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: i finally did it, fab. work pics inside


turbojohnny
30-10-08, 10:39 PM
i've been meaning to do this for quite some time, and now that i have my car all apart replacing the trans and little things here and there. i finally got a chance to do it. took me a little less than an hour and a half from a drawing to the finished product. made it from a piece of stainless laying around the shop. then gave it a brushed look with a scotch-brite pad.

so what do you guys think?

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02949.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02950.jpg
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http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02954.jpg

turbojohnny
30-10-08, 10:40 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02955.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02956.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02957.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02958.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02959.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02960.jpg

gorillajin
30-10-08, 10:49 PM
that looks freaking awesome!!!
i want to see the final pic with installed it!!!

Frank_Drebin
31-10-08, 09:30 AM
That is the worst looking, biggest piece of crap I have ever laid eyes on. You should be ashamed of yourself for even considering putting that hideous piece of garbage on your fine Swedish automobile.

Please take it off and send it to me via UPS next-day air immediately for disposal

I will PM you with my address. :cheesy:

lms
31-10-08, 10:05 AM
Very cool and I think it looks great. Where do you work that has the equipment to bend metal and such? Are you going to wrap the manifold first? I would then ceramic coat that piece to match whatever color you want.

earthworm
31-10-08, 10:47 AM
This shield is too good for a Saab; what would the penny pinching GM accountants think ?
On a Duesenberg, the exhaust heat shield would be appropriate, two of them of course, slightly reshaped..:cheesy:

demonking
31-10-08, 02:20 PM
Looks good man :D.

On a sceptical note though, do these actually reduce heat from the exhaust manifold into the engine bay?
I get the feeling that the heat will rise from the sides of the heat shield :roll:, which kind-of makes them pointless :o, true/false?

turbojohnny
31-10-08, 05:07 PM
true, it won't keep under hood temps down, but i made it primarily for cosmetic purposes, and there have been times when i would have liked to have a barrier between my hand and a burning hot mainfold.

i work in a sheet metal shop, we're constantly makingall kinds of things. i have minimal experience on the break, which allows you to bend the metal. but it's not difficult to operate.

thanks for the compliments guys. should have pics of it installed tomorrow.

fphillips
31-10-08, 06:57 PM
Looks good man :D.

On a sceptical note though, do these actually reduce heat from the exhaust manifold into the engine bay?
I get the feeling that the heat will rise from the sides of the heat shield :roll:, which kind-of makes them pointless :o, true/false?

On two 2.0 turbos that I owned, the insulation on the wires to the electric cooling fan was totally cooked from the heat of the turbo. I fabricated a heat shield from a piece of galvanized duct work that extended from the exhaust manifold down over the turbo. I had intended to make a prettier one from some stainless but the car was totalled before I got it done.
Yours looks like a class act! Good job.

turbojohnny
31-10-08, 08:28 PM
oops, clearance issues. i forgot the intake pipe sits pretty close to the manifold. and so the shield hits it. looks like i'll have to make a new one tomorrow.

ParaMedic_Saab
31-10-08, 10:02 PM
How much to make me one :)

hkayssi
31-10-08, 10:06 PM
N I C E, I like it :D

turbojohnny
01-11-08, 12:59 AM
i suppose if people were seriously interested i could make a few more, once i have mine all figured out and put them on ebay. just so everyone has a fair chance at one

turbojohnny
02-11-08, 09:14 PM
modified the shield and installed it yesterday

here are pics
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02962.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02963.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02964.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02965.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/appleseed114059/DSC02966.jpg

SaabHat93
02-11-08, 10:10 PM
I like it. :cool: Your turbo looks a tad rusty, though. :p

turbojohnny
02-11-08, 10:47 PM
nah, not the turbo, the wastegate actuator. when i replaced the tdo4 i had to reuse it because the nipple on the new one was broken off. no big deal though.