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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 11, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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68-69 Big block fan shrouds

I need a fan shroud for my car and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the repro shrouds. The new GM ones are $180 and the repros are $80. Are the repros half decent or are they junk?

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

There really is nothing fancy about the GM ones either. LOL I have seen the GM shrouds on EBay going for just over 100.00 I'm not sure what price they are now. I heard the finish on the repro ones was poor.

Just checked EBay for ya, Wow they are going for 150.00. Here is a link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-...item3f0eccb8b5

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

The nice thing about GM shrouds is they are not flimsy, they are solid and don't flex much so they stay in place - the repros I have heard complaints about are because they aren't rigid.

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

Go with the G.M. shroud.You will not be happy with the reproduction shroud.The G.M. piece is an over priced piece of plastic but it is definitely made better.The G.M shroud is physically thicker and looks much better.

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

Are you running a long waterpump? The 68 and 69 shrouds are not the same.

I bought a GM for my 69, but there is nothing in the system for a 67 or 68 that I can find. If you are running a long pump and want a 69 style, you can either buy at GMPartsDirect.com (Modern Chevy in NC), or take the numbers into a local dealer and see if they'll give you a jobber price. I think I paid $80 for mine a few years back.


GM PART # 3947619
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $180.75
OUR PRICE: $109.84
DESCRIPTION: FAN SHROUD
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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

The repo's are junk, the fan hole is not round and the finish is horrible. Last time I looked on the website Eric posted they were around $120.
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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

Thanks everybody and thanks for the link Eric. I am either going to get one from the link or try local. It would be nice if a person could get more GM stuff instead of some of the junk we have to put up with. Thanks again guys.

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

For a 23 inch radiator and long water pump you want shroud part number 3893814 which is still available through GM Parts direct. The fan will sit in the shroud about a inch deeper but it won't cause any problems. It's what I use and it works fine. This part was used with AC SBC 67/68 cars which had a 23 inch radiator.

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

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For a 23 inch radiator and long water pump you want shroud part number 3893814 which is still available through GM Parts direct. The fan will sit in the shroud about a inch deeper but it won't cause any problems. It's what I use and it works fine. This part was used with AC SBC 67/68 cars which had a 23 inch radiator.
I'm in the same boat here as I just brought home my first Camaro about a week ago. Somebody on here pointed out that I had a small block shroud. P/O never complained of overheating or anything so maybe not a big deal. But I think I want to change to the correct one. What I'm seeing online there is a difference between '67-68 & '69. I have a long water pump. Live in Indy but trying to get ready for Woodward this year (my brother-in-law lives 2 blocks off Woodward) and don't want any problems.

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

I have a 68 396 with a short pump. I remember buying a repop shroud a long time again that was complete junk- brittle, bad finish, bad molding. It quickly broke and I just ended up putting the original back on- the original is completely mauled but I needed it. Last week I looked around again for a new shroud and found this place on ebay. I got the shroud this week and it is very nice. I can imagine my mauled shroud looked like this new. I don't know what the brand is, but I'm happy! http://www.ebay.com/itm/330878300838...84.m1497.l2649

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Re: 68-69 Big block fan shrouds

Thats the new one out that Bob Harris had made. It looks nice from the pics. i've seen and he says its dead on. Looks like a good price too

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