Ford Ranger Exhaust Repair

Ford Ranger Exhaust Repair


so we got this 94 Ranger right here that’s kind of irrelevant to what we’re going to be doing but it came in exhaust that’s falling off and being a 94 in New York State you can guess what kind of condition it’s and you know there’s trying to get another you know year or so out of this vehicle so it’s got a little four banger in it and you know I bought the they called me out so much new catback exhaust so naturally you know I just bought a catback exhaust or 25 inch wheelbase common folk so I could you know expedite this quickly when it came and you know I should have known better so let’s show you what happened or show you what has been done to this vehicle and you know it’s no big surprise but I got a new new tool we’re going to play with something I ordered a while ago this is a Pike stretcher kit that came Lyall made it about this a few months ago but sitting around around a shelf my other little pipe expander broke and you know not having you know a full setup for you know pipe bender expander you know the ability to make flanges and all that’s figure I’d show you guys this because most likely what you know somebody else would have and just a general automotive repair shop or maybe even a home so we ran under here so basically what we have to work from is you know so this is transmission you know we’ve got a crossover pipe and I’m sorry this is now the four cylinders this is a six cylinder now take that back and recall that last statement comes back to the converter here and that typically there would be a flange on the back of this rear converter here however here’s the old exhaust of someone’s left of it the muffler is pretty well rotted out that’s a spare tire holder I just took a torch that offer us way you had that hanging up with a ratchet strap so we just cut that off that little bar there so what has happened is this flange was the flange on the back of the count like murder and it was missing you know the the porch net you know where you bolted together must have rotted off you know I can see like one ear left of it right there and it’s sort of repairing a door buying a you know a clamp oh flange or something to stick on there what somebody did is they just they stuck this pipe up there just you know welded it alright to it so what I did is the only thing that I could reasonably do today is I chopped it off so what do you do I mean you can’t work with this you know this foolery crap so what my intention is we need to fit the new intermediate pipe you know up in here where the old one was I just took and torch off the hanger so we’ll get those out we’ll get that hung up and basically we’re just going to stick a pipe in between I used a piece of his intermediate light because it was still in good condition now listen to these pipe here and what I want to do hopefully with this new tool we should be able to you know expand that so it fits inside the converter here better and we’ll just weld that around and it will expand this end of it will cut the flange off that pipe and we’ll be in good shape I would say that’s just one word of caution this this ball flange was on there you know OEM and they to allow this exhaust system some some wiggle room loudly engine some some torque to flex and rotate you got to be careful taking an exhaust system making it fully rigid you’ll break manifold you’ll break pipes stuff like that this up on the actual manifold has this style flange up on the manifold so you know that allows you know some little latitude of movement there but be honest with you you know just given the age of the vehicle and stuff this is this is probably going to be it you know it’s just that’s just how it is before you get on me too hard about you know not buying a you know a ball flange or you know Flex coupler or something to put there you see them come in you know plenty of times wellbut solid from the catback so I don’t feel that we really going to have any issues place expander this one just your regular standard impact and you can see as you know if your effectiveness forcing screw here then that pushes that dye through and that dye expands you know internal expander so that’s what we’re probably going to need to use that smaller currently we use this one it’s I’m here let’s see some must be some rumors we’ve got die agreed directions it’s got like some looks like it’s got some never see unless this is like never sees to color no it’s interesting having I’ve never even open this things up the gun so I guess what oh yeah I guess it is yeah this is like never sees this is a boy to get mess he never sees stuff spreads like the plague well taken throw a little impact on here just give a little spritz in the bearing it has a tapered bearing in the end of it use that big impact there throw that on because let’s expand it up I remember what I paid for this kit be honest with it what I’ll do is on the stroll one mouth I remember I bought from Amazon so we’ll stick it stick it in the Amazon sort kitchen you guys are nervous in this thing it has different different diets 4 inch got 3 and 7/8 – for 1/4 die inside of the die then you know inside of the actual expansion tool itself I may be wrong that’s sometimes it’s helpful like it seems that it’s quite just set one of the depth you want I