Originally Posted by Erik719
You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the stock heat shield on the muffler would you?
No I don't have a picture at the moment. My Jeep is in pieces right now!
I am doing a massive rust fix up on it!!
The stock muffler heat shield was originally welded to the muffler if I recall correctly.
Once the stock exhaust rusted away, I was able to cut the heat shield off, and there
was enough of a flange left on each end (front and back) that I was able to use some
metal pipe hanging straps to secure it to the Turbo muffler similar to how a muffler clamp
works. Only ALOT bigger!
I toyed with the idea of welding the heat shield onto the Turbo muffler, just like it was on the stock muffler, but
most of the inexpensive mufflers, like the Turbo, only last a few years, and if that was the
case, then I would be cutting it off and welding it again and again and again.
My father actually suggested the pipe hanger metal strips. They are very flexible, are only about
an inch wide, and have holes in them that run the entire length of the strap, about 2 inches apart.
This made bending them around the muffler and cutting them to the right length easy. Then I just
put a nut and bolt on each strap to secure the heat shield to the front and back of the muffler.
When the Turbo muffler rusted out, all I had to do was take off the nut and bolts holding the straps,
pull of the heat shield, and put in on the new muffler.