Tore the front end apart again to finish the fan. Took the opportunity to clean the new tranny cooler bracket and give it a quick shot of self etching primer.
Once the core support was on the body panel stand, the radiator was removed and stored. A couple of 1-1/4'' wide strips were cut and then bent to shape. Two rosettes each and a couple of mounting holes and the fan mount is done.
The bracket was located on the center brace for the grill, the holes were drilled, and 1/4'' bolts were installed. The pop rivets are there to make sure there would be room for them behind the flange of the brace. The cooler was then put in place with some clecos.
The cooler lines were cut to final length. Tube to AN adapters were installed. Hose was cut and ends installed.
Did not get the top bracket tabs made and welded in for the upper front fan mount. Once that is done and some minor adjustments are made to the holes for the tranny cooler lines. The front will be basically done.
The fan was bolted to the ''chin''. It leaned forward pretty heavily. A little hammer and dolly work put it straight. A piece of angle was cut and drilled to mount the top. Next step will be to cut a couple of tabs to mount the angle to the core support.
Working on an idea for mounting the tranny cooler. Hope to have these last little things done by the end of the weekend coming up.
The front sheet metal was reassembled. The front fan was spaced off the condenser by using two cut-offs from the fan rubber washers on each side. The locations of the holes were scribed in and drilled.
The transmission cooler lines were installed. The supply line was cut off and the short line that goes from the auxiliary cooler to the cooler in the lower radiator tank had a flare put in, the flare nut put on, and a 180 deg. bend put in it so it will run along side the supply line.
Storms came in again, so the day was cut short. Based on the weather forecast, it may be Friday or Saturday until I can work on it again.