imagine we’ll just put it in about halfway we just got expand enough to fit net converter I’m going to sock it for that but I going to shake the heck out of our hands into the knee it is that’s giving liens now here we go round one you don’t have carpal tunnel let’s expanding it pretty well but it appears to be obviously the way these dyes open with the open tslot sir obviously it’s not going to make it perfectly round back it back off a little bit see we pretty much made it square essentially so we’ll just move art we’ll move our dye here to the flat spots let’s give her a give her a little toot maybe put that background and then we’ll check to see if that’s right side of it okay see if we can watch that pop up put it forward direction that’s key folks right there self may not Oh making mistake since 1999 and a lot of time before that right now that looks like I pushed it up pretty well so there’s what it looks like on that end you can see we’ve expanded it slightly going to the truck see if that’s gonna do what we need it to I think we got a little ways to go yet oh yeah a little ways to go so let’s pipe here is the same exact diameter is as that pipe obviously because see see you know median pipe so we’re not doing it any just just this but you know we’re not choking it down put this thing in the vise sometimes if you can hold any better without crushing it or not kind of tough hang on to again just spread it square so if you want to make some custom squared tips this is a tool used for that be fun closer just got to go I smitten give one more little go yourself but I think you give it just how this work seems to work pretty well I thought I’d try clamping in device because it’s saying just beating the piss out of me thing was we expanded the small one as far as it would go it actually bottomed out the forcing cone here so technically I think this one yeah that one will fit so all right now your problem let’s will open up nice and smooth down baby we got cut this off anyway so no biggie our new place gets quite well built stick that in there know what we need to determine get our other pipe here so obviously we’re going to cut that flange up we’re going to cut this away now it’s pregnant ooh quick short but we’ll get our little pieces when you guys can’t see it with a little hanger I’ll just kind of mock this up approximately where be now we’re going to lap this flange off this pipe we get a marker what we’ll do and then we’ll just expand this little guy a little bit flip it right over bounce off so we’re going to do approximately right there so we’ll take it chop that one off there well expand this so we’ll cut this one off like right there that should put us in good shape and shape work so I’ll take and get these two lopped off we’ll play with our expander again and give this thing a ride in there and address the system hung up and see how it works Bob solver so we know getting boo-boos will be Bertha sue lady let’s see I think we determined we’re going to stretch this side me roll just clamp it in the vise on these now hangers here keep this thing for poor around on us this one we only need to expand enough to get you know to go inside of itself I’m sorry little death or pipe here I should hold us let’s see we’re gonna need I have to start out with that small and again figure out what I’m doing be okay baby works a lot better when you don’t have to hold it bump our little dents out right here so we got a weights we get long ways to go okay jumping the gun here yeah baby we’re so close she’d split open yet slats good throat our whiskey like a glove so there I think we just solved the problem so another tool will use these cones a lot of times if you’re working with aftermarket exhausts you need these because like I say they are getting thinner and crappier is things get newer and you know parts company has become more greedy and got to make their first cheaper someone for more and all that stuff what problem that is you know the guy from advanced or Napa where we get it comes then he drops this on before a couple times and it just you know pins the end of it job probably if you’re quite strong you push the end of these in so if you get one of these shaping cones I don’t know makes us doesn’t say just that’s where I protection so you use the inside of the cone let’s say this was dinged in a little bit here you take when these cones put it in there you whack with a hammer a few times and just kind of squares that back up for you and same thing with the inside the cone if you want to roll this s yeah take a hold that you know give er a few whacks like that and or just kind of put that lip in there for you a little bit that makes sense to you doesn’t expand it or anything but if that lip is smashed in it certainly no straight it out friend your kind of makes it round again that’s all that does then that way they’re these two will fit together like peanut butter jelly sorry tor cheese sauce we’ll get these hold anger piece of that well there’s that what we’ll do we’ll take our intermediate pipe here we’ll stick that back in the hangers free shotty I’ve actually got a special tool to take those off but we got players in our hands that’s what we’ll use I always come off a lot easier if you spray with a little bit of brake cleaner – everything’s better spray cleaner