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Pudmunkie
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Re: Late Interest new
#1201652 (Re: Tour_Racer00) 03/27/06 11:13 PM

Originally posted by 00_HO_Contour:
Ok, got mine and already got them painted. Took them to a smaller exhaust shop with $60 in my pocket and he said he needed at least $100. He also said I should get some welding primer because as soon as these are welded on it will start rusting under them and then the welds would rust off and so on. I can only think of places that would probably charge too much now, any ideas?





Im in the same boat as you are. Most shops wont start looking at them until they get 100 bucks. Not to mention they always tack on "and more if we have to touch anything else, like moving exhaust pipes etc."


jerk offs

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Tourige
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Reged: 05/25/04
Posts: 3637
Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Re: Late Interest new
#1201799 (Re: Pudmunkie) 03/28/06 02:12 AM

i need to coat mine again, i looked under yesterday and i can already see some rust , i need some rubber caps for these badboys, any idea on where to get some rubber caps?

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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Tour_Racer00
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Reged: 03/28/04
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Loc: Rochester, MN
Re: Late Interest new
#1201806 (Re: Tourige) 03/28/06 02:16 AM

Originally posted by Tourige:
i need to coat mine again, i looked under yesterday and i can already see some rust , i need some rubber caps for these badboys, any idea on where to get some rubber caps?



I was thinking some expanding foam or bondo or something then just smooth and paint the end.

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Alex
00 T-Red/Tan SVTC
#1964/2150
167 HP @6800
153 TQ @3000

Sold-
98 'Tour SE 24V 5-spd
149 HP @5900
148 LB FT @4300

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Goonz SVT
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Reged: 05/18/04
Posts: 9872
Loc: Pakistan, MA
Re: Late Interest new
#1201994 (Re: Pudmunkie) 03/28/06 05:19 AM

Originally posted by Pudmunkie:
Originally posted by 00_HO_Contour:
Ok, got mine and already got them painted. Took them to a smaller exhaust shop with $60 in my pocket and he said he needed at least $100. He also said I should get some welding primer because as soon as these are welded on it will start rusting under them and then the welds would rust off and so on. I can only think of places that would probably charge too much now, any ideas?





Im in the same boat as you are. Most shops wont start looking at them until they get 100 bucks. Not to mention they always tack on "and more if we have to touch anything else, like moving exhaust pipes etc."


jerk offs




my exhaust shop was concerned about welding it (passenger side) right next to the gastank, he was gonna put some protective layer of somthin upon welding but other then that my connectors are at his place, he said he'd paint them for free and since I need to kinda watch my finances at the moment, I'll be getting back to him shortly for the final install along with new OEM motor mounts

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TourDeForce
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Reged: 03/04/03
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Loc: West Palm Beach, FL - Going to Jupiter someday
Re: Late Interest new
#1202214 (Re: Goonz SVT) 03/28/06 03:26 PM

You guys need to visit a properly equipped welding shop. They will have either a drive on lift or a pit so they can easily weld under the car. They will give you top notch quality work and charge you far less than a performance shop.

Welding shops get no respect.

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Tour_Racer00
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Reged: 03/28/04
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Loc: Rochester, MN
Re: Late Interest new
#1202285 (Re: TourDeForce) 03/28/06 04:44 PM

Originally posted by TourDeForce:
You guys need to visit a properly equipped welding shop. They will have either a drive on lift or a pit so they can easily weld under the car. They will give you top notch quality work and charge you far less than a performance shop.

Welding shops get no respect.



Yellow pages?

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Alex
00 T-Red/Tan SVTC
#1964/2150
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153 TQ @3000

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bensenvill
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Reged: 02/29/04
Posts: 359
Loc: Chicago
Re: Late Interest new
#1202408 (Re: Tourige) 03/28/06 07:00 PM

Originally posted by Tourige:
i need to coat mine again, i looked under yesterday and i can already see some rust , i need some rubber caps for these badboys, any idea on where to get some rubber caps?




YOU TOO??!?!? ya appearantly mines going to need a few more coats of rustolium

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Dr. Cross
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Reged: 08/20/02
Posts: 499
Loc: Burlington, VT
Re: Late Interest new
#1202460 (Re: bensenvill) 03/28/06 08:06 PM

Man, you guys have me worried now! I was planning on getting these installed next week, but now I'm not sure how they will hold up to winter in VT! Although I only drive my car once or twice a month in the winter, that's all it takes for the salt to start attacking!

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1999 Contour SVT #1966/2760, Silver Frost/Midnight Blue
Koni Kit, Mille Miglia MM-S rims, B&M shifter, Stazi mesh, SFCs, optimized Y-pipe & TB, SS break lines, K&N drop-in, Infinity Kappa speakers, MTX amp/sub


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DESIGN
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Reged: 10/10/03
Posts: 367
Loc: Texas
Re: Late Interest new
#1203129 (Re: Dr. Cross) 03/29/06 04:54 PM

Calm down these are made very thick steel the rest of your undercarriage will be destroyed before these are. The best prevention would be to seal the ends and the either spray paint them with many coats or go get some of that rubberized undercoating stuff and shoot them with that. Again you should print the pictures and take them to the shop. Also, continue to shop around for a shop that will do them right and for the price you want. There out there. The exhaust shop who did mine saw the pictures, noted the location close to the gas tank, and still only charged me 50 bucks of labor. He even hit it with a coat of spray paint over the welds. I had already painted the rest of the SFCs but taped off the areas that would need to be welded.

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99 red SVT
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Reged: 12/06/02
Posts: 317
Loc: Harrisburg, PA
Re: Late Interest new
#1203506 (Re: Tour_Racer00) 03/29/06 10:49 PM


I was thinking some expanding foam or bondo or something then just smooth and paint the end.




That's exactly what I did...worked great, but an FYI is that the paint softened the foam and made it concave. Not a big deal, though.

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