Looking For Original Dual Exhaust Look Out Back

Discussion in 'Exhaust and Mufflers' started by chromebumpers, May 10, 2021.

  1. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    I want to replace the entire exhaust on my ‘68 Catalina/Bonneville. I’m not satisfied with what I see in many photos of the exhaust tips exiting under the rear bumper.

    How can I find what the factory look really is?
    I’ve been searching, probably not looking in the right places, any help is greatly appreciated. The first 2 cars is flat out fugly! The 3rd photo is getting close (I think?)
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  2. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    You know that it's a shame that we've all seen a million of these cars I owned a similar one but for the life of me I can't remember what the exhaust looked like one and in those days if I even had an exhaust on it
     
  3. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    I think it’s the standard steel pipe with the double angle (difficult to give it the proper name). I’m just going to throw everything in the trunk and go to a Meineke muffler shop near me. Let them have the headache once I find what I want for the cut.
     
  4. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    This is close. I just don’t want it past the bumper or look non stock. Some have a little cut off the end like they make for a roll bar intersection. (If you know what I mean). By the way, no one makes exhaust for full size Pontiacs so I’m going with a Buick Skylark dual exhaust with crossover and 2 Dyno Walker dual mode mufflers in 2.5” (an upgrade to the stock 2”) right now it sounds like a 6 cylinder pickup truck. Perhaps the internal baffles are rusted or just cheap shit mufflers?

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  5. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    I went over this car with a fine tooth comb. I’m replacing things just because it may look old. I’m just struggling in my mind as to whether I should replace the new tires. I bought new tires 6 years ago, the car hasn’t had the weight of the car sitting on the tires to avoid flat spots. Other than they’re not fresh and by the book, I’m not up to spending another $600 for just fresh rubber (they have 8 miles on them). Who ever gets it will be getting a really good car.
     

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