So now that I know where the radiator goes. Time to try and squeeze in the rack.
The good thing about the wide spring crossmember is that I think I can hide the rack and pinion under it.
The rack needs to go 3.5 inches forward of where it is pictured here. It will pretty much be under the radiator.
proposed cut outs
from the side
Now the REALLY fun part. Trying to figure out how to put it all together where I can pull the steering back out at a later date if I have to.
The original idea was to mount the rack on its own crossmember and the bolt the spring crossmember over the rack.
Then I thought about mounting the rack to the underside of the spring crossmember and bolting both down as a unit.
Now I'm trying tofigure out how to fish the rack into the crossmember if the crossmeber was welded in (I really want to weld it so that I can gusset up to the upper framerails next to the radiator).
That's where I am for now. I still have some more thinking to do.