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Old 12-22-2008, 02:16 PM
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radiator core support bushing 65 el camino

can some one talk me thru this I am swapping radiators and i dont understand
radiator core support bushings i am sure they are necessary maybe mine werent installed correctly so i want to do it right this time.


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Not exactly sure what you're asking? They go between the frame and the bottom of the Rad. core support.
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Core support bushings

On my 65 C10 they are "U" shaped rubber pieces that provide protection between the rather soft brass/aluminum radiator core, and the hard steel frame of the truck.
If these two were mounted face to face the vibration would soon wear a hole in the radiator.
I googled " core support bushings" and got about a dozen hits...looks like you can replace them for about $20.00
If things are tough you could probably fab them out of some other rubber stuff but I would not run without them.
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On my 65 C10 they are "U" shaped rubber pieces that provide protection between the rather soft brass/aluminum radiator core, and the hard steel frame of the truck.
If these two were mounted face to face the vibration would soon wear a hole in the radiator.
I googled " core support bushings" and got about a dozen hits...looks like you can replace them for about $20.00
If things are tough you could probably fab them out of some other rubber stuff but I would not run without them.
thats probably why im replacing my radiator now. they were on there when i pulled the old radiator out but they were badly worn, i was trying to figure out the correct configuration. so the radiator just rests on top of them and is not bolted to them right? ok thank you kindly
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You must have an aftermarket or a radiator from another car if this is for a 65 ElCamino. The stock type radiators bolt to the spacer & core support, metal to metal. Does yours have the metal frame on the sides with bolt holes?
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Core support bushings

Yes I would do a search if I were you. They showed several different types. It's hard to tell if mine is stock...several folks have owned this truck.
I saw ones that had round rubbers with bolts thru the center. Sounds like they would work just like he mentioned.
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Yeh, the 64-67 radiator bolted to the core or cross support. 68-72 had 4 rubber C-shaped pads, 2 on top & 2 on bottom then a metal cover on top that holds the radiator in place.
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radiator core support bushing 65 el camino

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You must have an aftermarket or a radiator from another car if this is for a 65 ElCamino. The stock type radiators bolt to the spacer & core support, metal to metal. Does yours have the metal frame on the sides with bolt holes?

ya it bolts up on the sides 4 bolts two on each side after i took off the fan shroud and those bolts and the hoses it slid right out there are two what looks like large washers underneath with rubber bushings that hook up through the bumper one of them was chewed up pretty bad is that what i bolt the radiator to?
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