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Ghetto fab fan shroud complete..IT WORKS!!

My Jeep had been running at temps around 210 and being in Arizona with the 115+ temps in the summer I figured I better get busy on the cooling system. Background: LT1 350 installed and I got my radiator from Tellico4x4 and the tech guy says I have to build my own fan shroud because there is not one made to fit that radiator. Anyway, scored a freebie from a 79 Blazer with 350 and commenced to choppiung the crap out of it until it fit...kinda. Anyway, after about 7 hours of cutting and bracket building (thanks airframes shop)I got her installed and fired it up. Put it in 4L and drove around in first gear for about 45 minutes and my temp never poked it's head over 195...what a relief...and I only installed the top section. I was going to fab up the bottom half but after the results I might just leave it alone. Anyway, here are some pics and before anyone says anything, I know it needs a bath and I know my oil vent is unhooked, lol. (didn't realize it until I saw the pic).

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I had to cut it in half to allow the upper hose to exit the radiator without being pinched so I built some brackets out of aluminum to keep the rigidity of the shroud and protect the bottom of the upper hose in the event of a catastrophic failure of some sort.

Give me some feedback on what to do different or what else to add or get rid of.
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[...] Anyway, scored a freebie from a 79 Blazer with 350 and commenced to choppiung the crap out of it until it fit...kinda. Anyway, after about 7 hours of cutting and bracket building (thanks airframes shop)

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Wish I had an airframes shop... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/violin.gif[/img]

Wow, that things resembles a wind tunnel. Nice job Mob! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]<font color="pink">(Whadya know, I'm a poet and didn't know it!)</font> [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I think I'd go ahead and finish the job/put the bottom section on... Never know when you may 'need' it... Sooner or later, you'll kick yourself for not doing a complete job. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]
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