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Old 04-05-2013, 06:22 PM
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Went to a buddy's house to help him clear out his garage where we found a 6in aluminum tube about 8 foot long told me to scrap it or whatever with it. so i had an idea of cutting it down to about 5 foot painting it black and welding it to my 1990 7.3 idi non turbo and using it as a custom stack. its not a pretty truck its my toy truck its painted camo and beat to hell but runs great. biggest question is can it withstand the heat the tube is about 1/8th in thick. thoughts?

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Went to a buddy's house to help him clear out his garage where we found a 6in aluminum tube about 8 foot long told me to scrap it or whatever with it. so i had an idea of cutting it down to about 5 foot painting it black and welding it to my 1990 7.3 idi non turbo and using it as a custom stack. its not a pretty truck its my toy truck its painted camo and beat to hell but runs great. biggest question is can it withstand the heat the tube is about 1/8th in thick. thoughts?
How are you planning on welding steel to aluminum?

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acually was planning to weld the tube to flat sheet about same thickness of aluminum and bolt it to the truck cut out a hole in the middle where the tail pipe will come thru just a thought so far but will cost me next to nothing to do.
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acually was planning to weld the tube to flat sheet about same thickness of aluminum and bolt it to the truck cut out a hole in the middle where the tail pipe will come thru just a thought so far but will cost me next to nothing to do.
Ok that makes sence. Well as long as your EGT's aren't crazy high right now, might as well try it. Like you said "will cost me next to nothing"
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