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Old 09-28-2020, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default 34 Ford radiator frame mount pieces

I put a wanted post in the Swap Meet section, but was wondering if anyone knew of a source for these. I have 2 34 frames that are missing these wedges that mount the radiator and fit just in front of the crossmember. I could fabricate something but would prefer an original pair or good quality reproductions (if such a thing exist).

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Old 09-28-2020, 08:48 PM   #2
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Likely you will want the heftier '34 version, which is a full triangle with an additional attachment to the frame side rail to go with the revised front cross member that became the only ones supplied for '33-'34 service replacements after the end of the '33 model year.
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This? > https://www.enginemaster.com.au/chas...er-radiator-mo



CHASSIS ENGINEERING FRONT CROSS MEMBER & RADIATOR MOUNTS 33-34 FORD CHEAU-2234 - Chassis Engineering

CHASSIS ENGINEERING FRONT CROSS MEMBER & RADIATOR MOUNTS 33-34 FORD CHEAU-2234
One piece stamped steel front crossmember is a direct weld in replacement that is better than the original. Includes new radiator mounts. Car will sit slightly lower.
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Default 34 Ford radiator frame mount pieces

Thanks Pete, but if I was going that route I could fab them myself.

Thanks David.

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Old 09-28-2020, 09:56 PM   #5
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i have some, still on a frame, but rusty as heck. i dont think you want them
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i have some, still on a frame, but rusty as heck. i dont think you want them
You might be surprised!

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Old 09-29-2020, 06:49 AM   #7
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Default Re: 33-34 Ford radiator mount pieces

They show up from time to time on the auction site. The pair below is 34 as mentioned above the 33 are much different.
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I have a pair of these that I think are in pretty good shape. I haven't looked at them for a couple of years. I also have riveting tools and I may even have the rivets. Everything is in Washington state, I am in Maine and won't be in Washington until December. If you are not in a hurry we can touch base then.
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I put a wanted post in the Swap Meet section, ).


It looks like you accidently put your wanted ad in the For Sale section
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I have a pair of these that I think are in pretty good shape. I haven't looked at them for a couple of years. I also have riveting tools and I may even have the rivets. Everything is in Washington state, I am in Maine and won't be in Washington until December. If you are not in a hurry we can touch base then.
Thanks Scott, I'm not it that big a hurry.

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It looks like you accidently put your wanted ad in the For Sale section
First time I've used the Swap Meet section! Thanks Buck.

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Old 09-29-2020, 10:11 PM   #12
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so for fun, here's my rotten rusty mounts. the frame numbers are 34, and no holes for 33 shocks, which of the 3 variations of brackets do we have here, early, mi, or late?
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Old 09-30-2020, 02:42 AM   #13
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The '33 variety, but as they are bolted in, not necessarily original to the frame.
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thanks David
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Old 09-30-2020, 10:40 AM   #15
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It seems odd that I wouldn't have noticed this difference between the 33 style and the 34 style before! Always good to learn new things!!
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Notice the hole in the corner of the cross member at the frame rail.....it's a '34 design.



The '34 "gusset" (that's what their called) will have a complete corner that has a hole in it for a rivet in that position. Actually there are rivet's used for all holes. If bolts have been used, it's a sign the piece has been previously removed and put together as easy as possible. The '33 gusset doesn't have that hole in the corner. It actually doesn't have a 90 degree corner at all, but makes a small diagonal opening across that point. No attachment at all for a corner rivet.

As the image shows, this gusset has had some major surgery with a cutting torch in the corner, and along the front edge of the cross member. It should extend to the hole seen to the far left of the cross member.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:55 AM   #17
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Wonder what they were trimming it down for? Not sure what you would need to clear in that area.
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There's no apparent reason as an original '33 cross member has the same front corner rivet location as the '34 front cross member and there's nothing above or below the resulting little triangle of open space that suggest a possible need for access.
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