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1986glht 05-28-17 12:52 PM

If I remove 4 side bolts from radiator support is body sag a problem?
 
I need to change the radiator in my 1980, got the rad and shroud out. But reinstalling then without damage seems unlikely. I looked the job over and thought if I remove the 4 side bolts and loosen the bottom bolt I should be able to lean the support forward several inches and gain the clearance I need.

However I'm worried the body will sag, making it difficult to reinstall the side support bolts.

I'm new to the forum and hope this hasn't been covered ad nauseam.

Thanks,
Guy

GoVetteGo 05-29-17 11:37 AM

I have removed/replaced several C3 radiators and that is exactly how I have done it. Remove the middle and upper bolts and loosen the bottom bolts and push the shroud as far forward as possible.

I have seen no issues using this method. Of course, the faster you Get R Done, the less chance you have of having any issues.

John

1986glht 06-10-17 03:00 PM

GoVetteGo,

Thanks for your reply. The job turned out perfect!

Guy aka 1986glht


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