1979 chevrolet silverado

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  1. Kyle Childress

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    After a round in the blast cabinet today at work.

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    Good thick coat of etching primer

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    Finished product, two coats of etching primer and 4 coats of white enamel. Happy with the end result for a 40+ year old push bar.

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    Put on my exhaust tips today, this exhaust system has been on the truck since 2012 and never put them on until today. Hooker 3.5" tips.

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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My K30's exhaust exits in the very same location. It's a bit fumey when hooking up a trailer. Sounds good going down the road though because you aren't hearing 4 cylinders worth of exhaust echoing off of buildings and guard rails, like you do with the usual side exits.
     
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    If you unbolt the cross bars and switch them around so the light tabs are on the bottom bar, the lights will mount better. Someone didn’t read the directions 40 years ago lol.
     
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    I'm debating on redoing my entire exhaust system, I have magnaflow mufflers and a set of hooker comp headers, with a o2 bung drilled with the clamp. Not a big fan of how it sounds, to raspy and in your face for my liking...... the idle note is perfect though, may just try and live with it for a while longer, hate to change something that there in reality isn't anything wrong with. I really want to run the titanium super comps with a set of the Hooker VR304 mufflers and get the exhaust reducers with the 02 bungs welded in.

    I never realized that, the bar came off My uncles old 77 many moons ago, been sitting In the bed of a parts truck back behind the building for as long as I can remember. I did notice when I took off the old amber lights the tabs didn't seem in the right place, so they are actually supposed to be on the bottom bar?
     
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    Yep, the bar with tabs goes on the bottom. The tabs sit horizontal, on the rear side of the bar.
     
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    See that makes so much more sense to me, I kept looking at the tabs and couldn't figure out why they would be mounted that way, you would be loosing all the articulation from your lights. Never once occurred to me the bars come off and it may just be put together wrong. Its has some sort of tabs welded to it also, if you look at the pics you see them on the lower side. Who knows, I could go ask my Uncle but he probably doesn't remember why he did it that way, could have something to do with his truck having a slow plow at one point.
     
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    If you mean the tabs that are welded onto the uprights, going sideways, those are where it bolts to the bumper. The upper bumper bolts go through those holes and then it wraps around under the bumper and bolts to the frame as well. Very stout, my bar mounts the same way. He probably put it together that way so that the lights would shine over the plow. That would be my guess anyway.
     
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    Does it have a crossover tube between the pipes?
    If not, then that may tame it a bit more for your liking.
     
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    like a X-pipe or H-pipe? currently it does not have either.
     
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    Yup.
    Exactly.
    Before getting to crazy with changing stuff out, I would put one of those under the truck to see if you like the sound better.
    They tend to quiet things a bit as well as help the engine make some extra power.
    Never a bad thing.
     

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