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Offline Tumbleweed

Radiator Assembly to Frame
« on: June 10, 2014, 05:10:58 PM »
On the bottom mounted radiator, were there rubber pads to fit between the radiator and frame? I can't remember if I took 2 pads off.


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53 Willys Wagon - "Wylie"

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Re: Radiator Assembly to Frame
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 10:39:57 PM »
Hi George.� Good to see you back in the saddle.

There are pads on the bottom mount radiators.� The only Willys I have that still has the original pads is the '46 2A.� They appear to be a little thicker than 1/4", and are made of the same material as the tub mounts.�

For ODie and Whitey, I used the cut up side wall of an old ply tire.� I believe the idea is to cushion the radiator, and at the same time, center the fan on the radiator shroud.� Adjust the pad thickness to achieve this centering.

Hope this helps.

2-1949 CJ3As
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Offline Tumbleweed

Re: Radiator Assembly to Frame
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:43:04 AM »
Thanks Tim,

This is very helpful information. I'm glad to be working on the 49 again!

49 CJ3A - "Smokey"
53 Willys Wagon - "Wylie"