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Recent Custom Header Projects

Here are some of the headers that we’ve built. We custom mandrel-bend all of our custom headers, using mild steel or stainless steel depending on customer preferences. All of our headers are TIG welded for the best appearance. If you’re looking for something really wild, go to our
Turbo Header Projects page!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Kent's Ice Racer Jeep

Kent's family participates in ice races on Georgetown Lake during the winter months, an exciting type of racing that requires quick reflexes and alot of power. Since his old headers were rusted and torn-up, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of long-tube headers that would help him to get more power out of his built small-block. These headers were made from 2" cold-rolled steel and were designed to tuck-up into the wheelwells to provide room for the larger race tires, with their long spikes. We're excited to go up to Georgetown this winter to watch this Jeep spin those tires on the ice!

Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.





Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.




Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.

Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.

Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.

Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.

Rick's '34 Chevy

Rick was referred to us by Cliff at Specialty Cars in Castle Rock. This '34 Chevy has a great paint job and a wild, blown big block engine. Wanting to give his coupe a more aggressive look, Rick asked us to build a set of zoomie headers for him.

These zoomies are made from 2.5" cold-rolled steel. Like all of our custom headers and exhausts, they were custom mandrel-bent here at Hanksville. To ensure that we achieved the look that Rick wanted, we mandrel-bent mock-up tubes and showed Rick and Cliff a couple of versions. After Rick chose this version, we measured the mock-up tubes and mandrel-bent them in continuous lengths, so that there are no weld seams in any of the pipes.

The zoomies sound great on this car, but to quiet them down a little, we modified baffler inserts for the tube ends. These inserts are removeable and can be wrapped with fiberglass to adjust the level and tone of the exhaust. After the headers were completed, Rick had them ceramic-coated to protect them from the elements.

Rich's Henry J

Rich needed a set of custom headers for his Henry J project. This car has a 460 Ford and very tight clearances around the front wheels and chassis. After speaking together on the phone about his needs, he decided to have Hanksville build his headers, and he trailered his car to us from Grand Junction.

These headers are made from 2" cold-rolled steel and, like all our headers, are fully TIG-welded. We custom-mandrel-bent all of the tubes in-house on our own mandrel bender. The primaries are very close to equal-length, within 1"-2" due to slight variances needed to achieve a good fitment around the chassis and firewall. After fabricating the headers, we mandrel-bent 3" exhaust pipes and turnouts. We also supplied Rich with a pair of 3" in/out stainless steel Vibrant race mufflers.


Rich's Henry J

Rich needed a set of custom headers for his Henry J project. This car has a 460 Ford and very tight clearances around the front wheels and chassis.After speaking together on the phone about his needs, he decided to have Hanksville build his headers, and he trailered his car to us from Grand Junction.

These headers are made from 2" cold-rolled steel and, like all our headers, are fully TIG-welded. We custom-mandrel-bent all of the tubes in-house on our own mandrel bender. The primaries are very close to equal-length, within 1"-2" due to slight variances needed to achieve a good fitment around the chassis and firewall. After fabricating the headers, we mandrel-bent 3" exhaust pipes and turnouts. We also supplied Rich with a pair of 3" in/out stainless steel Vibrant race mufflers.


Rich's Henry J

Rich needed a set of custom headers for his Henry J project. This car has a 460 Ford and very tight clearances around the front wheels and chassis.After speaking together on the phone about his needs, he decided to have Hanksville build his headers, and he trailered his car to us from Grand Junction.

These headers are made from 2" cold-rolled steel and, like all our headers, are fully TIG-welded. We custom-mandrel-bent all of the tubes in-house on our own mandrel bender. The primaries are very close to equal-length, within 1"-2" due to slight variances needed to achieve a good fitment around the chassis and firewall. After fabricating the headers, we mandrel-bent 3" exhaust pipes and turnouts. We also supplied Rich with a pair of 3" in/out stainless steel Vibrant race mufflers.


Rich's Henry J

Rich needed a set of custom headers for his Henry J project. This car has a 460 Ford and very tight clearances around the front wheels and chassis.After speaking together on the phone about his needs, he decided to have Hanksville build his headers, and he trailered his car to us from Grand Junction.

