WTB: 2-3/8" x .062 Mild Steel Exhaust Tubing

Old 08-26-2009, 03:39 PM
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I looked we don't have any 2 3/8 scrap. Chicago Tube and Iron sells us a lot of our tubing along with METALMATIC but I don't know if they deal with individuals with sm orders. Looks like you got what you needed anyway...
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:00 PM
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a little after thought. I have bought exaust pipe off of a local muffler shop in the past, that might be a way go
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MEMRACING62
a little after thought. I have bought exaust pipe off of a local muffler shop in the past, that might be a way go
Not 2-3/8" you're not. I've already called every exhaust shop around, including one that's named "Pro Exhaust". Figured a "Pro" shop would have it, right??? Not!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:46 PM
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your rite, this is going to be a puzzler. :? :?
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:19 AM
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I was in the steel co that I buy alot of my steel for my fabrication work and asked my salesman about the material your looking for . he gave me the names of three co that he said could help you . chicago tube & iron, romeoville ill ph#800-972-0217. marmon-keystone, bolingbrook ill ph#630-739-4525. central steel chi ill ph# 800-621-8510. hope this helps
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:34 AM
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Thanks much guys... I'm in a holding pattern right now.

I cut up the OLD driver's side header and just barely got enough straight tube from it to get the new header done.

I think I might be ok on the pass side. It had more straight tube due to not having to get around the steering column than the driver's side did.

I might luck out and just have to spend some time at the wire wheel removing old header paint.

But again, thanks for the efforts, and I will call those companies first if I wind up needing more tubing.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:01 PM
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Jegs sell hooker bends part number 520-12596 is a J bend 2.3/8" 18 ga with a 15" and 6" leg using a 3.5" radi bend cost 23.99 or the same piece in 16 ga is 520-12396 costing 36.99. I did not check there availability however.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TopspeedLowet
Jegs sell hooker bends part number 520-12596 is a J bend 2.3/8" 18 ga with a 15" and 6" leg using a 3.5" radi bend cost 23.99 or the same piece in 16 ga is 520-12396 costing 36.99. I did not check there availability however.
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that's robbery in my opinion. I need to tell my boss to start selling our scrap from work if people will pay that much for mild steel individual bends...wow.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
Originally Posted by TopspeedLowet
Jegs sell hooker bends part number 520-12596 is a J bend 2.3/8" 18 ga with a 15" and 6" leg using a 3.5" radi bend cost 23.99 or the same piece in 16 ga is 520-12396 costing 36.99. I did not check there availability however.
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that's robbery in my opinion. I need to tell my boss to start selling our scrap from work if people will pay that much for mild steel individual bends...wow.
I am guessing that you have a handle on why we charge so much to fab custom headers now. I pay about 30% less each from Jegs but only need 14 pcs to fab a set for big block. The labor required to assemble them well and build a custom merge collector is where the money is in custom pipes.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:08 PM
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I bend tubes for a living...most of it is 304 stainless on 1 to 1 radius up to 7" in diameter. It isn't easy and I completely understand why headers cost what they do.Especially ones pieced together from individual bends...we use CNC benders and do the bends all out of one piece of tube unless the straight lengths are so short that it isn't possible, in which case we compound bend them. A few we cut and weld but not that many.
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