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Old 04-23-2011, 02:35 PM
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Yep, that's the one, the look great Gary! Do you ever have problems with dirt and debris getting trapped between the shields and the sidepipes? Are they hard to keep clean? Thanks!

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I'm just a fair weather cruiser so I can't say if they trap dirt. I do hit them with a little polish from time to time.

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Old 04-23-2011, 03:13 PM
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I'm just a fair weather cruiser so I can't say if they trap dirt. I do hit them with a little polish from time to time.

Gary
Thanks Gary, they look really nice.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:40 PM
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Could I get some pictures of the mounting brackets or tie strapes that mounts the shields. I am looking to build my own and need to see how they mount them. Thanks
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:36 AM
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I haven't seen any that look as good as Dean's offerings.
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Dean's Shields.......HANDS DOWN
Thanks guys it makes my day to see that i have helped some fellow forum members. BTW, I developed them with the input from members just like you folks 4 years ago. The original set I made for my Corvette back then are still looking great.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:03 PM
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I pulled the trigger and ordered a set from Cobrastuff. I was so impressed with the looks of theseI new I wouldn't be satisfied with anything less. I can't wait to get them.
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Does anyone know of a US made shield?
YES - Made in USA! I am going to start carrying 30" & 48" 180^ shields. Each shield will come with 2 clamps - designed to go over a 4" OD sidepipe. Two designs: solid or slotted. They will all be polished 304 Stainless - REAL stainless, not some cheap China crap that's supposedly 304SS but rusts (DAMHIK!). The 48" ones can be cut down if you need them a little shorter.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:53 PM
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I have Deans with the CORVETTE cut out, i think they look awesome
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:11 PM
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Dean's shields here
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:34 PM
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You guys can go back to sleep now. Old post.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:19 AM
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my ex wife burned herself on them once, not having shields kept her out, money saved problem solved.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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You guys can go back to sleep now. Old post.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chambered View Post
YES - Made in USA! I am going to start carrying 30" & 48" 180^ shields. Each shield will come with 2 clamps - designed to go over a 4" OD sidepipe. Two designs: solid or slotted. They will all be polished 304 Stainless - REAL stainless, not some cheap China crap that's supposedly 304SS but rusts (DAMHIK!). The 48" ones can be cut down if you need them a little shorter.

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how much?? or got a link??
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by cboyd View Post
I have Deans with the CORVETTE cut out, i think they look awesome
I have the same one and agree. Many people told me it makes the vette even more attractive than it already is.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:57 PM
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I like the slotted look so went with the Cobrastuff shields. I just need to shorten the mounting clamp bolts a bit!!!

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Indiancreek View Post
Does anyone know of a US made shield?
are your side pipes made in the US? hookers are made in mexico and obx is made in china...
I'm sure you can go to a fabication shop and have a set made as well. just expect to pay dearly for them.

Honestly I think even 3-5 hundred is overpriced for the plain ones... Even the script ones are cut on a machine that does a pair in a few minutes its a piece of rolled stainless or chrome plated steel? cost maybe 10-20 bucks to make. You can buy a set of quality header for less than than and theres a lot more engineering and work to make them.

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:22 PM
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I feel the same way. I own a Vette, so, obviously I like to waste money, but, I also try to find value in things. No offense to the vendors in this thread, and I really do like the looks of the products, but $500 does seem a bit much for what they are!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by wabco40 View Post
I like the slotted look so went with the Cobrastuff shields. I just need to shorten the mounting clamp bolts a bit!!!

I have the Cobra Stuff ones as well. This is a personal taste thing, but IMHO they look the part. No one has said anything directly about how well they work. After driving around for an hour and the last part of it being lights and 40 mph, I can hold my hand on the heat shields with the car still running. It's more than warm, but no more burns. My pipes do have Jet-Hot coatings also.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:33 AM
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Hello

My first post other that the "new members" post and I'm resurrecting an old post fore sure,

I'm putting Doug's side exhaust headers with 4" tubes on a 4spd 81 as a part of a GM HT383 uprate. To avoid spousal anger and retribution, I need to buy some heat shields.

I like the Steel Shields 'plain and simple' model. I've read Dean's posts and understand that he's in Thailand.

I've got a few basic questions that hopefully someone can answer.
(1) Are these stocked in the USA so shipping times are reasonable?
(2) Could someone tell me the shield length of the 'plain and simple' model?
(3) If there's a problem with them, and I had ordered directly from the SteelShields website, where would I return to?
(4) Anyone had any issues of any kind with the product line?

Thanks for the help in advance.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fjr02 View Post
Hello

My first post other that the "new members" post and I'm resurrecting an old post fore sure,

I'm putting Doug's side exhaust headers with 4" tubes on a 4spd 81 as a part of a GM HT383 uprate. To avoid spousal anger and retribution, I need to buy some heat shields.

I like the Steel Shields 'plain and simple' model. I've read Dean's posts and understand that he's in Thailand.

I've got a few basic questions that hopefully someone can answer.
(1) Are these stocked in the USA so shipping times are reasonable?
(2) Could someone tell me the shield length of the 'plain and simple' model?
(3) If there's a problem with them, and I had ordered directly from the SteelShields website, where would I return to?
(4) Anyone had any issues of any kind with the product line?

Thanks for the help in advance.
Kevin
I think they are out of Michigan but don't quote me, and maybe a supporting vendor
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by fjr02 View Post
Hello

My first post other that the "new members" post and I'm resurrecting an old post fore sure,

I'm putting Doug's side exhaust headers with 4" tubes on a 4spd 81 as a part of a GM HT383 uprate. To avoid spousal anger and retribution, I need to buy some heat shields.

I like the Steel Shields 'plain and simple' model. I've read Dean's posts and understand that he's in Thailand.

I've got a few basic questions that hopefully someone can answer.
(1) Are these stocked in the USA so shipping times are reasonable?
(2) Could someone tell me the shield length of the 'plain and simple' model?
(3) If there's a problem with them, and I had ordered directly from the SteelShields website, where would I return to?
(4) Anyone had any issues of any kind with the product line?

Thanks for the help in advance.
Kevin
They are stocked in Bakersfield CA, the shields are 38 inches long.

Any questions the phone number and contact info is on the web site.

If you purchased them from a Corvette supply house they can assist you also. Several supporting vendors carry them.
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