These headers are made from 2" cold-rolled steel and, like all our headers, are fully TIG-welded. We custom-mandrel-bent all of the tubes in-house on our own mandrel bender. The primaries are very close to equal-length, within 1"-2" due to slight variances needed to achieve a good fitment around the chassis and firewall. After fabricating the headers, we mandrel-bent 3" exhaust pipes and turnouts. We also supplied Rich with a pair of 3" in/out stainless steel Vibrant race mufflers.


Rich's Henry J

Rich needed a set of custom headers for his Henry J project. This car has a 460 Ford and very tight clearances around the front wheels and chassis.After speaking together on the phone about his needs, he decided to have Hanksville build his headers, and he trailered his car to us from Grand Junction.

These headers are made from 2" cold-rolled steel and, like all our headers, are fully TIG-welded. We custom-mandrel-bent all of the tubes in-house on our own mandrel bender. The primaries are very close to equal-length, within 1"-2" due to slight variances needed to achieve a good fitment around the chassis and firewall. After fabricating the headers, we mandrel-bent 3" exhaust pipes and turnouts. We also supplied Rich with a pair of 3" in/out stainless steel Vibrant race mufflers.


Don's '37 Ford

Our friend Don Plomske at 1 Hot Rod Service brought his customer’s ’37 Ford chassis in for a set of headers. The combination of the big block Chevy, custom chassis, and tight confines around the steering all made for a challenging project. The fact that this BBC has a rare set of Feuling heads made the project that much more interesting!

We had custom header flanges CADed and waterjet-cut, then fabricated the headers from T304 stainless steel. We wrapped the primary tubes around the steering shaft/u-joint and motor mounts, then added exhaust stubs off the header collectors, so that the exhaust could be routed through the chassis. This is a nice-looking set of headers that fits well and really adds a great race-styled appearance to the engine bay. After the headers left out shop, they were sent out for ceramic coating. Thanks for bringing this great project to us, Don!


Don's '37 Ford

Our friend Don Plomske at 1 Hot Rod Service brought his customer’s ’37 Ford chassis in for a set of headers. The combination of the big block Chevy, custom chassis, and tight confines around the steering all made for a challenging project. The fact that this BBC has a rare set of Feuling heads made the project that much more interesting!

We had custom header flanges CADed and waterjet-cut, then fabricated the headers from T304 stainless steel. We wrapped the primary tubes around the steering shaft/u-joint and motor mounts, then added exhaust stubs off the header collectors, so that the exhaust could be routed through the chassis. This is a nice-looking set of headers that fits well and really adds a great race-styled appearance to the engine bay. After the headers left out shop, they were sent out for ceramic coating. Thanks for bringing this great project to us, Don!


Don's '37 Ford

Our friend Don Plomske at 1 Hot Rod Service brought his customer’s ’37 Ford chassis in for a set of headers. The combination of the big block Chevy, custom chassis, and tight confines around the steering all made for a challenging project. The fact that this BBC has a rare set of Feuling heads made the project that much more interesting!

We had custom header flanges CADed and waterjet-cut, then fabricated the headers from T304 stainless steel. We wrapped the primary tubes around the steering shaft/u-joint and motor mounts, then added exhaust stubs off the header collectors, so that the exhaust could be routed through the chassis. This is a nice-looking set of headers that fits well and really adds a great race-styled appearance to the engine bay. After the headers left out shop, they were sent out for ceramic coating. Thanks for bringing this great project to us, Don!


Don's '37 Ford

Our friend Don Plomske at 1 Hot Rod Service brought his customer’s ’37 Ford chassis in for a set of headers. The combination of the big block Chevy, custom chassis, and tight confines around the steering all made for a challenging project. The fact that this BBC has a rare set of Feuling heads made the project that much more interesting!

We had custom header flanges CADed and waterjet-cut, then fabricated the headers from T304 stainless steel. We wrapped the primary tubes around the steering shaft/u-joint and motor mounts, then added exhaust stubs off the header collectors, so that the exhaust could be routed through the chassis. This is a nice-looking set of headers that fits well and really adds a great race-styled appearance to the engine bay. After the headers left out shop, they were sent out for ceramic coating. Thanks for bringing this great project to us, Don!


