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Old 05-18-2020, 12:34 AM   #1
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Radiator

Does anyone make a radiator for a v8 in a 48 gmc truck?
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:38 AM   #2
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Re: Radiator

Looks like Champion makes a three-row and a four-row:

https://www.championradiators.com/GM...ator-1947-1954
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Old 05-18-2020, 03:52 AM   #3
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Re: Radiator

Stock-style radiators have plenty of reserve cooling power for a V8.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:34 PM   #4
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Re: Radiator

I ran a big truck radiator in my 48 3100 that the radiator shop put a bigger upper neck on for years until the core gave out. Old cores are old cores and finding one that is in good enough to use is a challenge now that they are over 65 years old.

OOPS, THIS ISN'T GOING TO WORK IN A GMC WITH A GMC CORE SUPPORT. You need a radiator with the filler neck curving into the back side.
Brice Thomas will custom make a US made radiator but they aren't cheap https://cgj.com/

Looking at the champion that Chopped53 posted that may be your best option. I did put an inquire into Engineered cooling products to see if they can do one for a GMC.

I have one for my truck from Engineered cooling products
This one http://www.speedcooling.com/1948-195...-Radiator.html

I had it out of the box yesterday to take some photos to show someone on another board what the companies's work looks like. Painted black it would look like a stock radiator outside of the tig welding if that was the look you wanted rather than the aluminum.
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the info.
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:40 PM   #6
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This is a USRadiator for a GMC truck. This one was configured for hose sizes and locations for an LS V8. Has provisions for a steam port hose too. This one has a fiberglass shroud and a big SPAL fan installed



Here's the other side with the condenser and drier installed.

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Old 05-19-2020, 05:43 PM   #7
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Oh, and if you plan on using the Vintage Air kit for the AD truck on a GMC, it won't fit.

You'll have to remake all the mounting brackets for the GMC - it only fits the Chevy
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:34 PM   #8
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Oh, and if you plan on using the Vintage Air kit for the AD truck on a GMC, it won't fit.

You'll have to remake all the mounting brackets for the GMC - it only fits the Chevy
Is that the condenser mount brackets? As he has a V8 he just needs compressor mount brackets for that particular V8 and six cylinder brackets aren't an issue. The inside unit should mount the same.
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Old 05-19-2020, 11:10 PM   #9
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Yes, I was speaking in the context of the condenser brackets that Vintage Air says fits the Chevy and the GMC, but in fact the condenser-drier kit will only fit the Chevy. The brackets in the picture had to be remade to get it to fit my GMC
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:14 AM   #10
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Thank you
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