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Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:55:54 PM »
I have the original big block fan shroud that is dark brown, looks like horse hair and it got broken in half.  Has anyone ever glued one back together? 

If so, what glue was used and did it hold with all the vibration?

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 10:26:17 AM »
They can be restored, but it takes more work than just glue.  Make sure yours is the factory version (Ford # suffix) or it may not be worth the cost.

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 02:11:28 PM »
Yes I have done it. It is a slow and labor involved process. Took me over a month to "properly" make a complete split look undetectable. I used an "industrial" superglue that when mixed with crushed original material allowed the horse hair to be seen. It took several applications and lots of "forming" the area.
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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 04:38:16 PM »
Yes its an original with C7ZE-8146-A on the left top flange .  Do you remember what industrial glue you used?

Also, have you had any problems with re-cracking because of the vibration?

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 09:26:30 PM »
Yes its an original with C7ZE-8146-A on the left top flange .  Do you remember what industrial glue you used?

Also, have you had any problems with re-cracking because of the vibration?

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 11:31:35 AM »
Yes its an original with C7ZE-8146-A on the left top flange .  Do you remember what industrial glue you used?

Also, have you had any problems with re-cracking because of the vibration?

Thanks

        I do not remember. I bought it from a "Hawker" touting it's wonders at the Pomona Swap Meet and I ponied up for a bottle. It has to be refrigerated but is FAR superior to any "store bought" super glue.Three years later it is still excellent. It is liguid , not a gel which requires "filler material" harvested from another "horse hair" shroud , Ford truck in this case. ALLOT of filling and filing along with multiple applications , but it IS undetectable to the naked eye. Yes the horse hair shows through and can be "placed" to match the surrounding area before applying the glue.
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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 12:30:31 PM »
Human hair as in what gets swept up on a barbershop floor can be used to help disguise a repair on a genuine shroud.
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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 01:20:27 PM »
Human hair as in what gets swept up on a barbershop floor can be used to help disguise a repair on a genuine shroud.

       Especially from "gray hairs" like ME!   LMAO.  Human hair is actually thinner than the fibers in the shrouds. Gray moustache hairs are closer and they don't change color.
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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2021, 06:07:59 PM »
Hopefully no man scaping was involved the repair of these shrouds. :-[

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2021, 09:34:25 PM »
Human hair as in what gets swept up on a barbershop floor can be used to help disguise a repair on a genuine shroud.
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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2021, 10:58:59 PM »
Since I am in need of the same thing, when I head on down to the barber shop (pun intended) What hair scraps am I looking for texture wise... Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? ;D

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2021, 12:17:15 AM »
Since I am in need of the same thing, when I head on down to the barber shop (pun intended) What hair scraps am I looking for texture wise... Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? ;D
Just sift through all of them and pick out the straight ones . :o ;D
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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2021, 11:25:43 AM »
Ok, no curlys and semi coarse texture. Will report back with findings. ;D

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Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2021, 11:20:35 PM »
Going with the curly ones............

Thanks for all the help...