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1/30/16 6:48pm - Original Message: 'Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Cincinnati, OH - USA

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'03 Vert '04 Z06 '69 T-Top, 427/435

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I really want to add side pipes to my 1969 427/435 car.  But how do I cover up the two exhaust slots at the rear of the car where the exhausts now are?  

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1/30/16 7:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Temple City, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

Joined: 10/3/2010
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check this, might work
http://www.mamotorworks.com/Corvette/product/rear-exhaust-valance-panel-that-originally-had-side-pipes-612009-1




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1/30/16 7:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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You might want to buy a filler panel and have it painted to match. Keep the original rear exit filler panel in case you want to switch it back. 

Here is one of our supporting vendors that sells a filler panel for side exhaust.http://www.mamotorworks.com/Corvette/newsearch.aspx?S=fiberglass,%20rear%20valance%20panels&Y=1969&G=C3&C= 


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1/30/16 11:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
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I added side pipes to my 72 and never changed the rear panel. I bought a used panel but never used it becaus eof the amount of refab we had to do to my rear panel I was afraid the replacement would fit. If your interested in one let me know> I can send you pics of the one i have. 
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2/1/16 8:20am - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Cincinnati, OH - USA

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'03 Vert '04 Z06 '69 T-Top, 427/435

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Thanks for your reply.  Maybe just leaving the rear exhaust exits empty would be the best solution - definitely the easiest!  If you have any pics of both your side exhausts and especially how the back looks without exhaust pipes I'd appreciate seeing them.  Please send to my personal email account of dick@rsaapi.com.  How hard was it to install the side pipes?  If you wanted to remove the side pipes would it leave any visible scars/scratches/holes, etc?



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2/2/16 12:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

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  not sure if I did this right. you might get idea of how it looks .If I had the choice I would install the filler panels. I just don't have the $$$$to do it right

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2/2/16 9:22am - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

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sorry for the large image.it's been so long since I posted a pic I h,ve forgetting how to re size.

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2/4/16 8:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Hot Springs, AR - USA

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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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VETTERBOB said:   not sure if I did this right. you might get idea of how it looks .If I had the choice I would install the filler panels. I just don't have the $$$$to do it right

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where are the back lights?


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2/4/16 10:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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2/5/16 4:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Davidson, NC - USA

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1969 CAN-AM White(972) / Blue (411) Base Coupe. 350 Cu In / 300HP, THM Automatic. PS, PB, PW, Posi, SS Calipers, AM-FM Stereo, '69 Style Side Pipes. Vin: 194379S733381

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My 69 Coupe was an original factory side pipe car that had been properly converted to rear exhaust by a previous owner.  I have converted it back to a side exhaust car and the last step is restoring the rear panel. Until I decide how to do this, I applied a temporary solution to how the rear exhaust ports "look" now that the side pipes are in place. I removed the chrome exhaust port bezels and applied some flat black paint on the rear panel on either side of the license plate frame and painted the edges of each port in the panel. It really creates an optical illusion that "hides" the port holes in the panel when you are several feet behind the rear of the Corvette. You have to get pretty close to the car to really notice that the port holes are still there. Here's a couple of pic's of the before & after paint job look....My '69 has a "driver" paint job so I wasn't concerned about affecting "show car" paint and I'll have to paint the rear panel & rear fender pieces anyway when I change the panel to the correct side pipe rear form. Any how...it looked better to me than having the ports really visible...


 





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2/5/16 6:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Adding Side Pipes on a Rear Exhaust Car'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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VERY nicely done! Looks "GREAT"

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