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[C1] '54 Radiator needs a new core. Options?

 
Old 07-11-2019, 10:57 AM
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Default '54 Radiator needs a new core. Options?

Working on a very original, very complete '54.
The original radiator, while nice on the outside, is shot.
A re-core is going to run me about $600.
Are these available anywhere? DeWitts?

Thanks...
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:01 AM
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I think you’re on the right trail.
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Seems Dewitt's only has for 55 and up, which seems to me is a general problem with these early cars...
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I have a shop here locally that can recore one
The "honeycomb" design is unique
600 is about right
I have paid upward as much as 900 to do one.
They are not cheap
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Thanks csherman. Looking at the core support ranges, it seems like the '55 radiator will fit and work (much like my earlier gas tank situation) so at least I can give the owner some options. The car is basically a survivor, and he just wants to get it on the road at this point, though he may plan a full restoration in the future.
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It's actually called a "V-cell" core and they are available for Maine Radiator 207-784-0189
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