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Old 03-05-2009, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for radiator support ideas

In in the process of removing my stock radiator support, and I'm in need of some ideas on how to support radiator. My plans are to narrow and lower the front clip and to run tubing to support both the sheet metal and the radiator.
I'm going to use the radiator I have now to help keep the costs down. It's a stocked sized, four core. I'm also considering tilting it back towards the engine to help lower the nose even more. (I'm running electric fans now)
My question is...Whats going to be the best way to clamp the radiator in place? Picts would be helpful. The truck is never driven on the road and is a 1981 body style with a stock frame.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SEARCH!!!!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...adiator+mounts

I know there are more out there, I have found some pretty trick ones on PBB. Wish I had saved some of the links for whenever I get around to putting mine in.
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I used sectioned (narrower rad than stock) stock mounts welded to the tube frame. However I have never had any luck with the mounts keeping the rad from being knocked into the fan. So I built the fan shroud to help clamp the top plate down with a steel frame...
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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SEARCH!!!!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...adiator+mounts

I know there are more out there, I have found some pretty trick ones on PBB. Wish I had saved some of the links for whenever I get around to putting mine in.
I did a search and found that thread.....Was hoping someone had done something recently and hadn't posted.

Thanks anyway.
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