Quality Header Design

Quality You Can See

Sanderson Headers are Designed to Fit Custom ChassisWith the exception of a few specialty shops that build custom headers, Sanderson Headers are the only exhaust headers available that are not mass produced. In fact, our headers are one of only a few brands which are still manufactured in the USA. Our products are assembled one at a time in our proprietary jigs, using the best materials and tooling available.

We invite you to compare Sanderson Headers to any other nationally advertised brand. The difference in the quality of our materials, manufacture and finish will be obvious. Better yet, talk to experienced builders and enthusiasts who have owned some of the other competitive brands.

We do not compromise the design of our products to make them on an assembly line, and we do not cut corners to save on materials or labor. What we do is build the best headers available. Our headers are manufactured to exact specifications that provide you with excellent fit, clearance, and long life. Our headers are built for years of trouble-free performance.

It all starts with the design to fit a vehicle application. Tube size, inside or outside chassis, proper clearance around steering, frame rails, spark plugs, and accessories are all taken into consideration. Proper bending of each tube is meticulously measured. Welds are closely inspected for accuracy, sealing, and strength. If the header set is to have a Thermal Barrier coating applied, we also do that in-house, using a multi-layer inside and out application process for the highest quality - quality that exceeds the industry standard.

There's a good reason why our products are seen on so many magazine feature cars and trucks - We've been in business for over 45 years, and we've earned the respect of professionals and serious hobbyists alike.

The Best Fit Available

Sanderson Headers are well known for having the tightest fit to the engine block on our blockhugger designs. All you have to do is compare the fit with our competition. We provide that extra bit of clearance needed for complex steering setups and narrow frame rails while still allowing for adequate spark plug clearance.

Sanderson CC1 Series Sanderson QP1000 Hooker Hedman

Sanderson CC1, the  Tightest Fitting Blockhugger  Header

Sanderson QP1000  Fit Hooker Shorty Header  Comparison Hedman Shorty Header  Comparison

Quality Manufacturing Defined

Sanderson's Jay Wangerin measuring a roadster header


Sanderson's Jay Wangerin creates all of the custom headers as well as being the force behind all new header designs that have been released for the past 15 years.

Jay's attention to detail and skills as a fabricator are seen in each and every new Sanderson Header design.

One header design is even named after him, the Jayster!

Sanderson Headers are manufactured to exact specs


Sanderson's skilled welders hand assemble each and every Sanderson header.

Every Sanderson header is designed and manufactured at our facility in South San Francisco, California.



Sanderson Headers
517 Railroad Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Phone:    (650) 583-6617
Fax:        (650) 583-8475