Tail pipes are used in about every single vehicle in order to keep exhaust under wraps. However, I’m about to tell you how to have fun with them by DIY Bending Tail Pipes for Performance Mufflers.
OK, the first step is to make an incision in the pipe at intervals. Once you do that, the incisions you make will then need a good weld. This, though isn’t the best solution for bending pipes because it’ll make it a weak half-fast job but still, it’s a good way in.
The second step is, if you are a novice, to have someone else make the pipe contort for you. These guys will be using auto-based machines that will make a bend for you. After the process, you will then need to weld in every part because these machines take a slow radius at a time bending the pipe.
After doing this, you’re ready to move on to the third step. Take a table made out of steel, at an appropriate measurement of one-fourths, and hammer it down on the floor. Plywood tables are another option, but the con here is it is going to be destroyed as time advances. 1 and 2 inches is the regular amount for a table like this, but another type of method will be required for anything beyond 2 inches.
The fourth step is put a part callied a jig on the table. The exhaust pipe will be bending over and making itself universal around this jig. The jig should be made out of steel pins. A strong foundation is urgently suggested since, in the process of the pipe making itself bent and universal, it will be leaning against the table you are using.
The fifth step will require a proper filling of a sandy mixture consisting of either baked or dried sand. This should be done before the bending process to prevent errors in the near future. The sand is then packed in tight and caps are to be placed on top. Some holes should be drilled in the caps, if you have intentions of applying heat. This will ensure the pipe won’t have the risk of exploding.
Next, a hydraulic pipe bender is induced in order to make the pipe cold in its bend. An electric conduit bender is another option, and does the same thing. These appliances work great for contorted pipes 2 inches or below.
The seventh step includes applying one pipe to another pipe already clamped. The appropriate measurements are 3 to 6 inches in diameter. These two pipes are wrapped tightly together. If you’re using heat, this step is not a requirement.
The second to last step here is to apply rosebud heat to the heat already incinerated. This will ensure that the concentration in the heat will not go over the usual amount. Heat should be kept ahead of the pipe. Seamed pipes should be seamed tightly on the inside of the radius.
The last step is one end should be put in a vise grip. Muscular strength is applied to bend it thereafter. This only really works with thinner pipes. And, as a refresher and to put on finishing touches, sand should be packed tight in to keep the pipe from falling victim to either creasing or collapsing. Happy customizing!