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    Anybody ever built their own radiator? Thought I'd replace a brass/copper one with aluminum and thought it would be a cool project (no pun intended). I'm having a problem finding the tubes and cooling fins, but all kinds of other custom parts are available.
    Miller Syncrowave 200
    Homemade Water Cooler
    130XP MIG
    Spectrum 375
    60 year old Logan Lathe
    Select Machine and Tool Mill
    More stuff than I can keep track of..

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    I watched my buddy build them for years. He had a rad shop for his business...Bob
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    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    • #3
      Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
      I watched my buddy build them for years. He had a rad shop for his business...Bob
      Does he do aluminum ones? Can you turn me on to some parts supplier?
      Miller Syncrowave 200
      Homemade Water Cooler
      130XP MIG
      Spectrum 375
      60 year old Logan Lathe
      Select Machine and Tool Mill
      More stuff than I can keep track of..

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      • #4
        A radiator for what?

        I was going to try to make one out of brass and copper for my DIY TIG cooler, but found an aluminum transmission cooler that worked great and it only cost about $30. I can't justify making anything for that. I also considered using an auto heater core but couldn't find the right configuration. Many of them were also in that price range.

        Charley
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        • #5
          Originally posted by CharleyL View Post
          A radiator for what?
          Charley
          For my custom Jeep. Yea, I know you can buy them, but what fun is that?
          Miller Syncrowave 200
          Homemade Water Cooler
          130XP MIG
          Spectrum 375
          60 year old Logan Lathe
          Select Machine and Tool Mill
          More stuff than I can keep track of..

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          • #6
            Go down to Bills radiator service. He actually has the equipment to build cores as well as the tanks etc. It is on McDowell and about 35th Ave ( been a while since I've been there though.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by walker View Post
              Go down to Bills radiator service. He actually has the equipment to build cores as well as the tanks etc. It is on McDowell and about 35th Ave ( been a while since I've been there though.
              Thanks for the tip. It's about 200 miles from me though...
              Miller Syncrowave 200
              Homemade Water Cooler
              130XP MIG
              Spectrum 375
              60 year old Logan Lathe
              Select Machine and Tool Mill
              More stuff than I can keep track of..

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              • #8
                I wonder if ya couldn't use the tubes/cooling fins/core from a automotive A/C condensor.
                Or, I've seen a few Alum. coils from a outside type A/C unit in the scrap yard.
                That'd leave you only having to build the top & bottom or two side tank pieces.

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                "Gone are the days of wooden ships, and Iron men.
                I doubt we'll see either of their likes again".

                Circa 1920.
                Author:
                Unknown US Coast Guard unit Commander.

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