Category Archives: Fuel Tank

Cortina Mk 1 1965 Saloon Fuel Tank Copy

We’ve just copied this Cortina Mk 1 Fuel tank and it looks stunning! It took hours to make and is an exact copy of the (very rotten) original tank. Once it’s been painted it will be indestinguishable from the original except for the weld marks which are unavoidable as the originals were pressed out.

They are pricey units but take a lot of work to make.

Call for price, we can also clean out and repair Fuel Tanks.

We’re in the Croydon Advertiser 04/05/12!!

Nothing like a mention in your local paper to make you feel special!!

Here’s a copy of the article and a link to it :

Croydon Advertiser Article 04/05/12

Croydon Advertiser Article 04/05/12

Aaron Radiators celebrates 50 years in Croydon

Firm drives into a confident future

Aaron Radiators marks fifty years as a family company

WHEN William Stringer founded his car radiator firm in 1952 (edit – make that 1962) he dubbed it Aaron Radiators to ensure it a top spot in the phonebook, helping draw in the customers.

Now with the company, based in Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, celebrating its 50th anniversary as a family firm, the Stringers are ensuring the company maintains its ranking in the industry.

SUCCESS: Gerald Stringer (centre) and staff and two classic Rolls Royce radiators they are working on

William Stringer himself died four years ago but the company’s eight staff still includes his wife, Jane, who is managing director and her son and daughter, Gerald and Laura.

While the family ethos of the company has not changed, it has had to adapt to changing times which have seen the small radiator manufacturing companies challenged by an influx of large motor parts concerns.

Gerald Stringer, the company’s sales director, said: “There is so much competition these days.”

Aaron’s has also had to face the fact that the quality of radiators has had to improve.

When the business started, the life-span of a radiator was around two to three years. Now they can last ten to 15 years, although the effects of that economic challenge are offset by the fact there are a lot more cars on the road.

The edge in the industry has not stopped Aaron’s from still being involved in the manufacture of radiators, for both cars and heavy plant machinery.

But for Mr Stringer one of the most radical decisions the company has made to cement its future is to move into what he describes as “the bespoke side of the industry.”

More effort is now being put into reconditioning radiators for classic cars. Combining this with making an increasing impression on manufacturing radiators for kit cars, Mr Stringer is driving towards a confident future.

50th Anniversary Photo 1962-2012

Aaron Radiator Co is 50 years old in May, so here is a group photo of the whole team. Bring on the next 50 years! Our founder, Bill Stringer, would have been proud of us and we all miss him.

manufacturing car radiators since 1962.

manufacturing car radiators since 1962.

Aaron Radiators 50th Anniversary (with names)

Aaron Radiators 50th Anniversary (with names)

Also appearing in the photo are a pair of 1920’s Rolls Royce 20/25 radiators, one before a recore, the other after.

Custom aluminium, classic and industrial pages added to website.

We’ve added loads of new pages and information to our website, concentrating in 3 main areas :

  • Custom Aluminium
  • Classic
  • Industrial

Please take time read of some of the pages – I’m sure some people will find them very interesting, particularly as they describe some of the work we do ‘in-house’ that perhaps not many people know about!

One page I’m particularly proud of is the detailed guide to different core upgrades available for classic cars. This is based on an article that was published in Jaguar World magazine 6 or 7 years ago, I wrote the article aimed towards Jaguars of the 60’s and 70’s but the information is relevant to all makes of car of that era.

The new pages are :

Aluminium Aston Martin DB5 Radiator
Custom Aluminium
Aluminium Radiators
Aluminium Intercoolers
Motorcycle Radiators
Motorcycle Oil Coolers

Aluminium and copper / brass radiator and cooler module
Industrial & Plant
Plant Radiators
Industrial Oil Coolers
Industrial Intercoolers and Charge Air Coolers
Truck Fuel Tanks
Header Tanks
Heater Cores
Heat Exchangers

Vintage Bentley radiator with upgraded core
Classic and Vintage
Vintage Car Radiators
Classic Radiator Upgrades
Classic Heaters
Vintage Fuel tanks

Custom coloured filler cap range
Filler Caps
Custom Coloured Filler Caps

Aaron Radiators in article in this July 2010 Classic & Sportscar!

We’re in a mag! (click here to read the article)

A whole page titled “Staying cool for 50 years” has been dedicated to yours truly and our pursuit of the perfect radiator. With large glossy photographs of myself (Gerald Stringer) operating heavy machinery, Gavin Cooper wearing a mask and Mike Dwyer making sparks with an angle grinder, I feel the article quite sums us up!

Thanks to James & Paul for your time and effort coming to see us.

Check out the website for this excellent magazine

Aaron radiators article in July 2010 edition of Classic & Sports Car magazine.