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How I made a Stainless Steel Heat Sheild

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How I made a Stainless Steel Heat Sheild

Postby pollyanna » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:45 am

I had been wanting to cover up the exhaust manifold for a while but I couldn’t get the MX5PARTS one to fit, mainly I suppose because the manifold is not the original one.
Mine that is fitted is a JASMA stainless steel one.
The first picture shows the shield that I cut to try to get it to fit without success.

Now that I have nearly finished smartening up the engine bay I decided to go ahead and make something to cover the manifold up.
After getting some advice from an OC member I went ahead to construct one out of stainless steel, which surprisingly, I found easier than I had anticipated to work with.
From the pictures you will see I made a cardboard model of what I wanted and then used the pieces to cut the three pieces of stainless steel to the required shapes.
I cut and shaped everything including polishing it, except for the welding which was done by a local, two man, company who work with stainless steel a lot. His welding was superb, it wasn't difficult to get it smooth and level ready to polish. The piece of stainless steel sheet cost £5.00 and the welding £7.50.

The pictures tell the rest of the story.
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There is no stopping you now :bow-yellow: :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee: :wink:
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Postby flea » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:53 pm

Lovely jubbly :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: How I made a Stainless Steel Heat Sheild

Postby threeflies » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:36 pm

Genius , looks fantastic and professional , top marks :text-goodpost:
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Postby nedski » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:03 pm

Superb :text-goodpost:
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Re: How I made a Stainless Steel Heat Sheild

Postby pollyanna » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:27 pm

nedski wrote:Superb :text-goodpost:


Cheers Nedski, I forgot to mention in the write up that it makes quite a difference to the engine sound levels when the sheld is fitted, I was pleasantly surprised.
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Re: How I made a Stainless Steel Heat Sheild

Postby Hugeness » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:43 am

Very nice! Group buy? Lol :lol:
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