Don's '37 Ford

Our friend Don Plomske at 1 Hot Rod Service brought his customer’s ’37 Ford chassis in for a set of headers. The combination of the big block Chevy, custom chassis, and tight confines around the steering all made for a challenging project. The fact that this BBC has a rare set of Feuling heads made the project that much more interesting!

We had custom header flanges CADed and waterjet-cut, then fabricated the headers from T304 stainless steel. We wrapped the primary tubes around the steering shaft/u-joint and motor mounts, then added exhaust stubs off the header collectors, so that the exhaust could be routed through the chassis. This is a nice-looking set of headers that fits well and really adds a great race-styled appearance to the engine bay. After the headers left out shop, they were sent out for ceramic coating. Thanks for bringing this great project to us, Don!


Chuck's 4.6L/Ranchero conversion

After purchasing a set of our U-Fit-It Modular Motor Mounts for his early Ranchero, Chuck realized that the factory exhaust manifolds would not work due to the close fit of the engine to the framerails. So, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of log-style headers for his application. Chuck only had just over 2" between the exhaust ports and the frame, so we trimmed the primary tubes very short and TIG welded them to the header flanges and the custom mandrel-bent main tube. These headers were built to Chuck's specs via great phone and email communication between us in Colorado and Chuck in Nevada. They fit great and have helped Chuck to make great progress on his conversion project.


Chuck's 4.6L/Ranchero conversion

After purchasing a set of our U-Fit-It Modular Motor Mounts for his early Ranchero, Chuck realized that the factory exhaust manifolds would not work due to the close fit of the engine to the framerails. So, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of log-style headers for his application. Chuck only had just over 2" between the exhaust ports and the frame, so we trimmed the primary tubes very short and TIG welded them to the header flanges and the custom mandrel-bent main tube. These headers were built to Chuck's specs via great phone and email communication between us in Colorado and Chuck in Nevada. They fit great and have helped Chuck to make great progress on his conversion project.


Chuck's 4.6L/Ranchero conversion

After purchasing a set of our U-Fit-It Modular Motor Mounts for his early Ranchero, Chuck realized that the factory exhaust manifolds would not work due to the close fit of the engine to the framerails. So, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of log-style headers for his application. Chuck only had just over 2" between the exhaust ports and the frame, so we trimmed the primary tubes very short and TIG welded them to the header flanges and the custom mandrel-bent main tube. These headers were built to Chuck's specs via great phone and email communication between us in Colorado and Chuck in Nevada. They fit great and have helped Chuck to make great progress on his conversion project.


Chuck's 4.6L/Ranchero conversion

After purchasing a set of our U-Fit-It Modular Motor Mounts for his early Ranchero, Chuck realized that the factory exhaust manifolds would not work due to the close fit of the engine to the framerails. So, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of log-style headers for his application. Chuck only had just over 2" between the exhaust ports and the frame, so we trimmed the primary tubes very short and TIG welded them to the header flanges and the custom mandrel-bent main tube. These headers were built to Chuck's specs via great phone and email communication between us in Colorado and Chuck in Nevada. They fit great and have helped Chuck to make great progress on his conversion project.


Chuck's 4.6L/Ranchero conversion

After purchasing a set of our U-Fit-It Modular Motor Mounts for his early Ranchero, Chuck realized that the factory exhaust manifolds would not work due to the close fit of the engine to the framerails. So, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of log-style headers for his application. Chuck only had just over 2" between the exhaust ports and the frame, so we trimmed the primary tubes very short and TIG welded them to the header flanges and the custom mandrel-bent main tube. These headers were built to Chuck's specs via great phone and email communication between us in Colorado and Chuck in Nevada. They fit great and have helped Chuck to make great progress on his conversion project.


Stormy's Model A

Stormy is a regular racer at Bandimere, racing his blown BBC-powered Model A in various weekly racing classes there. While his car was in the shop for a roll cage, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of zoomie headers for it.

