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2/17/13 1:31am - Original Message: 'Side Pipes'
electengr
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I was given a set of side pipes that came off a Vette, what year, unknown. They're in great shape and I'd like to install them on my 77. I think this should be a straight bolt-on installation, or am I missing something? thanks in advance for your help.
 
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2/17/13 8:07am - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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Lodi, WI - USA

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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

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Hey Pete, welcome aboard!Smile 
What kind of pipes are they??  If they are the 69 original style with insulated covers, they should bolt right up with a little trimming of the lower rocker panel.  There is a hardware kit with a rubber bushing to reduce vibration.  Make sure the insulators are there so ya don't burn the "side pipe tatoo" on your lower leg.LOL
As you can see from my sig pic, I've had them on my 72 for many years and like them a lot.

If they are the header type that the pipes run into a 4 inch drain tube that run along the rocker panel.............I can't help you.  Sorry.

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2/17/13 8:50am - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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If there a Hooker's and they came off a vett 68-82 they will work.  I just took a set off my 72, wife burnt her lag more that once. You might have to trim the rocker panel where they come out the side and at the mouting bolts. Also if you have a/c you will have to change the  compusser mounting bracket. If Manual transmission you will have to remove the cross tube to get the left hand header on, it will go back on. If you need some picture of how they look I have them. If any one is looking for a set of Hooker side pipes W/mounting bushing I have a set to sell $200.00 + shipping. In fair condision.

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2/17/13 9:35am - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
tonytheroofer
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Rochester, NY - USA

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1980 L- 82 fully restored and upgraded.

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What brand did u remove ? What do u plan to do with them 

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2/19/13 12:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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Hayward, CA - USA

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I have 1974 Corvette, with white exterior and silver interior. It has 350.

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Hi, For what year are the side pipes? Is this including the headers or just the pipes? Can you please send me some pics..thank you

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2/19/13 12:50pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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I have 1974 Corvette, with white exterior and silver interior. It has 350.

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By the way, I live in California.. Not sure if you are willing to ship it. Thanks

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2/19/13 2:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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The side pipes I took off are hookers. I have headers w/ bolts, side pipes w/ muffler inserts, and frame mounting bolts and bushings. I also have a set of home made muffler inserts good sounding. will try to send pictures.

Pet: did you get your side pipes on yet? If you are having trouble please let me know and I can help you.

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2/19/13 9:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
electengr
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Have not had the opportunity to work on the car with the weather here in New York. I'll probably wait till the weather gets a little warmer, although my son has a shop where he works on Mustangs with a lift, he's been pretty busy so lift time for Pop is limited. Thanks for the offer though. If I have any problems, I'll keep you in mind.
 
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2/19/13 9:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
electengr
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Dean,
 
They're the '69 type with a single pipe connection to the stock exhaust manifold and the insulating covers. I did see an article on another site that said the rocker panels have to be removed, but I'm not convinced that is necessary.
 
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2/19/13 10:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

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Pete.....The aluminum rocker panels do have to be removed as the insulated covers bolt or screw into the same holes.  What may need to be trimmed is the lower part of the fender to let the pipe come through as high as possible.  Once the covers are on, you'll never see it.  HTH.


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2/20/13 12:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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I have 1974 Corvette, with white exterior and silver interior. It has 350.

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Hi, Is in fair or good condition? I am assuming it will fit on a 1974 vette, right. Any modification do I need to do for my 74? I am interested if it is still available. I live in California. My personal email is axterras1@msn.com..thank you

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2/23/13 1:10am - Reply: 'Re: Side Pipes'
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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They will fit as previous posters have said.  The side covers replace the rocker moldings.  You may have to trim a small amount off the bottom edge at the rear of the front wheel house where the pipe comes out but it is hidden by the covers.  They are easy to install.  Just attach to the manifold w/ the same hardware used on the stock exhaust.  You'll have to be sure to install the heat riser on the psgr side or a spacer to ensure proper fit.  The rear attaches to the keyhole slot in the frame using a carriage bolt and two rubber cushions.  The covers attach w/ the rocker molding screws and a special bracket at the rear.  You will have to drill and tap holes in the frame to attach the bracket.  I think you'll like the sound.

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