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Old 03-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #13311
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #13312
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fair enough. now to find a rubber gasket for it... and pray that i have a steady hand when i go to cut it out...

take my bumper off and then go up to the exhaust shop. get them to weld it up for me... then go back home and line it up, cut out the hole, and bam! my dream exhaust placement will be complete.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #13313
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:40 PM   #13314
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You should cut the hole first because the exhaust guy will be able to bend and match the pipe to the hole but if you wait and have them wheld it on first then you wont really be able to get your bumper on and if they whelded it into the wrong spot then you are screwed and have to take it back.
so basicly i say cut the hole where you want it and make the pipe guy fit it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #13315
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Any ideas where I could get a rubber gasket like that???
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #13316
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here is a header kit im looking at


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Old 03-27-2012, 10:34 PM   #13317
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Any ideas where I could get a rubber gasket like that???
A while back I was looking online for "focus grills" and 1 or 2 places sold diff meshes and such AND sold some trim material that you put around the cut mesh grill to give it a finished look. Should work the same to trim the hole in a body panel. Check out www.customcargrilles.com.

Or you could just cut the hole clean and have no need to trim it out.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:58 AM   #13318
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I want some kind of protection to finish off the look and keep my bumper from melting. I'll check that out at work
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #13319
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what about this??
""Thick Vinyl Trim w/ Steel Core

Installation is easy-simply cut to desired length and push onto exposed edges. The firm grip holds the trim in place (no fasteners or adhesive required). Temperature range is -20 to +150 F. Trim is nonstaining and resistant to gasoline and oils."""
$3.25 for 5 ft. seems like we might have a winner.

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"""Neoprene Rubber Edge Trim (Recommended for most applications)

Made of flexible rubber, trim fits onto straight edges-simply cut to desired length and push on. It has a firm, positive grip that holds it in place. Neoprene has better resistance to oil, heat, ozone, and oxidation than natural rubber. Trim is nonstaining and acid-resistant. Temperature range is -40 to +150 F."""
$3.75 for 5ft
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #13320
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Use a hole saw with a pilot to make the hole! You will come out with a perfect circle. They come in many different diameters and are not that much at and hardware store. I agree with the trim idea. It will make it look complete and not a hack job. Waiting on pics when you are done. I like the idea.
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