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52-fan
04-06-2009, 05:48 PM
How much should a very good used Champion radiator cost? I haven't bought anything like this in years.

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Studeman
04-06-2009, 07:11 PM
The last radiator I had rebuilt (2008, Hawk 3-row) was $478
That was almost DOUBLE from just the year before.. I was VERY surprised to say the least... as the place had been real reasonable before that. (2007 price-$285)

Ray

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rockne10
04-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Very good used, flow and pressure tested, I would think you couldn't get it for much less than $100, maybe as much as $200.
I've always felt having mine recored, while it's more expensive, gives greater peace of mind, assuming you plan on keeping the car.

Roscomacaw
04-06-2009, 07:19 PM
I got a freebie with the 2R engine I brought home today.:D

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

52-fan
04-06-2009, 07:24 PM
The one I am talking about is from a dealers stock. The radiator was removed from an almost new car and stored. I saw the sheet metal and interior panels which had been saved from the same car and they were perfect.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Roscomacaw
04-06-2009, 07:26 PM
Truthfully? Gotta be worth $150 easy. Now, what you might haggle it to???[:I]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door