I managed to score a set of horn baffles off ebay. So, if I screw the first set up, I will have a second chance.
Tonight, the horn bracket on the left baffle was removed. It was then clamped in place to see what was going to have to happen for it to fit. Unlike the inner fender, it needs more than a slice and brake. The bottom flange will have to be broke until it is parallel to the centerline of the car and then it will have to be moved toward the outside of the car by about 5/8". This is going to be a bit trickier. Time to sleep on it.
The fenders and hood were hung on the car to see how things are going to fit together. On the whole, I probably didn't do a lot of work tonight, but what did get done sure feels good.
I haven't ordered the fan. Going to wait and see if anything turns up at the swap meet this weekend.
Regardless, the radiator stays. I just have to figure out how to make it all work.
So attention was turned to the inner fender panels. There is a bulge which had to have a relief cut so it would fold back on itself. This was made 1-5/8" back from the front edge of the panel. A cut from the front of the panel back to the relief cut was then made at the top of the bulge. Finally, the bottom portion of the flange was broke at 1-5/8" back from the front edge. The panel was then bolted to the cowl and the radiator support. A pie shaped piece will have to be cut and welded in the cut at the kick-out.
The same procedure was repeated on the other side. Bolting the second one on was a real rush. After Saturday, it feels a lot better seeing progress.
I pulled the front sheet metal off the 41 and dropped the engine and tranny in. After bolting the radiator to the core support, I tried it to see if it would fit. Unfortunately, it lacks about two inches of clearing. I don't want to modify the driver's side of the firewall. Unfortunately, that is what it would take to use the radiator / fan combo shown here.
Put the radiator in without the fan. After some measuring, it looks like a 118 Flex-a-lit will do the trick. I better get one on order.