The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > Engine & Drivetrain

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
CSoliz
Torn between 66 and 78
 
CSoliz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 257
What type of metal is used for exhaust systems?

I want to make my own exhaust system. I am an electrician by trade and we have a pipe bender on our job. I am going to take my electrical bender home and bend up my exhaust using 1/2" EMT and take it too work and match the bends in 2". I plan on using good ol' cherry bombs with 2" inlets and outlets. So I have a couple of questions.... What type of tubing should I buy for the exhaust? And, anybody have any ideas on flaring the end of the tubing so it fits over the muffler ends? Or is there I double ended female fitting I could use. Please excuse my uncertainty, mis-use of terms or lack of knowledge on material used in making exhaust systems. This will be my first go at it and I can use all the answers I can get.


Thanks.



Chris S.
CSoliz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
Cyclone
Senior Member
 
Cyclone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sonoma, CA
Posts: 309
Re: What type of metal is used for exhaust systems?

You can buy the 10' sticks @ any muffler shop.
The cheaper stuff is 16ga cold rolled steel, the good stuff is aluminized steel, its 14ga.
Cyclone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
cdowns
Senior Member
 
cdowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: daytonabeach
Posts: 21,651
Re: What type of metal is used for exhaust systems?

most pipe benders for electrical conduit dont do exhaust pipes // buy a cheap piece of exhaust tubing and see if it will work first b4 spending alot of time and effort on your project
__________________
71c-10 350/2004r/4:11 lowered3/4 longbed/dead by hurricane

MEANING OF DEATH::::: SOMEBODY ELSE GETS YOUR STUFF

DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

TAKE MY ADVISE;I DON'T USE IT ANYWAY
cdowns is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
70rs/ss
Registered User
 
70rs/ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern AZ
Posts: 7,273
Re: What type of metal is used for exhaust systems?

Actually the cheap stuff is mild steel, aluminized is better and "good stuff" is stainless steel. As opposed to bending it yourself and getting pinch bends, just buy a universal ready to install exhaust system from Summit, like $200 and they are all prebent, and preflared to install with a slip/weld or slip/clamp.


Here ya go, complete header back with mufflers in 2.5" for $175!!

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Crud, here is a 2.25" for $150 with mufflers!!

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


Step it up to $270 and you get the whole shooting match, headers, pipes, mufflers, clamps, etc, etc, etc!! Gotta LOVE SUMMIT!! (no I don't work there, I just love helping guys save $$$ and more importantly, FRUSTRATION!!

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
__________________
71 Burb SOLD! It's in FL with it's new owner! but too.

72 2WD Blazer SOLD! It's with it's new owner CA again but too!

90 454 SS SOLD! didn't even really want to sell this but I have decided that I need to focus on ONE project, and for those of you that KNOW ME, know that is SAYING A LOT!!

67 CHEVELLE SS, yeah that one is pending SALE too .

I'll only have 4 vehicles left, GULP (yeah I know some of you are like FOUR VEHICLES!! that's too many, but I had 12-15 at one point, before I started selling them!!

Last edited by 70rs/ss; 12-30-2008 at 12:55 PM.
70rs/ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
CSoliz
Torn between 66 and 78
 
CSoliz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 257
Re: What type of metal is used for exhaust systems?

Thanks all for the help.
CSoliz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com