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Old 09-23-2019, 10:48 AM   #21
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It does feel great to get that elusive part freed up!


Any pictures of the tacking & cutting you'd like to share?

This is the section that connects to the turbo, with the tacks, and the weld.


It was my first time welding exhaust, but I think it turned out ok. I'm gonna paint it with exhaust paint and then wrap it with heat "tape".


I'll put up a video on my you tube channel eventually. I have about five videos to edit before getting to this subject.




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Old 09-23-2019, 09:28 PM   #22
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Instead of a flex tube, have you considered an elbow and a reducer? Ogburn Truck Parts here in Fort Worth carries all sorts of exhaust parts. Perhaps you have a similar company.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:06 PM   #23
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Instead of a flex tube, have you considered an elbow and a reducer? Ogburn Truck Parts here in Fort Worth carries all sorts of exhaust parts. Perhaps you have a similar company.



I already welded up an elbow, and have another one for the muffler. I want the flex pipe to absorb some of the vibrations and movement.


Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FG9EDPC...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:36 AM   #24
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I already welded up an elbow, and have another one for the muffler. I want the flex pipe to absorb some of the vibrations and movement.


Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FG9EDPC...ing=UTF8&psc=1
Yeah, the exhaust pipes are usually hung from rubber mounts which allow the pipe to move a lot. Your use of the flex pipe would help the flexing. I believe Cadilackkid suggested a rubber mount for the muffler. The two should help one another keep the vibration down.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:03 AM   #25
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I recently removed my DPF and was able to re-utilize the existing pipe to make my own stack. Worked out perfectly as I will be towing my CRV and preferred not to recolor it black. I still have an extra 18" straight pipe if and when I do my roof raise. The original piping did not have rubber mounts, only 2 flex pipes and metal "U" bolts to support. I reused 2 U bolts for support on the stack and have not had any issues with vibrations.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:28 AM   #26
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The muffler will be solidly mounted to the side of the bus, since it will have the stack rising out of it, with the flex pipe taking the vibrations.

It''s a very short distance from the turbo to the muffler: maybe 30". I am planning on using a long flex pipe to make it extra pliant.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:45 PM   #27
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Joe45,

If you have an air chisel, give the v-clamp a couple taps to free it from the collars. It should pop loose with a "blurp" or two.
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If you have an air chisel, give the v-clamp a couple taps to free it from the collars. It should pop loose with a "blurp" or two.





Came loose with a couple of taps with a ratchet extension.


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Old 09-25-2021, 08:08 AM   #29
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I know this thread is from 2019...I'm looking for pics of where people rerouted the exhaust out the side of the bus. When I measured for my waste water tanks, I didn't pay close enough attention...my gray water tank is supposed to mount over the tail pipe, I missed the 2 exhaust hangers that are in the way. Trying to decide if I should run the exhaust out in front of or just behind the right side duals.
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:25 AM   #30
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I know this thread is from 2019...I'm looking for pics of where people rerouted the exhaust out the side of the bus. When I measured for my waste water tanks, I didn't pay close enough attention...my gray water tank is supposed to mount over the tail pipe, I missed the 2 exhaust hangers that are in the way. Trying to decide if I should run the exhaust out in front of or just behind the right side duals.
On my Wanderlodge the generator and engine exhaust come out right in front of the drivers side rear tires.
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Old 09-25-2021, 09:53 AM   #31
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how far beyond the body should I run the pipe? Should I be concerned about heat on the tires?
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how far beyond the body should I run the pipe? Should I be concerned about heat on the tires?
Mine's just turned out and flush with the body more or less.
heat shouldn't be a concern unless you've got the pipe right on the tire.
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not sure about your bus but my TC has options.

check out the autojet catalog. i got the factory parts to turn my exhaust out to the side.

https://www.auto-jet.com/school-bus
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:33 AM   #34
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Just behind the rear axle the exhaust pipe dropped down at a 45* angle and then another 45* angle to direct it out the back below the bumper. After carefully viewing I saw I could cut make one cut between the angle and turn the piece 90* to turn it out the side. Cut 5' of length off and brought it out the side a few feet behind the rear wheel.



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