Author Topic: 74 Brave Radiator Removal  (Read 2829 times)

Offline SR66

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  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
74 Brave Radiator Removal
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:15 PM »

Offline yellowrecve

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  • Member since: 2012
  • I own: a Bus Conversion
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Recvee Industries
  • Model: Club Car Dial-A-Bus
  • Chassis: Dodge RM350
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 74 Brave Radiator Removal
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 11:00 PM »
My rad was mounted the same way. It would only come out the bottom after removing the water pump. My rad & engine sit too far forward to come out the top.  I drilled out the spot welds and now bolt the mounts to the rad. Now I can slide the rad out from between the mounts. It's worked for 10Yrs. and I've had it out 4 times.
RV repairman and builder of custom luxury motor homes, retired, well, almost, after 40 years.

Online Rickf1985

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  • Member since: 2013
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: 74 Brave Radiator Removal
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 07:36 AM »
Since I do not have it in front of me it is tough to guess at the removal but I can tell you that the heavy side bracket that is bolted to the frame is not part f the radiator. Therefore it will come off of the radiator somehow. I would fist look into removing the water pump ad twisting the radiator on an angle and dropping it out the bottom but if that will not work then I would break the spot welds between the heavy mount and the radiator side brace. Once the brace is loose from the frame then all you need to do is get a heavy putty knife between the two and hammer it down against on the welds and they will break. They make tools just for this but I have found heavy putty knives with the metal that goes all the way up through the handle and they work great. You doe have to resharpen them occasionally. They are thick and don't flex like the usual putty knife.

http://www.hydetools.com/products/1-14-extra-heavy-duty-stiff-hardwood-handle-chisel-putty-knife

 

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