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Username Post: 28 Chevy Car / Truck Radiator Shell        (Topic#270725)
nellis003 
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nellis003
Loc: Brookfield, IL
Reg: 09-27-07
10-17-11 09:08 AM - Post#2148186    

Hi all,

My father and I have been looking for a radiator shell for our '28 AB Roadster.

We found one online for a '28 1 Ton truck. Can anyone tell me if this shell will also work on the roadster, or are they different designs?

Thanks for any guidance.

Nick

Nick
Brookfield, IL
1950 3100 Hot Rod
1953 3100 Late 235


 


David Hayward 
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David Hayward
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10-17-11 10:31 PM - Post#2148433    
    In response to nellis003

I think that you will find that the car/light delivery front ends are taller than the truck's, as Chevy were getting ready for the new 6-cylinder engine for 1929 Model Year.

You might think about joining the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America and advertising in their magazine GENERATOR & DISTRIBUTOR.

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Avatar: sole surviving 1939 Chevrolet truck assembled in Southampton, England


 
nellis003 
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nellis003
Loc: Brookfield, IL
Reg: 09-27-07
10-25-11 11:35 AM - Post#2151064    
    In response to David Hayward

David,

Thanks, I figured it was too much to hope for that they'd be interchangeable.

Nick

Nick
Brookfield, IL
1950 3100 Hot Rod
1953 3100 Late 235


 
Rusted Nut Garage 
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Loc: Keyport Washington
Reg: 08-18-19
08-18-19 08:35 PM - Post#2773529    
    In response to nellis003

I hope I can help just a little.
First the cars had radiator shells made of a crude form of aluminum. Early anti freeze had a corrosive effect on that metal and you rarely find one of those intact. Trucks had steel surrounds.
The 1928 Chevrolet had a different shell for a one year only emblem.

Hope that helps.



 
Rusted Nut Garage 
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Loc: Keyport Washington
Reg: 08-18-19
08-18-19 08:35 PM - Post#2773530    
    In response to nellis003

I hope I can help just a little.
First the cars had radiator shells made of s crude form of aluminum. Early anti freeze had a corrosive effect on that metal and you rarely find one of those intact. Trucks had steel surrounds.
The 1928 Chevrolet had a different shell for a one year only emblem.

Hope that helps.



 


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