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Radiator recore recommendation

I have a W111 Convertible (220SE) which needs the Behr radiator recored. Any good recommendations out there?

The local shops I checked are not doing that kind of work anymore.

I am in Florida
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Unfortunately it is getting harder to find a radiator shop these days. All the new plastic radiator don't get rebuilt.

I would start calling neighboring cities until you find one.

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I just googled "radiator recore florida". Looks like there are several shops scattered over the state that will recore. If not there is one here in Richmond Va that will. I used them about a year ago.
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If I had to replace a radiator,I'd go with a custom alulinum one,with 4 rows.

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If I had to replace a radiator,I'd go with a custom alulinum one,with 4 rows.
HELL YEAH!! With an emphasis on the "hell yeah."

Look at any hot rod magazine, such as Hot Rod Magazine, and at the back, you'll see a ton of folks who do such a thing for a living. Total cores = wallet weight loss ability, but you can have these things built, rebuilt, customized, etc for pretty reasonable amounts.

And if (purists beware) you're ok with a non-Mercedes radiator, there are tons of radiators from tons of V-8 engines born in the US, Germany, England, the Far east, etc that cool as effectively as a 60s or 70s era radiator.

For my own $$, I'd go with total custom, all aluminum, maximum cores. And I'd change the thermostat too, whether or not the thing had it coming.
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I've recently gotten two separate bids to have the radiator recored in my '71 250. Both places quoted my about $550.
Does anyone know how that compares to having an aluminum one custom
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