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I know that these weren't factory for a chevelle, but I was wondering has anyone seen the old thrush side pipes around. I am looking for a set to bolt on the sides of my 68. I found 2 sets in the last 5 years of going to carlisle fairgrounds in PA. And they weren't worth the aggravation. So , I am still looking. I sure wish they still made those. Do you think they will bring them back?
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Crews1968, back in 1968 a friend of mine had a brand new 1969 Chevelle SS 396, the first thing he did was put on sidepipes and covers that were an option for the 1968 Corvette. They looked great and everything bolted up, just unbolt your exhaust and bolt the vette pipes right on. Another good thing is that there a plenty of pipes and covers around or you can still order them from chevy or any corvette supplier. Hope this helps.

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I can't say i have any but try mailling an exhaust company and see. maybe they will do some research and market it.

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Have you tried Mooneyes? They are on the web. They still carry sidepipes & glasspacks. Go to www.mooneyes.com & see if they have any.
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In an old musclecar mag with an article from 69, there is an article on a 68 phase III 427 motion chevelle, equipped with, you guessed it, the side pipes! Car also had american torque thrusts with redline tires, looked awesome! Mag was called "musclecars" and I used to buy them in the mid 80s, had all articles from the late 60s-mid 70s, and was great..showed the editors beating the hell out of every car they were given when they were brand new.


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Never even thought about putting side pipes on a chevelle but thinking about it seems like it would be REALLY cool if you get it done post pics so we cal call see
 

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I have often thought of replacing my ralley wheels with cragers, red lines & installing side pipes for that "retro look" My friends said "thats sic" Glad to know I am not alone. Any pictures anyone?
 

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Well here's my .02 from experience! I have Hooker side pipes on my 65 Vette and although they look great they are very loud (which gets old quickly) and I still have a burn on my leg from just barely touching them two weeks ago. Any time you take someone for a ride in your car you have to remind them every time they get in or out of the car to "watch out for that pipe!" I tolerate them on the Vette but I would never put them on my Chevelle. Just my .02

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I have a 69SS I was lost in Boston one day pulled over for directions. The guy who was there giving me directions raved about how my car looked just like the one he had years ago when he was down south . He kept saying the car could of been his but his had side pipes . I was under it a while later and noticed some welds on the frame like some one had cut off some sidepipe brackets wish I had talked to him some more Mike
 

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this bedazzles me, side pipes on a chevelle? don't think, no i know, i would not like this, sorry! vette's yes chevelles?

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Hey guys......I have a real good idea. I have a pic from my fathers 68 chevelle with those old thrush side pipes. You wanna talk about awesome lookin......just give me advice on how to post pics on here, and I will show you guys how good a chevelle becomes when sidepipes are mounted. Speaking of which, the sidepipes on my fathers chevelle back in 1974 are the pipes I am looking for.
 

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I have to agree with Tom H. Go for what cha know. Besides, Side pipes are cool. I also have a '68 and was thinking about sidepipes also. My buddy thinks I'm crazy, but, dare to be different.
J C Whitney used to sell them, they had the four-in-to-one with a 2" inlet and a 3" inlet.
 
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Man I have a great story about Hooker chrome side pipes, a 69 vette, and somewhat tipsy good looking babe!

This was years ago when drinking and driving was looked on as a sport. We had been out and drinking and the young lady needed to whiz so she told me to pull over, jumped out and pulled down her pants an squated beside the open car door. You guessed it, burned a spot on her ass from those red hot pipes that is there today. It's funny today but not so funny when it happened.

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I would guess that it wasn't so much that Motion liked them, but that their customers did. Seems like they were all about visibility and image and that's part of the thing about sidepipes. You don't NEED 'em, but then you don't NEED 4.33 gears and a tunnel ram either!
BTW, anyone remember the magazine from the 80s that ran a great story on Motion cars? It was called Cars Illustrated, I think. It had some great articles with pictures of guys actually street racing. They had all kinds of ballsy street cars. Once they printed a guy's car because it had a blower and he accepted the challenge to drive it all around town and then to the track where it proceeded to lay down some impressive times. Naturally, it was a Chevelle. A maroon '66 with flames and no hood. Ring any bells?

Doh, I just got off topic!

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Dynomax sells 'em for about $200/pair. Check them out in the JEG's catalog. I'm seriously considering a pair for the SuperBee I'm going to build (some day). If sidepipes look good on a Cobra or Vette, they'll look good on an early model (pre-68) Chevelle.
 
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