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Username Post: sidepipes on a fleetside?        (Topic#77490)
Keith1965 
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10-10-04 11:28 AM - Post#527594    

Hey guys,

I was curious, has anyone ever seen a fleetside with side pipes? IF so and even if not what do you guys think of the idea? If you like the idea let me know and if you hate the idea lemme know as well. I have had the idea of doing a stock floor body drop on my truck, but my dad keeps beating it down. Go figure! To think when I bought my truck and wanted to lower is 2 inches he was going to have a heart attack lol. If I did the SFBD my truck I would like an extra hand doing it, but my dad doesn't seem to want to help me with a body drop. Who knows I may change his mind but until then I am not going any lower.

I was thinking about my exhaust and how I was going to run it because I don't have much room under there. I though about dropping the pipes off right after the carrier barriing member. I figured I would just dump if off under the frame and it would not be seen from outside the truck. Then my dad brough up the idea of side pipes, they would go from the opening of the front fender and drop off shortly before the opening of the rear fender well. That way I would solve my exhuast problem and it would also give me the look of being about 3 inches closer to the the ground.

Any thoughts? Anyone want to help me body drop my truck? jk.

Any ways let me know what you think.

Thanks
Keith

'64 SWB Under Construction: 2.5 inch Z, Custom lower A-arms, 3 inch drop spindles, drop dropped, raised bed floor, custom back half, 4 link and much much more!


 
davbra1171 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 12:06 PM - Post#527595    
    In response to Keith1965

Quote:

they would go from the opening of the front fender and drop off shortly before the opening of the rear fender well.



If you threw a chrome "427 Cobra" style heat sheild on it, that would be SWEEEEET. just an idea.
Dave


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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 12:53 PM - Post#527596    
    In response to Keith1965

Hey Kieth,
Awhile back when I stripped a 1961 lwb fleetside Apache, it was done in a "70's" custom. It had the late 60 Vette roadster side pipes that ran from the front of the door, and stopped just short of the rear wheel. To me it looked pretty good.
David

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*1962 C10 swb fleetside, 350/350 big window, custom cab (now with 3speed manual using mechanical linkage)*

*1963 C10 lwb fleetside, 230/4speed small window, (my low-rider bomb)*



 
Keith1965 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 01:31 PM - Post#527597    
    In response to Chevyboy62

Thanks for the comments guys,

If I was to do it I don't think I would use any pipe covers, I never really liked the look of them.

Keith

'64 SWB Under Construction: 2.5 inch Z, Custom lower A-arms, 3 inch drop spindles, drop dropped, raised bed floor, custom back half, 4 link and much much more!


 
prerunner1982 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 02:04 PM - Post#527598    
    In response to Keith1965

it would look good, there is an elcomino around here that has the vette style side pipes with the covers... not sure how well anything would look without them....

Jon
1982 Chevy Silverado-Retired (need LWB Frame in OKC)
1987 GMC Sierra-RIP Jan 11, 2007
1993 Jeep Cherokee 2 door(4.0ltr, AX15, NP231, Chr 8.25)
2005 Kia Sedona (wifes)


 
Woogeroo 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 02:30 PM - Post#527599    
    In response to Keith1965


tkdtkd,
has them on his truck, which is a shortbed fleet.. I think his is a '65. Maybe he has some pictures... it looked good to me.

-W





 
66C20TX 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 04:05 PM - Post#527600    
    In response to Keith1965

The first thing my Dad said when I got my 66 was "you should run the exhaust down the side" (he had a 63) I said ah yeah...but then I started thinking about it, and the more I do the more I think he had a good idea. I really want to see a pic first, but have not seen any yet.
Check these out? what do you guys think?
sidepipes

---Mike



 
Keith1965 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 04:10 PM - Post#527601    
    In response to 66C20TX

Other then the shield I like them! Here is what my dad has on his 56, I really like them, but would have them be long.


Keith

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66C20TX 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 04:48 PM - Post#527602    
    In response to Keith1965

Yeah, I agree on th eshield, but my two little boys would end up frying themselves and that would not go to well with Mom.



 
Keith1965 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 04:59 PM - Post#527603    
    In response to 66C20TX

lol, I can understand that.

The great and wonderful Doug is helping me out woth photoshopping some sidepipes on my truck sinse my photoshop has died. R.I.P photoshop CS (moment of silence) Any ways When I get the pix back form him I will make sure to share so we can all get a feel for what they would look like.

Keith

'64 SWB Under Construction: 2.5 inch Z, Custom lower A-arms, 3 inch drop spindles, drop dropped, raised bed floor, custom back half, 4 link and much much more!


 
Gary 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 05:22 PM - Post#527604    
    In response to Woogeroo

Quote:

tkdtkd,
has them on his truck, which is a shortbed fleet.. I think his is a '65. Maybe he has some pictures... it looked good to me.






Sorry Woog, wronge answer. Here is a LINK to Tkdtkd's New Exhaust with Links to Pics.

We have put side pipes on our truck but its a 66 Stepside.

