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Trying to find a radiator shroud for a 1973 240z. I believe I may have been burned on Ebay when I purchased one that said it was for 240z. When I tried to attach it, it would only fit if I forced it against the lower radiator hose enough to partially collapse the hose. The top of the shroud also is too tight against the curved metal flange(guard?) at the top of the radiator. Purchased the car without a shroud, so I don't really know what the proper shroud would look like. There is always the possibility the PO changed the radiator(I wouldn't be able to tell if he did anyway). The shroud from Ebay is two piece, with the bottom piece being significantly smaller than the top piece. The top piece has the four mounting holes. I noticed the shroud came with mounting bolts and nuts attached, but I see that my radiator already has nuts welded on. This is about as good a description of the problem I can give. Any suggestions?

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All the shrouds are two piece if I remember right, but by the sounds of it, you may have a shroud for a 280. The 280 radiator is a bit larger than the 240 radiator and the shroud is about an inch or so too big, both in height and width.:ermm:

If you line up the mounting holes on one side, and the opposite side is past the holes, then I'd say it's a 280 shroud for sure. The 280 shrouds are a dime a dozen, the 240 shrouds are hard to find....:disappoin

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The holes are exactly the same measurement on the shroud and the radiator. The problem is interference with the lower radiator hose and the curved metal guard at top of radiator. Just will not fit unless I distort the bottom radiator hose and if I cut maybe 1/4 inch off top of shroud where it meets the curved guard.

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