Step 1 : Understanding what you need dimensionally
1) We can start with a hand drawing (or CAD drawing if you have one). Please feel free to use our Custom Quote Form to submit a drawing and the specifications of your build.
2) We can start with one of our current radiator designs and make modifications to that. Example: “I would like a radiator like the one you build for the 32 Ford, but I need it 2” shorter and I need the hose connections configured for an LS1 engine swap”
3) You can build a model of what you need to be built and then send the model to us. We have had customers send in everything from a simple cardboard cut out, to a 3d cardboard and duct-taped model with all desired brackets and fittings in the proper locations, to actual sheet metal models.
4) Send your original radiator to us. (We can return it if needed)
Step 2: Once we know roughly what size the radiator can be (height x width) will be we will most like ask you some or all of the following questions:
1) How much horsepower are we trying to cool?
2) What will you be doing for airflow? Electric fans? Mechanical fan? Shroud/ no shroud? If electric, whose fan? Ours?
3) Will you be running air conditioning in this car? (We do have condensers if you need us to mount one to the radiator for you.)
4) Will you be running a serpentine belt system?
5) How thick can the radiator be? If you are needed a complete package, how thick can the whole package be? Basically, how much room do you have between the core support and your first point of interference at the motor?
Step 3: What’s the cost?
With the information you have provided us in Steps 1 and 2 we now have a great picture of what you are looking for! And we can provide you with a quotation. Most radiators fall in the $650-900 range, however it can be more or less. Before we can move forward with a customer we like to provide the customer with some sort of ball park cost. The more (accurate) information you can provide us with in the beginning the closer our “ball park” price will be to the actual price.
If you are looking at one of the options in Step 1 that require you to send in a radiator or model, you will actually want to take photos of it first and e-mail those to us so we can give you a ball park price prior to actually sending it in.
Step 4: Designing your cooling solution.
Once you have decided to move forward on your concept, we will require a 50% non refundable deposit. At that point our designers take the information you have provided us and create your cooling solution in our 3D parametric modeling system. Once the the design is complete we will send mail you a 2 dimensional drawing and a 3D model of it.
Step 5: Design review and approval.
The 2D drawing will show you all of the dimensions for your verification, and the 3D model will allow you to spin the model around on your computer screen so you can see the radiator from any angle and help you visualize the final product. At this point you will verify that everything was interpreted correctly, and that dimensional everything is correct. If needed we’ll make the neccesary adjustments.
Step 6: Production starts!
After your approval our designer will send the drawings of all of the components into our CNC department to get cut…..then it’s off to fabrication and welding. All radiator will be tested at 20PSI to ensure it is leak free.
Step 7: Final payment and shipment
Once the balance of you invoice is received your product will ship.