posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:44 AM
No comment on the lack of older cars in junkyards, it's just the result of greed... I'm in the process of completely customizing one of my 1997
Rivieras. If you want a part for anything other than the main engine components (3800 Series IIs are incredibly common) you have to either find them
on Ebay (smashed tail light was roughly $200 to replace, sliding "R" emblem trunk lock cover was another $40) or have them fabricated (one fender was
smashed in, had to replace BOTH with custom fiberglass). It really is a PITA.
On the other hand, what motor is it? I'm guessing not a 4 bolt 350? Have you measured and checked other model/make sizes? My replacement radiator came
out of a 4.0 Aurora V8 and it fits fine and hasn't given me any problems.
Edit: Sorry, missed the LUV, definitely not a 350 (unless he does to cars what I do)... A friend I used to live with had an Isuzu version of that
truck and it turned out that a Toyota (Nissan? Don't remember now, that was about 15 years ago) radiator out of one of their small pickups went in
with a little work and did just fine. Hope that helps.
edit on 3/15/12 by Magnivea because: (no reason given)