My problem has been with the metal transmission cooler lines rather than
the rubber radiator hoses. B.B., I appreciate you jumping in, that was a
good idea too!! However, as my ol' sitcom hero Maxwell Smart used to say
"Ah, the old hacksaw blade in the vise grips trick - works every time!!"
Thanks Frank, using your idea & some of my limited ingenuity I was able to
cut the lines at the radiator, & after applying some lubricant got the old
nuts off the male ends. Project isn't yet finished (have to put on new
bumper as someone was nice enough to hit & run the vehicle while parked @
my house), but old radiator is out, new one's in & everything's
connected!! Thanks again to both of you for your input.