Guaging interest in making sidepipes for 2nd gens

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by Rich Schmidt, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Earlsfat

    Earlsfat Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sadly, you're probably right.

    In my case... I'd do what I could to afford them... I HATE my exhaust, and a full system @ $1,000 isn't too bad when you consider what you're getting. If it was less (say $500-$600) for a system that ran from the collector back, he'd sell more.
     
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    I don't want to hi-jack thread -- so I'll start another
    "My blacked out 73"
     
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    thanks
     
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    mine is a plastic bumper Rick... and it's already black;)
    I'd love to have a 70-73 though...
     
  5. Rich Schmidt

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    I think Jet Hot coats in black. I could also use them as my prototype,and sell them to you uncoated and you could take it from there. I can make them and hang them on my car uncoated to take pics for the rest to see. It would. Save a lot of cash for me to be able to put some together with the up front cost of coating. I will put together a parts and materials list,run it by you to make sure you like the headers I choose and go from there.
     
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    Not for yours silly...those are for mine!!
     
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    I'd buy a set in stainless .....for an LS1 !!!!

    My Hooker 21063HKR's weren't stainless, and they're showing pitting and rusting around my primaries. :whine:
    I need to buy a new set.......soon. I read they are making them in stainless now tho.

    I have to pay to put the ...collector ?? on to match up with my shorty headers.

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    thats what happens when u leave your chit out in the rain in illinois Ace!!!
    what about havein them ceramic coated?? i bought a plain steel set to get coated in black ceramic just for said reasons!!
     
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    I looked into the Jet Hot coatings, and they basically have no warranty against pitting and rusting.
    The car was stored outdoors so that was basically a no go for me.

    If the car doesn't sell this summer,
    I might rip those off and ceramic coat them NOW because the car can be garaged 24/7 now.
     
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    I could use stainless headers or do them for an LS-1. I am not ready to fab complete headers that turn out like those do. Since the generic cheapo pipes use one pipe that runs out the side like the Vette,I figured I could do better by just using one big piece rather then all 4. Its more impressive these days to have giant pipes coming thru the fenders like the fastest street car guys then have 4 seperate pipes peeking out.

    Jet hotting the side pipes themselves was my choice because chrome just flat out sucks,and chrome ones burn legs on a regular basis. Jet hot would be a lot cooler to have your leg around,would allow for different finishes,probably hold up better,and probably be a lot cheaper. Thats why I suggested it.

    I would also want them WAY closer to the body of the car. I couldnt see having blazing hot chrome/stainless pipes that close to the rockers and paint.
     

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