User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Big radiator bodywork mods

  1. #1
    Mechanic DANGERDAVE80's Avatar

    My 1st Project
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Age
    42
    Posts
    823
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 39 Times in 38 Posts

    Big radiator bodywork mods

    Hey folks! Me again! looking for help....again!!!!!

    My escort is a 1.3 model and will be fitting it with a pinto and an RS radiator. Possibly and alloy rad!

    My mate was trying to explain to me what i need to do with the radiator mounts and cross member but honestly it was going in one ear and out the other!

    Im new to the whole welding game so if any one has any pictures to help with this it would be a great help!

    Cheers folks

  2. #2
    Moderator+ Decade Plus User
    Turbosport Subscriber
    Turbosport Moderator
    dangerousdave's Avatar

    My 1st Project
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    London
    Age
    36
    Posts
    18,258
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked 263 Times in 256 Posts

    Re: Big radiator bodywork mods

    Leave the mounts, chop out the top of the rad surround bit back to the vertical edge of the slam panel, and then chop and box the bottom in the lower xmember. This allows the rad to sit in the sides (instead of out as per xflow) and also accomodate the extra height of the rad

    Pics tell 1000 words though

  3. #3
    Mechanic DANGERDAVE80's Avatar

    My 1st Project
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Age
    42
    Posts
    823
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 39 Times in 38 Posts

    Re: Big radiator bodywork mods

    Quote Originally Posted by dangerousdave View Post
    Leave the mounts, chop out the top of the rad surround bit back to the vertical edge of the slam panel, and then chop and box the bottom in the lower xmember. This allows the rad to sit in the sides (instead of out as per xflow) and also accomodate the extra height of the rad

    Pics tell 1000 words though
    Cheers for helping me again on some chopping theories
    Il need to have another look and see if i can figure it out although what you said actualy makes much more sense!

    But yes your right pics do tell 100 words!
    My mate was trying to show me on his cossied mk2 but it didnt make much sense cause his is all chopped out to take a big rad and intercooler so i couldnt really picture it!

  4. #4
    Decade Plus User
    Turbosport Subscriber
    Dave's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    23,117
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 694 Times in 516 Posts

    Re: Big radiator bodywork mods

    I think there's some pics in my resto thread

  5. #5
    Decade Plus User
    Turbosport Subscriber
    Dave's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    23,117
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 694 Times in 516 Posts

    Re: Big radiator bodywork mods

    A Mk1, not sure how different they are to a Mk2.
    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showpost...&postcount=523

  6. #6
    Moderator+ Decade Plus User
    Turbosport Subscriber
    Turbosport Moderator
    dangerousdave's Avatar

    My 1st Project
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    London
    Age
    36
    Posts
    18,258
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked 263 Times in 256 Posts

    Re: Big radiator bodywork mods

    Slam panel and lower xmember are different forms but essentially the same, do that to the bottom and then try and put the rad in, it will foul to slam panel where it boxes in the mounts that stick out, cut the slam panel back to the 90deg fold and you have an rs style rad area

  7. #7
    Mechanic DANGERDAVE80's Avatar

    My 1st Project
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Age
    42
    Posts
    823
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 39 Times in 38 Posts

    Re: Big radiator bodywork mods

    Cheers guys that was mega helpfull! Il let you know how i get on! makes alot more sense now
    Cheers

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts