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Cut rad opening

Leanburn

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Im wanting to cut my rad opening from a 22'' to a 26''. Curious if anyone here has done this how it was done. Thanks in advance
 

Chryco Psycho

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You can replace the panel on the one side of the rad to make it look original
Roseville can supply the panel .
 

70chall440

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You can cut it but you do have to do some clean up work or you can replace it which takes drilling out all of the spot welds. I have done it both ways, just depends what you want the end result to be. I just did a 69 Ply wagon and I think an E body is similar in that when you cut it out there is a raised part that will remain up at the top that needs to be cut off or it will keep the radiator from sitting flush.
 

DrEamer

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I thought I would give you a visual of the installed piece. The bare metal on the left (right side of the car) is what you are looking for.
 

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