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AUGUST 2017 THE SHOP 29 heavy-duty truck from the early 1900s is another. Mitch Garrett of Radiator Supply House ( in Sweet Home, Oregon can do all three. "They bill me as the old man," he said during the American Truck Historical Soci- ety's ( 2017 convention in Des Moines, Iowa. "I've been doing radia- tors since 1976." He owned a heavy equipment industrial radiator shop in Medford, Oregon and raised his boys in the business. "I realized we could do more; I've always got ideas, so we started RSH as a nation- wide warehouse." Over time, business took off. "We always used to custom-manufacture radiators," Garrett explains. "And now that radiator fabrication for old cars and trucks has turned into a large, growing business. My older son Will began Ice Box Performance and that's the performance side of our radiator business. Some people want the older radiators restored and some people don't have an older one, but they have a vehicle, so we manufacture one for them. Some people are putting turbo die- sels in their old rigs and want to know how to get a radiator for it. We build them one that works and bolts into the factory location." A man that Garrett was working with had a 1929 Packard and sent him a lot of photos. "He wants his radiator restored back to original and that we can also do. So, it depends on the individual. They have their rigs and some are stock and some are per- formanced out. We match what they have and build them radiators. Restoring radia- Mitch Garrett operates Radiator Supply House in Sweet Home, Oregon. CATALYTIC CONVERTERS DIRECT-FIT PROFESSIONAL SERIES DIRECT-FIT STANDARD SERIES HIGH-FLOW CATALYTIC CONVERTERS UNIVERSAL CATALYTIC CONVERTERS 707-544-4761 // WWW.FLOWMASTERMUFFLERS.COM Flowmaster now offers a full line of universal and direct-fit catalytic converters for both Federal and California applications. All direct-fit systems offer precise fitment, factory hangers, flanges, gaskets (when applicable), and full Stainless Steel construction for long lasting performance, quality and durability. Our Federal line of catalytic converters use proprietary precious metal formulas, the latest in wash coat application technology, and are engineered to meet or exceed all USEPA emissions standards. California Catalytic Converters are available in both Direct-fit systems and Universal configurations and meet all CARB standards. Not all products are legal for sale or use in California or States that follow California emission standards.

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