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Old 10/1/18, 11:32 AM
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Old 10/1/18, 05:26 PM
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Tried to do some exhaust work, got 3 out of 4 nuts removed.
Last nut, only access I have to it is from under the hood, using a 24" extension and a 6" extension.
Rounded it off even though I used a ton of penetrating oil on it, and it's the last one I need to remove.
I used damaged-nut/bolt extractors of various sizes, all that did was destroy it some more.
My chisels are too short to get in there, gonna pick up a long one tomorrow and see if I can finally take this thing off.







Yeah, it's down there, flipping me off ...


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I would so be pisved off by now if I was doing that. There would be flying wrenches everywhere! Good luck you are a braver man than me!
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Old 10/1/18, 07:08 PM
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That is why I have been afraid to put long tube headers on my 2011. I am afraid of the exhaust bolts. It looks like you need a good oxy-acetelene torch. Heat will take things off that nothing else will. Good luck on getting it apart without too much damage.
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I would so be pisved off by now if I was doing that. There would be flying wrenches everywhere! Good luck you are a braver man than me!
Lol, thanks ...

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That is why I have been afraid to put long tube headers on my 2011. I am afraid of the exhaust bolts. It looks like you need a good oxy-acetelene torch. Heat will take things off that nothing else will. Good luck on getting it apart without too much damage.
I thought about using my plumbing torch, also thought about drilling out the stud head from the bottom.
We'll see tomorrow.
I gave up for the night, went upstairs, took a shower, sat in my recliner, had some wine, a couple pain pills, and some dinner.
Looking forward to sleeping.
Sucks getting old, so many pains everywhere ...
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Old 10/2/18, 12:54 PM
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That sucks Gabe. Of course it was the very last one!!
Did you get it off? If you did,...how?
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That sucks Gabe. Of course it was the very last one!!
Did you get it off? If you did,...how?
Oh yeah I got it off.
Had to get a long thin chisel to get its seal broken and get its rotation started,
Then a variety of sockets and extractor sockets it eventually came off.
But it's not gonna get re-used anytime soon again ... lol

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Old 10/2/18, 07:29 PM
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Congrats Gabe!
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Old 10/3/18, 02:13 PM
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Oh yeah I got it off.
Had to get a long thin chisel to get its seal broken and get its rotation started,
Then a variety of sockets and extractor sockets it eventually came off.
But it's not gonna get re-used anytime soon again ... lol

HA HAAAAAAAAA
Awesome. Of course it had to be the very last one.
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Well, got the off-road pipes installed and drove it today.
Yeah, it's louder

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Old 10/5/18, 11:20 AM
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Drove it again

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Congrats Gabe! So now your exhaust almost sounds as loud as mine? lol I haven't done an exhaust vid in a while. I need to do that.

Btw, on the topic of exhaust long-tube/header removal and install, remember - that's why I had my shop buddy do the removal and the install of my Kooks LT's. Ain't no way I'm doing that. I would have messed up a nut/bolt worse than you, then I'd have been stuck with the car in the garage and having to have it towed to the shop anyway. No thanks. I did everything on Marilyn EXCEPT the headers. No sir. No thank you.
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Picked her up from the body shop...

Sheeeeeee's baaaack!

I picked up my car yesterday at Factory Collision in Weymouth MA. Unfortunately it was downpouring so a final thumbs up will have to wait until later today, but...so far it looks amazing. The underside of the hood looks fantastic finally. It's done in the same color and is a matte like finish which is more factory like than that glossy black. Flawlessly painted too.

The hood and fender paint blending looks really nice too. Still waiting for the sun to come out to be sure. A flashlight run on it looks like they nailed it. They even seemed to lessen the hood dip at the fender.

Maybe now I can spend some money on performance mods.

Final thoughts later. Just happy she's back: )



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Picked her up from the body shop...

Sheeeeeee's baaaack!

I picked up my car yesterday at Factory Collision in Weymouth MA. Unfortunately it was downpouring so a final thumbs up will have to wait until later today, but...so far it looks amazing. The underside of the hood looks fantastic finally. It's done in the same color and is a matte like finish which is more factory like than that glossy black. Flawlessly painted too.

The hood and fender paint blending looks really nice too. Still waiting for the sun to come out to be sure. A flashlight run on it looks like they nailed it. They even seemed to lessen the hood dip at the fender.

Maybe now I can spend some money on performance mods.

Final thoughts later. Just happy she's back: )


Looks awesome man!!
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Old 10/12/18, 08:26 AM
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That's awesome.
And overcast rainy days will show color mismatch instantly.
If it looks good in that, it will look good in the sun.
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Picked her up from the body shop...

Sheeeeeee's baaaack!

I picked up my car yesterday at Factory Collision in Weymouth MA. Unfortunately it was downpouring so a final thumbs up will have to wait until later today, but...so far it looks amazing. The underside of the hood looks fantastic finally. It's done in the same color and is a matte like finish which is more factory like than that glossy black. Flawlessly painted too.

The hood and fender paint blending looks really nice too. Still waiting for the sun to come out to be sure. A flashlight run on it looks like they nailed it. They even seemed to lessen the hood dip at the fender.

Maybe now I can spend some money on performance mods.

Final thoughts later. Just happy she's back: )


Sorry if I missed this - but what was wrong with it?
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Old 10/12/18, 09:54 AM
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Sorry if I missed this - but what was wrong with it?
Cervini color match sucked
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Thanks guys! It was fun driving it home yesterday even if it was raining.

Yeah Cervini color match was way off and Cervini was really cool about it and refunded me the paint cost. The hood is awesome so no complaints there.

The second part of the the story, and my mistake, was taking it to Ford (I've had them do work before and they were doing good work-I will not make that mistake again) because I got lazy and didn't want to find rides to Factory Collision which is a decent ride from my house. This cost me a lot and they did a rotten job. I sent an email to the shop manager to explain to them the kind of work they are putting out and made it clear that I will not be going back or recommending them like I was to friends and family. They were that good. No response so I guess they don't care and certainly make plenty of money without me on their side.

Unfortunately this cost a lot of money for a simple aftermarket hood swap. I need to make better choices when I get all worked up about my car and chasing perfection.

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