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Making a set of longtubes

Build006 1995 BMW E36 M3 LS3 231

Wow these were fun and a challenge to build. This was something I had not done before but wanted to learn so this was as good of time as any.

Somewhat of an odd fact that while I made these my wife and I had just had our son. There were times he was inside sleeping that I had a baby monitor out in the garage at night.

These were made with a 1937 Do ALL triple-wheel band saw, my hands, and a Chinese tig welder, SUPER 200P!

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Passenger side looking down

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One runner at a time

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Passenger side all tacked together

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Driver's side looking down

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Couple runners done

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Driver's side all tacked together

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Passenger side clearance around the FCAB

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All welded up!!

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Not bad for my first time with stainless TIG

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