Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
This one time... at band clamp...
I decided to go with the regular garden variety band clamps (big hose clamp). Price was the main factor. A little over a buck, compared to $4-6 each. Got all six for the price of one clamp + shipping at innovative turbo. They look real good with the non-perforated part of the band facing up.
Best tool for the bevel cut on the aluminum is a cone shaped dremel metal cutter. Just hold 'er down and ream away!
I'm finally ready for installation. The PVC has been painted Silver to match my car with one coat of clearcoat over that. I'll put a couple more coats of clearcoat on once I decide to use a stencil or apply decals. I haven't gotten around to having a custom vinyl decal made ($$$) so I'm leaning toward the stencil. Computer - printer - exacto knife - voila! You've got a stencil.
BTW - painting was accomplished by passing a string tied to a scrap of dowel through the tube and suspending it from an eye-hook in the garage.
Anyway, I'll probably not do the install until next weekend. Picutures and an update then...
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