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    53 coupe radiator.

    I need a radiator or a re-core for my 53 Champion coupe. does anyone have any recommendations ? I am in south Georgia.
    Neil Thornton

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    Studebaker International is in the process of having them made in aluminum. Stephen brought a sample back from South Bend last week and it was test fitted into his '53. Not sure when S.I. plans on having them in stock to sell but it's in the works.

    If it helps to find a used one, a radiator from any '53-55 car, coupe or sedan, should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    Studebaker International is in the process of having them made in aluminum. Stephen brought a sample back from South Bend last week and it was test fitted into his '53. Not sure when S.I. plans on having them in stock to sell but it's in the works.

    If it helps to find a used one, a radiator from any '53-55 car, coupe or sedan, should work.
    What's this? A young dog teaching an old dog new tricks. >G>

    Neil, if you get up this way, you can have the one I took out of Buttercuo. It was holding water when I took it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
    What's this? A young dog teaching an old dog new tricks. >G>

    Neil, if you get up this way, you can have the one I took out of Buttercuo. It was holding water when I took it out.
    Thanks Jerry, Might be worth a trip up there. BTW did you ever get any front bumpers for 53 in stock?
    Neil Thornton

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    Neil, I've got an extra radiator for the GT's if that would help. I really don't know it's condition though. I also have an extra front bumper from a GT as well. If I can help, let me know. Bill

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    Unfortunately, the Low HOOD height of the '53 to '55's precludes a "High Hood" Hawk Radiator even coming Close to fitting.
    StudeRich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colgate Studebaker View Post
    Neil, I've got an extra radiator for the GT's if that would help. I really don't know it's condition though. I also have an extra front bumper from a GT as well. If I can help, let me know. Bill
    Thanks Bill, but the bumper is exclusive to 53-54. The radiator must come from 53-55.
    Neil Thornton

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockinhawk View Post
    Thanks Jerry, Might be worth a trip up there. BTW did you ever get any front bumpers for 53 in stock?
    The radiator is yours if and when you want it.
    Sorry, I don't have any extra ' 53-4 front bumpers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
    The radiator is yours if and when you want it.
    Sorry, I don't have any extra ' 53-4 front bumpers.
    Thanks Jerry, I definately want it. I pulled mine back out, found the hole and applied some JB Weld today. Put it back in and let it set. Tomorrow I'll put some water in and see what happens.
    Neil Thornton

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