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Old 03-08-2012, 02:05 PM
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What headers are these?!?!?

Hey guys I have the front sheetmetal off of my 55 truck so i was thinking about lowering it, but the previous owner has these headers on it...



they come through the inner fender wells and go around the tires, they look cool but pose an interesting problem for lowering the truck, as it sits right now with the wheels turned fully over to one side i only have about 3" of clearance between the header and the wheels so if i drop it 3" up front there will be contact i think, so it looks like i either need to leave the truck at stock height or get differnt headers and inner fender wells.

anyone know what headers these are so i can try to sell them, also anyone know if there is a specific year/model header i need to look for for a 55 truck with a 350? I just need something cheap that has the same 3 bolt mount off the collector, im not trying to spend a lot more on this truck as i will probably be flipping it once i finish it.

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You've got yourself a pair of fender well headers.
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awesome, thanks, now i just have to see if i can sell or trade these for a set of regular headers so i can drop the truck, lol, if it was easy i guess it wouldn't be fun, any guesses on what a set of these should sell for?

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awesome, thanks, now i just have to see if i can sell or trade these for a set of regular headers so i can drop the truck, lol, if it was easy i guess it wouldn't be fun, any guesses on what a set of these should sell for?
Look them over for a part number stamped into them or a nameplate, etc. that might ID them for the brand. From there, look on racing junk, ebay, etc. to see what they're going for.

Measure the flange thickness, if they're a quality header, they'll be thick. 3/8" is the minimum for any halfway decent header, many good ones are 1/2". A "no-name" set won't fetch you much and shipping will kill you.
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will do, thanks for your help
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Headers

@ evilbeef 54, When I had a straight axle in my '58 there was a company called Eagle Black that made headers that fit inside the frame for these trucks. They were under $100.00 back in the early '80s. I still have them hanging on my wall.
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okay, cool thanks, i will keep an eye out for those at the car shows and stuff, i think im just gonna have to go with a block hugger shorty and have a shop by me fab up the rest, just gonna add to the cost of lowering it
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Headers

These look like a pair of home made or custom fender well headers. I had ones like these on my 55 Chevy. I was told then they were Hookers but haven't seen anything like yours made by Hooker.
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Hi

Just buy a new set of headmans they fit nice and last for 20 years.
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