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    Default aftermarket radiator hold downs?

    who here uses one, how do you like it and who made it?
    quality? going to need to pick one up i think and i'd like to see who makes a decent one.. could people post up the manufacture and a couple pictures of it installed?
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    I'm going to be in the market for one as well. However I have been thinking I might make my own and do something unique.
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    i thought about that, but not sure what i could come up with that hadn't already been done..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Joshua View Post
    i thought about that, but not sure what i could come up with that hadn't already been done..
    Ahhhh.... Your not thinking hard enough. Lol
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    I'm not really sure what brand/make it is because it came on the car when I bought it last year. It looks nice & fits & works perfectly.
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    i just installed one from UPR it fits very nice and good quality....



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    do these use any rubber isolators, or does it just snug up the radiator to the top of the radiator support?
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    I used an 87 rad support polished stainless, 2 stainless polished radiator brackets and a new GT fender badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escogt View Post
    I'm not really sure what brand/make it is because it came on the car when I bought it last year. It looks nice & fits & works perfectly.
    I like that a lot. I wouldn't mind getting one of those for my notch. Looks good Mike.

    Here is one that UPR makes. It's $34.99. That don't seem too crazy.

    http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-s...d-down-87.html
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    new aftermarket radiator requires i run something other than stock radiator hold downs unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Joshua View Post
    new aftermarket radiator requires i run something other than stock radiator hold downs unfortunately.
    I know some companies offer a larger version and a small version. If I were you I would run the large version. I at least wanted to give you a heads up that there are two versions.
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    saw that there is one version that completely covers the top of the core. i don't think that version will work for me as the way the fans are mounted they come to the top of the core. i think i'd need to use the version thats been posted.. the one that seems to grab just the top of the front of the core. unless theres even more that havn't been posted yet.
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    My plan is that when I make mine it will not only be a radiator hold down, but it will also be a complete filer panel for infront of the radiator support. It will extend all the way to the front bumper cover and go from fender to fender to clean up that area under the hood. Then I will have it anodized black. I won't be easy, but I think the results will be well worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang4life1985 View Post
    I like that a lot. I wouldn't mind getting one of those for my notch. Looks good Mike.
    Thanks Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69clark View Post
    My plan is that when I make mine it will not only be a radiator hold down, but it will also be a complete filer panel for infront of the radiator support. It will extend all the way to the front bumper cover and go from fender to fender to clean up that area under the hood. Then I will have it anodized black. I won't be easy, but I think the results will be well worth the effort.
    thats going to look interesting. defiantly post pictures when you're done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Joshua View Post
    do these use any rubber isolators, or does it just snug up the radiator to the top of the radiator support?
    it just snug's up to the radiator.
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    i have a upr one as well. very nice piece
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsam View Post
    i have a upr one as well. very nice piece
    Thanks for the info. I will probably be buying one at some point.
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    anyone care to take a picture of what these look like on the underside?
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    I use only the Steeda hold downs on my cars



    I use to have the full hold down on the 82 but switched it out.
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    I was looking at the Steeda ones earlier. Your pics of it Joe sold me on that one. I think I'd spend a little more and buy the Steeda one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang4life1985 View Post
    I was looking at the Steeda ones earlier. Your pics of it Joe sold me on that one. I think I'd spend a little more and buy the Steeda one.
    Yeah Paul Steeda makes good stuff,there are alot of cheaper ones outhere but there pretty thin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVIL8286 View Post
    Yeah Paul Steeda makes good stuff,there are alot of cheaper ones outhere but there pretty thin.
    Yeah, they looked thin. Steeda should use your pics in their ads!

    You can't really tell the quality from the pics in their online catalog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang4life1985 View Post
    Yeah, they looked thin. Steeda should use your pics in their ads!

    You can't really tell the quality from the pics in their online catalog.
    Good idea Paul,maybe I can sqeeze a few $ from Steeda and let them use these pics Geeze I might even take better ones for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVIL8286 View Post
    Good idea Paul,maybe I can sqeeze a few $ from Steeda and let them use these pics Geeze I might even take better ones for them.
    lol just looked at their website. yes they should use your pics for their ad's way to sparse.


    anyone using a rubber isolator w/ their aftermarket upper radiator bracket?
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