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Old 09-21-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default bellflower exhaust

was wondering about the history of the bellflower tips, i have a 58 chevy brookwood wagon,348, points, generator with pwr steering on the back of the generator. anyways i really like the bellflower tips but wanted to know more history on the subject...
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: bellflower exhaust

same here....anyone out there? i know its a mid-60's thing. i know its popular on early lowriders. often when matched with a set of astros and a nice lowered suspension it can set a car off.

where did they come from? i dunno.
when did they first get used? i dunno.

anyone out there share a little history?
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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first they were made from 36 ford driveshaft tubes,I first seen the current one's at collins muff and gene's muff in bellflower,ca.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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Any thoughts on the best source and best way to install em?
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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Ditto. I'd like a set for my Impala.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: bellflower exhaust

Lookin' to add a set to my wagon, but haven't seen any '58 chevy's with them, let alone a wagon.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:54 PM   #7
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I'm thinkin' Kool Rides or Night Prowlers stocks them.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:27 PM   #8
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night prowlers has them. i picked up a set for a 65 catalina that i built a few months ago, they also have smithy's mufflers in stock. just picked up a set today fo rmy wagon, that will also be getting bellflowers real soon.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:54 PM   #9
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back in the mid to late 60's early 70's bellflower blvd was main cruise,as was whitter blvd an many others within 10 mins drive from each other.Genes muff,collins muff,Larry Watson ,the service center ,reath automotive and others i can't remember all within a 5 mile radius. If you wanted to race no problem,If you wanted to cruise no problem . 50's 60's chevys,fords, pont,buicks,olds,cads,riviera. If your (short) was any kind of cool you had bellflowers & supremes,Genes muff, collins muff were kept busy ,54 chevy's 58 chevys impalas, all of em,dropped on the ground w/ supremes,pinner whites and some pretty kick ass panel&lace paint .As I remember the supremes had a problem shearing studs because of the thinness of the centers.I had a 56 chevy 210 w/built sb 4sp american racing 5spokes,had it lowered for a while with deep chrome reversed w/ 63 belair dog dish polished,could'nt keep rear leaf springs under it had to build suspensionto handle motor an trans.The bellflowers come in different lenghts to flow from back of wheel well to back bumper right along bottom edge of fender .they dont scrape when your drag'in. I don't think I've seen a car they did'nt look good on .Those were some bitch'in days
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #10
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Default Re: bellflower exhaust

the bellflower exhaust tip !
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:02 AM   #11
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and supremes
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:13 AM   #12
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Lookin' to add a set to my wagon, but haven't seen any '58 chevy's with them, let alone a wagon.

here ya go...shot this one at Primer Nationals last summer....


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Old 08-14-2010, 02:35 AM   #13
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It's been a while since anyone posted here, but i have yet to see a thread with many pics! I just got mine done today and i love the back rap i get when i let off the gas...definitely no need for a stereo when i can hear that popcorn poppin!
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #14
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yeah, more pics please, after the drop job this is getting them, Joe
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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has anyone got any pics of how these are mounted please?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #16
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Was there any reason for them other than novelty? Were they supposed to serve any function, or do anything better than regular exhaust pipes?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #17
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Bellflowers originated in Bellflower Ca. in the early sixties with the lowriders because they wouldn't high center like regular lake pipes. pride63, they mount just like lake pipes. As stated above, they look great on just about anything.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #18
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Sorry to be a numpty but how do lake pipes mount lol.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #19
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Sorry to be a numpty but how do lake pipes mount lol.
Lake pipes are the ones that go along the rocker panel, between the front and rear wheel.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #20
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Sorry to be a numpty but how do lake pipes mount lol.
You can use chrome exhaust clamps (pictured) or weld some flat stock to the inner bottom and bolt to the frame/body. Using flat stock makes for a much cleaner looking install.
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