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Old 10-22-2018, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default Odd Radiator piece for my 32 Cabriolet ?

I am fitting my radiator back in 32 Ford Cabriolet. I have this metal "band" that I think fits under the radiator and on top of the cross member. It looks as if it had maybe some padding or welting riveted to it as well. Maybe to keep the radiator separated from the band or plate and to not rub on the radiator or vice versa. Any information from you Deuce "aficionados" would be appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Odd Radiator piece for my 32 Cabriolet ?

I have a pretty much stock 32 Cabriolet and it has a stock V8 radiator when I got it. There isn't any separate piece that goes below the radiator that I know of. Now what you're looking at might be a piece that is supposed to be attached to the radiator itself??? How about posting a picture of the piece and the bottom of your radiator.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Odd Radiator piece for my 32 Cabriolet ?

Dale, Perhaps he is referring to the splash pan beneath the grill shell. It has a felt pad that is held on with a couple of rivets. Only a guess! Pat
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: Odd Radiator piece for my 32 Cabriolet ?

Without a photo or at least some dimensions, it's hard to say what it is. Other than the hand crank guide/front spring u-bolt bracket and the u-bolts, originally there was nothing but air between the bottom of the radiator and the top of the front cross member. It may be the bottom strap of the radiator, but that shouldn't be unattached from the radiator. Or as Pat suggests, the front apron, but that is a much larger component that the description suggests.

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Old 10-22-2018, 11:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: Odd Radiator piece for my 32 Cabriolet ?

Sounds like the bottom strap that spans the width of the radiator and is riveted to the angle brackets that mount the radiator to the frame.
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