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07-26-2008 10:48 PM Attaching the Radiator to the Support
The Northern radiator is wider than the stock unit. The narrower stock unit actually is recessed into the support. The net result of this is that the tanks on the Northern radiator hit the core support. The first attempt at making the radiator fit involves cutting 2 aluminum 3/4" square tubing to length and using it as a spacer on both sides. In the second photo, you can see that the tanks clear. It is possible that the core support will need to be modified to allow the radiator to slide forward in the car. The holes still need to be drilled. Then, the radiator and the March drive kit will be checked for clearances.


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07-26-2008 10:37 PM Attaching the Fans to the Radiator
Finally, something other than welding and grinding sheet metal. The dual fan set I got from Skip White is just a little bit too narrow for the Northern Radiator. So I had some stainless brackets made. I went to my favorite old-timey hardware store and picked up some stainless fasteners. I attached the fans to the brackets using 1/4" stainless carriage bolts and nuts. I used anti-seize to make sure the stainless didn't gall and leave me with a mess. The radiator flange was then drilled and the fan and brackets were attached using allen type button head stainless bolts and nuts.


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07-24-2008 08:26 PM B-Pillar is Done
The new channel was fit and welded in place. A portion of the bottom of the b-pillar was cut back to allow for a flange to be in place to weld to the floor portion of the rocker box. Then the patch was cut out and welded to finish the b-pillar.
If all goes as planned, I will check the radiator, fans, March drive kit for clearance. In a previous post I said that after the clearance was checked that I would take the body off the frame. Actually, before I do that, I have to install the seat and fit up the brake, steering column, and AC. The thing is, this car is starting to come together and I am psyched!



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07-23-2008 10:03 PM Floor Patch and B-Pillar Work
There was one spot in the right floor in the compound curve that was soft. I cut it out. Using a piece of cardboard, a template was made. The patch was cut from the cowl patch excess. A little weld through primer, a little weld, a lot of grinding, and the floor is solid.
I also cut out the tack strip channel and the old b-pillar. I started making the replacement channel. This should be done by the weekend.


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07-20-2008 07:00 PM Index to Reds Dad's Journal
Thought is was time to set up and Index.

Catagory - Swap Meets
Sub-Catagory - Chickasha

Subject ------------------ Entry # - Date
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 52 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 53 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 54 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 55 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 56 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 57 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 58 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 59 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 60 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 61 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 62 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 63 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 64 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 65 - 10/20/2007
Spring 08 Chickasha Report - 134 - 5/11/2008

Catagory - Swap Meets
Sub-Catagory - Creek County

Subject ---------------------------- Entry # - Date
Short Creek County Swap Meet Report - 121 - 4/19/2008

Catagory - Suspension

Subject ----------------------------- Entry # - Date
Camaro Sub-Frame Article Links - ......... 37 8/14/2007
Measuring Rear Suspension Travel ........112 3/29/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Bear Claws

Subject ------------------------ Entry # - Date
Right Bear Claw Install Door -........... 8 - 9/15/2006
Right Bear Claw Install Door - .......... 7 - 9/15/2006
Right Bear Claw Install Striker -........ 6 - 9/15/2006
Right Bear Claw Final Install -...........17 - 5/6/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Striker -.. 80 - 10/29/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Door -..... 81 - 10/30/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Door - .... 82 - 11/3/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Striker -... 83 - 11/17/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Striker -... 84 - 11/24/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - B-Pillar

Subject ----------------------- Entry # - Date</U>
Cutting Out Bottom of Left B Pillar - 113 - 4/1/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Cowl

Subject ------------------------ Entry # - Date
Cowl Braces -.......................... 130 - 5/5/2008
Making the Cowl Braces - ......... 131 - 5/7/2008
Work on Cowl Braces -.............. 133 - 5/9/2008
Cowl Work More Than Expected - 132 - 5/9/2008
Cowl Braces Complete -............. 135 - 5/15/2008
Left Cowl Repair - .................... 146 - 7/13/2008
Left Cowl Repair -..................... 147 - 7/15/2008
Right Cowl Repair -.................... 148 - 7/17/2008
Right Cowl Repair -.................... 149 -7/20/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Door

Subject -------------------------------- Entry # - Date
One Piece Side Glass Part 1 -................. 10 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 2 -................. 11 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 3 -................. 12 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 4 -................. 13 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 5 -................. 14 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 6 -................. 15 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 7 -................. 16 - 5/6/2007
Plugging Left Door Handle and Lock Holes - 82 11/3/2007


Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Floor

Subject ------------------------------ Entry # - Date
Clean Up of Front Left Floor Brace -..... 102 - 3/12/2008
Cleaning Up the Left Floor Brace Ends - 104 - 3/20/2008
Finishing up the Left Drain Box -.......... 124 - 4/21/2008
Fitting Left Floor Extension -............... 113 - 4/1/2008
Fitting the Tranny Hump -.................... 99 - 2/29/2008
Left Drain Box Welds -....................... 121 - 4/19/2008
Left Front Floor Finish Up -................. 130 - 5/5/2008
Left Front Floor Fitting -.................... 127 - 4/23/2008
Left Front Floor Fitting -.................... 126 - 4/23/2008
Left Front Floor Fitting and Welding -... 128 - 4/28/2008
Left Front Floor Removal -................. 125 - 4/21/2008
Left Front Floor Welding -.................. 129 - 5/4/2008
Making Left Rear Floor Extension -....... 112 - 3/29/2008
Making the Left Drain Box -................ 111 - 3/28/2008
Prep to Weld in Left Drain Box ............120 - 4/16/2008
Right Drain Box -............................... 20 - 5/6/2007
Right Drain Box Installed -.................. 29 - 7/7/2007
Right Front Floor -............................. 18 - 5/6/2007
Right Rear Floor Channel End Repair -... 22 - 5/28/2007
Right Rear Floor Extension -................ 19 - 5/6/2007
Right Rear Floor Extension -................ 18 - 5/6/2007
Right Rear Floor Extension -................ 21 - 5/27/2007
Right Window Box Drain Installed ......... 24 - 5/28/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Quarter Panel

Subject -------------------------------- Entry # - Date
Cutting Left Rear Quarter Panel to Fit -... 115 5/5/2008
Cutting Out the Left Rear Quarter Panel - 110 3/27/2008
Finishing up the Left Quarter -.............. 122 4/19/2008
Finishing up the Left Quarter -.............. 124 4/21/2008
Installing Left Rear Inner Quarter Panel - 114 4/5/2008
Installing Left Rear Quarter Repair Panel - 119 4/12/2008
Installing Left Rear Quarter Repair Panel - 118 4/12/2008
Left Qtr Panel Repair Behind Window Box - 45 10/9/2007
Left Qtr Panel Repair Behind Window Box - 46 10/14/2007
Right Inner Quarter Panel Bottom Repair -. 23 5/28/2007
Right Quarter Panel Repair Installed -....... 29 7/7/2007
Right Rear Prep for Quarter Panel Install -. 26 6/2/2007
Right Rear Quarter Inner Panel Clean-up -. 25 6/2/2007
What Was Behind the Left Window Box -.. 44 10/6/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Rocker Panel

Subject --------------------------------- Entry # - Date
Finishing Touches Left Rocker Box -........... 123 - 4/19/2008
Finish Touches L Rocker Box Before Install - 108 - 3/22/2008
Finishing up the Left Rocker -................... 122 - 4/19/2008
Finishing up the Left Rocker -................... 124 - 4/21/2008
Ready to Remove Left Rocker Box -........... 98 - 2/9/2008
Initial Left Rocker Box Prep -.................... 105 - 3/21/2008
Install Rear Portion of L In Rocker Panel -... 116 - 4/11/2008
Intitial Fit of the Left Rocker Box -............ 106 - 3/21/2008
Left Rocker Box Install -........................... 109 - 3/22/2008
Left Rocker Box Prep -............................. 107 - 3/22/2008
Left Rocker Box Removal -........................ 103 - 3/15/2008
Left Rocker Box Welding -......................... 110 - 3/27/2008
Making Left Rear Inner Rocker Panel -......... 115 - 4/5/2008
Right Rocker Install -................................ 18 - 5/6/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Roll Pan

Subject ---------------------------- Entry # - Date
Fitting the Roll Pan -........................ 41 - 8/18/2007
Rear Roll Pan Installed -.................... 42 - 9/29/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Roof

Subject -....................... Entry # - Date
Right Drip Rail Removal - 9 - 11/11/2006

