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Old 05-19-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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Radiator Support

I want to get rid of my radiator support. At first,I just wanted to trim it up a little.Maby I could fab sumpin' that wouldnt take up as much space up front.

Any reasons I should keep the support?

Any ideas as to how to "cradle" my radiator without the factory junk?
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:27 AM   #2
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seems like it oughta be simple enough... there's not much to the factory supports as it is. could you more or less build a frame out of C-channel or tube, maybe insert some hose trimmings in there to keep the vibrations down a little? would be a good time to narrow the front as well...
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What he said... Rubber shock bushings, 2x2 or so sq. tubing, build a box the sixe of the radiator, Will have to build some mounts of the sides of the radiator..or fabricate a way to mount the radiator.
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would be a good time to narrow the front as well...
The only things I want up front are: My engine,axle,radiator,winch & maby a small "hood"

The rest.......well,its in my way.
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well.... can't remember from the few pics I've sen of your rig, is it tube'd up front yet? if not, might as well just run two support bars from the front end of the frame back up to the firewall. Run a cross-bar above and below radiator with a couple pieces of bar holding the radiator up. get out the sawzall and get busy!
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