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Birdkillr


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posted January 14, 2015 01:40 AM        
shortening CF can

Has anyone cut a CF can. Want to shorten my Akra about 7".

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posted January 14, 2015 06:16 PM        
I do it all the time at my shop.
For me the whole process takes only about an hour.
I use a hack saw. I start by drilling the rivets out of the inlet side of the can.
then pull the baffle and can apart. Then I wrap the can with masking tape to mark where im gonna cut and helps to keep the cut clean. Then I measure how much can I cut off and cut the baffle down to the right length.
Next is the tricky part of marking the holes for where the rivets go. Use the holes in the inlet cap for reference .
Use a rivet gun and the right size rivets to complete the job and thats basically the whole process in a nutshell.
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INTIMIDA2OR


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posted January 14, 2015 06:30 PM        
I have a bunch of pics of carbon fiber cans I have done but of course I can't find one when I want it lol.
But the aluminum cans and stainless are the same to cut down.




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Birdkillr


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posted January 14, 2015 07:49 PM        
Thanks Lee. I did it yesterday. You use a hacksaw!! I've done stainless ones before. The CF had me asking . It came out great and I think it looks so much better - 6" How do you load pics on this site?
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posted January 15, 2015 01:15 PM        
Lol yeah i use a hacksaw . I guess it hasn't failed me yet so you know what they say if it ain't broke don't fix it lol
You need a photo hosting site and then you need to get the link and paste it in the reply between this code : [img ] your image link here [/ img] but with no spaces .
I use photobucket.
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Birdkillr


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posted January 16, 2015 01:13 AM        
I couldn't cut a 1/2" pipe straight with one!! Thanks again
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posted February 26, 2015 11:00 PM        



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