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|#41: May 27th, 2011 - Moving Radiator Support Mount...|
Back in September of 2010, I installed a new radiator support in the car. The support was an aftermarket one that I found on eBay for about $100.
A few weeks ago, I was looking for a safe space to store the radiator that I had picked up for the car. I figured 'I know, I'll put it under the hood, in its mounts!' Well, I go to set it on its mounts and it doesn't fit! The mounts on the radiator support are too far apart!
I needed to find out if both mounts were incorrect, or just one. By taking the drivers-side upper mount and bolting it into place, I was able to determine that it was the passenger-side lower mount that was about an inch off.
Next I drilled out the spot-welds and mocked-up the correct location for the mount using vise-grips to hold it in place.
fired-up the MIG welder and first welded up the holes I made by
drilling out the spot-welds. Next I welded the mount into the correct
position, ground down the welds and hit it with a coat of primer. |
At least I found out now. I would have been really bent-out-of-shape if I had not found this out until after I had painted the car!
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Last Modified: May 27th, 2011.