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Trunk Floor Pan

Subject -....................................... Entry # - Date
Right Rear Trunk Floor Prep -............. 28 - 6/9/2007
Right Rear Trunk Floor -.................... 30 - 7/7/2007
Fuel Filler Tunnel on Trunk Floor -....... 31 - 7/13/2007
Left Rear Trunk Floor -...................... 32 - 8/8/2007
Tail Pan Roll Pan Prep to Floor -.......... 33 - 8/8/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 36 - 8/11/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 35 - 8/11/2007
Tail Pan Roll Pan Prep to Floor -.......... 34 - 8/11/2007
Finishing the Tail Pan Prior to Install -.. 40 - 8/18/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 39 - 8/18/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 38 - 8/18/2007
Trunk Tail Pan Install -...................... 41 - 8/18/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Wheel House

Subject -------------------------- Entry # - Date
R Rear Wheel House Back Repair Start - 27 - 6/2/2007
Right Rear Wheel House Front Repair -.. 26 - 6/2/2007
Right Rear Wheel House -.................... 30 - 7/7/2007
Right Rear Wheel House Front Installed - 29 - 7/7/2007
Left Rear Wheel House -...................... 32 - 8/8/2007
Plan Cut Front of L Rear Wheel House -..112 - 3/29/2008
Fitting Front of Left Rear Wheel House - 113 - 4/1/2008
Instal L Rear Wheel House Front Panel - 117 - 4/12/2008
Finishing up the Left Wheel House -..... 122 -4/19/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Window Box

Subject ----------------------------------- Entry # - Date
Rusted Out Right Window Box -............... 1 - 9/10/2006
Rusted Out Right Window Box Removed -.. 2 - 9/10/2006
Repaired Right Window Box -................... 3 - 9/10/2006
Prep and Re-install R Window Box -.......... 4 - 9/10/2006
Right Window Box Installed -................... 5 - 9/14/2006
Removing the Left Window Box -............ 43 - 10/6/2007
Notes on the Left Window Box -............. 49 - 10/14/2007
Taking the Left Window Box Apart -........ 48 - 10/14/2007
Taking the Left Window Box Apart -........ 47 - 10/14/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 1 -...... 50 - 10/14/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 2 -...... 51 - 10/15/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 3 -...... 66 - 10/21/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 4 -...... 67 - 10/21/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 5 -...... 68 - 10/21/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 6 -...... 69 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 7 -...... 70 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 8 -...... 71 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 9 -...... 72 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 10 -..... 73 - 10/23/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 11 -..... 74 - 10/23/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 12 -..... 75 - 10/23/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 13 -..... 76 - 10/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 14 -..... 77 - 10/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 15 -..... 78 - 10/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 16 -..... 79 - 10/27/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 17 -..... 85 - 11/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 18 -..... 86 - 11/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 19 -..... 87 - 12/1/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 20 -..... 88 - 12/1/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 21 -..... 89 - 12/8/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 22 -..... 91 - 12/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 23 -..... 92 - 12/30/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 24 -..... 93 - 12/30/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 25 -..... 94 - 1/1/2008
Painting Before Left Window Box Install - . 96 - 1/6/2008
Prep Body for the L Window Box Install -... 95 - 1/6/2008
Final Touches L Rear Window Box Repair - 100 - 3/1/2008
Wrap Up L Rear Window Box Repair -....... 101 - 3/1/2008

Catagory - House
Sub-Catagory - Ice Storm Damage

Subject ------------------------- Entry # - Date
Ice Storm Tree Damage -............. 91 - 12/22/2007
Ice Storm Tree Damage Removal -. 97 - 1/26/2008
Chopping Fire Wood - ................. 98 - 2/9/2008
Tree Damage -.......................... 139 - 6/11/2008
Ice Storm Tree Damage -............. 90 - 12/15/2008

Catagory - House
Sub-Catagory - House Lift

Subject ------------------------------Entry # - Date
House Work Interupts Work on the 41 - 136 - 6/2/2008
Jacking the House Up - ..................... 137 - 6/6/2008
House in the Air -............................. 138 - 6/11/2008
Foundation Installed -........................ 140 - 6/20/2008
House Set Back Down -...................... 141 - 6/20/2008
House Sand & ReMesh -..................... 142 - 6/28/2008
House Floor Install -...........................143 - 7/2/2008
House Windows Back In -.................... 144 - 7/2/2008
Temporary Garage Wiring -.................. 145 - 7/13/2008


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