I decided to wrap up one loose end before moving on. The chin was cut and a flange was hammered down to allow room for the AC tubes. After the clearance was checked, the cracks were welded. After clean up, the radiator core was put back on the car. A final check showed the tubes exiting in an excellent spot.
Reassemble. The good news is this should be the last time for a while. I will need to get the 4-40 machine screws and nylocks for final assembly.
A final check of clearances shows that everything is good. It is hard to see in the photo, but the joggles in the tabs assure the the screws clear the radiator to prevent chaffing.
A quick check of the chin assembly showed that even with the factory relief on the passenger side of the car, a notch will have to be cut and flanged to clear the tubes. That will wait. It is time to get back on the steering column.
After the core support was modified and the tubes were tweaked, the final location was determined.
The Vintage Air condenser comes with some metal straps. I felt they looked too much like plumber's iron. I cut some tabs out of sheet metal. Using the 1/4" joggle rollers on my bead roller, I made the step in all the supports. There are four, two long and two short. I am showing 1 of each in the photo.
The heat and humidity got to me. I called it a day.