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Username Post: LOL got a new one for ya!! Off the wall fixes!        (Topic#274373)
DD74Chevy 
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01-02-12 05:24 PM - Post#2175041    

LOL!! Ok i go over to my friends house today to have a few beers and kick back and watch some tv. And he shows me his new "bright" idea. We go to the shop to look at his 83 Chevy truck and he patched a hole in his exhaust near the tip using foil and duck tape....Yes foil from lasagna pan and duck tape!! He explained to me that he wraped aluminum foil from the pan around it first then put duct tape around it and another layer of foil and them more duck tape... I grabbed his beer and said ok you had enough thats crazy!! He said it will work cause its near the tip and it wont get that hot near the tip and the foil wont burn thru. My question is is he crazy or will that work. Have a bet going that his idea will not work!! What do you think?

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


Edited by gchemist on 01-28-12 07:19 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
technitom 
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Loc: Near Cincinnati, OH
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01-02-12 05:36 PM - Post#2175048    
    In response to DD74Chevy

OMG! I live in Kentucky and that sounds like something some of my relative might do!

ok, the foil pan bottom should hold up to the heat cause you bake a lasagna at 375... but I think the tape will probably melt if he used regular duct tape... now, if he used the metal foil type duct tape he may win the bet, LMAO!


Words are a lot like toothpaste... Once its out of the tube,
there's no getting it back in...


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-02-12 05:49 PM - Post#2175058    
    In response to technitom

Lol i live up here in Idaho and the stories of rigging stuff up always cracks me up. Nope he used good old gray duck tape lol

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
gchemist 
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gchemist
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
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01-03-12 11:46 PM - Post#2175489    
    In response to DD74Chevy

A picture is worth a thousand laughs!! Next time take a picture....."Can I picture? The guys on the board would love to see it!"

'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-04-12 08:08 PM - Post#2175793    
    In response to gchemist

Lol i will take a picture of it. Just saw it again today and he painted the duck tape black with high temp paint lol. It looks funny as all get out. So next time i see it i will picture it

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-05-12 02:25 PM - Post#2176037    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Ok i was able to take a picture of his "Rigged" up exhaust. To funny epic fail. Along with the bale wire holding it up. Hope you guys get a laugh like i did out of this one



My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
utahpaul 
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01-06-12 10:00 AM - Post#2176378    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Get 'er done....



 
cla55ic 
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Loc: Washoe Valley, Nevada
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01-06-12 10:56 AM - Post#2176401    
    In response to DD74Chevy

When I was 16 years old, I had a Model A F@#d, and I split the muffler by making it backfire. Lacking the money for a new muffler, I used a long, straight section of iron water pipe of approximately the same diameter as the original tailpipe. It was attached to the manifold down pipe by a flattened section of a Folger's coffee can wrapped around the pipe and held in place by two hose clamps. The rear end of the pipe was suspended from the rear bumper by a piece of baling wire. It didn't leak (very much) and wasn't TOO loud if I kept the engine rpm down, so it got me by until I could afford a new muffler.

Sometimes you just do what you have to do. As my friend Chuck used to say, "That's hot rodding."


Lloyd

"Real garages have greasy floors."


 
someotherguy 
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Age: 47
Loc: Texas
Reg: 08-01-03
01-06-12 01:18 PM - Post#2176430    
    In response to cla55ic

A couple of split-open coke cans and hose clamps "fixed" a farty-sounding exhaust leak on a previous g/f's Mazda pickup; it had rotted through just in one spot and sounded horrible. We were broke...it worked great for quite a while.

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
gchemist 
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01-06-12 01:37 PM - Post#2176435    
    In response to someotherguy



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'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
John 
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Loc: Montgomery, AL
Reg: 01-15-02
01-06-12 08:31 PM - Post#2176566    
    In response to gchemist

I used the muffler mud-and-wrap kits once when I was 16. It worked for all of a week. If that.

1979 2wd K5 Blazer, 350/TH350
1985 4x4 M1009 K5 Blazer, 6.2/TH400


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-07-12 02:43 PM - Post#2176748    
    In response to cla55ic

Lol i have seen that before also. Its called improvise

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-07-12 02:44 PM - Post#2176749    
    In response to someotherguy

Hey that works i should tell my friend that one thats used the duck tape lol. Thats a good one

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-07-12 02:50 PM - Post#2176751    
    In response to John

Hey that works also.In a pinch just about any idea will work out in your head I know im guilty of that lol. The WORST one i have ever heard of. A guy used PVC pipe cause the exhaust smell was making him sick. And sprayed the pipe with hurculiner inside and out as best as he could and them sprayed high temp paint on top in that. And that guy is the cousin to the friend i know LOL. I never seen it just heard storys of it. Dont know what happend after that..... All i know is thats one CrAzY idea

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
gchemist 
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Reg: 05-09-00
01-07-12 07:40 PM - Post#2176833    
    In response to DD74Chevy


I think we should start a "super modification" thread with pictures!!

'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
DD74Chevy 
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Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-07-12 07:59 PM - Post#2176838    
    In response to gchemist

I second that idea that would be great to see all the stuff thats out there that people are doing

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
N8sToolz 
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01-07-12 11:45 PM - Post#2176882    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Ive seen that beer can and hose clamp truck work a whole mess of times... Used to bend pipe at a muffler shop and you start seeing all kinds of creative things... but nothing worked like that.



