Barrier between tank and exhaust?

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    So I my luck was 98% there with my custom fuel tank. The exhaust rubs on the corner of the tank. I would like to put something to sit between them. Thinking felt....but what you all think?
     
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    I would really try to move one or the other. Something should give.
     
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    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    They don’t, vibration brings them back together
     
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    I would think a plate to keep them seperate and to not allow them to rub together, if it rattles, then put rubber on the plate both sides if need be
     
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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    you probably should get a thermal barrier type material to wrap exhaust if anything i would try to add clearance to the immediate area on the exhaust pipe(dimpling) . jegs has some products that might be helpful. definitely do not want them touching .
     
  6. Jim Streib

    Jim Streib https://www.flickr.com/photos/121766713@N04/albums

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    I would take the exhaust pipe out, bend it to gain the needed clearance, then reinstall it.

    Jim
     
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    I would clearance the pipe a small ding with a hammer just a little. I could not stand a pipe rubbing on something or tack weld the pipe so it can,t move
     
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    Or ding in the tank. It will be the easiest with a 3lb sledge and folded hand towel over the tank while you "massage" it. Or does it rub on the crimped part?

    Sorry, just re-read. CUSTOM FUEL TANK. Take a hammer to the exhaust pipe.
     
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    BFH
     
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    Remove tank and put nice one inside trunk! (I know you want to):D
    Oh and give the old one to me!:)
     

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