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Old 05-28-17, 11:52 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-29-17, 10:37 AM   #2
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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.

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Thanks for your reply. The job turned out perfect!

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