Radiator brace

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David R.
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Radiator brace

Post by David R. » December 30th, 2019, 9:43 am

My 1930 AA only has a radiator brace bracket on right (passenger) side. No holes or any sign that there ever was one on opposite side. The radiator has a bracket for two rods?

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Neil Wilson
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Re: Radiator brace

Post by Neil Wilson » December 30th, 2019, 5:59 pm

David R. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 9:43 am
My 1930 AA only has a radiator brace bracket on right (passenger) side. No holes or any sign that there ever was one on opposite side. The radiator has a bracket for two rods?
What about a picture? All gas tanks had two brackets.
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David R.
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Re: Radiator brace

Post by David R. » December 30th, 2019, 6:09 pm

My mistake. On closer inspection in better light I can see where someone has filled the bracket holes on the driver side, but why? Who knows.

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Re: Radiator brace

Post by Neil Wilson » January 1st, 2020, 4:11 pm

David R. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 6:09 pm
My mistake. On closer inspection in better light I can see where someone has filled the bracket holes on the driver side, but why? Who knows.
Those brackets are frequently pulled out of the panel. This normally resulted in a cracked panel. The panel would have to welded/ground back to solid metal, new holes drilled, and a new bracket installed. Vendors have special bolts with rivet-like heads and hex nuts with integrated star washers for installing a new bracket (looks original that way). I have not checked vendors for the bracket.
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