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How to Convert a Radiator on a 1964 Chevrolet C-10

It might be difficult to find a radiator for a 1964 Chevrolet C-10, because of its age -- even if you do, it could be very expensive. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a radiator; you could simply "match up" a radiator from a different, newer vehicle. The radiator is a two-row model used in many vehicles; you could either ask any auto parts store for a radiator with specific measurements or you could contact a radiator shop to have them build one for you.

Tools Used: Measuring tape

Convert Radiator

Measure the core from top to bottom and left to right. Measure the top and bottom hose connections on the radiator. Measure the tanks from left to right. Write all the measurements down.

Contact an auto parts store or a radiator shop and tell them you need a radiator for your 1964 C-10 with the measurements from Step 1. Alert them that they may not have one in stock, and you need to convert or use a radiator from a new vehicle with the same measurements.

Open the new radiator and measure it to ensure that it will fit before you install it. If it is a 1/4 inch off it won't make a difference, but it should not be any more than that, as any part of the radiator hidden behind the frame and not open to the air coming through the grill will not cool properly.

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