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Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 PM
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I took the radiator to a shop to get it flushed and checked for leaks. They siad it needed to be recored. The cost was over $ 400.00. That's not in my budget. Finding a replacement for a 1958 F100 has not been easy. Are there any cheaper (and easier to find) alteratives?

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My personal feeling is that you will not find one much cheaper than that.

If you buy a non-specific one, it may be less expensive, but could cost you extra by way of having to fabricate mounts, different hoses, etc.

As far as finding a used one, I would want to have any used one I purchased gone through, so add that to the price of the cheaper used part.

Four hundred bucks is really not muh money to spend for a part that, once finished, you can forget about for the next ten years or so, assuming you regularly service your cooling system.
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I used a radiator from champion radiator. It's made for a 1956 f 100 truck. only difference a little bit narrower. Easy fix with minor brackets. truck never runs above thermostat opening of 180 degrees. 2 row aluminum radiator with choice of right or left lower outlet. I paid 175.00 I see they have them on sale now for $159.00!!! Google champion radiator
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