Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Why would anyone remove a lower radiator support?

Half inch square stock and upside down upper radiator support are welded in to replace MIA lower radiator support... finally.

Finish welding and grinding the roof. Leftover from last year. Yeah, I'm buying time before another attack at the rear floor buckets. But, I did win two bids on E-Bay for standard shift pedal cluster and assorted standard shift tranny brackets last Tuesday. Yippeee!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

12/18/07: Javelin hood time again

Latch installation time - it might be a good idea to see if things line up. Out to the back shed to drag out the Javelin hood, freed up the seized hinges (sure one of the springs popped off and nearly missed hitting my head) and with Rick F's help, got it installed. Pretty close, don't forget to keep 3 1/4" between the radiator core and bottom of the lower arm of the latch bracket. And, believe it or not, my fabrication was right on the money! Lucky...
P.S. It is snowing like hell outside. This could be a distraction.

Hood up!

Hood down, time to plow again and rake the roof(s), YUK!!!

12/2/07: Fitting lower radiator support

These are the extra reinforcements previously mentioned. These pieces of square stock fit perfectly behind the used upper support about to be flipped over and installed in the lower support position.

Fresh off the '71 Javelin, cut and ready.

Hey look, it fits! Ouch, vicious dog attack.