Project SR E30: Part 8 – Fabricating a Custom Stainless Steel Oval ExhaustPosted on June 9, 2019byNikita RushmanovThe last step is to wipe down the inside and outside of the joint with acetone.Now that everything is ready, we seal up the pipe and purge it. Note the angle of the gas flow.After all that work, we can finally weld. Welding stainless properly is not easy but it’s worth the effort.The good news is that stainless steel has incredibly pretty colors if you get the gas timing and travel speed right. It makes all the effort satisfying.When we went to test fit the newly welded section, we realized that we need to angle the joint to the downpipe a little in order for the exhaust to be flat with the floor of the car. We added a small angle cut to the joint that’s supposed to meet the downpipe.RelatedPrevious page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Next pageRelated TopicsFabrication and SafetyHeaders and ExhaustHeader and ExhaustFabricationWelding Previous Article FeaturesSlipAngle Podcast /// Crazy Weather at #GRIDLIFE MidwestPosted on June 6, 2019September 18, 2019byAbrin SchmuckerView Post Next Article FeaturesTechPortable Data Acquisition and Logging – AEM Electronics CD-5Posted on June 11, 2019byMike KojimaView Post 5 commentsNice work!ReplyLooks great but any reason to do it in 1 piece? Seems like its going to be a bear to remove later on.ReplyAt the time, we couldn’t find any decent oval exhaust flanges that wouldn’t have taken away from the ground clearance.That being said, the exhaust is actually pretty easy to remove.ReplyNice work, I was gonna see if you can check out the treehouse racing lollypops. they are smaller in physical size and gain more clearance. Your build reminds me of one of my friends who went KA-t in an e30 and it ran pretty gnar.Tip: might want to 2-piece the exhaust for when you need to change out the guibo, subframe bushings, and other rear maintenance.ReplyYeah we’re definitely going to switch to a heim-style lolipop bushing down the line. I’ve gotten that burning polyurethane smell a couple of times already.ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Your Comment *Name *Email *Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.