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dstude
12-06-2018, 10:50 PM
Were there ever factory fan shrouds for '47-'52 Champion sixes? I've been gathering parts to build the cookie sheet fan shroud that one club member discussed, but if there was a factory version I'd love to see it. Or, better yet, have a chance to buy one. I'm building my six to look like a barn find, 50s hot rod, and an original shroud would help that image. Are they out there? Thanks.

TWChamp
12-07-2018, 01:24 AM
Yes, they had a stock shroud. Here is a picture of my 1950 Champion fan shroud. French Lake Auto Parts has the shrouds in the yard.

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thunderations
12-07-2018, 10:41 AM
I think I may have one laying around here somewhere. I'll try to locate it and let you know.

thunderations
12-07-2018, 04:44 PM
And..........here it is.7741077411PM me if interested.
It's upside down in the photos.

dstude
12-08-2018, 05:31 AM
Thanks Ken. I'm surprised by the size of the opening for the fan. It's much larger than the diameter of the fan on my flathead six which makes me think it wouldn't create as much pull through the radiator as if the opening were smaller and nearer to the size of the fan diameter. But you mentioned that the one in the photo is fairly unmolested, so can I assume they're all like that--no one has enlarged the opening on this one? Also, the water pump and fan on a flathead six is offset to the driver's side of the car, while the oversize hole is very much centered in the shroud.

The other thing is the loop at the top (bottom in the photo) which I assume goes over the upper radiator hose outlet. If that's the case, the loop is positioned wrong for a six. The loop on the shroud in the photo looks to be just about in the center, while the upper outlet on my six is very much to the driver's side.

Could this be a shroud for a Commander or Land Cruiser V8 car? That makes me wonder again if the sixes got a shroud at all or if the V8 shroud is the only one that was made. Or am I misreading the photo?

ivorydan
12-08-2018, 07:02 AM
The pictures Ken posted that I'm looking at have the opening offset to the driver's side.
Sure looks like it's authentic to me, Ken. Dan

thunderations
12-08-2018, 12:32 PM
The fan hole is almost 19" in diam. and offset to the drivers side. The loop on the top is centered on the shroud. The shroud is 24 1/2" wide, same as the radiator support. The shroud is 19 1/2" tall.
I got this along with three 1950 Champions that were in various states of disassembly and "assumed" it was for one of them. I don't have a correct radiator to verify fit, just the radiator "U" support bracket.
Thanks, everyone for any help to identify the shrouds original place in life.

RadioRoy
12-08-2018, 12:39 PM
This fan shroud is for a 1950 Champion. The 50 had the top radiator hose centered.
The 51 and 52 Champions did not have shrouds. That's why this one does not look correct for a 51.

thunderations
12-08-2018, 02:09 PM
Thanks for that info, Roy.
Guess I dodged another bullet and learned something too.


This fan shroud is for a 1950 Champion. The 50 had the top radiator hose centered.
The 51 and 52 Champions did not have shrouds. That's why this one does not look correct for a 51.