Last post on May 26, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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#1 of 1 1993 Chevy Van exhaust
May 26, 2009 (11:59 am)
I know, this is the Chevy Express forum, the van which replaced the Chevy Van, but, there seems to be no Chevy Van forum. So I'll ask this here:
My 1993 Chevy Van 20 has pin holes in the exhaust line and muffler. I was thinking of having the exhaust done with dual side pipe setup, using the stock manifold. Was thinking of using either a stainless or aluminized pipe. The line on the van is a 3", I think. Either way, I was thinking of doing a 2.5" side pipe setup.
The van has a 305 5.0 V8, it should be the LO3 from the research I and a friend have done over the past few days, but it isn't, or its backdated, I'm not sure which. I do know for a fact that it has a four barrel carburetor. I'll probably replace the 305 with a 6.2 diesel later on, I dunno for sure. Anyway, does anyone have any advice on the side pipe exhaust setup?
To be more specific, here's a link to my photobucket album with pictures of the van:
As you can see, it has fiberglass running boards, so they'll have to be pulled in order to run the side pipes. I'm not concerned with removing them, I am, however, concerned about how much an exhaust system like what I want would cost. Anyone have any idea's or recommendations? If you've seen the pictures then you've probably also noticed, the van also needs tires, quite badly, and, as you've probably guessed, my grandmother has curbed it... A lot... So it'll probably need an alignment too. The van supposedly has about 140K miles on it, though I'm skeptical, its been resprayed in its lifetime by Du Pont, and the windshield has been replaced. Regardless, I am eager to start driving it, even though parking it is about like parking the titanic in a space made for a Smart. Oh, just a side note, if I do end up removing the running boards, does anyone know of anywhere I could get some Nerf bars or something for cheap to replace them? Something that the exhaust won't melt or otherwise ruin with heat? I mean, there is a junkyard near here, I could find some and clean off any rust. Spray paint is always an option.