These headers are made from 304 stainless steel, with 3/8" thick flanges and 2" tubes. Stormy wanted an aggressive look, and asked us to make the tubes extra-long and low to the ground. The result is a great-looking set of custom headers that sound great and really accentuate the overall look and rake of this street/strip car.


Stormy's Model A

Stormy is a regular racer at Bandimere, racing his blown BBC-powered Model A in various weekly racing classes there. While his car was in the shop for a roll cage, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of zoomie headers for it.

These headers are made from 304 stainless steel, with 3/8" thick flanges and 2" tubes. Stormy wanted an aggressive look, and asked us to make the tubes extra-long and low to the ground. The result is a great-looking set of custom headers that sound great and really accentuate the overall look and rake of this street/strip car.


Stormy's Model A

Stormy is a regular racer at Bandimere, racing his blown BBC-powered Model A in various weekly racing classes there. While his car was in the shop for a roll cage, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of zoomie headers for it.

These headers are made from 304 stainless steel, with 3/8" thick flanges and 2" tubes. Stormy wanted an aggressive look, and asked us to make the tubes extra-long and low to the ground. The result is a great-looking set of custom headers that sound great and really accentuate the overall look and rake of this street/strip car.


Stormy's Model A

Stormy is a regular racer at Bandimere, racing his blown BBC-powered Model A in various weekly racing classes there. While his car was in the shop for a roll cage, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of zoomie headers for it.

These headers are made from 304 stainless steel, with 3/8" thick flanges and 2" tubes. Stormy wanted an aggressive look, and asked us to make the tubes extra-long and low to the ground. The result is a great-looking set of custom headers that sound great and really accentuate the overall look and rake of this street/strip car.


Stormy's Model A

Stormy is a regular racer at Bandimere, racing his blown BBC-powered Model A in various weekly racing classes there. While his car was in the shop for a roll cage, he asked us to fabricate a custom set of zoomie headers for it.

These headers are made from 304 stainless steel, with 3/8" thick flanges and 2" tubes. Stormy wanted an aggressive look, and asked us to make the tubes extra-long and low to the ground. The result is a great-looking set of custom headers that sound great and really accentuate the overall look and rake of this street/strip car.


John's '38 Plymouth Truck

John's truck is powered by a small-block EFI crate motor. The engine fits very close to the steering box and shaft, so we were asked to make a set of custom headers for this cool truck. The headers are made from 1 5/8" stainless tube and feature 3" collectors.

Given the limited working space and the fact that the truck’s frame and body have already been painted, this was a challenging yet fun and rewarding project. We masked off the framerails and took great care when working around the cowl of the truck, to avoid damaging the finish.

All but one of the primaries on the passenger-side header are made from single, continuous tubes. Using our in-house mandrel bender meant that these tubes do not have the many weld seams that most custom-fabricated headers have. This results in a cleaner-looking header.




John's '38 Plymouth Truck

John's truck is powered by a small-block EFI crate motor. The engine fits very close to the steering box and shaft, so we were asked to make a set of custom headers for this cool truck. The headers are made from 1 5/8" stainless tube and feature 3" collectors.

Given the limited working space and the fact that the truck’s frame and body have already been painted, this was a challenging yet fun and rewarding project. We masked off the framerails and took great care when working around the cowl of the truck, to avoid damaging the finish.

All but one of the primaries on the passenger-side header are made from single, continuous tubes. Using our in-house mandrel bender meant that these tubes do not have the many weld seams that most custom-fabricated headers have. This results in a cleaner-looking header.




John's '38 Plymouth Truck

John's truck is powered by a small-block EFI crate motor. The engine fits very close to the steering box and shaft, so we were asked to make a set of custom headers for this cool truck. The headers are made from 1 5/8" stainless tube and feature 3" collectors.

Given the limited working space and the fact that the truck’s frame and body have already been painted, this was a challenging yet fun and rewarding project. We masked off the framerails and took great care when working around the cowl of the truck, to avoid damaging the finish.

All but one of the primaries on the passenger-side header are made from single, continuous tubes. Using our in-house mandrel bender meant that these tubes do not have the many weld seams that most custom-fabricated headers have. This results in a cleaner-looking header.




