Muffler position figured out and ready for pipes.
Well after mounting the trunk in place it was a bit close to the body behind the license plate. I ‘adjusted’ the brackets so the muffler is closer to the trans mount and is about 2 inches from the body now. after I wrap it with heat shielding I will probably end up making a small aluminum piece to protect the body a bit more just to be safe. I don’t want the body to get hot on a long drive.
When the trunk is shut there is still plenty of room above and below the muffler so other than the back body near the license plate, it should be exactly where it needs to be to mount up now. The last picture in this series is a shot of the back end of the car. if you look right beside the chain cover on the trans you can see a bit of flex pipe sticking out. That is where the new pipes will have to come out from under the car at. I am not sure if they need to stay pointed down or if I should put a bend on the bottom so they stick down at a 45 degree angle or something. I guess once I get some pipes I can see how they look straight down and how they will look angled and pick what looks best.