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BillOhio

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Radiator shroud clip
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:12:38 AM »
 does anyone have any good tips for getting the clip beside the battery tray in? This side towards the fender wants to slide in nice but then you cannot hook it over the radiator. I've tried hooking it over the radiator but then I can't get it to slide in the slot. About to drive me crazy
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

BillOhio

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 01:17:56 AM »
This is it
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 02:06:48 AM »
I ended up getting a little rough with it. I could not get the end pushed up so it would latch. Finally I got a small piece of wood and was able to tap it up in there with the hammer and it caught and stayed.
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

Jon Mello

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 04:01:58 AM »
Glad you got it to go on Bill.  I'm having a radiator redone and I will have to do the same thing.
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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 11:46:38 PM »
Bill, X2 on getting that rascal in place. I remember it had to be worked but was not too difficult but sure it depends on a lot of scenarios.
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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 12:33:53 AM »
Standing on your head doesnt give you much leverage!
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 12:52:12 AM »
So when you got it to work did you get it hooked on the core side first and then tap it into place on the other end or was it vice versa?
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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 01:52:42 AM »
I had it hooked and then had to tap the outside clip in.  Not much room and it doesnt want to go in there. I had a small block of wood and a hammer that I could get a decent hit on it. 
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1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 02:35:50 AM »
I had it hooked and then had to tap the outside clip in.  Not much room and it doesnt want to go in there. I had a small block of wood and a hammer that I could get a decent hit on it. 

I have to ask - GM or reproduction ?

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2018, 03:43:31 AM »
One of each. Both a problem
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2018, 09:02:53 PM »
Bill I am deducting points from your car at the next show for the reproduction clip,

Unless you post a pic of you standing on your head with the stick and mallet.

BTW does your Doctor recommend this type of head stand right after surgery .... ;D
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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2018, 10:35:25 PM »
Maybe I replaced A reproduction with an original lol. It is a challenge to get down in there. It's been exactly 5 months from the surgery and the hip seems to be working good but I seem to have a really irritated tendon. I had a steroid shot last week and he said don't climb any stairs but he did not say anything about hanging over the front end of that car. I told him cruising season is getting here and I need to be able to have one foot on the accelerator and the other one on the clutch. He thought I had mixed up priorities
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2018, 11:39:18 PM »
"He thought I had mixed up priorities"
Obviously not a car guy.  Probably drives a Prius.

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Re: Radiator shroud clip
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 11:48:08 PM »
He loves to hunt. He came out to the farm one day and if I remember right it was a Buick Rendezvous or some kind of SUV. It look like somebody taken golf clubs to it it was all beat up. I didn't ask him what happened but there had to be a good story there. He told me this winter that he bought a pickup truck so he's ready to go anytime now and will just drive out from work LOL. I've gotten to be pretty good friends with him and the other day I asked him since I've been in there so much do I get invited to the Christmas party. They all just laughed at me
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

 

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