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Radiator support...

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by 93civicracer, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. 93civicracer

    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    I'm trying to remove the old bent up rad. support to replace it with a new one I have...

    Is it welded on or is there something I'm missing? This damn thing won't budge and I've taken all the bolts out..but it's really banged up so maybe it could be stuck??
     
  2. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Its welded on the top on bothsides, and I beleve the bottom as well
     
  3. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    wtf?
    why would the radiator be welded in, serrrilion?

    it is kinda hard to get out though.
    make sure to unbolt any fan shrouds, and just wiggle it out and make sure all the hoses are off.
     
  4. welfare

    welfare Ancient Member

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    Radiator support is welded in about 100 spots, well maybe closer to 75 spots, the best way to change it out is to get a spot weld cutter and look closely where the support meets the front bulkhead and up by where the fenders first bolt is (closest to headlights)
    you must remove the fenders to get at the top spot welds.
    some pics/sites
    Kicker1_solo's Car Webpage | Useful car info as well as car pictures.
    eBay Motors: NEW RADIATOR CORE SUPPORT 92 93 94 95 HONDA CIVIC 1994 (item 390024969946 end time Jan-20-09 19:55:13 PST)
     
  5. HATCHET_HONDA

    HATCHET_HONDA scottie fizzle

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    wow...he said RADIATOR SUPPORT , not radiator haha
     
  6. Ethan

    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to see the spot welds as little indents.

    I drilled em out with a drill a little bit bigger than the spot welds.
    Then re spot welded the new one with the same spots.
     
  7. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    oops!
    lol
     
  8. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    HEHE I knew I wasent on crack? now welding a Rad, that be a good way to make a car go Boom!
     
  9. Ethan

    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Damn thats alot of NOS!
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    Yea it was a 6000 shot lol
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Damn! I need to try that!
     
  13. Ethan

    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
  14. dixey21

    dixey21 Hells Hatchback

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    I've replaced my radiator support in my 95 VX hatch. I drilled out all the spot welds I could see and, using a pry bar, located all the rest (drill out a few then try and pry it off only to be stopped by another one) and was able to remove it. I used 5/8th inch bolts in place of the spot welds since I don't have a welder anymore. I know it's a lot of work and if you have the same experience as I did you'll probably go through more than a few drill bits, but it's worth it to get the new one in, seeing as how it will strengthen the front end and give your headlights an original fit again.
     
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