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cheap idea for upper rad. pipe

Ok so most of us normally have to put one of them fancy vortech upper radiator pipes on when we turbocharge or supercharge our stangs...well i wasnt willing to pay that much just for a stupid pipe. Im not sure if some of you have already figured this out or not, but i just thought i would share the idea to save everybody a little bit of dough if they have to go through what i did! I went to the auto parts store and bought the cheapest rad. hose i could find with two decent 90* angles on it that i can cut off. I went with the 1 1/2in on both ends. Then i took an old piece of alum. fuel line and cut it to the length i thought i needed the pipe to be and bent it easily by hand to the curves i thought it needed. I just took the alum fuel line piece i bent up to a muffler shop and had him bend me a piece of aluminized 1 1/2in pipe equal to the piece i mocked up. Heres a pic! it worked great and i even took a scotchbrite pad to clean up the look of the pipe. I was very happy with the results and the rad. hose cost me 15 bucks and the pipe only cost 4 bucks!!




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Awesome idea, I will probably do that.
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nifty AND thrifty, i like it.

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That is cool, I'm doing it!

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I just cut like 6 inchs from the end of the hose off, and no it is just at a 45* angle
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Great post - i'm doing this soon. Thanks for the info!

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Might want to see about welding a bead around the ends so the 90's dont blow off.

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Might want to see about welding a bead around the ends so the 90's dont blow off.
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