I made a few temporary exhaust brackets to hold everything up while I'm working on a new exhaust. It's hard to hold everything while fitting and welding the pieces, so these are like temporary hands.
I spent this weekend making a new exhaust hanger. The factory piece was bent, I think it happened while the shell was being media blasted.
I bent up a section of 3/4" x .065" wall DOM steel tubing.
Then I tack welded it to a piece of scrap steel so I could hold it in my lathe at various positions. This will all make sense in a minute.
1/2" dilled through one wall.
Hole sawed through the center:
Nice tight fit!
After I had the center piece TIG welded, I cut it off of my jig and tapped in two steel caps.
After a few more welds and some grinding, this is the result! The rubber hangers will hook onto the stainless steel piece I made a few weeks ago, which will be welded to the exhaust tubing.
I also whipped up a snow mobile stand this weekend. There was an engine stand and a snow mobile in my way... so I combined the two and moved them out of my way!
Some scrap aluminum plate and old VW suspension bolts:
It even cradles the track so I can wheel it around the shop while the suspension is removed!