Our Ford Ranger’s muffler was ready to go to the great metal pile in the sky. Actually it looked like it was getting ready to swim to the bottom of the ocean since it had evolved gills in the sides.
I decided to replace the muffler as well as convert the truck’s exhaust to a side exit.
For the muffler I chose a compact Jones Turbo Tube (model ATT12S-3) that was only $23 from SummitRacing.com. It was the best fit for the custom exhaust I was planning, not glass packed and made in the USA – perfect!
I installed a new exhaust gasket, bolt/spring kit and tailpipe piece along with parts of the existing tailpipe to make my new exhaust. I welded it together with my 50amp 110v buzz box running 1/16″ 7014 rod, despite everyone telling me I couldn’t weld exhaust with a stick welder. Maybe it’s easier for some with a MIG, but I don’t have one, so I use what I do have.
See the pictures below which chronicle the adventure.