Originally Posted by ajs
It really won't measure up to the efforts of the "Farkeling Finn." and his buddy, but I will advise this forum with pictures and appropriate information
when the project is completed. There may be some like driven LT souls out there who might benefit.
glad you found help to your problem. And to me it was no surprise that it was again Dick. The same guy that mailed me the BMW Anonymous book for my and Jouko's Big Trip. (Which we luckily did not need...).
And don't be too bashful, now! If you get hold of the authentic muffler end piece you have already solved 50% of the task of making the "real dual exhaust". (The actual tube is no big deal.) The other 50% is the muffler shield. I think you will not be happy if you leave your system without it.
Just use your original as a template and take 0,7 mm stainless steel sheet and sketch it there. Don´t worry about all the dents and folds that the original shield has if you can get the overall curvature and shape about the same. It will be really tough for anyone to try to see your copy and the original simultaneously and make the comparison.
As I mentioned to you before, you could try to extend the tube some 20 mm or make the shield lower edge a bit longer and thus the end of the tool tube would not be so easily visible. This is what I (or actually Jouko) would do differently if he ever would do "the fake muffler" #3.
Good luck and looking forward to hearing how it turned out.
And BTW to others: I already made a proposal to Austin to make two or three units at the same time if he decides to tackle the project but he figured one would be enough at this time...
Judging from the interest Jouko's "fake mufflers" arose during our CCR trip I could imagine there could be some potential buyers if some craftsman would fabricate a series of them. This should be a piece of cake to a stainless steel professional compared to other tasks the board members have tackled (trunk latches etc.)
I can easily assist with dimensions and small advise and my buddy Jouko would not feel bad about somebody copying the idea (as he actually did himself,too!). Producing and shipping them from Finland would not make sense as his company is specialized in other kind of machinery and equipment.