12-31-2002, 03:11:00 PM
Has anyone ever purchased an aftermarket 78-81 radiator core support from a company called the Chevy Parts Pro? I've talked to them and they do in-fact have them. They told me they were made in Taiwan. I'm afraid to buy one because none of the major camaro restoration catalogs carry them. Any thoughts?
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12-31-2002, 06:56:00 PM
Salvage yard one if your afraid of those offered by them. I'm sure you can find one and you can clean it up to look like new.
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01-01-2003, 12:06:00 PM
I've already looked at my local salvage yards with no luck. I bought one off of eBay but I'm not real happy with its condition. Some of the captive nuts have broken loose and the right side is a little bent.
01-01-2003, 12:37:00 PM
Here's two other places to try:
Midwest Fender, Columbus OH (614)751-3100
I contacted both companies over the summer and they had them in stock. I don't know if they have the ones trimmed for A/C hoses, but that wouldn't be hard to correct with a hole saw and nibbler.
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02-25-2004, 01:30:00 PM
Sorry to dig up an old topice, but I'm wondering if swance had any luck. I'm looking for a support for my 80 and when I check out the Chevy Parts Pro it shows the part, but it's the part # for the 70-73. HELP PLEASE!
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02-25-2004, 02:03:00 PM
I had no luck finding a new one. You are correct about the core support on chevy parts pro web site. I found out the hard way and ordered it, but to be fair they returned my money and let me keep the part even though I can't use it. I did find 2 used ones. I cleaned up the better one of the two and used it.