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Old 04-17-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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63-66 V8 fan shroud

I recently stumbled onto a '65 or '66 Suburban while scrounging for parts.
It is a factory V8 truck. It still has the original plastic radiator fan shroud, and it is in great shape.
I was thinking about trying to work the shroud into the deal with the other parts.
I don't recall ever seeing one. How rare is it?
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

They make repro fan shroud for 64-66 chevy trucks. The originals are usually crack, split or broken.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:24 PM   #3
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

what does the fan shroud do i dont have one in my 65
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:24 PM   #4
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

The OEM ones usually got thrown away when the radiator or water pump got changed. The shroud helps with the efficiency of cooling of the engine.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:41 PM   #5
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

Did the OEM shroud fasten to the radiator or to the support?
Is the shroud adaptable to aftermarket radiators?
I have an OEM shroud from a '63 Impala I was gonna try to use on mine.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:47 PM   #6
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It attached to the sheetmetal extensions on the either side of the radiator. I have repoped shroud for a 64 on mine. With a 21" fan, I had to do a little trimming but it does work well.

Is your '63 Impala shroud the one that looks like metal corrugated pipe section?
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:54 PM   #7
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

OEM V8 radiator shrouds attached to two panels that bolted to the core support.
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

The fan shroud helps in the summer months if you get stuck in traffic or maybe a parade.
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Re: 63-66 V8 fan shroud

Aside from helping the fan out at low speed, it does provide a certain element of protection too. You know...from stuff like falling beers or getting the drawstring to one's hoodie wrapped up in the moving blades while bending over the radiator. (Ouch, that'll leave a mark)
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Aside from helping the fan out at low speed, it does provide a certain element of protection too. You know...from stuff like falling beers or getting the drawstring to one's hoodie wrapped up in the moving blades while bending over the radiator. (Ouch, that'll leave a mark)
^^^^ Agreed. The deluxe models had a built in 16 oz insulated cup holder.
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It attached to the sheetmetal extensions on the either side of the radiator. I have repoped shroud for a 64 on mine. With a 21" fan, I had to do a little trimming but it does work well.

Is your '63 Impala shroud the one that looks like metal corrugated pipe section?
Yes that's the one. It would fasten to the rad support unless I modify it.
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