Cutting headlight cones to fit radiator

TxCruzr

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I'm about to swap in a bigger radiator and want to go as big a possible. Has anyone cut th headlight cones on the earlyer bibs to fit a radiator? How far can you cut? Any down side to cutting and then leaving the back side open? I can't imagine there being anything wrong with it but want to check before I get in there and start cutting stuff :D
 

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Is there enough room for you to simply back the radiator up an inch or so? My radiator sits in the area of the lights but behind them.
 
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I'd be more worried abouT The wire connectors on the back of the headlights.i read somewhere that 26 is as far as you can go without having to cut anything
 

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Well, if you run an AL radiator you will be fine withing the headlight bucketts..


If not, you have other problems..
 

TxCruzr

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I think it will be fine, but just incase. I was planning on I think 26" on 27" wide radiator but I might measure again and go with a 30" like a saw in another thread. Can never have too much radiator in Texas :D
 

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Texas sucks..

Talk to me when you come to Arizona or Southern Nevada..
 

TxCruzr

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Mace saying it is one thing but a guy from Oklahoma...now come on :flipoff2:
Went wheeling last year in Clayton about this time. Besides the wheeling, and meth, and old men with underagers (16 is legal :eek: ), what else does oklahoma have to offer :flipoff2:

I'm working on getting the cruiser ready for some nevada/arizona trails. Just need to hurry up and gradumicate and get me a job to pay for all this.


also....it takes more to cool a motor on the highway than it does to break on the road infront of your house ;)
 

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