John's '38 Plymouth Truck

John's truck is powered by a small-block EFI crate motor. The engine fits very close to the steering box and shaft, so we were asked to make a set of custom headers for this cool truck. The headers are made from 1 5/8" stainless tube and feature 3" collectors.

Given the limited working space and the fact that the truck’s frame and body have already been painted, this was a challenging yet fun and rewarding project. We masked off the framerails and took great care when working around the cowl of the truck, to avoid damaging the finish.

All but one of the primaries on the passenger-side header are made from single, continuous tubes. Using our in-house mandrel bender meant that these tubes do not have the many weld seams that most custom-fabricated headers have. This results in a cleaner-looking header.




Kevin’s ’56 Dodge

Kevin’s Dodge had a Pontiac V8 engine in it when he purchased it. Unfortunately, the Pontiac engine’s exhaust ports face downward at an angle of 25 degrees off of horizontal. In this car, the location of the ports means that they face directly toward the upper control arms. No manufacturer makes a set of headers for this application, so Kevin brought his car to Hanksville for custom headers and zoomie pipes.

We began by fabricating a set of log-style headers from very short 1.625" primaries and 2" main tubes, made from cold-rolled steel tubes that were custom-mandrel-bent in-house at Hanksville. We CAD-designed the header flanges and sent them out to be waterjet-cut from 3/8" thick cold-rolled steel. The log-style headers were then fitted and TIG-welded, with 2-bolt flanges at the ends to allow fitment of the exhaust.

Kevin asked us to make 4 zoomie pipes, protruding from the lower section of the front fenders, for a very wild look. The clearances between the pipes and the front tires were very tight. We carefully measured and cut the holes in the fenders, and fitted and TIG-welded the 2" 409 stainless steel pipes. 

 

 

 

Kevin’s ’56 Dodge

Kevin’s Dodge had a Pontiac V8 engine in it when he purchased it. Unfortunately, the Pontiac engine’s exhaust ports face downward at an angle of 25 degrees off of horizontal. In this car, the location of the ports means that they face directly toward the upper control arms. No manufacturer makes a set of headers for this application, so Kevin brought his car to Hanksville for custom headers and zoomie pipes.

We began by fabricating a set of log-style headers from very short 1.625" primaries and 2" main tubes, made from cold-rolled steel tubes that were custom-mandrel-bent in-house at Hanksville. We CAD-designed the header flanges and sent them out to be waterjet-cut from 3/8" thick cold-rolled steel. The log-style headers were then fitted and TIG-welded, with 2-bolt flanges at the ends to allow fitment of the exhaust.

Kevin asked us to make 4 zoomie pipes, protruding from the lower section of the front fenders, for a very wild look. The clearances between the pipes and the front tires were very tight. We carefully measured and cut the holes in the fenders, and fitted and TIG-welded the 2" 409 stainless steel pipes. 

 

 

 

Kevin’s ’56 Dodge

Kevin’s Dodge had a Pontiac V8 engine in it when he purchased it. Unfortunately, the Pontiac engine’s exhaust ports face downward at an angle of 25 degrees off of horizontal. In this car, the location of the ports means that they face directly toward the upper control arms. No manufacturer makes a set of headers for this application, so Kevin brought his car to Hanksville for custom headers and zoomie pipes.

We began by fabricating a set of log-style headers from very short 1.625" primaries and 2" main tubes, made from cold-rolled steel tubes that were custom-mandrel-bent in-house at Hanksville. We CAD-designed the header flanges and sent them out to be waterjet-cut from 3/8" thick cold-rolled steel. The log-style headers were then fitted and TIG-welded, with 2-bolt flanges at the ends to allow fitment of the exhaust.

Kevin asked us to make 4 zoomie pipes, protruding from the lower section of the front fenders, for a very wild look. The clearances between the pipes and the front tires were very tight. We carefully measured and cut the holes in the fenders, and fitted and TIG-welded the 2" 409 stainless steel pipes. 

