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Del Huebner    Posted 11-05-2021 at 18:05:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does anyone know of a shop I could send this radiator to for repair or to be re-cored?

    Tom(WI)    Posted 11-07-2021 at 11:08:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just called a couple of local radiator shops and told them what I had and if they could re-core. Finally found one, not cheap but, after buying a China one that didn't fit I didn't really care what the price was. Still are a couple of places out there that will do this. Good luck....

    John Blumer    Posted 11-06-2021 at 22:06:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Del, there is a shop in Dewitt, Iowa that does them. Just down the street from Theisen's on the opposite side of the street.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-06-2021 at 15:30:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I just had mine re-cored by a shop in Fremont, CA. He did an excellent (perfect) job and is about the only guy in the Bay Area doing old time radiators. The other bunch out here is the Brass Works in Paso Robles, CA-they have a web site, but they are expensive.

    BM did mine for $550 including originally testing it to find the leak I gave it to him to fix. I don't know if he will take a shipment and return it, but I can ask him (I suspect he does since he is kind of a go-to guy for this kind of work around here). He did my 8N radiator in about 4 days. He is doing a 9N for me now, but has been delayed as the core he ordered was made up wrong and he sent it back to get it right.

    I'll check with him Monday and see about shipping and returning. You of course will have to check with UPS to see what the round trip would cost and I can check it out when he completes it before he sends it out if you decide to go that route. It may not make much difference in shipping cost from a state near you or to California-I don't know.

    Del Huebner    Posted 11-06-2021 at 17:28:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Steve, I will wait to see if he would do it. If he will I will check on the shipping. I appreciate you checking this out for me.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-08-2021 at 15:18:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hi Del,

    I checked with B&M just now and he said that he does them from all over. He just did one that was sent from Guam that ran about $160 each way for shipping. He also just did a radiator from a guy in Tennessee and he said that cost around $50-60 each way for shipping. He says he boxes them up carefully when done so they don't get dinged up and he says the U.S. Post Office seems to do the best job on delivery. So figure about $600-700 overall cost including all shipping. B&M Radiator Service, 42450 Black Road, Fremont, CA 94539. 510-440-8919. Grant Hammond is owner. Don't have email but probably come up if you put into Google.

    Steve

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-08-2021 at 15:22:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Stupid computer with word correction!!! Address is 42450 Blacow Rd., not Black Rd!!!!! Also Unit A at that address.

    Del Huebner    Posted 11-08-2021 at 18:15:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This looks like my best option for now. I do have a couple lesser opportunities but nothing definite. Will keep you posted, I do appreciate your help.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-08-2021 at 18:46:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • He does have a web site, just type in B&M Radiator Service and it will show up. He only has a phone number for contacting.

    Del Huebner    Posted 11-08-2021 at 18:56:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Good info, Thanks Steve

    Dean    Posted 11-05-2021 at 18:09:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I use a trusted shop near Cincinnati, OH.

    Never any problems and fair pricing.

    Dean

    Del Huebner    Posted 11-05-2021 at 18:33:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Would they receive and ship a radiator? I live in Clinton IA.

    Dean    Posted 11-06-2021 at 08:05:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I do not know.

    Frank: 513-738-2601.

    Dent Radiator Service.

    Dean

    Del Huebner    Posted 11-06-2021 at 12:00:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • OK - Thanks.

    Dean    Posted 11-06-2021 at 21:01:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • He re-cored the OEM radiator for my 52 with a proper flat-finned copper core this past January for $280.

    I expect that prices have gone up in the Brandon economy.

    Dean

    Paul O    Posted 11-07-2021 at 12:26:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I also know a number of people that have had repairs done by Frank at Dent Radiator and highly recommend him.

    He also does a great job cleaning, acid treating and sealing gas tanks. He did my 18 gallon Cletrac tank last February for $127.00.

    I hope he can keep going for awhile, he's coming up on 81 years old.

    Dean    Posted 11-07-2021 at 14:37:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I've been taking radiators to Frank for over 30 years.

    He has probably repaired or recored a dozen Ford tractor radiators for me in that time.

    Never any issues.

    Dean

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