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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator question .

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I took apart my rad the other day (2 row style) on a 289 2v Auto (1968).
Now ... I have to supports on each side holding the rad in place.
That's all

Are there lower brackets and upper bracket(s) ?? I can't seem to find . can someone show me (images)

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 11:11 PM
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I mounted a 24" '68 radiator in my '67 (originally 20" rad.) and made alum. brackets down the sides to mount the rad. I didn't want to spend $80 on 3 brackets and I liked the cleaner look of no top bracket.
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My 67 lower brackets (same as in photo from JonK) were flattened by the PO to accept a thicker radiator. I figured I'd find these things for like $6 since I can get entire frame sections for $20-30. Those silly little things are like $35 for the pair!

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did you try to just straigten them out.

a vice grips a little hammering maybe some heat.....
so long as its snug yuoll be OK.

dont forget the rubber cushions.

noone will ever see if down there anyways

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So my setup is not made up ?? it's a two row rad .. no top bracket and no lower brackets .. just 2 long side ones ... is that ok ?

I have no rubber nothing nowhere .. I would like to know if that's ok .. ?
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Sounds like you have the 20" radiator with the side mount straps. That's the way my '67 was but I thought '68 was when they switched to the upper/lower mounts, maybe yours is an early '68? If you reinstall a 20" then the side mounts are fine, if you change to the larger 24" you'll need different mounts.
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@ Blues, yep I'll be straightening them when I put her back together. I learned a while back that every piece of restorable metal is worth three of the repops.

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My '68 is the same, just two long mounts on the side attached to the rad.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 09:26 AM
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I mounted a 24" '68 radiator in my '67 (originally 20" rad.) and made alum. brackets down the sides to mount the rad. I didn't want to spend $80 on 3 brackets and I liked the cleaner look of no top bracket.
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do you have any pics of your brackets?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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JonK, I found your pics on another forum and just wanted to thank you for posting them
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