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Old 04-17-2021, 11:21 AM   #1
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Question Install radiator hardware?

Hi all, putting radiator back in my Ď35 after over a year, long story & wonít go into. Canít remember & didnít take detailed enough pics of hardware. With regard to the spring mount bolts, do springs go above mounting holes or below? Also is fender to radiator hardware flat head or round head screws. Thinking mine were round head as itís whatís in the radiator hardware zip lock but looks like flat heads might b better?
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:26 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:38 AM   #3
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Like the picts on MVP's site: rubber pad, radiator flange, spring, washer, nut, cotter pin in the order from first to last.
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Old 04-17-2021, 01:33 PM   #4
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The trick is getting the bolt from underneath to stay in place while you put on the spring and washer and nut. I ended up going from top down; bolt, washer, spring, flange, rubber pad, frame, and nut with cotter key on the bottom. Vice grips to hold the top of the bolt.
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:58 PM   #5
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I used a specialist to help me get the lower radiator bolts in my 46 Coupe, one of my grandsons. They have small hands, good eye sight, can squirm up under the dash, and are a lot quicker at getting the forgotten tool from the tool box.
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:00 PM   #6
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Thx, got it in. Gotta pick up some 50/50 & take a ride tomorrow weather permitting!
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Old 04-17-2021, 05:28 PM   #7
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So, it doesn't matter if the bolt comes up thru from the bottom or down thru from the top?
I think I did it your way, Drolston. Been so long i can't remember how I did it. Terry
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So, it doesn't matter if the bolt comes up thru from the bottom or down thru from the top?
I think I did it your way, Drolston. Been so long i can't remember how I did it. Terry
The bolt will work in either direction, the issue is if you are concerned about being correct (as in how it left the factory) or only interested in it being functional.
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