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Radiator differences?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hawglet, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. hawglet

    hawglet 1/2 ton status

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    I HAD a single core in my 84 and today was going to put in a 4 core. The prob. I ran into was that the 4 core is about an 1 and a half inches shorter height wise. I did notice that there is some other holes on the radiator support directly under the one on the top. I think that I need to use the lower holes, they look to be at the right height. So any way if you still understand, my brackets are flat to go across the radiator, did they make some L shaped to use these other holes?



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  2. DMK

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    I got a radiator like this too. It is the wrong radiator. Take yours back and get another one. Messure yours first.
     
  3. hawglet

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    I can only take it back to that little corner in the shop where alll of the sh^t seems to end up. It came out of my Dad's 72 Chev. when he swapped in an alum. radiator. I think I'm going to try and bend my brackets tomarrowand try and use those lower holes on the inside of the rad. support wall. What do I have to lose I can always go to the junk yard and pick up another pair!!! Do you think this may work? See and problems with it that I may be over looking?

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  4. BigTex

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    Greg, you can make some spacers for the bottom so that the radiator can sit on those. You can make some crude ones out of wood (with maybe some rubber wedged between them and the radiator). The radiator basically just "sits" at th bottom and is bolted at the top. This may sound crude, but it can work. Just look for ideas for a clean, durable set-up. Maybe go to the hardware store and get some ideas.

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    I would just go with a piece of wood on the bottom with some rubber on it so the radiator is sitting on something soft. later on you can get something more permanent if it cools better

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    Same problem happened to me. I put in a radiator from my 86 Chevy pickup into my 74 Blazer and it sat about 2" lower in the Blazer. I just made some drop brackets to reach the radiator and it worked fine. Plus, my rubber mounts on the bottom of the radiator were shot.

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  7. hawglet

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    hey thanks, I went to the junk yard and I found that GM used some other bracket for the 17" tall radiator, hopefully this will work or else I'm going to have to try you're wood idea. The bracket only cost me $10 so I'm not losing much. Thanks though.


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    Hawglet
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