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Radiator Filler Material

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by modadds, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Nov 5, 2019
    modadds

    modadds New Member

    Sweetwater, Texas
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    I don't know what this material is called, it was used on new cj5's between the top of the radiator and the back side of grill. It was purpose to fill gaps and keep air flow through the radiator. It looked like a horse hair / straw material the was stapled or placed there befoer radiator was mounted. Does anyone know what I am talking about or has seen any of this material. The early mb and cj2 and 3's use a filler material , but not like this.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2019
    65CJ5 SRD

    65CJ5 SRD Member

    NM
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    Do you mean the material in between the rad and frame at the top (see pic below)? I'm pretty sure mine is original. It's hard and petrified now and I'm not sure what it was made of now. Haven't ever touched it since I've owned the Jeep. Didn't want it to fall apart! Mine is held in by 2 bolts through the frame, not stapled. The only thing I have that's "stapled" (in a way) is the "welting" material. That's not near the rad on mine (it runs around the top edge where the hood rests) but that stuff is available from a number of parts suppliers.

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  3. Nov 5, 2019
    fyrmn

    fyrmn Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    High Desert AZ
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    I believe Walcks has this welt. I have also seen it on ebay.
     

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