Anyone have a good way to get a camaro up high enough to install headers?

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  1. slayer021175666

    slayer021175666 Veteran Member

    Feb 29, 2016
    I need to install my new exhaust system and the instructions say to raise the car 3 feet off the ground and put the headers through from underneath. Anybody have a good way to do this without a lift? I have a floor jack that goes up 19 inches. Thanks!
  2. JWZ28

    JWZ28 Veteran Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I just used the tallest jack stands I could find. It's gonna suck either way. Feed the front of the flange through at an upward angle. You'll have the move the collector in several different directions to get the right combination.
  3. loyal guardian

    loyal guardian Veteran Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    helena mt
    wood blocks, the type you use for wood stoves. using them and some skill i was able to get the roof of my 79 to a little higher than eye level at 5'7". i lifted it high as it would go then put a block under the jack and under the opposite tires and lifted it higher. keep the blocks under the tires incase it decides to drop but for me i had it so well balanced that i used one colum per side over the winter and it held through gusting winds that were probley equal to 30 to 40 mph id guess (i live in montana so the mountains can bring some crazy strong winds.) i had room to lay under the car sideways or like when i dropped the driveshaft out had room for the "ohh shit"effect without it hittin my head.
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    Dig a hole under the car?

  5. smallblockchev

    smallblockchev Veteran Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    st michael, mn
    Put car up on four jack stands on frame,highest ones you can get, remove oil filter and starter and they slip right in. Just did mine a couple of weeks ago. I just unbolted the starter and left wires connected you might want to disconnect batterie. Went in real easy.
  6. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Central Illinois
    Cribs, I dropped a Turbo 400 out of my car in the garage on these...



  7. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    ^^^ LOL this guy!
  8. buildinmy73

    buildinmy73 Veteran Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Bernardston, MA
    1970_Z28_503 likes this.
  9. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Ontario, Canada
    When I installed headers on my 71 Z28 in 1975, I didn't raise it 3'. It was more like 1'. 1 side slid from above, I believe it was the pass side and the drivers side had to come up from below. Wrap them so they don't get scuffed and dirty doing it.

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