Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Northern Virginia, Fairfax County
I have a 65 El Camino and I would like to install a new exhaust system. I have posted a similar thread on the El Camino forum, but most of the recommendations are to find a local shop and have a system built, and yet to have anyone give a good or bad recommendation regarding what I have found as commercially available systems.
I bought my old car to drive and enjoy but I also prefer to do all the work myself that I can. I've done two body-off-the-frame restoration of a 1960 and 1966 Corvette. I bought exhaust systems from a major Corvette parts supplier and both fit very good.
My El Camino is a small block and I want a dual exhaust system.
I want something that is very close to OEM design but with mufflers with some more aggressive sound. I have found what I think are three candidate available systems. My car is a driver and I'm not trying to get to a concours level with the car.
Gardner - Seems to be the best and most accurate system, but very expensive. Probably $1,000 plus
Waldron and Classic Exhaust - these two have mixed reviews, but more positive than negative and are half the cost of a Gardner system.
Does anyone have experience with Waldron or Classic?