Gary gary@garysgarage.net http://www.garysgarage.net


 
Keith1965 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 05:25 PM - Post#527605    
    In response to Gary

Gary your sidepipes look good I would have gone a little bit longer, but it is your truck and I assume that is what you thin klooks sweet. That is what is important Some one with fleetside pix people

Keith

'64 SWB Under Construction: 2.5 inch Z, Custom lower A-arms, 3 inch drop spindles, drop dropped, raised bed floor, custom back half, 4 link and much much more!


 
jtruck 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 05:38 PM - Post#527606    
    In response to Keith1965

Keith, I think if you are gonna DO sidepipes, you should make em yourself out of something like 3 or 3 1/2" tubing. BIG AND BAD. Your truck is going to be a beauty and I just think it would be a shame to hang some J C Whitney pipes on the sides...my dos centavos (-;

*Joe*
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raycow 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-10-04 11:43 PM - Post#527607    
    In response to Keith1965

No problem with the look, but if your truck is a driver, what are you gonna do for mufflers? I can just see you getting on very friendly terms with every cop in town.

Ray

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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-11-04 02:08 AM - Post#527608    
    In response to raycow

Lakes pipes like these would look good. It depends on the style of the truck in my opinion.




 
sixty5short 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-11-04 05:04 AM - Post#527609    
    In response to Keith1965

I think it would look pretty good- I like side pipes in general. However, it seems like you want to go pretty low with this project, isn't that going to interfere?

I PM'd you a picture.

- "sixty5short"

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'60 Impala 2 dr
'57 210 2dr Sedan


 
Keith1965 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-11-04 05:38 AM - Post#527610    
    In response to sixty5short

Thanks Doug!
Here is the pic Doug did for me, I like it, I like it alot!


Hey Ray, I know the pipes my dad has actually have mufflers in the pipes .

ON everyones concern about ride height and bags. I should have about 5 inches of ground clearance under the pipe when driving. I can always air the bags up a little extra if I have to get over something.

Keith

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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-11-04 03:38 PM - Post#527611    
    In response to Keith1965



Ever consider porthole exhaust like this? No burnt ankles, and you can still lay it low.

-jeffrey

1965 C-20 Custom Camper


 
chevy65 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-12-04 02:05 PM - Post#527612    
    In response to jhicken

I like the looks of that, to bad I have a stepside.

Don
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-12-04 06:29 PM - Post#527613    
    In response to chevy65

wont that cook and discolor and ruin the paint?

keith

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Keith1965 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-12-04 06:44 PM - Post#527614    
    In response to khemmis

I do like the port hole idea, I dont know if I would go with 3 holes, but I think two would be cool. Only thing is that if I was going to run it under the body I would just bump it off before the fender opening. The thought behind the sidepipes is to appear lower with out body dropping the truck.

Keith

'64 SWB Under Construction: 2.5 inch Z, Custom lower A-arms, 3 inch drop spindles, drop dropped, raised bed floor, custom back half, 4 link and much much more!


 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-13-04 02:32 PM - Post#527615    
    In response to Keith1965

Make 'em out of driveline tube...believe me they will sound badass. Back in the day, I had a '59 Bel Air 2 dr. post with driveline tube scavenger pipes straight out UNDER the axle...it was a window rattler!

*Joe*
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10-13-04 02:53 PM - Post#527616    
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10-13-04 05:54 PM - Post#527617    
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*Joe*
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"You can run an old Chevy 6 FAST or you can run an old Chevy 6 for a LONG TIME, but you can't do BOTH."
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside? *DELETED*
10-20-04 04:30 PM - Post#527618    
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*1931 Ford 5 window coupe *Deluxe* (Father & Son project)*

*1962 C10 swb fleetside, 350/350 big window, custom cab (now with 3speed manual using mechanical linkage)*

*1963 C10 lwb fleetside, 230/4speed small window, (my low-rider bomb)*



 
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10-20-04 04:45 PM - Post#527619    
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-20-04 06:52 PM - Post#527620    
    In response to Keith1965

Wholly crap guys im wettin my jammies over this one I love everything about it swing ohhhhhh man I gotta buy this one!!!! wowzers

I own a slammed 64 short step and lowered 67 long fleet and I have a 68 camaro SS RS , Now crusin a dropped flamed and striped 88 short fleet


 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-21-04 05:35 AM - Post#527621    
    In response to Primer66

Yeah they do look small, but that can be fixed with a nice heat shield. or you could convert to diesel and throw on some 5" pipes
Dave

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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-21-04 08:03 AM - Post#527622    
    In response to davbra1171

Those "small sidepipes" are lake pipes.

- "sixty5short"

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'60 Impala 2 dr
'57 210 2dr Sedan


 
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Re: sidepipes on a fleetside?
10-21-04 10:02 AM - Post#527623    
    In response to sixty5short

Lake pipes, now that's old school. I use an old "Moon" lake pipe cap as a brake pedal on my Harley.

-jeffrey

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