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kurtruk
01-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Is this the correct radiator support and hood prop rod for my '48 Champion project car? It is very different than the one on my parts car which I believe to be original and correct. My project car was assembled by PO from several cars...
Project car:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2365/2166780413_9bb5c60b3b.jpg?v=0

Parts car:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/2166780405_f961416453.jpg?v=0

Where does the prop rod rest (on project car-style) when not in use? It cannot go back to the fender clip as the parts car style does:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/2166780401_6655f2917c.jpg?v=0

The project car prop rod also has a "flag" at the top. The parts car does not.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2405/2167587962_3354986e3b.jpg?v=0

Both cars were made before the part number change in the parts book. What was the change? And what are "tie rod brackets" listed for these cars? Part #284345.
Any help? Thanks.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)

Dwain G.
01-15-2008, 11:06 PM
In your top photo, the air deflector (sheet metal stamping that goes in front of the radiator) is missing. The clip for the prop rod is located on the air deflector.
Part # 284345 is the core support, the heavy U-shaped channel that the radiator bolts to. The tie rod brackets are attached to the core support and normally serve the purpose of holding the forward end of two long criss-crossed rods that run to brackets attached to the firewall. I'm not sure Champions ever used tie rods, so perhaps the brackets were eliminated in production. The serial number break doesn't support this theory though.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/images/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

Dwain G.
01-15-2008, 11:06 PM
In your top photo, the air deflector (sheet metal stamping that goes in front of the radiator) is missing. The clip for the prop rod is located on the air deflector.
Part # 284345 is the core support, the heavy U-shaped channel that the radiator bolts to. The tie rod brackets are attached to the core support and normally serve the purpose of holding the forward end of two long criss-crossed rods that run to brackets attached to the firewall. I'm not sure Champions ever used tie rods, so perhaps the brackets were eliminated in production. The serial number break doesn't support this theory though.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/images/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

ST2DE5
01-16-2008, 07:03 PM
The parts car photo is correct. It is just like my 48 Champion.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/OzarkTtrailLogoSmall.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

ST2DE5
01-16-2008, 07:03 PM
The parts car photo is correct. It is just like my 48 Champion.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/OzarkTtrailLogoSmall.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.