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Old 05-27-2011, 06:43 PM
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97 F-350 7.3 radiator support

Anyone know who makes a aftermarket radiator support for the diesels? Ford quoted me 640 list 513.00 my cost and they have to find one as there not making them anymore. then they want 70 bucks apiece for the rubber bushings. seems like a lot of money when you can buy gas ones for 135.00 TIA Ken
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Anyone know who makes a aftermarket radiator support for the diesels? Ford quoted me 640 list 513.00 my cost and they have to find one as there not making them anymore. then they want 70 bucks apiece for the rubber bushings. seems like a lot of money when you can buy gas ones for 135.00 TIA Ken
I don't really know if this will help or not. Check out this link to LMC LMC Truck Parts - Page 24 , maybe you could use a 96 F250 Diesel support. I don't think there is any difference between the supports of a 96,97 250/350.

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:23 PM
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The support is the same for 96 F250/F350 and 97 HD F250/F350 P/N F-16138-9B at NPD. $189.95 (but they will only ship truck freight on it), P/N 43-2865 in the link above is the same thing, ($189.95) however LMC will ship UPS with a $20 oversize fee. When I ordered my replacement support, it was cheaper to get it shipped to SC from Kansas City where LMC is at, than from NPD in Charlotte (90miles away) O_o
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NOBODY BUT FORD makes a Diesel rad support for the 92-97. A lot of places list one, but they just send you a gasser one. The is NO DIFFERENCE between a A/C and non A/C diesel support. And Ford still makes them
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I need one also , mine is rotted bad! plus I was needing to get the diesel support because of the bigger opening .Also want to run the Powerstroke Intercooler for the Cummins swapLet me know what you find
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FORD IS THE ONLY PLACE TO GET ONE
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Gotcha, thanks
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I tried to get one from Ford. They told me they are not available. I can't find any anywhere.....
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I tried to get one from Ford. They told me they are not available. I can't find any anywhere.....
Then you are SOL. Start junk yard shopping
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Then you are SOL. Start junk yard shopping
hahaha.better luck than me i hope,and try to find one from the south so she's not as bad as the one you already have.

the things look pretty basic.id think if a guy had (rented) a welder for a day,he could just make his own?
(glad mines still pretty decent and now coated with POR15)
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Can the aftermkt ones be modified? Cut, welded, fabricated....anything???? I need a rad support!!!
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I don't have the measurements on both, but the Aftermarket parts link# FO1225121 (first pic) is definitely not for a gasser, you can see that just by the comparison of the radiator openings. Partslink# FO1225122(second pic) is for the gasser. There is IIRC more than one diesel core. I have included what looks to be the overall measurements on the image for the diesel core for you to look at. Again, I'm no body parts expert, I deal in cooling and mechanical and undercar. These are the only two listings we have in the crash catalog for new parts. You can try the online tool for salvage at LKQonline.com, I do not have access to the salvage side of the house. I try not to advertise on the forums as it is against the rules, but with a network of over 300 yards and growing the chances are they might have one for you... Hope this helps some...
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WRONG

A Ford made ONE Diesel rad support. It was for 92-97 F250/f350/F-superdutys with the diesel.

It made NO DIFFERENCE if it was a/c or not and if it was IDI or power stroke.

The rad opening for a diesel is 37 x 24

While gassers are 29" x 18" and 37 x 18"
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so wouldn't it be easy enough with someone with a welder to just buy the gas support,grab some c-channel (or make the c-channel) and run that around for the radiator of correct thickness?
a welding shop around here charges 65 an hr.a guy could cut the narrow section out of a new 135$ gas support (didn't look 'em up.going by first poster) and have the shop weld it up within an hour.shoot call it two hours,it still wouldn't be too bad.
it looks simple enough.could save a load of $.if you had a welder,of course even more savings.
i avoid supporting ford replacement part prices at all cost,cus they're such greedy buggers.i dunno what i was watching back along.60 minutes or the like anyway,where they investigated the pricing of ford parts.you could buy a whole car many times over than if you bought the parts and built it yourself.crazy,stupid markup.
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WRONG

A Ford made ONE Diesel rad support. It was for 92-97 F250/f350/F-superdutys with the diesel.

It made NO DIFFERENCE if it was a/c or not and if it was IDI or power stroke.

The rad opening for a diesel is 37 x 24

While gassers are 29" x 18" and 37 x 18"
Sorry for trying to help, I guess I just pulled those numbers out of my ***, also why I tried to provide him with info and other places to check, enjoy your throne, king of the a**itudes.
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