chevyboy97, If you want to try a set of headers check these from Summit Racing. In case you don't like them the price isn't that bad. $129.95 1974 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP Summit Racing® Headers SUM-G9011 - SummitRacing.com
. The Hooker headers are 1 7/8" tubing but are $469.95 1974 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP Hooker Super Competition Headers 2826HKR - SummitRacing.com
. Compare both sets of headers I believe I would buy the Summit Racing headers. Whatever set you buy I would get some VHT Ceramic paint silver or black. If you have a way to sand blast them before painting would work better. After painting heat the headers with a propane torch. Don't put the flame directly on them about 6" away. If some paint pops off spray it again while hot. I know Advance Auto and Oriley's carry the VHT Ceramic paint. Flat black SP102 and flat silver SP106. If you know somebody that has a oven to bake them in would be super.