 

 

 
  

Kevin’s ’56 Dodge

Kevin’s Dodge had a Pontiac V8 engine in it when he purchased it. Unfortunately, the Pontiac engine’s exhaust ports face downward at an angle of 25 degrees off of horizontal. In this car, the location of the ports means that they face directly toward the upper control arms. No manufacturer makes a set of headers for this application, so Kevin brought his car to Hanksville for custom headers and zoomie pipes.

We began by fabricating a set of log-style headers from very short 1.625" primaries and 2" main tubes, made from cold-rolled steel tubes that were custom-mandrel-bent in-house at Hanksville. We CAD-designed the header flanges and sent them out to be waterjet-cut from 3/8" thick cold-rolled steel. The log-style headers were then fitted and TIG-welded, with 2-bolt flanges at the ends to allow fitment of the exhaust.

Kevin asked us to make 4 zoomie pipes, protruding from the lower section of the front fenders, for a very wild look. The clearances between the pipes and the front tires were very tight. We carefully measured and cut the holes in the fenders, and fitted and TIG-welded the 2" 409 stainless steel pipes. 

 

 

 

Dennis' Model T

Dennis’ Model T has a great-sounding flathead Ford engine, and originally had an old set of headers that were corroded and had gaps in the welds. He asked us to fabricate a new set of headers with mandrel bends and nice welds.

We started with a set of 3/8" thick mild steel header flanges, then measured and custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes, and TIG welded all of the joints. We connected the headers to the glasspack mufflers that Dennis had already installed on his car.




Dennis' Model T

Dennis’ Model T has a great-sounding flathead Ford engine, and originally had an old set of headers that were corroded and had gaps in the welds. He asked us to fabricate a new set of headers with mandrel bends and nice welds.

We started with a set of 3/8" thick mild steel header flanges, then measured and custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes, and TIG welded all of the joints. We connected the headers to the glasspack mufflers that Dennis had already installed on his car.




Dennis' Model T

Dennis’ Model T has a great-sounding flathead Ford engine, and originally had an old set of headers that were corroded and had gaps in the welds. He asked us to fabricate a new set of headers with mandrel bends and nice welds.

We started with a set of 3/8" thick mild steel header flanges, then measured and custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes, and TIG welded all of the joints. We connected the headers to the glasspack mufflers that Dennis had already installed on his car.




Rockin Custom's Buggy

Rob from Rockin Customs brough this sweet rock buggy to us for custom-fabricated sheetmetal panels and headers. We treated their built small-block Ford to 1.625" mild steel long-tube headers, with 3/8" thick header flanges, 2.5" collectors and Supertrapp mufflers. Like all of our headers, these were TIG-welded. Stainless steel band clamps were used to attach the mufflers, allowing for easy removal and adjustment.




Rockin Custom's Buggy

Rob from Rockin Customs brough this sweet rock buggy to us for custom-fabricated sheetmetal panels and headers. We treated their built small-block Ford to 1.625" mild steel long-tube headers, with 3/8" thick header flanges, 2.5" collectors and Supertrapp mufflers. Like all of our headers, these were TIG-welded. Stainless steel band clamps were used to attach the mufflers, allowing for easy removal and adjustment.




Rockin Custom's Buggy

Rob from Rockin Customs brough this sweet rock buggy to us for custom-fabricated sheetmetal panels and headers. We treated their built small-block Ford to 1.625" mild steel long-tube headers, with 3/8" thick header flanges, 2.5" collectors and Supertrapp mufflers. Like all of our headers, these were TIG-welded. Stainless steel band clamps were used to attach the mufflers, allowing for easy removal and adjustment.




Rockin Custom's Buggy

Rob from Rockin Customs brough this sweet rock buggy to us for custom-fabricated sheetmetal panels and headers. We treated their built small-block Ford to 1.625" mild steel long-tube headers, with 3/8" thick header flanges, 2.5" collectors and Supertrapp mufflers. Like all of our headers, these were TIG-welded. Stainless steel band clamps were used to attach the mufflers, allowing for easy removal and adjustment.




John's Camaro Zoomies

John trailered his blown, alcohol injected, big-block Chevy-powered Camaro to us all the way from Grand Junction for a set of custom zoomie headers. These zoomies use 2.5" mild steel tubes that were fully TIG-welded. They required many custom mandrel bends to snake between the engine and framerails, finally exiting behind the front wheels.




