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1965 Riviera GS exhaust vs. Standard Riv

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Carl, I'm almost certain I have all the original hangers on my non GS car that I'm stripping to the shell now. I'm going to contact Waldron, and ask them. I too, will be buying at least one exhaust system from them in the next few months.

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that would be great if they can copy your hangers Rob, and we can all get a set of them. Im all for getting the complete system as well for my car.

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Carl, I'm almost certain I have all the original hangers on my non GS car that I'm stripping to the shell now. I'm going to contact Waldron, and ask them. I too, will be buying at least one exhaust system from them in the next few months.

Rob

when you talk to them ask them if they would build up a set for the 2 1/4" GS exhaust too. I'm in for a set

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Just spoke to John over at Waldron's. He said they have the tail pipe hangers and are re-producing those, but he needs the 4 forward of the tail pipe hangers to re-produce them. He was excited to hear that I have those on my car, so I will be sending him those 4 hangers this week, so that they can re-produce them. So, looks like you guys will be able to get new hangers now. Will keep you updated.

I told John there are a number of folks that need them here, so he seems anxious to get them made.

Yes, Carl, he said he'd make them for the GS system's too.

Rob.

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WoW!

thats great news Rob! Thanks!

Im all geeked up to get the exhaust and hangers. Im thinking the aluminized system would be plenty good.

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So it looks like there are 6 hangers (3 per Side) as I look at the shop manual. Tail pipe, at Muffler flange, and just forward of the resonator.

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So it looks like there are 6 hangers (3 per Side) as I look at the shop manual. Tail pipe, at Muffler flange, and just forward of the resonator.

You would be correct.

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this is potentially of interest to me too.

I just broke my new Waldron's muffler outta the box on Friday cos my workshop guys had a bit of time to install it.

I thought I'd do it right and get a muffler that's based on the original. clever right?

following engineer's designs. bolt straight on....

What I didn't stop to consider was whether my 47 year old car currently has a muffler that resembles the original....

hmmmm. nope.... DOH !

current muffler:

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New muffler (crudely using my hand for scale):

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I have it booked into the local exhaust experts tomoro morning.

hopefully they can fashion something.

might need to get sexy new tail pipes too...

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UPDATE...my waldron's exhaust system is mounted and fits like a glove. I installed it myself, on my back, with the car up on jack stands. the hangers were the real obstacle but I ended up restoring the original GS hangers.

im a happy customer and may get some more pics posted when I get the car up in the air.

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