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    2nd Gen replacement radiator

    I recently bought a 1968 G10 and am making some incremental improvements. The radiator looked to be the original. The plan was to upgrade it so I can put in a beefier engine down the road.

    The challenge was finding something that would fit. I had almost given up hope when I found that a 92 corvette radiator dimensions looked to be identical as well as no radiator cap.

    Ordered it and it ended up fitting great. Now the van has a modern performance radiator and I also added a dual cooling fan for the same model of corvette. It all fits great and cools like a champ.

    Hope this helps for others looking to upgrade their cooling system.
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    Awesome find!

    Thanks for the information, do you have any pictures? also how did you get the anti-freeze in your upside down van? LOL
    No really good find, who did you order the radiator from?
    Cruzbox

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    Welcome!

    Welcome. It would be great to see some more pics of that sweet van. I love anti-gravity VCVs ;>).
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    Thumbs up Fixed...

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    Wow

    That looks even better!
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 Spd.with OD, 3.36 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan" 292 TFI coming. Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 GMC HandiBus Custom, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "MilkVan" Seized Engine
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van" Best body of my 65s
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.

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    Those gotta be...

    REALLY sticky tires!
    1969 G10 108, 307 V8, TH350, 3.08 gears
    1966 G10 Panel, 194 I6, three on the tree (I think it's an old Ma Bell van)

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    But, yeah...

    Some pics of the radiator install would be nice.
    1969 G10 108, 307 V8, TH350, 3.08 gears
    1966 G10 Panel, 194 I6, three on the tree (I think it's an old Ma Bell van)

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    Thumbs up Wow! Awesome find

    Looking at the options from multiple sites for factory or aftermarket this looks like a great find. Saw some factory single row 1"core w/plastic tanks for $80. Welded aluminum 3 row for $150. These are cross flow with no fill cap and A/T cooler optional much like "our" original. Best part once installed, replacements would be readily available if needed. I'd be tempted to try the factory for the price however I'd be a little concerned with the single core cooling our bricks at freeway speeds. I have a hard time cooling with an old 4 core as it. I'm looking forward to hearing what others think...be aware, some of the site pictures of the radiators show them up side down so it kind of throws you off at first.

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    Cool Pictures please

    What's that saying pictures or it didn't happen
    Please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedvan4 View Post
    Looking at the options from multiple sites for factory or aftermarket this looks like a great find. Saw some factory single row 1"core w/plastic tanks for $80. Welded aluminum 3 row for $150. These are cross flow with no fill cap and A/T cooler optional much like "our" original. Best part once installed, replacements would be readily available if needed. I'd be tempted to try the factory for the price however I'd be a little concerned with the single core cooling our bricks at freeway speeds. I have a hard time cooling with an old 4 core as it. I'm looking forward to hearing what others think...be aware, some of the site pictures of the radiators show them up side down so it kind of throws you off at first.
    Can you share links to what you are referring to?

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