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    Thread: Aluminum Radiator Elbow................I know, I know, I hate polls too....BACK FROM THE DEAD!

    1. 10-04-2005 04:48 PM #71
      Put me down for 2. Thermostat housing would be awsome as well.

    2. 10-05-2005 07:33 AM #72
      Keeping Interest ALIVE!

    3. 10-05-2005 08:42 AM #73
      when you make them I will buy one


      Modified by orangeJEWlius at 5:45 AM 10-5-2005

    4. 10-05-2005 09:09 AM #74

    5. 10-05-2005 11:01 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by 90radorotrex »
      just bought a new rad from the dealership and it has the plastic elbow already attached. would diffenatley like to replace that with a aluminum one. also interested in the t-stat housing and crack pipe.

      just for information the stock vr6 rads just went up in price. i ordered mine last week and paid around 120cnd. now they are 220.

      if you shop around you can get a VR6 rad for cheaper than 120CAD. I bought one a few weeks ago from 1stVWparts.com, $75.98 + $12.95 shipping.. That's right, under $100USD, and it came with the elbow preinstalled as well! However, I would definitely like an aluminum one instead..

      While we're on the aluminum topic in this thread, do any of you think it's feasible to remove the plastic side tanks on the radiator and make them up out of aluminum tubing somehow, and then weld them to the core? I know it would be alot of effort, but I'm on my second radiator that has started leaking at the plastic/metal junction and I'm tired of crappy coolant issues.. just a thought..

      bump

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      04-11-2012 07:43 AM #76
      OK so now that the elbows are NLA and your only option is to order them from VW Classic


      WHERE ARE THE ALUMINUM ELBOWS?!?!?!?!?

      Id buy 4 today!!!

      Either that or i'll have to order 10 from Classic
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      04-11-2012 08:12 AM #77
      1993 VW Corrado SLC VR6

    8. 04-11-2012 10:44 AM #78
      "You can take my Corrado when you pry it from my Cold Dead Hands".
      http://corradodatabase.com/index.php...orrado&id=4617

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      04-12-2012 01:00 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by dannyace View Post
      yeah but i want one without a sharp 90
      that thing looks homemade

      vw classic has the plastic ones in stock, im just going to order a bunch
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      04-12-2012 01:49 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      yeah but i want one without a sharp 90
      that thing looks homemade

      vw classic has the plastic ones in stock, im just going to order a bunch
      I got one from bbm couple months ago

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      04-12-2012 01:55 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by deemee View Post
      I got one from bbm couple months ago
      aluminum or plastic OEM one?
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    12. 04-12-2012 03:07 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      yeah but i want one without a sharp 90
      me too
      id be down with a VR6 thermo housing and coolant flange aswell...
      "You can take my Corrado when you pry it from my Cold Dead Hands".
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      04-12-2012 03:47 PM #83
      Holy back from the dead...

      I will revisit the machined billet aluminum version if you guys want. I had mine made, but I would like another for the '94.

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      04-12-2012 04:23 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Holy back from the dead...

      I will revisit the machined billet aluminum version if you guys want. I had mine made, but I would like another for the '94.

      I'll take 2

    15. 04-12-2012 06:53 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      I will revisit the machined billet aluminum version if you guys want.
      im interested!
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      04-12-2012 07:04 PM #86
      This would be a nice product to see on the market. Hope it doesn't take time away from you getting that car back together though...

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      04-12-2012 11:26 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Holy back from the dead...

      I will revisit the machined billet aluminum version if you guys want. I had mine made, but I would like another for the '94.

      i'll take one
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      04-12-2012 11:33 PM #88
      I was just looking at making one. Mine would have to be fabricated from a cast elbow and require a bit of work. I would be all over one of these... seriously.

      also, there is no way I am paying for 2 pieces of straight pipe cut on 45's and welded. I understand it "works" and I am not trying to offend. but I can't do it. Rather run plastic which is why I have recently been looking at my own solution. save me the trouble, please
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      04-12-2012 11:55 PM #89
      Casting blank and second op machining would definitely be cheaper than machined billet if there was enough interest to cover tooling.
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      04-13-2012 06:33 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Casting blank and second op machining would definitely be cheaper than machined billet if there was enough interest to cover tooling.
      send me quotes

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      04-13-2012 06:36 AM #91
      Casting would be the way to go. I've found a few places here in LA that aren't that expensive for casting. The machine shop I have been using does machining for Garrett. They do some nice work and not too expensive.

    22. 04-13-2012 08:07 AM #92
      I want one.... as a matter of fact I am ready to send money now...!!!

      -yoyo-

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      04-13-2012 08:22 AM #93
      ill take one also when can u have it doen by im ready to pay now also. how much will it come out to?

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      04-13-2012 10:17 AM #94
      We need to get Brian G. to cast a bunch of these up. It's too bad he is in Ireland as that complicates the logistics somewhat, but with a good batch, it can still be cost effective. I know he has become busy, but it is worth investigating. Since he is a VW and G60/Rallye guy he may have already had this on his radar. I am not going to do it, because I am not an advertiser here and don't want to have to deal with trying to justify any involvement.

      For those who don't know who Brian is, grab a pot of coffee and -> http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-casting-parts

      Also, fwiw I will probably be making a couple for myself out of cast Elbows from MCMaster. Not as ideal for production run as a one piece casting and definitely more work involved, but oh well.
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      04-13-2012 12:43 PM #95
      Casting can be done state side. Brian would be a good choice but it might take a while. Get a 3D prototype printed and I can talk to the local foundry and find out pricing and such.



      Then we just need to find someone with some machining centers to machine the castings. Bear in mind that aluminum castings like this have a 50% loss ration from casting to machining. Personally I would do plastic again by having a plastic injection mold made.

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      04-13-2012 03:00 PM #96
      Injection molded would be very pricey for the mold. Cost for casting in metal and machining would be way cheaper.

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      04-13-2012 03:36 PM #97
      That's a $8-12k+ injection mold, even in China.
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      04-13-2012 04:07 PM #98
      Have you contacted a firm like this: Ultracast

      They do prototyping and small batch casting. Maybe you could send them your file, and get a quote. We could look at getting a group buy going.

    29. 05-02-2012 07:03 PM #99
      "You can take my Corrado when you pry it from my Cold Dead Hands".
      http://corradodatabase.com/index.php...orrado&id=4617

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      05-02-2012 08:16 PM #100
      I need to find some time to put draft on the part. It's modeled for machining only.
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      05-02-2012 09:00 PM #101
      If this ever comes to light. I will take one

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