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Old 12-11-2010, 09:54 AM
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When I did my 57 Chevy car with the tilt front end.. I made a whole new rad support.. The way I did it.. when I would tilt the front, Everyone would see the back side.. And would ask: What's holding the rad in place.. I blew their mind's... It was funny to stand back and watch... I had to show them how I did it..Here's a few pictures..

From the engine side, It looked like the rad was just sitting there.. Just the hose's looked like it was holding it in..


There was 4 bolts to take the rad off the support,Or you could just take out the other 4 bolts, And pull it out as one unit.. Either way was easy..


I would not use the stock rad..
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MY willys has had 3 different engine swaps the last 44 years.My brother in law said "why don't you leave it alone after you get it running." each time I went to the bone yard with a tape measure and found a radiator that would work, size, hose location , std trans vs auto trans oil cooler, etc.
Why dont you just leave it alone ?????? We could NEVER do that,I stumble across better stuff all the time and have to put it in...My cars only been around the block and its got the second engine ,second front and rear suspension.
I had to stop myself from putting a second tranny and an electric tilt steering column in .....I had too,at this rate I'll never get to drive the dang thing on the road...

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Why don't you just leave it alone ?????? We could NEVER do that,I stumble across better stuff all the time and have to put it in...My cars only been around the block and its got the second engine ,second front and rear suspension.
I had to stop myself from putting a second tranny and an electric tilt steering column in .....I had too,at this rate I'll never get to drive the dang thing on the road...

I get it. But trying to explain it to my wife is the tough one. The latest hard to explain example... In the quest to get the desired ride height on my 56' I first dismantled the front end and installed a Gibbons (Cordoba) IFS front end kit. Spent the entire weekend grinding and chiseling off rivets to get this thing installed. After putting the engine back in and the front clip back on it still sat too high, and if I backed off the torsion bars it only dropped a little and handled like crap. Time for drastic measures....a trip to the salvage yard for a good donor front clip (87' Monte Carlo). Bring truck back in the garage remove
sheet metal, engine and trans. Wife comes in to see whats up as front of truck is being sawed off. I try to explain that yes the parts I installed last week did work and yes it could be driven but still not exactly what I wanted. I think you see where this going.....That was awhile ago and the truck runs and drives and sits exactly how I wanted it to. Even though my wife can't tell the difference and does not get it at all.
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I get it. But trying to explain it to my wife is the tough one. The latest hard to explain example... In the quest to get the desired ride height on my 56' I first dismantled the front end and installed a Gibbons (Cordoba) IFS front end kit. Spent the entire weekend grinding and chiseling off rivets to get this thing installed. After putting the engine back in and the front clip back on it still sat too high, and if I backed off the torsion bars it only dropped a little and handled like crap. Time for drastic measures....a trip to the salvage yard for a good donor front clip (87' Monte Carlo). Bring truck back in the garage remove
sheet metal, engine and trans. Wife comes in to see whats up as front of truck is being sawed off. I try to explain that yes the parts I installed last week did work and yes it could be driven but still not exactly what I wanted. I think you see where this going.....That was awhile ago and the truck runs and drives and sits exactly how I wanted it to. Even though my wife can't tell the difference and does not get it at all.



They usually don't get it.. Mine just let's me do my thing now... She has decided that it really doesn't matter what she try's to tell me.. I'm gone to do it anyway..
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LOL , The only improvement my wife understood and agreed with was the heated electric seats I even got a smile and an attaboy from her.
The othr day she came home and saw I had the seats out and became very concernd ,I just told her to relax I was working on the floor...then I sent her out to pick out some carpet and a pad....
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