For those of you who have been having trouble with your stock cooling fan, The SPAL electric fan is a incredible choice for replacement. The only down side has been that you had to cut your factory shroud up to do it.
Well, Universal Parts
has come up with a solution. A replacement shroud!
They sell them as set with the fan already installed or, like me, seperately for those who already have the SPAL fan.
Here is a pic of the new shroud. It's all aluminum and puts the fan much closer to the radiator for those of you with a Hemi conversion.
They did a lot of thinking when designing this. it holds the coolant overflow jug just like the stock, and has rubber flaps that push open at highway speeds(when the fan is not on) and pull shut when the fan is working.
Instead of using the 4 mounts that you use with the stock shroud, it uses spacers so that all 8 mounting points on the fan are used.
Here is a pic of the fan mounted on the shroud.
everything sits flush and you don't have the gap like you do when mounting to the stock shroud like you see in the pic below.
Here are some pics of it all mounted up from their site.
I've gotta say, I'm really impressed with this setup.
They are also in the process of becoming a vendor on here.
Ryan at Universal Parts is the one I dealt with. He's a really cool guy.
Here is a link to the fan and shroud combo. You can also get the shroud seperately if you already have a SPAL.
Hope you guys like it!