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Truggy guys, lets see rad. mounts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to find ideas on how to mount the top part of the radiator (already have the bottom figured out.
    My radiator will be laid back a little. I want to have a clamping type upper mount so that when you tighten it down it clamps onto the radiator.
    So lets see em':wink1:
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Me too , I am subsribing to this thread . I am leaning that way , as far as raking it back .

    Side note what fans ya running ?
     
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    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    not sure if this is what you guys are looking for? but i used a 1st gen upper and lower rubber insulator set the upper brackets i used a simple angle iron bracket with a vertical slot with 2 bolts to tighten the bracket in place.

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  4. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Taurus fan. Hang on ill go snap a pic.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    OK So the camera button wouldnt shut off:D
    Heres hows it will sit.
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    just wondering, why tilit the radiatotrs back? for protection?
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Taurus fan. Its a pretty simple mount.
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    Heres clearance between fan and engine.
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    Heres how the top sits. Shouldnt be to hard to figure some thing out. It will be about 1/2" lower to clear some tubes going on the "hood" area.
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    Then my lower mount is just a piece of 2"x2"x1/4" with the top cut off, I then lined it with that rubber bed mat stuff.
    Ill just fab up a hinge setup so it will make it easier to get the rad. in and out.
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Oops looks like there a double.
    Heres the missing clearance pic.
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    To get the front as low as possible for better vision.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Doh! i completely forgot about that. i remember now that thats why cybersniper did his. (i just happen to remember his build real well, i was following it when i was first getting into offroading)
     
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    You cant see it here but this is the best pic I have of the whole things.

    I used an aftermarket AL radiator. I used to peices of angle for a base (2"x2" and a stick of 1" by 1" so the bottom does not move anywhere. On the front side are two tabs welded and they are bolted to the supporting posts. I dont have anything up at the top but it isnt moving anywhere.

    Not sure how I would have done a stock radiator but some type of upper clamp with a lower bucket to keep it in place would have worked I guess. I kow in my last setup, I had problems witht he radiator comming loose and I had to build some lower retainers as the stock clamp and bushing system would fail on a hard hit.

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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    On the UAV

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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    here is mine just finished tonight

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    That is focking great! I think that's the best setup I've seen on a buggy. Great job. :waytogo:
     
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    i ended up putting 1" heater hose down the chanel of the top and bottom of the radiator to isolate it too. Worked out great.
     

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