John's Camaro Zoomies

John trailered his blown, alcohol injected, big-block Chevy-powered Camaro to us all the way from Grand Junction for a set of custom zoomie headers. These zoomies use 2.5" mild steel tubes that were fully TIG-welded. They required many custom mandrel bends to snake between the engine and framerails, finally exiting behind the front wheels.




John's Camaro Zoomies

John trailered his blown, alcohol injected, big-block Chevy-powered Camaro to us all the way from Grand Junction for a set of custom zoomie headers. These zoomies use 2.5" mild steel tubes that were fully TIG-welded. They required many custom mandrel bends to snake between the engine and framerails, finally exiting behind the front wheels.




Bob's '34 Chevy

Bob wanted a set of lake-style headers for his early Chevy, and had tried an "off-the-shelf" set that didn’t fit due to his engine setback. So, he came to Hanksville Hot Rods for a custom set.

We used a pair of 3/8" flanges and mild steel megaphones, then custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes. We paid special attention to the passenger side, where the last tube needed to wrap around the firewall to clear the body. We carefully measured the tube lengths and angles to make sure the headers were even side-to-side.

Bob also asked us to install auger-style muffler inserts and turnouts, so we had a set of flanges CADed and waterjet so that he can remove the turnouts and inserts whenever he wants to change the look or sound of the car.

Finally, everything was TIG-welded and ready for final fitment. Bob later sent the headers out for black ceramic coating. The final product really matches the look and feel of this traditionally-styled hot rod!




Bob's '34 Chevy

Bob wanted a set of lake-style headers for his early Chevy, and had tried an "off-the-shelf" set that didn’t fit due to his engine setback. So, he came to Hanksville Hot Rods for a custom set.

We used a pair of 3/8" flanges and mild steel megaphones, then custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes. We paid special attention to the passenger side, where the last tube needed to wrap around the firewall to clear the body. We carefully measured the tube lengths and angles to make sure the headers were even side-to-side.

Bob also asked us to install auger-style muffler inserts and turnouts, so we had a set of flanges CADed and waterjet so that he can remove the turnouts and inserts whenever he wants to change the look or sound of the car.

Finally, everything was TIG-welded and ready for final fitment. Bob later sent the headers out for black ceramic coating. The final product really matches the look and feel of this traditionally-styled hot rod!




Bob's '34 Chevy

Bob wanted a set of lake-style headers for his early Chevy, and had tried an "off-the-shelf" set that didn’t fit due to his engine setback. So, he came to Hanksville Hot Rods for a custom set.

We used a pair of 3/8" flanges and mild steel megaphones, then custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes. We paid special attention to the passenger side, where the last tube needed to wrap around the firewall to clear the body. We carefully measured the tube lengths and angles to make sure the headers were even side-to-side.

Bob also asked us to install auger-style muffler inserts and turnouts, so we had a set of flanges CADed and waterjet so that he can remove the turnouts and inserts whenever he wants to change the look or sound of the car.

Finally, everything was TIG-welded and ready for final fitment. Bob later sent the headers out for black ceramic coating. The final product really matches the look and feel of this traditionally-styled hot rod!




Bob's '34 Chevy

Bob wanted a set of lake-style headers for his early Chevy, and had tried an "off-the-shelf" set that didn’t fit due to his engine setback. So, he came to Hanksville Hot Rods for a custom set.

We used a pair of 3/8" flanges and mild steel megaphones, then custom-mandrel-bent the primary tubes. We paid special attention to the passenger side, where the last tube needed to wrap around the firewall to clear the body. We carefully measured the tube lengths and angles to make sure the headers were even side-to-side.

Bob also asked us to install auger-style muffler inserts and turnouts, so we had a set of flanges CADed and waterjet so that he can remove the turnouts and inserts whenever he wants to change the look or sound of the car.

Finally, everything was TIG-welded and ready for final fitment. Bob later sent the headers out for black ceramic coating. The final product really matches the look and feel of this traditionally-styled hot rod!




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