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Best way to modify a fan shroud or should i buy.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigblue, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    I just put in my 4 row. I got the top brackets and the pads. Everything went in perfectly. But...Uh, there is always a but...Now when sitting still It gets real hot. Moving it stays cool as I want it to be.
    I didn't put the fan shroud back on because it wouldn't fit. Can I buy a shroud to fit from the dealer? Or how would I modify this one to get it right?

    Thanks for the help...

    Jeromy

    Surfing is Life...
     
  2. scooby

    scooby Registered Member

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    just buy an after market electric fan. wire it to a toggle switch.
    a 14inch fan would do the cooling job u need. plus when wheelin the extra fan comes in handy !
     
  3. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    your old shroud should work , i have a 4 core in my k10 and my shroud fits fine , i think cant memeber for sure

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  4. HoustonK5

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    I used nippers/cutters/hacksaw/jigsaw/small circular saw combo to modify the shroud. hehe.

    I did the sides and the top, and now it fits fine..Do the side that touches the radiator, not the fan side. Then I put some rubber trim pieces on the edges to keep the sharp edges off the radiator. Looks stock.

    81 K5
     
  5. bigblue

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    Cool that is good to know. I was wondering what side to modify!

    Also is there one i could buy?

    Surfing is Life...
     
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    Hey Jeromy,

    I don't know what is not fitting so I won't say anything as far as modifying it, but I would think you should be able to go to a local J-yard and pull one off of any Chevy truck from 73-?? that had a origanal 4-core in it. Good Luck Bro.

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    Keith

    P.S. I will bring your grill out with me. It dosn't look like my Blazer will be going but I will have some quads to follow you guys around on.

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