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post #1 of 5 Old 04-16-2010, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Tailpipe bracket rusted through. clean up and weld?

I was planning to knock off the rust on the tailpipe and paint it, but I noticed that the little pencil-sized metal bar that helps hold it to the body has rusted out/through the pipe in this section (right underneath the rear bumper). I'm overseas, so shipping a new part via USPS is probably not gonna be possible due to size restrictions.

Would stripping the rust and welding fresh metal over the hole/holes be worth it? It doesn't have to look good, it just has to work for a while.


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-16-2010, 03:56 PM
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As long as there's enough good metal left to weld to then that is what I would do also is just weld it back up.

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Weld it up and use some rust prevention spray paint or something.
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You could also move the hanger forward or back a bit to get away from the rust hole.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-17-2010, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Would it be a fairly easy job to take the pipe off the rig without using a lift? If so, the plan is to take it off, clean the rust off and see just how bad it really is, then buy some steel and take it to the welding shop on base.

If I run without the tail pipe, is it going to be excessively loud?

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