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Model build #1 : The Exhaust Heat Shield

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Blog entry by Jason1974 posted 10-26-2018 11:55 AM 377 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first blog entry so I will do my best to explain how I made the heat shield. It’s pretty simple.
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First I used a dowel (5/8”) that was big enough to slide the exhaust into with at least 1/8” wall thickness left.

Then I used a ruler and spaced out where I wanted to drill the holes. I spaced mine out with a measurement of 1/4” spacing and I staggered each row.
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Here I placed the dowel in a vise and made sure it wouldn’t slip during drilling. Using a 1/8” drill bit or which ever bit you decide to use. Make sure to drill at least half way into the dowel. Take your time because the bit will try to flex on you.
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All done with drilling the 1/8” holes.
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Now its time to go over to the lathe and bore out the center leaving at leat 1/8” wall thickness.
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All done on the lathe. Now it’s time to go over to the scroll saw.
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When cutting the dowl in half, cut about 1/4” below the 1/8” holes you drill earlier.
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The dowel cut in half and now its time to attach it to the exhaust.
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The finished product and now its time to make one more.
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Thanks for watching!!!

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.



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#1 posted 10-26-2018 02:34 PM

Nice job on the YOUR FIRST BLOG post!!!
Not an easy part to make but really sets the truck off with that something just a little bit different.

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#2 posted 10-26-2018 02:54 PM

so no secret you just measured all holes to much work for me LOL thanks Jason for the first blog hopefully not your last I really love to see how other builders do it THANKS :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 10-26-2018 03:13 PM

A very nice blog – just the right mix of pictures and text. And an interesting topic as well! Thanks!

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#4 posted 10-26-2018 04:03 PM

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#5 posted 10-27-2018 08:56 AM

Green Bum… or in other words… grassy rrrs!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 10-27-2018 10:01 PM

First class blog Jason, THANK YOU!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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