Peterbilt truck #12: Exhaust

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 02-21-2015 04:27 PM 2681 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here you can see the preparations for mounting of the exhaust on the chassis.

Below the connection marked with a red line was not exactly 90 degrees.

For that reason I made a very simple jig (an exact parallel and width piece of scrap) to make the spot to glue after sanding 100% parallel to the excaust and also had the correct length:

I also made holes in the mounting spot for putting a dowel in it. This dowel was to reinforce the glue connection:

Then I marked the position on the chassis and drilled holes in it for the dowel:

Thanks for watching.


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#1 posted 02-21-2015 04:35 PM

Hi Dutchy,

I have been following this blog and just wanted to congratulate you on such fine work.


-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#2 posted 02-21-2015 04:39 PM

Thank you snoman.


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#3 posted 02-21-2015 06:05 PM

Lots of small details to tackle Jan and they all look really well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-21-2015 06:34 PM

I have said it before. you do nice work.
These exhaust stacks can be a real pain to get correct. Your jig is the right answer. In the past; I once got so tick-off with making these I just broke down and used a bendy type plastic straw. This actually worked quite well, but it’s not wood. :-(

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 02-21-2015 08:03 PM

Thank you Mike. Do you know witch wood I used for the excaust?

Thank you Brian. This excaust got well but I still have sleepless nights because I have to do the mirrors next week.


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#6 posted 02-21-2015 08:36 PM

Looks good.

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