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1st Gen universal alum radiator mounting ???

Anyone have a universal aluminum radiator mounted in their 1st gen ??? If so can you detail how you mounted it?? Pics would be a bonus. I have a few ideas but would like to see how others mounted thiers.

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Re: 1st Gen universal alum radiator mounting ???

I used some light steel, like angle iron but with the thickness of sheet metal, it was some shelf material so it had holes perforated every half inch or so, this makes it very light and provides easy mounting points for it and for electric fans, etc. I made the frame by cutting two pieces for the sides, bolting them to the core support, then I welded the bottom piece on to the side pieces. "could be bolted if you dont have a welder" I put stock later model rubber radiator mounts in the bottom rail, set the radiator in, then used a later model chrome radiator support plate on the top with the rubber mounts. "had to drill the 3 holes in the top of the core support for the chrome radiator support" If this sounds good let me know and I will try to figure out how to post a pic on here! I may even have 20 or 30 more feet of that material laying around! Sure beats paying 100 or 200 dollars for a mounting kit!
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oh well, tried to post a pic.......I will figure it out sooner or later!

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Re: 1st Gen universal alum radiator mounting ???

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Pics are on the way. After looking closer I noticed that I didn't weld the bottom piece onto the side pieces, but I did have to weld a piece to the bottom section, where it bolts onto the side pieces. Let me know if you need pics from a better angle. One cool thing is that the punched out holes look kinda like little chevy bow ties. well, after a couple beers they do!
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Re: 1st Gen universal alum radiator mounting ???

Sock lower mounts, but I did fab up the new upper mount. Although the stock one worked, it didn't fit the rad. right so I made one out of 18gauge sheet metal.



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Re: 1st Gen universal alum radiator mounting ???

Thanks for the pics guys. These have been very helpful in my design.

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