All in all buildin' a hot rod at home is a great experience-it may not be all fun and games, but there's nothing like transforming a junker or a big pile of parts into a cool hot rod on your own.

Either way they're a ton of fun, but building a hot rod car or truck in your home shop or garage versus buying one already finished is by far the way to go, in my humble opinion anyway. That said, there are a few processes involved in sewing one together that are more often than not farmed out to professionals, or, at the very least, require outside help of one sort or another. The most prevalent of these are electrical wiring, bodywork, paint, upholstery, and often exhaust systems. Over the years I've performed most of these chores at home (sometimes more successfully than others) as (like a lot of us) I'm always working on a shoestring budget and don't have the cash needed to hand those jobs off to somebody else to do for me. Here we're going to take a look at a great product that gives us low-buck builders an affordable option to a custom-fabricated exhaust system: Flowmaster's U-Fit dual kit.

Rather than actually doing the install myself, I'd heard that one of my pals was having a Flowmaster's kit installed in his Chevy by a mutual friend whose shop is right down the street from our offices (a perfect excuse to get out of the office for a little while and shoot a few snapshots). And though, in this case, the job was done in a professional shop rather than at home, take a look at what we think is a great and affordable alternative to trailering your hot rod to a muffler shop and paying for a custom-bent exhaust system.