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V6 Dauntless Rear Tank Exhaust

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Rubicloak, Apr 25, 2023.

  1. Apr 25, 2023
    Rubicloak

    Rubicloak Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    For those of you with a mid to late 70 through 71 CJ5 with the V6. After almost a year of working with Jon Waldron at Waldron's Exhaust, we finally have a correct original exhaust!

    I sent Jon my 100% original exhaust last year so that he could start reproducing a CORRECT exhaust for those of us in the one year only exhaust club. Since he was able to use my original exhaust as the template, I am happy to report that it is a perfect fit for anyone looking to retain or go back to an original exhaust setup on your CJ5.

    The below pics are of my original exhaust that I sent to Jon to start reproducing including screen shots of the R3 parts manual that show I have the correct muffler (he said did not exist).

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  2. Apr 25, 2023
    Rubicloak

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    The new correctly reproduced exhaust by Waldron's Exhaust.

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  3. Apr 25, 2023
    Fireball

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    This is great. Thanks for helping Waldron's make an exact reproduction.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2023
    Twin2

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    wow that looks like a museum jeep (y) super clean
    nice reproduction exhaust system
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2023
    Rubicloak

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    Thank you sir. Yes it is a full blown nut and bolt Museum restoration to the day it rolled off the assembly line. Roughly 85% of the parts are NOS all the way down to an NOS engine that was still in the original box wrapped in cosmoline. All others are original that have been either cleaned and put back on or completely rebuilt. All of the factory spot welds, booger welds and waves in the metal were retained for authenticity. Roughly 3.5 year project that should be finished and its first car show on May 6th.
     
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  6. Apr 26, 2023
    wheelie

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    Very nice. Excellent work. Will that exhaust be for sale through Waldrons?
     
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  7. Apr 26, 2023
    Dne007

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    That's awesome!!!! :D
     
  8. Apr 26, 2023
    Rubicloak

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    Yes. It is my understanding that Jon will be making this one year exhaust available to everyone shortly. (was part of the deal we made)
     
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  9. Apr 27, 2023
    wheelie

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    Cool. Wondering if I could buy individual pieces that could e used on my '66. Thinking everything from the manifolds to the muffler would be the same for all years. Just a guess.
     
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  10. Apr 28, 2023
    Rubicloak

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    It is my understanding that there are some differences even up front as the mufflers are different part numbers for the non rear mount tank setups. I do not believe that Waldron's will be offering individual pieces for sale only as a kit.
     
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    wheelie

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    Interesting. Thanks for the info.
     
  12. May 1, 2023
    dnb71R2

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    I'm glad they finally got it right! I purchased my kit about 10 years ago, and the tail pipe required cutting and welding on that section aft of the muffler and above the axle.
    Their muffler didn't last long; the inlet pipe became loose in the muffler housing.
    This one from Rock Auto is still going strong.
    WALKER 17902 2" Inlet Diameter Muffler | RockAuto
    I think this other one might be an option if you want an oval cross section.
    WALKER 17870 Muffler | RockAuto.
     
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  13. May 1, 2023
    givemethewillys

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    Thanks for going through the work to get that exhaust made with Waldron, it looks great!
     
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