Hope this can be fixed


This post isn’t terribly interesting – it’s a place to put photos of the damage to my Husqvarna TC449’s muffler. I’m posting this for the benefit of Bret at piperepair.com so he can tell me if this damage is repairable.

Here’s an overall view of the muffler:

the whole muffler

the whole muffler

Here are two views of the two major creases in the pipe, right at the point where the muffler mounts to the frame:

two creases in the pipe

two creases in the pipe

another view of the two creases in the pipe

another view of the two creases in the pipe

Here’s a view of the bent mounting bracket. The mounting surface should be flat, and the bracket should have two clean angles in it. Instead, it is now curved.

the bracket for mounting to the frame got bent

the bracket for mounting to the frame got bent

So what do you think, Bret? Can you fix it? Should I box it up?

Thanks!

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