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It has become obvious to me that "store bought" headers are not gonna fit into my scheme of things....so....I checked with a very reputable shop.....$2500 for a custom set of stainless steel headers, 2" primary into a 3 1/2 collector..........+$2000 for a fabricated 3" set of pipes w/ mufflers to the rear bumper...... I am happy to see there is a solution, but the price is frightening!!!!



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It has become obvious to me that "store bought" headers are not gonna fit into my scheme of things....so....I checked with a very reputable shop.....$2500 for a custom set of stainless steel headers, 2" primary into a 3 1/2 collector..........+$2000 for a fabricated 3" set of pipes w/ mufflers to the rear bumper...... I am happy to see there is a solution, but the price is frightening!!!!
Have you checked with "Mad Dog" headers? I have no personal experience with them, but I hear very good things about them.

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It has become obvious to me that "store bought" headers are not gonna fit into my scheme of things....so....I checked with a very reputable shop.....$2500 for a custom set of stainless steel headers, 2" primary into a 3 1/2 collector..........+$2000 for a fabricated 3" set of pipes w/ mufflers to the rear bumper...... I am happy to see there is a solution, but the price is frightening!!!!

Eric, for custom headers that were ceramic coated, the price I paid was around $2,500 (Paul's guy). The "hang" on the passenger side was substantially eliminated. Didn't replace back-end pipes or mufflers. Good luck.

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$4500 let me say that again $4500


For $6500 you can bend up your own and replace them when they get rusty and everybody you knows car also. Of course that is a new bender I bet you could score a used one with pipe for $4500
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I know it's not headers and you have to do the work and its not Stainless. But WOW $4500

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Thanks Paul, I think your job was done by Kook's....they have moved out of the area. this is a shop owned by a former employee (so i am told)..... LIKETHAT, The funny thing is, I could operate that Blue Bender! I worked in an exhaust shop for 2 years, and bent pipe all the time. BEAR, I will check Mad Dog out, thank you.



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I can see and understand paying that kind of money for the headers. I think if you buy 3" stainless complete systems from one of the aftermarket venders hang it on the car first and then the guy can make the headers to mate with the rest of the exhaust. Save some money.
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looking at your frame i would imagine the exhaust would have to be custom bent.....but man thats a chunk of change...
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Thanks Dimitri...but what INST8R says is correct...all custom....Ah well, If ya' wanna play, ya' gotta pay........



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Eric,I have less than $4500 into my entire '65 GTO, including purchase price, repaint, engine overhaul, trans overhaul, and rear diff overhaul. And tires and wheels, too. 4500 for exhaust? To coin a phrase from the movie "Used Cars", "That's too F88ing High!!" (Insert shotgun blast here). I'd shop around a little....the economy is rough,and there are a lot of skilled guys out there....Step back a minute and get ahold of yourself. FORTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS??? EEEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!
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(I forgot to say that my less-than 4500 dollars were early/mid 1980's dollars!)
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