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Re: Removable radiator support

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 13:53
by Heinrich
i have made my top radiator support removable.
works well for me, will take pictures as soon as i get a chance.

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.ph ... 75#p271626
here you can see the car without the top support at the bottom of that post.

Re: Removable radiator support

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 15:41
by Fred_L-P
Heinrich wrote:
10 Jun 2019 13:53
i have made my top radiator support removable.
works well for me, will take pictures as soon as i get a chance.

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.ph ... 75#p271626
here you can see the car without the top support at the bottom of that post.
Yes please! Thank you

Re: Removable radiator support

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 16:52
by eastbaysolo_73
defdes wrote:
10 Jun 2019 04:59
Fred_L-P wrote:
09 Jun 2019 12:32
eastbaysolo_73 wrote:
09 Jun 2019 12:00
Byron510

Would that set up work with a cheery picker? Thats all I have to pull and drop in my engine.

Thanks
I was wondering the same thing.

Plus , my garage ceiling is pretty low. I always have to use it outside.
I don't think the weight would be the problem but that the legs would be difficult to get the motor dolly passed. You might get it to work, but it could be awkward.
Thanks... Yeah my buddy said the same thing. Im gonna give it a try and see how it goes. I already have the angle iron. Just have to make some holes and trim it down a little.

Re: Removable radiator support

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 00:27
by Byron510
Yes, I do believe it could be done with a standard cherry picker- as the whole thing would be in front of the car. You’d need length in the garage, and a narrow dolly under the motor.
I had the very same thought the first time I used the jig, and her I do think it’ll work fine.

Still easier that cutting the rad support I think, and still less potential to damage paint when coming up from underneath even with the rad support out and still no body panels to come off (hood at minimum).

Just an opinion, do keep us posted.

Byron