right this slide Tyner that would give us enough movement to stick in our other pipe up here and then we’ll grab the welder get it fixed up and what that’ll go in you know far enough to allow us room here gotta get everything get our handle hang it down Street there now we can use that and good it fixes any I guess this here you have to weld it’s not for the clamp herbal I mean you might try it but you know probably work be best about this and being this is all going to be rotted off in a year anyway so this will weld this and it can be good to go well before we gonna get out silly with the welder hang this will see where I’m upper end up make sure everything’s everything’s off you got a mother over here mama’s boy look like I say to make sure that this if it’s boxy kind of short about space we have here we should be good next we’re in that pipe we’re in that put a couple inches would be in that one a couple inches okay what you weld it it’s kind of hard to go backwards so I want to find out first just taking a good attack in place here it looks good mantastic I should hold Oh grandpa welding helmet we’ll get that fry down there best that we can or work at risk got that all on plates that should work pretty good you know just make sure you get all the way around the pipe you know no matter what will you do if your big wallet or gas ball net or whatever just get all the way around like I said you could have weld with this one and you don’t plant this one that’ll be fine but I can say this blue the Goss is gonna be toast in a year maybe that’s just as long as they last it’s not just a matter of fact is all so yeah I usually just weld stuff mufflers all year warranty pipes are only you know taillight warranty I don’t think they have any more cancer pipes as far as corrosion the new Walker you know quiet flow mufflers they’re you know suppose it’s stainless steel ones there think of those lifetime work against corrosion but that’s a which is kind of silly the rest the pipes your toast anyways take our muffler here kind of rough with this see how that’s not going to go five taxing ranger I’ve seen these Rangers come in where the you know the muffler will break loose in a goal ride actually see them rub a hole and come driveshaft right hand blue puffers well this map this one particularly but strangers they were always anytime them up every collusive use these big long tall mufflers you know perhaps like you got the OEM one they fall over and just cooperate to drive dad’s always it and watch those oh my exhausted we’ll get this stuff give this propped up and again you know you can throw a couple clamps out of it or you can just you know well this on there you just like Buffalo looks good I’m going to take a tacit here.let hold that will straighten up our tailpipe so we were certain that second kidney axle pipe with level out the side of the vehicle and it’s fried now that the muffler stack then I will use the level of our tailpipe here so what’s halfway decent this be my book where it is up against the frame and stuff you want to make you’re banging around legs Aussie wiggle around make sure it’s good right on there the old wiggle test we do not banging up against stuff and it’s a good idea to know if you got your trunk dump the axles hanging you know set it back on the ground that you got clearance of chocks and you know great tables when here should be an issue I just need to get her welded on there now it smells like jiggered got all around my hand like it’s going to be reflected get in here Oh baby all right there that’s not a tall joint versus all well what’s up making you some lunch oh sweet nice very much probably lined up well yeah we’ve got our exhaust system all on there looking sharp playing clearance from everything it’s not gonna whack nothing better all buzz down there with the welder like I say that’ll last you know your so anyways how long the trucks got left in it you know being 94 but we got to play with our new little pipe expander so I always fun we got to expand this out and expand that pipe out and you know save these folks Maps good bye you know callek burgers and stuff like that or you know whatever we would had to have done to get that you know get that flange assembly the bad kind of jerry-rigged on there so I think this is a good fix now I’ve had several viewers and I’ll say before when I’ve you know done something with the welder you know anything like that they’ve commented like yeah you know if I don’t have a welder at home well you’re not totally up the creek you can exhaust systems on the the newer stuff with you know more modern alloys in it the aluminum ice steel and stainless and stuff that gets really tricky to gas well but you know these will you know mild steel pipes they work you can gas well them pretty well just using a cutting torch we’re the welding or raising tapana and a piece of mild steel filler I think it takes a little bit of practice I took in the old flange we chopped off its going into trash I just expand that a little bit with our kit we’ll just use this other piece of scrap pipe and see if we can fit that in there and so you know let’s you know pretend that was up on the car you can just easily do it with with a torch if you know oxy acetylene welding or gas welding or whatever they refer to it as but essentially you know you’ll heat up your metal pretty much blood-red to the melting point and then you can add you know your filler material and it’s just as good as you know just good as mig welding you know particularly exhaust I mean they used to make you know airplane fuselages you know using this process here I’m not very good at this because I just you know I don’t I don’t employ this method hardly ever where’s our striker always a problem I always need your striker the word is it was right where I left the last before my tools always are so we can least for the sake of ministration you know that yeah you guys know imagine I have to train with it there we go got a kind of default pizzas up bag you big dummy amateur hour every place yes ma’am let’s see here a bit wet very important so I’ll get a read rate to the mountain point will come and we’ll add our filler material and you’ll see it it’s probably hard to see on the camera which should be able to lay you know all halfway decent beater on here something that’s a place for exhaust systems and you can tell when you need more filler materials kind of it and to do it by feel and sometimes it’s an easier in the car to reach up on top you know let’s say you were this was the top of the pipe you couldn’t get to it we just take your take your filler rod you know you bend it into whatever shape you know now you can reach up top you can reach all the way around quite pretty easily now you get your puddle going and then to start adding your filler material as you come across of course this would be all all overhead you know once you’re in the car thanks a little longer I use a MIG welder because it’s faster you know that pretty much is that so that’s that’s gas welding that’s what kind of a typical gas world looks like like I say some people are you know extremely talented gas well there’s we’re you know leakin you know it’ll look like TIG weld pretty much that is definitely not my definitely not my forte but you know that’s pretty much the real short version of oxy acetylene gas welding and like I said just you know regular mild steel filler rod you can get that like it almost any little welding shop this is stuff we use here hardly ever hardly ever use it but you can buy five lengths of it you know like the big you know the big muffler shops they might buy that like you know 100 pound you know tubes or boxes playing with it some more that’s 120 dude oh yeah my snake lunch ready got my salad all fluff michi Thatta girl yeah so I’m married yeah you thought it was for something else there’s killer og book hey she booked when we got here oh wow what is this it’s like some kind a little specialty shop here mrs. Oh special just for you there’s some kind of I get all those oh my gosh look at my belly yeah what is it you gotta explain this to us here let’s see what kind of what kind of gourmet dish do you have it’s chicken English muffin okay it’s you with cheese what are they collars chicken English cheese I call it Chinglish attic English muffin good job without the carrots yeah fantastic okay after Joe lets it you heard the boss we got to wrap it up is lunchtime and I got some Chinglish cheese muffins d that is our Niall kit and it goes inch and 5/8 – for decor inch of spreading action whatever size you need it should be able to cover seemed to work pretty good happy I got it my old one broke so I needed something new with this kit of course you know this is just the first time being used seventeen 350s a number I’ll throw them into a store case you guys want one of these at home I don’t really know what the purpose of this video was kinder Upton about 75 times doing this I think we got it the Ranger she’s looking good she’s gonna take and fire it up now make sure we have no leaks I’m pretty confident we don’t I looked over olive joints for the mirror looks like we hit them 360 step down give the exhaust a wiggle make sure that’s good not anything make any adjustments if necessary but we should be in good shape there hopefully you learned a little bit about you know alternatives to welding of course you can always clamp you can ban clamp you know we saw that while ethnics hotter upside again big dummy you know we saw that we can gas well the torch if you’ve got time to to do that that’s actually really fun you know you can do some really fun projects with a torch so I think if I had to choose between a torch and a welder home it does certainly get a torch and you can braise you know if you got a lap joint you can brace that and that’s fine on that super strong section stronger than MIG welding you know on a lap joint this you know actually acetylene welding is super fun to do to make this about me little projects and it’s strong and holds together once you kind of get the knack for it like I said I don’t have you know I’m not really skilled in that area but you know I can fake my way through it so that’s that I almost forgot to put this stuff in the video my kid puts it back here in a break background break clean good stop Google+ Facebook check us out there subscribe to our channel if you haven’t done that and I want to stay up to date with everything that we roll out here each and every week and just remember viewers if I can do it you can do it thanks for watching you


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