 
SteveW 
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Loc: Shreveport
Reg: 04-24-02
01-08-12 01:41 AM - Post#2176895    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Sounds like some people I know.
1. One used Steel wool tied to the end of a coat hanger stuck up his car tail pipe to get it inspected ,Then pulled it out after he got the sticker.
2. Another friend made his dual tail pipes with his kids swing set legs.They had paint on them that look like candy cane stripes.



 
DD74Chevy 
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Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-09-12 08:34 PM - Post#2177567    
    In response to SteveW

I dont care who you are thats funny. Hey what ever works to get buy in a pinch

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
DD74Chevy 
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01-09-12 08:35 PM - Post#2177569    
    In response to N8sToolz

Yeah i bet you have seen all kinds of rigged stuff put together working at a muffler shop. Thats awesome

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
cloudmaster 
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Loc: Arrowsmith, IL
Reg: 01-30-02
01-09-12 10:44 PM - Post#2177622    
    In response to DD74Chevy

I used a coke can cut in half and held on with muffler clamps (I have a bucket of new muffler clamps laying around) to temporarily fix a hole in an exhaust recently. It held up for about 3 months before burning through. If I can ever find the photo, I'll post it...

'71 Malibu: 350/200-4R/3.73 Eaton posi
'75 Elky: 350HO/TH350/3.42 peg leg
'85 C20: EFI454/TH400/3.73 locker
'95 Caprice Wagon: LT1/4L60E/3.42 posi
'04 Grand Marquis: 2V4.6/3" pipes/SCT flash


 
Bel_AirAmerica 
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Reg: 05-09-02
01-10-12 06:49 AM - Post#2177664    
    In response to cla55ic

I had hole in the pipe on the back side of the resonator on my old 280Z.Took a
Mountain Dew can and 2 hose clamps to it and drove like that for 3 years.No problem.
Rick



 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-10-12 08:17 AM - Post#2177686    
    In response to cloudmaster

Ok i told my friend about the diffrent ideas of rigging up exhaust with coke cans.....He now said hey thats a good idea if the foil and duct tape dont work i will try that. He laughed and told me to say thank you to folks on the forums He is trying to find a picture of the pvc pipe one if he finds it i will post it up. He thinks he has a picture of it

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
fritz1990 
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Loc: Kansas
Reg: 02-16-03
01-10-12 09:55 AM - Post#2177727    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Speakin' of PVC pipe a kid in HS built a roll bar out of PVC. He then covered it with the black padding so it looked like a roll bar.

Always egged him about tryin' it out.

Regards, Jeff

1998 K1500 6.5 Coal burner
1965 C10 with 498 BBC AFR Heads
1964 C10 Ran 348W for 6 years, now SBC.

Corvettes owned: '74 '77 '78 L82 Silver Anniversary, 2002 LS1

Don't have a nervous come together!

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someotherguy 
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01-10-12 11:26 AM - Post#2177758    
    In response to fritz1990

I had a PVC radiator hose for a while. '67 Belvedere "shop car" needed a radiator, dug one out of the back that bolted up OK but the hose outlet at the bottom was on the wrong side. Built up some PVC and held it in place with big zip ties, connected at the ends of course with cut off sections of hose. Worked great. Only popped loose once.

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-10-12 04:45 PM - Post#2177863    
    In response to fritz1990

OMG!! Roll bar out of PVC Pipe?? Now thats just plain nuts!! Wonder if he tested his idea out......

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
01-10-12 04:53 PM - Post#2177869    
    In response to someotherguy

Hey that works. I heard of using a piece of garden hose to fix a busted heater core hose in a pinch

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
gchemist 
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01-10-12 05:33 PM - Post#2177886    
    In response to DD74Chevy

I had a weekend birthdy trip to Houston last year. On my way there, the heater core on my Jimmy takes a dump. Quick fix, bypass the core to get home. Bought 4 hose clamps and used a fitting my tool box. The fitting was a natural gas stove hose fitting adaptor. Amazingly both sides are different but fit the hoses perfectly!! That fitting will stay in my travling tool box forever!!

'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
technitom 
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01-10-12 06:55 PM - Post#2177926    
    In response to DD74Chevy

heard cute a story, don't know if its true, about a guy using his date's pantyhose as an emergency replacement for a busted fan belt...

can you just picture being out on a date...

"...baby, take off your pantyhose and give 'em to me..."

try to explain all that to her father/mother???

Cracks me up thinking about it!


Words are a lot like toothpaste... Once its out of the tube,
there's no getting it back in...


 
Bill K.b 
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Reg: 10-24-05
01-10-12 10:20 PM - Post#2178027    
    In response to technitom

I had a fuel line on my '89 Suburban somehow get pinched behind the trans crossmember and leak. I fixed it by sliding a piece of fuel line hose leftover in my tool box, over where the leak was, and clamping both ends. Still is that way right now, it leaked the last time I drove it - but not from that spot.

I wonder why you couldn't use a steel soup can the same as the coke can and have it last longer?


Those who can, do. Those who can't, criticize it on the internet.

1988 G20 van 5.7L - driver.
1993 3500 dually 5.7L NV4500 - tow truck
1991 G20 van - parts truck

Plus cars for swap and sale
&yes, I once tried a frame swap on a 51 Chevy.


 
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