Its been a busy week working on the hilux, a lot of stuff has happened, ill run you through the details in this post.
Ive done a heap of sheet metal work, i have filled in all the gaps between the bar work and the removable cab to make everything seal nicely and limit the amount of smoke that enters the cabin. The firewall is now complete and the window is sitting in just right.
The mystery of the exhaust is now solved, i really did want the tailpipe running out the middle of the rear diffuser so i came up with a nice stainless dump pipe off the turbo, then stainless all the way to the end of the gearbox.
Ive been making my exhaust mounts like so, the exhaust will be hung with hose clamps, its neat, functional and easy to replace if needed.
It all gets covered by this removable tunnel i have 1/2 finished.
Where the stainless pipe ends at the back of the gearbox there is still 2.5m to the end of the tub, thats a fair amount of weight for a straight pipe, so i decided to use alloy for the exhaust, using 80mm by 2mm wall it slips over the 75mm 3″ stainless I’ve been using.
Some grooves and a hose clamp do the job at securing the alloy to the stainless.
Under the diff is another exhaust bracket.
From this point on the exhaust will split into twin 80mm and then exit in the centre of the rear diffuser. Ill have to wait till the rear quarters are done till i make that though.
I have also been working on the intercooler and intake, its all taking shape and I’m waiting on my AC welding skills to be up to scratch before i weld all this together.
Until next time!