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I was recently in a front end accident in my 1991 Mustang LX Coupe 5.0. My radiator and shroud was pushed back to within a 1/4 inch from the fan, which i believe is what is causing the car to overheat due to lack of air flow/circulartion. The problem is that i need to know what the name/proper name is to the part of the body that the radiator and shroud are mounted to....? It is part of the body/chassis and is pushed back aprox. 2-3 inches. Is this fixable? There isnt any cracks or serious folds in the metal.... What is this part or portion of the body/chassis called? thank you for any help.

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It is called the Radiator Support Assembly. If it is only pushed back about 3" it is fixable. Just pull it back into position and replace any broken parts.

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  • craig bigham Feb 22, 2011

    Mustang guys usally also call it a core support or radiator core support.Every front end collision in a fox body over about 5mph it gets damaged.You can't see where its folded over ,but it is if its that far back.Yes you can pull it back,usually remove the front clip(headlights,bulbs,front bumper cover,bumper and you can see where its actually damaged.Also check the front aprons,usually are also damaged(the metal inside the engine bay ,next to your air filter/headlights.LMS/Late model restoration TX,offers oe and after market crash parts for fox body cars.
    ALSO CHECK YOUR COOLANT LEVEL A COUPLE TIMES,THE RADIATOR SOMETIMES CRACKS ON THE MUSTANG AFTER PUSHING IN THE CORE SUPPORT.GOOD LUCK.

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