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How to-fix tubage issues

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ChevyCaprice9C1

Joined: Jan 18 2008
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Location: trenton ohio


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Post Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:44 am

well i didn't find something like this already(if there is please tell me)so i am going to do a how to on how to fix tubage issues on you car. i will post pics and step by step discretions later tonight.

to be continued

EDIT: sorry having computer issues will update Sunday


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A-Ray

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Post Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:47 am

You want the pieces of "L" shaped steel/iron/whatever the hell else they are made of. Of you could even try using the garage door stuff and do sort of like what ImagOX did to the fron of his mini.
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:49 am

yeah i know how to do it and i have all the stuff i am doing it for people in the future
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 5:51 pm

o.k here is the how to sorry it took so long but i procrastinated. Sorry if any of the pics are bad

this is what we are trying to fix Toobage because it looks bad and its illegal as i found out first hand
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1.)go to your local hardware store (lows, home depot) and pick up a a 8 foot piece of aluminum L-bar
like this

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2.) cut the bar into two 4 foot sections (most under glow tubes are not over 4 feet) you can use a hacksaw of saws-all

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3.) once you cut the pieces test fit them to the car to check if you have to modify the bar in any way for it to fit
for example i had to cut a notch out of the bar

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4.) then once you get the bar to fit how you want it mark your holes and pre-drill the holes in the l-bar and in your car

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5.) then prime and paint the L-bar so it blends in with the rest of your car.
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i used a rest resistant paint
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6.) then using self tapping metal screws to mount the bar to your car
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7.) mount your tube inside of the L-bar and touch up paint and enjoy
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here are the before and after pics of my car

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After:
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well i hope this will help out someone and save some money.

again sorry for the bad pic this is my first how to to any tips on how to make it better would help


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PwrRngr

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 8:46 pm

Very well done. Adding all the pictures helps out a lot in the how-to. Good information here.

Also, I don't know if you're trying to make this a sticky or not but if so, please go back and fix all the spelling mistakes, it's pretty bad.
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Wed May 21, 2008 7:55 am

o.k i will fix it later tonight and how do you make it a sticky
PwrRngr

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Post Wed May 21, 2008 8:21 am

ChevyCaprice9C1 wrote:
o.k i will fix it later tonight and how do you make it a sticky


I don't know, I think a mod has to do it. You might talk to one of them.
Torched

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Post Wed May 21, 2008 8:45 am

Nicely done man! That definitly helps! I will try it when I have a nice summer day!
main-e-ax

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Post Fri May 23, 2008 11:10 pm

I did this same thing.
Only bad thing about it is paint chipping when rocks and such hit them.
I recently removed my U.B. kit for a touch up on the L-Beams paint.
It's rough keepin 'em lookin nice with this Michigan weather. icon_confused.gif
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Fri May 23, 2008 11:27 pm

WOW, i was JUST wondering where you had gone off to hide. I was reading one of my VERY first posts and was like "I remember Main-e-Ax...what happened to him" and BOOM here you are.
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