Replacing radiator on freightliner cabover

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  1. Isxrookie

    Isxrookie Light Load Member

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    Does anyone know how to replace a radiator on a 85 freight shaker? Pics and videos appreciated if you have them.
     
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  3. woolybully35us

    woolybully35us Light Load Member

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    when my dad and i did one on his truck in the 80'. on his freight shaker we took the grill off put two 2x6 boards on the bumper unbolted it an slid it down the 2x6s.
     
  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Need an old School Mechanic, @BoxCarKidd comes to mind.
     
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  5. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    It’s a cabover. Probably won’t take the hood off…..
     
  6. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    It’s a cabover…….
     
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  7. mslashbar

    mslashbar Medium Load Member

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    Probably won't have a firewall either.
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Oh man!! Missed that!! Never mind! I wouldn’t know where to start.
     
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  9. BoxCarKidd

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    We were mostly working on B models. Took the grill out and surely the bumper. Big Man would take the bottom and I had the top. He would set them in and out. I helped all I could but mostly moved the top around keeping the core from hitting anything. Not many big Men like that around.
    Cab on that Shaker will tilt 90 degrees. Be careful going over and use the hydraulics to control it. A chain and come a long from the back of the cab to a cross member is a good safety. Heard of one getting away once. They said when the cab cylinders hit the end the hinges broke off and the cab landed on the floor. Then we would use a trailer floor I beam clamped to cherry picker or forklift fork if that was all we had.
     
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  10. Isxrookie

    Isxrookie Light Load Member

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    I was thinking this is how it’s done
     
  11. 2Tap

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    I'm curious. Are there any resources for Trucks like there are for passenger vehicles? I'm not talking the Auto Zone crappy books but rather something similar to Chilton's repair, labor time subscription service for most passenger vehicles.

    Man, i changed a serpentine belt once on a ###### 3.5 GM v6 and would have spent a whole weekend instead of most of a Saturday without that subscription service suggested to me by a retired GM dealer mechanic who couldn't access Manufacturer/Dealer schematics and labor estimates any longer.
     
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