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side pipe installation #748875
May 24th 2019 9:54 pm
May 24th 2019 9:54 pm
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anybody else ever run into problems installing mounting hardware on their Dodge?...i finally got the sidepipes for my '84 B250 and my muffler guy wouldn't install them because there really wasn't a place for the hardware unless you drill into the rocker panel (which he didn't want to do). i left him to brainstorm over it, but thought i'd hit up anyone on here who has run into that issue. feel free to send me pics of your solution, too! thanks!...

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Re: side pipe installation [Re: dr_theopolis] #748879
May 24th 2019 10:31 pm
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I used to own a 74 B150 shorty and I had a shop install side pipes. They had to drill into the rockers.


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Re: side pipe installation [Re: Reed] #748966
May 27th 2019 10:25 pm
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that's what i was expecting, but my installer said that he would try to figure something else out to avoid that. heck, there are holes drilled in for the windshield visor, window visors, and flares so why not for the pipes, right? it is really all my van needs to make it a champion. ha thanks!

Re: side pipe installation [Re: dr_theopolis] #748982
May 28th 2019 10:54 am
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you can weld the brackets to the underside, instead of screwing them. I tried sefl tappers on mine and it was not very secure, so I tacked the brackets in place. I was thinking of welding a Nut under there to run the bolts in directly.

Re: side pipe installation [Re: dr_theopolis] #748992
May 28th 2019 4:03 pm
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I don't have side pipes, just a side exit exhaust and I have a hanger mounted on a spare hole where the leaf spring mounts to the frame. I wouldn't worry to much about drilling into the rockers but just make sure to put some type of rust coating on it so it doesn't get rusty. I would use nutserts before welding some type of mount to it.

Re: side pipe installation [Re: dr_theopolis] #749012
May 29th 2019 5:16 pm
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The rockers are a structural part of the van. His reluctance is probably due to not wanting to open himself to any liability. You could hang the pipes yourself and have him run the rest of the exhaust and hook them up. Not sure how you can hang them without going in to the rockers unless an elaborate bracket is designed.


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