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Old 07-17-2018, 05:22 PM
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Default Home Depot Header Build Fixture

I need to merge shorty headers on a BB Corvette with Magnaflow pipes on a car that does not have a body on it. Wanted to make sure I cleared the floor of the car, oil filter and starter and have the pipes no lower than the oil pan. So I built this 2x4 holding fixture that maintains alignment from the header flange to the crossmember tubes that the pipes go through.

Noe that I have this I'm thinking I could use it to make some long tube headers!



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Old 07-17-2018, 11:04 PM
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Cool idea! I vote for the long tubes...
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That's a great idea...
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:02 PM
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After seeing the video on YouTube where the guy prototyped a tracked atv out of wood, then built it with steel, Iím a believer.

Looks good, should be easy to work on.
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I'm a fan of making a jig whenever possible.

The alternative is having to weld stuff underneath the car, which is damn uncomfortable, both physically and mentally (regarding fire).

Keep the pictures coming as progress happens.
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Got modified headers back today. Now to see if I will have any issues with the floor. Have to wait until I put the body on.

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Looks good, who made the original headers? Are they stainless?
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Nice work!
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Thanks. The original headers are stainless. They are the the Chinese headers that are sold on Ebay. I have to say, they look like good stuff, 3/8 flanges, 3" collector, nice welds.
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Nice.
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