- Sep 14, 2014
Since I got the exhaust to a point I decided to do a quick mock up on the Cold Case I finally got. Pulled out the rad support & shroud, made sure I had all four wide tank rad pads in place, tossed it in. Noticed the stock pads are not as wide/open to allow the tanks the sit like the stock rad did. This is keeping the shroud from sitting place to bolt on & have the core top hit the rad support in the center where there is alittle bit of extra sheet metal is. I know I'll have to get some pics when I get back in the garage to show what I'm talking about. Everything looks great on the radiator & if I find another set of pads that fit the tanks better I believe everything will clear like an O.E. I won't hack the stock pads to work as I would rather hord good originals so I'm thinking if the universal poly pads would be a better fit or repops for older A-bodies. Anyone or Ccas come up with a suggestion on what pads will work better. FYI if anyone ever noticed the retaining nipples on the pads for our cars are not centered likes the older A-bodies.