Expect to pay a pretty penny at a local shop! For the most part you wont have to modify the crossmember like i did, you can have the pipe run right under it if you use headers, but youll see the pip hanging down. Yeah I didnt have the greatest luck with the car the first year haha, when the original motor blew, i got a replacement motor at my local junkyard, a week after i got my car back that motor also spun a rod bearing, so i had just wasted a 1,000 bucks on that and i was stranded again, so at that point, i let the car sit for 4 months and saved up for a new gm crate motor, and it was the best decision i have made, this was over a year and a half ago. 4 new tires, 1 new motor, brakes, exhaust, radiator, carburetor, and many other parts later, we're still running strong!! I would like to drop in a 700 hp 434 sbc, with a th400, maybe a 9inch rear or gm 12 bolt. Id like to do a full body off frame restore at some point. Some wide tires all the way around, disc brakes all the way around, poly bushings, tubular control arms, lower the car an inch or so overall, and just spend ridiculous amounts of money on it haha. I didnt help my dad with the exhaust, all i did was put the headers on and he did the rest, but ofcourse i watched the whole time. Since he works at a shop, he was able to use the pipe bender, welder, etc, I just paid for the parts, the tubing, mufflers, and clamps. This is definitely something you really cant do at home, if you do take your car, take the pics of my car with you and show them, if they dont already know how to do it. I guarantee you they will charge you $500+ not including parts, you might get out under $1,000, best of luck to you bro! ask any questions!
1979 Caprice Sport Coupe, 400hp Vortec 350, Th350, GM 8.5 w/disc brakes, 3.90 gears Detroit Truetrac, 2.5" stainless duals w/ x-pipe, Dynomax race bullets.
1984 Caprice Sedan, 305 motor, 700r4
1978 Caprice Sedan, 305 motor, th350
1993 L99 Caprice, 4.3 v8, 4l60 trans
1972 Ford F-100, 302 windsor, c4 trans
2001 BMW E46 330i, 3.0L