I purchased a fiberglass radiator cover many years ago and have never liked the way it looked, also there is a lot of cutting & fiber-glassing to get it to fit correctly (I hate fiberglass) so out it goes.
Found a good looking radiator on the web & decided to copy it. Started cutting the plate steel to fabricate it from.
Photo-1 Front plate cut to size.
Photo-2 Top plate cut to size.
Photo-3 Top & front tack welded the two together.
Photo-4 All tacked together & fitted to the radiator.
Photo-5 Left hand view from front.
Photo-6 Back view a lot of work still to do to the back as I need to add the slim line fan, I do not want to mount it to the radiator by putting holes in it.
Purchased a transmission cooler & fan, installed this under the seat with the fan on top blowing down, will add a scope to force air over the top and down past the fins later. Installed the drive shaft.
Onto the gauges & dash board ordered the polished surround to find it to wide for the dash supplied with the bucket. How unusual that more work is needed other than drilling a hole & installing it.
Started by cutting the dash in half extending it by 1 ½”. Added a backing plate for extra strength then fiberglass filled it. Drilled all the holes for the gauges. Decided on white gauges with green back lights just to keep with the green theme.
November 29 2011
What a day, the bucket is mobile took 4 months in total to get four wheels one a month no wonder they cost so much, well putting that in the past I can now move it around which will make it heaps easier to work on. Everything came today the gas pedal, shifter, radiator overflow, two more lanterns, shifter boot & back wheels I am so glad I went for the wider Mickey Thompson tires these are 14" wide. I have sent the diff cover out to be polished hoping to get this back in a few weeks. It's getting close to completion and I now have a bit more enthusiasm to work on it more. Started installing the back lights & did a bit of the wiring over the weekend. Wiring is a part I will enjoy doing beats sanding & fiberglassing.