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Old 01-12-2016, 10:43 AM   #1341
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Been re-thinking my combination dash/firewall arrangement. I will be getting some expert advice from one of the guys at my preferred sheetmetal shop regarding doubling up on the whole thing. Instead of a single layer of sheetmetal with some insulation on back, I am now looking at creating inner and outer layers of metal with some sound and thermal insulation in between the two. Cummins are notoriously loud and there will be plenty of heat coming off that rascal so in this situation I think I will be better served going with a "more is more" philosophy rather than "less is more". Definitely more complicated but should pay back down the road.

We'll see how it goes.

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Old 01-12-2016, 11:10 AM   #1342
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I think thats a wise route to go!

I have ceramic blanketing on my coffee roaster. That would be nice to put in between 2 pieces of metal.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:18 AM   #1343
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Hey OPUS...tell me more about the ceramic blanketing.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:26 AM   #1344
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Hey Tango,

It's a blanket made out of ceramic...... Kinda like an Oreo, ya know, crunchy on the outside with a yummy inside.......

Sorry, I couldn't resist.......

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Old 01-12-2016, 11:48 AM   #1345
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Hey OPUS...tell me more about the ceramic blanketing.
Here's a quick look-see: http://www.amazon.com/Ceramic-Insula.../dp/B00GT5Q6X0
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #1346
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Outstanding! --- Thanks OPUS. Rated to 2400* should handle the Cummins, the turbo and then some. Just about perfect for what I am planning. Thanks again.
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:55 PM   #1347
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Goodies in the mail! --- Got my stainless exhaust tubes today. Will be playing with them here shortly to make sure they fit and clear everything.

Also got the spare tire carrier put together today. Won't really be able to finalize it until the fixed portion of the rear deck is in place but just had to get something done while the weather was cooperating. While we have only been down in the mid 30's and 40's overnight (that is ABOVE ZERO and Fahrenheit for you Canadians and Upper folks)...laying on my back on cold concrete for hours really takes it's toll (no heat in my shop). I can work all day at 110 plus...but my old bones and joints lock up at about 45 or 50 after a few hours.


Shiny stuff. All stainless.


The spare tire carrier in the down position.


And...with the tire in rough position.

It will have a cable and crank hoisting system and two locking latches to keep it up.

Hope to get going on the first half of the deck later this week.

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Ha! For a minute there I thought you had installed a sissy bar----then I saw the spare tire. Jack
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:11 PM   #1349
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Hey Jack --- I figure it might come in handy in the down position when doing wheelies, right?
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I can see Tango burning up the track in that thing!!!!
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