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Building Fenderwell Headers

I decided I should go ahead and start a thread on this, some of you already know what I got going, but this might help someone else out that wants to do this?

I started out with a pile of used headers
2 sets of Chevy small block headers
1 Big Block Oldsmobile
1 Small Block Ford
by the way I put a 351 W in my 78 Bronco, that might help for you to know that???

First I got a game plan going in my head of what I wanted to do and set out to make this happen, so I cut up the pile into what I considered usable pieces
and started laying them out the best way I could think of, this is my first pair I've ever made, I'm sure there is a better way to do this? but this works for me



then I started cutting up pieces and fitting them together like a jig saw puzzle



I got one side finished up and bolted in place for the final time, the best part is I can get to all the bolts with a ratchet/extension + socket



if you are wondering about the extra collectors they are for future exhaust dumps, I did not open them up yet but now was the best time to put them in
I am trying like crazy do get this Bronco done by July 7 for Country Night at our local car show, I don't think I'll make it but I'm not giving up either
let me know what you think of my headers?
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Got a sketch of you're exhaust you're gonna run out of the dump?
I was thinking something like this would be neat:
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No! but that pretty much sums it up right there
I would love to get some of those electric exhaust cut-outs like Stacy put on Project Copper Head on Trucks
they where still kinda pricey last time I checked? I wish I still had one of those torpedo tube side pipes I made a while back
but I cleaned out the shop and scrapped everything I didn't need that was made of steel
I'll have to take a ride by the bus garage and look in their scrap pile for that big exhaust pipe they use, that's where I got the last stuff, FREE
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Yeah, you're lookin at about $300 for a pair of electric cutouts. You should be able to make a valve inside you're header that you can open by hand from the underside. Just like an electric one but with a knob instead.
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Yea! its called a removeable cap
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How you gonna do that with the sidepipes installed?
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Those will have to come later after I get my cut-outs, they do make the cable activated ones and they are affordable, I just think the electric ones are TRICK!! I might get some of the cheap cable ones?? That is later down the line, don't make me think that far in advance now, you are giving me more credit then I deserve there!!
I have a lot of other things to do before any of that happens
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Look good, I would run em'.
How close to the frame do they get?


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Close!!!
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How much clearance do you have above your radius arms? Looks awfully close but maybe the pics are deceiving?
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Close is all right, only a broken motor mount would be a problem. For a free set of fenderwell dumps they turned out good.
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they look good.

I am looking to do something with a set of headers, but I still need to buy them all....

'01 F250, 444ci of straight piped oil burning fun. 4x4, 6 spd, GTP38R noise maker, Stage 2 injektorz. Lotsa fun!


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its an optical illusion?????????????????????


No, they run outside of them, I'm OK
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Thanks Guys, That means a lot coming from you two, you are my Heroes



Just kidding, your opinion does matter, thank you
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Jeez Jopes, I think the rat bastard was tryin to take a stab at us. Is there a kiss my ass smilie?
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Jeez Jopes, I think the rat bastard was tryin to take a stab at us. Is there a kiss my ass smilie?


this work?




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This thread is giving me ideas of what to do with all those broken drivelines.

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Naw you didn't tell us you put a wheezer in your Bronco. Love the headers.
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Jeez Jopes, I think the( rat bastard )was tryin to take a stab at us. Is there a kiss my ass smilie?
Uhmmn? Excuse Me Sir! That would be Phat Bastard to you, Thank You Very Much!!!
both of you guys know I respect you and I am just messin with ya, I consider both of you very good friends. even though its on-line, friends still the same!
Thanks to all of you for the kind words and the wisdom shared, this was my first pair I ever made, and I expected more Razzing about them, thank you for not giving me a nut shot
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I got a kick outa the kiss my ass homer What size flanges did you use? They look pretty good sized.
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