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Projects fake filler tube

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by silversink, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 912


    I bought a radiator from Champion Radiators and want to use the stock cap through the grill shell. Has anyone put a fake 29 filler on an aluminum Radiator just for looks? If so --where was it purchased?
  2. My Avatar has a radiator built for a filled grill shell with the real filler behind the top tank under the hood. I used a stock shell and held my original radiator cap on the stock shell by using a piece of steel and a bolt going into the bottom of the cap.

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  3. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,722


    Did a faux cap for my 35 Chebby. Bracket bolts to top radiator brace with filler under hood. Photo0088.jpg
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  4. Raunchy
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  5. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,384


    No need, you just stick a little stub of radiator hose through the grill shell and into the cap. look around until you find a piece that will fit snugly in the grill shell.
  6. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,209


    My original rad shell had enough of a lip on it I just glued my original rad cap on to it...........:)
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  7. deanp72
    Joined: Feb 6, 2020
    Posts: 6


    I have the same problem but was hoping someone carried a nice aftermarket cap that would bolt though the blank shell opening. Anyone know??
  8. deanp72
    Joined: Feb 6, 2020
    Posts: 6


    Actually I was just looking at Speedway and they have some nice Model A and Model T caps that are threaded that you should be able to use a large rubber washer and then a nut from the bottom. I think I will at least give that a try or if anyone else has solved the problem please post a pic.

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