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nick-york

posted on 17/9/17 at 06:29 PM Reply With Quote
Fitting a polo radiator. Help needed !

Hi all .I'm going to be fitting a new polo radiator but need to build a frame /brackets to fit it .has anybody got any pictures of how they've fitted one .or any advice much appreciated .Cheers.
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SJ

posted on 17/9/17 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
I don't have any pics but mine we just made from bits of thin angle steel and fastened to rivnuts in the chassis.

I don't remember it being too tricky to do.

Stu

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cliftyhanger

posted on 17/9/17 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
If you are unaware,the rad has attachment lugs moulded into the end tanks. They will accept a short M6 setscrew, though in the original fitment something nearer a short fat hex-headed self tapper is used. But do check for available depth.

As above, I used some steel angle....

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HowardB

posted on 18/9/17 at 06:21 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cliftyhanger
If you are unaware,the rad has attachment lugs moulded into the end tanks. They will accept a short M6 setscrew, though in the original fitment something nearer a short fat hex-headed self tapper is used. But do check for available depth.

As above, I used some steel angle....


Same here, there are self tap holes in the plastic ends,. although apply caution and check the depth





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johnemms

posted on 18/9/17 at 07:44 AM Reply With Quote
Description
Description

Radiator pipes and fan fitted
Radiator pipes and fan fitted

Front Bay Side
Front Bay Side

polo rad vw gti  fittings
polo rad vw gti fittings


[Edited on 18/9/17 by johnemms]





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ElmrPhD

posted on 19/9/17 at 10:46 AM Reply With Quote
Suggest using 4 of those (m6) rubber bobbin/cotton-reel thingies to mount, so that:
- Vibration is minimized.
- Corrosion is minimized, if you manage to keep the core from being grounded.

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nick-york

posted on 20/9/17 at 07:14 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the tips and pictures everybody .Much appreciated. Cheers
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