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    Default Radiator

    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.
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    Cool

    I watched my buddy build them for years. He had a rad shop for his business...Bob
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    Quote 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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    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.

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    Quote 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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    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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