Another DP Install question(s) - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Another DP Install question(s)

Now that spring is around the corner, going to tackle the 3in. downpipe install in my 96 f350. First, cutting out the old one. Any reason not to use my buddy's plasma cutter instead of the saws-all?
Second, going to use a porta-power to "re-size" the firewall so hoping no issues there?
Third, can I retain the heat blanket on the firewall if I give myself enough room with the porta-power?
Thanks - Bill
helievacpilot is offline  
post #2 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 09:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 80 Times in 78 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I don't see why you couldn't use the plasma cutter provided you aare careful (heck its pretty easy to whack through the uppipe with the sawzall if you're not careful). You want to keep the heat shielding on the firewall, and the seam will be lower than it (you'll see when you get in there. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the info. Now if I can just get the weather to cooperate!
helievacpilot is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 10:45 AM
Mod Newbie

 
dhanna6powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 13,156
Thanks: 6
Thanked 142 Times in 134 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
My buddy caught his 97 on fire using a plasma cutter. It's easy to cut with a sawzall.

dhanna6powerstroke is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 10:52 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
cntryboy17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 475
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: Another DP Install question(s)

Why not just use a sawzall it takes like 30 seconds

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I847 using AutoGuide.Com Free App

FB: Kyle Durflinger

E99 F350 CCSB 4x4, Auto, All stock for now..., straight piped

1990 f-250 7.3idi 4x4 5 speed

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldtimer550 View Post
Chevrolet = French word for non-hetero buttsecks.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1tonpower View Post
the wait for the coverage articles in DP is like waiting for a girl to put out for the first time....
cntryboy17 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
In reading other install posts, it seemed that some really wrestled with the saws-all method. I have access to the plasma cutter, so I figured why not?
- Bill
helievacpilot is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Mod Newbie

 
dhanna6powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 13,156
Thanks: 6
Thanked 142 Times in 134 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Get a fire extinguisher.

dhanna6powerstroke is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 11:23 AM
Member
 
boynamedsue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toledo, OH Area
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Please dont be offended for my pointing out the obvious but as a welder and lover of fresh cut metal, I always look for flammables in the background of my worksite. Be cautious of leaked oil, fuel and any other flammable substance to properly avoid a cataclysmic fire in your beloved truck.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin
boynamedsue is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by boynamedsue View Post
Please dont be offended for my pointing out the obvious but as a welder and lover of fresh cut metal, I always look for flammables in the background of my worksite. Be cautious of leaked oil, fuel and any other flammable substance to properly avoid a cataclysmic fire in your beloved truck.
No offense taken. I fly people all the time that have done really stupid things with flamables. If I can't do it safely, without threat of fire, the saws-all will be second at-bat.
helievacpilot is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 02-20-2013, 01:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 80 Times in 78 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I used a 9" Bi-metal blade with plenty of cutting fluid and didn't have any issues. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome