway, thanks for the info. PS anybody know the exaust temp?

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I have used the JB weld before also. I wrapped a hose clamp around it for extra measure.

I usually loosen the engine mounts and rock the engine around until I get the clearance I need.

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