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Username Post: 65 Impala Exhaust Hanger Location        (Topic#360311)
65Impala396 
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65Impala396
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03-29-20 03:13 AM - Post#2789693    

Hey everyone,
I was planning on spending some time working on my 65 next week since work is closed down. I have a factory correct Gardner dual exhaust that I purchased a couple years ago that I never installed. I also have all of the factory dual exhaust hangers that they restored for me. Does anyone have photos of the hanger locations on the dual exhaust 2 door 396 cars? I looked in the assembly manual, but it’s really hard to make out. Any information/ photos would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance, stay healthy!
Fran

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 


brickwhite 
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03-29-20 08:50 AM - Post#2789709    
    In response to 65Impala396

Behind rear tire on frame on both sides.



And under the center frame section before the rear axle.



Ted


 
Gaspains 
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Gaspains
Loc: Mankato, MN
Reg: 11-23-09
03-29-20 02:45 PM - Post#2789745    
    In response to 65Impala396

Fran

I haven't been able to come up with the photos I took of the factory original installation hangers actually installed on my car, but here's a parts car shot for the rear driver side and an NOS of the same part. The passenger side is just the reverse.

There are only two hangers per side with one pair hanging down from the cross member over the axle and the other pair near the outlets on the outside of both rear frame rails (as shown in the parts car photo).

If I can find my cross member photos, I'll post them up.

Attachment: Driver_rear_NOS.jpg (355.28 KB) 6 View(s)




Attachment: Driver_rear_parts.jpg (523.52 KB) 6 View(s)




Kevin
1965 Impala SS Coupe
Regal Red with Black Interior
L74 327
M-20
3.31 Open, 12 bolt

65-66 FSCC #512
NIA #2832


 
65Impala396 
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03-29-20 05:02 PM - Post#2789760    
    In response to Gaspains

Awesome man, thank you! Definitely a good starting point. Those are the exact hangers that I have. Just want to make sure I put them in the right place. Funny, takes the world to fall apart a little for me to work on my pride and joy again. Closed my shop down for two weeks starting this past Friday due to the whole Covid-19 deal. My guys were all getting squirrelly and want to stay home, rightfully so. I guess it’s gonna force me to finish my car! Pulling my hair out after just 3 days off. Thanks for the info so far, looking forward to any additional pictures you all can offer! Stay healthy folks!
Fran

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 
Gaspains 
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03-30-20 06:27 AM - Post#2789784    
    In response to 65Impala396

Fran

Good use of our time to get the rides ready for cruising. Just hope we have the opportunity to get out. I'm chasing steering sector issues at the moment. Today promises to be great one for work in the shop.

I still haven't found pictures of the front hangers on my car so decided to take a clip of the assembly manual and point out the front ones. They act as the rear clamps on the outlet of the muffler as well as hangers. The cross member has holes for the bolts in each hanger. You should be able to locate them as there aren't many other pairs of holes in the cross member directly above the tailpipe.

Good luck!


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Front exhaust hangers - at rear of muffler


Kevin
1965 Impala SS Coupe
Regal Red with Black Interior
L74 327
M-20
3.31 Open, 12 bolt

65-66 FSCC #512
NIA #2832


 
65Impala396 
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03-30-20 09:58 AM - Post#2789808    
    In response to Gaspains

Huge help man, thank you! I put the hangers on the carexactly as shown in the graphic and photos above. Only problem I'm having now is I don'y have enough hands to hang the exhaust myself! Man, I screwed around with stands, bungee cords, rope, you name it. Feel like I'm wrestling an alligator trying to install this myself. May have to wait until I have a helper. The underside of the car is all painted and with every movement, the pipe is hitting the undercarriage. Gonna quit before I get pissed off. Plenty of other stuff that I can do. Thanks again for the information! Stay healthy folks!

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 
65acadian 
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03-30-20 08:42 PM - Post#2789859    
    In response to 65Impala396

I just did my complete dual system on my 66. I started at the front, did the flange bolts almost snug but left it just loose enough for a little bit of wiggle room. Put on the muffler, put the clamp on and just snugged it up enough to hold but I could still twist/wiggle it. Then the same for the tailpipe. And I had the muffler propped up where I wanted it to be when I was done.

Have you tried it that way?



 
65Impala396 
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04-01-20 02:44 AM - Post#2789954    
    In response to 65acadian

Thanks for the information man. I’m gonna try again to put the pipes on today or tomorrow. I gotta get my head in the game. Been a long time since I wrenched on the car. Just closed my business down for a few weeks due to Covid-19. Wasn’t completely focused the other day down there. Tough seeing a normally bustling business completely empty with no employees around and no cars being repaired. Thanks again for the information, much appreciated. Stay safe and stay healthy.

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 
Gaspains 
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04-01-20 07:25 AM - Post#2789972    
    In response to 65Impala396

Just an FYI, the clearances shown in the assembly manual (N10 being dual exhaust) result in decent fitment. Since you're working with a factory correct system, they should put you right in the ballpark.

Kevin
1965 Impala SS Coupe
Regal Red with Black Interior
L74 327
M-20
3.31 Open, 12 bolt

65-66 FSCC #512
NIA #2832


 
65acadian 
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65acadian
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04-01-20 10:21 PM - Post#2790048    
    In response to 65Impala396

Good luck with it. I think this stupid virus has all of us with only about 1/2 our brain focused on our cars when we work on them...



 
65Impala396 
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04-02-20 04:35 AM - Post#2790062    
    In response to 65acadian

Very true!

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 


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