1983-1989 Mustang Radiator Support
This is the front core support for your 1983-1989 Mustang LX or GT. It OEM style features a stamped steel construction and has a black E-coat finish. This is the perfect replacement for a rusted or damaged core support on your Mustang! 5.0 Resto quality ensures a perfect restoration every time!
This support does not include the lower reinforcement panels on the back side of the core support. These are currently not available. You MUST re-use Your existing reinforcement panels.
Had to replace the radiator support on my car due to a fender bender. This support fit up just right. Did not have make too many adjustments to fit good. This is a challenging repair due to the welding involved but I did this myself. Had to buy a spot welder and saved on labor from repair shop.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Find a good used part
Eric M. on
I will try to be as fair about this review as possible.
LMR says "This support does not include the lower reinforcement panels on the back side of the core support. These are currently not available. You MUST re-use Your existing reinforcement panels."
That's not technically correct. The core support is made from a 'front' piece and a rear piece. LMR sells the front piece. The rear piece is much more than a "lower reinforcement panel" The rear piece is the "C" channel that makes the core support effectively tube construction and is spot welded to the front section. The reason I needed a core support is because the core support in my car is mangled beyond "re-using your existing reinforcement panels" In my case, there is nothing to reuse, there is no way to straighten the rear section of the support and mate it to the new LMR front piece. I thought I could save time by not drilling out spot welds from a donor car but that's why I will do because I need a complete support, not just the front piece.
LMR needs to include a photo of this core support from the back side so you can understand what is being supplied. Could you make your own C channel for the back side? Sure you can but how much time do you want to spend on the fabrication when a used part is $150 and your time will be spent drilling out the spot welds on the used part? Plus any fabrication that you do won't appear like the factory part. I was expecting a more complete part and I should have asked for the photo of the backside. That is my lesson in this situation, if in doubt ask for a photo.
However, the front piece that LMR is selling looks to be made well and it has excellent E-coat coverage.
We are sorry that you are not satisfied with your parts! Please give our Customer Care Team a call at 254-296-6500, have your order number ready, and we will be happy to look deeper into this for you!
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Don't buy to fix a bent support
Drew S. on
The product description is not clear at all when it come to what the 'lower reinforcement' is.
Frankly, there is no reason to even sell this product unless you start sourcing the lower support. 99.9% of people who are buying this part are buying because the lower loop area was bent, so this product will not work at all. Seriously folks, you are going to get this part and think "goodness this is a light part". That is because it is only the front sheet metal and is not the complete structural piece at all.
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