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Post  514F-1 on December 9th 2014, 5:42 pm

I broke a header on my truck last race, and since I have already had these old headers welded up several times, its time for a new set. I already have someone to do it, a reputable local chassis shop, so I know he isn't going to screw me, I just have to wait until he gets an opening in a couple weeks before I can take the truck down to him. I am just wondering what I should expect to pay for the job? I have Borla collector mufflers, so I won't have to buy new collectors, and that should save a little. I'm prepared to pay, $1500-$1600 for the job, but I don't want to get a case of sticker shock when he gives me the quote, so what do you think is a reasonable price based on what you have charges or have paid in the past. Before anyone asks, I don't have equipment or more importantly the skill to do it myself unfortunately...
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Post  dfree383 on December 9th 2014, 6:01 pm

$1000-1500 is a good range for carbon steel in a chassis.

As for a SS option it might be worth you time.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 9th 2014, 7:13 pm

514F-1 wrote:I broke a header on my truck last race, and since I have already had these old headers welded up several times, its time for a new set. I already have someone to do it, a reputable local chassis shop, so I know he isn't going to screw me, I just have to wait until he gets an opening in a couple weeks before I can take the truck down to him. I am just wondering what I should expect to pay for the job? I have Borla collector mufflers, so I won't have to buy new collectors, and that should save a little. I'm prepared to pay, $1500-$1600 for the job, but I don't want to get a case of sticker shock when he gives me the quote, so what do you think is a reasonable price based on what you have charges or have paid in the past. Before anyone asks, I don't have equipment or more importantly the skill to do it myself unfortunately...

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Post  514F-1 on December 9th 2014, 8:13 pm

dfree383 wrote:$1000-1500 is a good range for carbon steel in a chassis.

As for a SS option it might be worth you time.

Thanks, I am going to ask him about stainless and see what the price difference is.
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Post  bbf-falcon on December 9th 2014, 8:58 pm

$1000+ is fair according to chassis for steel, closer too $2000 for 304 stainless for a reputable builder.

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Post  richter69 on December 9th 2014, 9:13 pm

X2 for Troy.....

Fwiw ive built half a dozen sets, i do it way too cheap lol.

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Post  bbf-falcon on December 9th 2014, 10:19 pm

richter69 wrote:X2 for Troy.....

Fwiw ive built half a dozen sets, i do it way too cheap lol.


Jon, whats the guy's name that built the headers for Ted? :.he does awesome work. Smile



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Post  514F-1 on December 9th 2014, 10:35 pm

Thanks for the advice guys. Looks like I am about right on the price. Smile
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Post  cool40 on December 9th 2014, 11:20 pm

You may consider the stainless if the price isn't too much more. I wish i had figured in the cost of coating in the beginning and it would have been closer to the ss. Idea
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Post  Copperhead on December 10th 2014, 9:24 am

IIRC,.......
I was quoted $1500 several years ago for a set M/S headers from the late Tim Murphy @ The Fab Shop,.......AND,... I was providing the Merge Collectors.

I originally inquired about Stainless Steel,.........he told me to double the price.   Shocked


Needless to say,.... I went with the Mild Steel versions.

Looking back,......... I kinda wish I would have spent the extra cash on the S/S.   But,....... my combo has changed since then anyhow,....and my headers are a little undersized.   I have 2-1/8-2-1/4 stepped to a 4" collector,....and with the power I'm making now, I really need 2-1/4" all the way.

FWIW,.....
This winter I'm probably going to tackle making a new set of 2-1/4" tubes myself.   I bought a bunch of tubing and I've been practicing on/off with my Tig Welder for a couple of years now.
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Post  butterbean on December 10th 2014, 11:02 am

Mark, I think you will get a nice set made for 1200. to 1500. I have herd about Troy Perez too, if you can swing it try to do the S/S tubes they will out last the engine, I too have Borla race mufflers for my heap I like to here the engine and my opponent, good luck
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