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'Gypsy' repair to exhaust...

Post by harrythehamster on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:19 pm

Tail pipe fell off my back box a short while ago. I tried the gun gum repair kit which lasted all of 5 minutes. The gum turned brittle and porous and was pretty useless stuff. But the kit did give me inspiration for my own repair. I used a section from a stainless steel vacuum cleaner tube, cleaned off the exhaust at the joints with a grinder, wiped clean with some isopropyl, keyed the vacuum cleaner section which I cut with strips at the ends. I turned a couple back on themselves so they wedged into both parts of the exaust and were pretty solid and then sealed up with some steel epoxy rated to 260C. Its been over a week and is holding up very well at the moment:






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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:34 pm

See how long that lasts! Post back if it falls back Smile
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:23 am

lol nice bodge! I just welded mine back on Smile
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Post by harrythehamster on Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Lasted just over a week! My latest gypsy repair was done using a whole stainless steel hoover tube clamped to the spare wheel carrier (wheel is in the back). The steel weld is holding strong on the new fix but does burn something off that doesn't smell good for a couple of hours driving and eventually turns black. I would weld a repair but can't get the back section off due to corrosion on the join with the cat. I'm not a good enough welder to do it upside down on my back so am holding off for now.
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Post by harrythehamster on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:35 pm

Hoover tube still doing well but time to bite the bullet as its MOT month...
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Re: 'Gypsy' repair to exhaust...

Post by kentgpz11 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:05 pm

I bodged mine up with an old motorbike silencer when the tailpipe fell off.
It went through a couple of MOTs like this, with no problems.



When it rotted through, I just replaced it with another.



It sounded quite good too. Cool
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Post by harrythehamster on Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:22 pm

Inspirational pics. Got the exhaust, both sliding doors and both wing mirrors to do for sure before it goes in.
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