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Old 01-11-2008, 07:56 PM
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At some point, my 60 2 door with air must have had a shield of some type that attached to the body, vertically on both the left and right side of the radiator. Whatever it was is broken off leaving a rough edge that is attached to the body by a black vertical piece about 3/8 inch wide with screws. Does anybody know what this is and if so does any supplier carry them?
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Mine has that same thing, in the similar cond as yours. I'd be curious too.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:29 AM
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The side radiator deflector rubber parts are reproduce. The metal parts you need to get used.
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I just replaced mine. They are called "Radiator Side Seal"

Bird Nest has them for $3.95 for the pair.

1958-1960RADIATOR SIDE SEAL New 580RSS 3.95 Pair

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Does anyone know where I could find the left metal piece w/screws? Mine was missing, and I need ALL the air I can get pushing through the radiator (430cid T-Bird)!! LOL!!!
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:24 PM
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If you cannot get it from a vendor, I see these on e-Bay often.
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Very cool info!!! I'll order a set.
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I have the new rubber "flaps/seals", are u saying that the METAL mounting brace(s) are available too Alexander?
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Jon:

If you can't find them used, I can trace the left one from mine and send it to you by mail when my car gets back.

The things are only thin sheet metal, about 2.5" wide with some holes in it for the screws. You can make it easily, and it gets painted black.
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I might just take u up on that, good buddy....
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