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How to run radiator hose to back of VW

I am working on putting a VW Super Beetle body on an S10 4wd Blazer chassis. I am putting the radiator in the back and I want to know how to run the radiator hose to the back. Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks!

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I read "radiator hose" and "VW" in the same sentence, and had one of those flashback chuckles from the 70's.

We used to torment the newbies, asking them to look up a radiator cap for a '73 bug.
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that's always fun.. oil filter too. The screen is available at the parts counter still, but they have to know to look for it.
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Metal tube front to rear with rubber hose connections each end.
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You can check out Matt's V8 Super beetle build at: V8 Super Beetle

I don't know exactly where in the thread is the radiator part, but just going through the whole thing would probably give you lots of ideas.......


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Metal tube front to rear with rubber hose connections each end.
Agreed. Then spray foam the whole thing with something like Rhino bed liner to resist rusting and abrasion.
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I made a mid engine truck and used exhaust tubing with a short piece of hose at each end, worked like a charm.

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I am working on putting a VW Super Beetle body on an S10 4wd Blazer chassis. I am putting the radiator in the back and I want to know how to run the radiator hose to the back. Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks!
They, the radiator, will fit up front. Check with this guy; jacderouen@gmail.com You can also go to http://carmensbugs.proboards.com/index.cgi?
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Just a suggestion, Copper water pipe. More expensive than steel, but no rust. Stainless steel is also a possibility.
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