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post #1 of 15 Old 01-17-2013, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Leaking rad.

I noticed a little drip in the drive way every now and then, since most all the snow is melted I have been able to narrow down and pin point the leak. It looks like my rad at the lower left hand side where the plastic is attached to the aluminum is leaking. Does anyone make an all aluminum rad? Do the rads only leak where the plastic tanks are crimped on? If so it might be possible for me to make aluminum tanks.

Also where is the cheapest place to order factory rads?
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I dont believe anyone makes an all aluminum radiator for our trucks. If you want a factory radiator check out tousley ford parts or sunrise ford for best prices. You can also check out performance radiator as they make an upgraded radiator for our trucks.

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Ron Davis in arizona make an all Aluninum one but it is half again as much as a stock one.

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It means it is EXPENSIVE! New Ford around $650-800 Ron Davis is $1400 plus shipping....

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There's a manufacturer I emailed earlier today, that makes rads for 7.3 trucks as well as 6.0 trucks but didn't list one for a 6.4 truck. I emailed them and asked them if they were planning on making a 6.4 rad.

I will post info if I get it.

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I did have a custom aluminum tanks make and welded on to the stock center section. Radiator shop in Easter Idaho did it for me. Cost was $1200 though because they had alot of time into the first one.

Maybe I could talk him into building a batch of them if I got enough cores and demand. If the demand was enough the price should go down.

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If he would make a set of aluminum tanks I can weld them up. Would you see if hes willing to make another set.
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FWIW, I replaced mine a little while ago. Here is a post with some info I collected, and a checklist I made.
I wanted an aluminum, too, and would have paid maybe a grand for one.
Anyway:

Rad swap info
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Talked to the guy's that built the one off for me. Say they will build off of a core for $1200 or all new for $1650. I've got 2 cores sitting here and could have them built if there is intrest. Let me know......and i'll get a price total with shipping.

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00' Camaro SS 6-speed standardT-tops 73,000 miles
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