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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    If you truck lacks any front sheetmetal/grill/radiator support etc...Where did you mount the coolant overflow resivoir? From a quick look at mine, they're didn't really appear to be a fast and easy place to mount it. Just lookin for ideas..Post pictures if ya have them. :)
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Firewall works good.
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Thats what I thought most guys would say. Wish I could find some other place to mount it...Don't like havin a bunch of hoses/wires etc running all over the place...oh well.
     
  4. supersize75k5

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    I still have yet to mount mine :ignore:

    which style do you have?

    I am just going to make a small bracket and put it kind of in the factory spot,

    aslo

    they have these in a few sizes on ebay, I bought one for my hot rod project,

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  5. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Factory spot? My factory spot was on the inside of the passenger fender. It's been awhile since my truck has had a fender. I hardly remember what it looked like when it had fenders...lol. So obviously the factory location isn't gonna work... :p: :)
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    go the bling bling route and put a chrome one in the front :cool1:
     
  7. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Have you seen my truck? The chrome air cleaner looks rediculous on the thing. A chrome coolant resevoir would look 5 times more rediculous. lol!
     
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    bllllllinnnng :cool: :pimp:

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    you need some chrome to help maintain a equal amount of redneck, and ricer :grin:
     
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    Get one of those quart cans of OE, drink it, and then you won't care where it gets put.

    Seriously though, with your skills why not make a coolant recovery tank? They're not rocket parts. Shouldn't take more than an hour once you have the unique bits assembled. Then you can make it to fit where ever you want.
     
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    I'm either going to mount mine by the heater box or on the core support. I'll let you know later today once I mount it. Right now I'm running no fenders.
     
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    I think mine is an old Mountain Dew bottle stuffed in behind the tranny coolant lines. I had grand plans for mine (copper tube or something) but never found what I wanted to make it from. Needed something for a run in the AZ heat, grabbed the bottle, and it's still there today...
     
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    I have a water bottle (no mtn dew at the time) zip tied to the tranny lines like russ. Works fine for me.
     
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    Heres where I put mine its just a cheap catch can from Summit.


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    I used the old factory washer bottle and bolted it to the frame. Its the perfect size and shape to clear every thing.
     
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    I'm still running my over flow tube open ended, tucked under the rad. and the frame. But i have seen some pretty compact over flow bottle/cans at Advanced Auto parts and thought i could prolly get away with mounting one in the area my mechanical fuel pump was.
     
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    yep my buddy had a plasitc coke bottle as his coolant overflow tank on his camaro.. even passed tech inspection at sacramento raceway like that. :rotfl: :blush:
     
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    I ended up mounting my Summit catch can on what little bit is left of the core support.
     

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