I found a decent fan shroud on Ebay and also won the auction for a reasonable amount however the postage and customs fee added 50% to the amount. But when received and unpacked it really looked in very good condition. As the fan shrouds for late 50s Cadillac was used on AC cars where the radiator is located in front of the crossbeam and on non AC cars as mine it is located behind I had to shorten the shroud.
The project took a couple of evenings in the garage measuring trying out adjusting fitting adjusting and then finally spray painted with the engine bay satin black… for full story see gallery below.
Arrived and unpacked. mark for shorttening
Started to cut.
Radiator location on AC Cadillac
Testfit on my car where radiator is behind crossmember
Shroud shortened approx 1/2"
Gap between shroud and radiator needs to be sealed
Cut out on the lower half to admit lower radiator hose and clamp
Spacers had to be manufactured from 1/2" pipe
Cut out for lower radiator hose
Complete assembly on garage bench
Had to add aluminium angle bars to seal off gap between radiator and shorud on both sides. See picture 18 for test fit of angle bars
Drilling holes in angle bars and test fit
Final test fit incl spacers, angle bars and brackets, before priming
Priming of shroud
Final spray paint of all parts to match engine bay color
Note that there needs to be a space between fan propeller blades and shorud of 1/2" to allow engine movement without blades hitting shroud.