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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Amazing how we all start with "I'll just replace this little sucker to prevent future headaches" and then we end up with an overhaul.
    Looking good, watching this one for sure!
    Story of my life haha! Its a sickness I think but I don't mind going over board, Thanks!

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    Thanks for the excellent pictures!!
    My pleasure, I enjoy the photography as much as the fab work, Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by nsogiba View Post
    Very cool! Please keep us posted of all the details as you build the headers.
    Will do my friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tate View Post
    Love the E39 M5....... Always wanted one, but regrettably they are essentially impossible to get where I live currently; so if you don't mind, I shall live vicariously through you.
    BTW, are these headers gong to be as crazy as everything else that you build?
    Dude I am sorry to hear that, hopefully this build helps as much as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by issa_m3 View Post
    M5's are such a cool car, id love to own one
    Get one! They are fairly cheap all things considered, except for the parts and maintenance....

    Quote Originally Posted by thirtynine View Post
    This is spurring me on to get stuck into my own M5. Love it! Please keep us updated with your progress.
    Its one of those things where you kinda just have to jump and bite the bullet, totally worth it if you plan to keep it long term. I always tell myself where else can you get 400hp, 6 speed, 4 doors, rear wheel drive for well under $20K. New Chevy SS is the only true alternative I feel..

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    I was a little skeptical about buying one of these due to all the needed replacements and potential nightmares, but after browsing this thread, I'm confident that none of it is difficult to overcome. I'll be checking out some other threads of yours for sure!

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    New tools! cheap ones at that


    It bores holes, I am sorry I wish it was more interesting than that


    I need to open these about 1/8" to reach the 1 3/4" I.D.


    Boring was a surprisingly fast process, drilling the flange thru bolt holes now


    Mini production mode


    Cut a small relief to help with centering the tubing when fabricating the runners


    The final product


    Octuplets




    Now to the not so fun part, tearing these super sprints apart and then we can start the header building process!


    This took many hours of fighting to get these things all back apart


    Now that they are apart the really fun stuff can start


    Next update will involve many tubes being cut and tacked

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    The thing about making headers is you need at least two points, A being the exhaust ports and B being the location of the collectors. Here i will be making a simple jig to position the second point B (where the collectors are positioned) i will be using a set of super sprint headers as a guide

    Bolted the SS's onto the engine,will be then bolting the entire sub frame/engine back into the car to start the making the jig
    DSC08230 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Before collectors are in place
    DSC08236 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Collectors back on, as you can see these do not hang down like other SS's, these were actually modified to fit a slammed 7 series with an M5 drive train swap and were tucked way up as to not hit everything
    DSC08252 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Here lies the A,B sections of the headers, collectors are a kit
    DSC08396 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Its a simple jig that will be bolted to the trans
    DSC08277 by tom maloy, on Flickr


    DSC08295 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC08430 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Tacked collectors to jig
    DSC08467 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC08474 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Now that A,B are in place i can start the tube making
    DSC08233 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC08547 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Pie cuts are for fine tuning, I will be using pre-made bends where possible
    DSC08647 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC08665 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Driver side is going to be the first side I do, Its more complicated than the passenger, figured its best to knock out the hard one first
    DSC08686 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    The first few pieces
    DSC08725 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Till next update

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    Love the fab work

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    Love this

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    Amazing work put into the parts making man. I wish i had all those machines. Luckily for me my dad have most of em on his work and some smaller drillers and machines in his garage. Buying a aftermarket header is $$$ as hell...

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    in for fab porn

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    Had a buddy with one of these in that green color they are pretty badass! Plan on building a full exhaust or just the headers?

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    Great work!!! One of the best engines ever!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Love the fab work
    Thank you, its a blast to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by shortair44 View Post
    Great work!!! One of the best engines ever!!!
    The S62 is one of my all time favs for sure

    Quote Originally Posted by Graphitemk6 View Post
    Had a buddy with one of these in that green color they are pretty badass! Plan on building a full exhaust or just the headers?
    Green you never see, super cool color.

    Yes making the entire exhaust, from block to tips all hand made stainless, going to be a good time

    Quote Originally Posted by Teeson1111 View Post
    in for fab porn
    Thanks man, your RX (and fab work) is an absolute legend!

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvass View Post
    Amazing work put into the parts making man. I wish i had all those machines. Luckily for me my dad have most of em on his work and some smaller drillers and machines in his garage. Buying a aftermarket header is $$$ as hell...
    Agree, you can make these for 1/5th of the cost of those "name brand".

    Sidenote SuperSprints look like absolute s*** (as far as the build quality) to be honest

    Also learn as much as you can from your pops, if he has all that equipment. I wish I had learned more from my gramps when he was alive.

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    Appreciate the kind words my friend

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    Man.. those headers are out of this world! Very nice build thread man!

    John

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    Wow looking foward to seeing more

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    Awesome. In for updates!

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    Update time



    Headers continued


    More chop


    More tape


    Test fit of first runner, driver side is most difficult as the steering shaft/box is within a few inches of the engine block in areas


    Me pretending to be the body of the car


    The thing to keep in mind is that you have to be able to get to the fasteners for attaching the headers once its all welded together


    Now that the first runner is mostly located I could move to the collector


    You want to make sure you have "place holders" in during the build as this fit into the collector should be very tight, bundle a few short sections of straight tube together




    Now your ready to continue with the runners






    After dropping the body back down onto the engine/sub-frame and bolting all back together, it was evident I needed to do a few more tweeks




    Its getting closer


    And its tacked together


    1st runner is tacked, only 7 more!


    This first runner is the most important one, everything else will be built off this, it pays dividends to get it right now rather than later

    Till next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dye4 View Post
    Awesome. In for updates!
    A million thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by HolmarE34 View Post
    Wow looking foward to seeing more
    There will be so much more!

    Quote Originally Posted by doubleJC View Post
    Man.. those headers are out of this world! Very nice build thread man!

    John
    Supersprints I always thought looked the coolest with those old school spring collectors

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    Oh man, the fab work in this thread is amazing! Subbed.
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    I logged into SW for the first time in over 9 years, and this is the first thread I see. I purchased a 2002 M5 in May, and I cannot express enough how much ass these cars kick. Very cool what you got going on here.
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