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Old 12-22-2005, 12:32 PM
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Header choice for 55 1/2 chevy truck

I am building a 2nd series 55 chevy truck using fat man style of Mustang II front suspension. Does anybody have any advice as to what headers work well? There is plenty of room except for around the steering shaft of course. I would also like to run my exhaust "inside" the frame, over the tranny crossmember. I would like to avoid the headers hangingdown below the frame if possible. I don't want them dragging over speed bumps.


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Many years ago, I had a 1955 Chevrolet Cameo. I had the original steering and front suspension in it. I used a set of headers from a 63 Chevy II. I had them laying around and tried them. They tucked up close to the engine block and I had lots of room around the steering. The shift arms on the column ( 3 speed manual ...original type ) were close to #7 tube but did clear by 1/2 inch.

I do NOT know if they would work for you.....Mine were Hedman Headers......and stayed up close to the floor of the truck ( because the Chevy II sits so low )

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I am doing a 55 truck and Im going to try a set of Corvett center dumps with a cross over. I know this dosnt answer your question but I cant find many people on here biulding 55 chevy trucks. Im always looking for ideas.
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