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Unread 12-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #856
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Unread 12-26-2010, 04:23 PM   #857
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Scott are you headed to young harris tomorrow? I live pretty close to there and we have about 8" of snow right now. Good luck and drive safe, be sure to watch out for everyone else out there we aren't used to driving in this stuff much either.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 10:09 PM   #858
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Scott are you headed to young harris tomorrow? I live pretty close to there and we have about 8" of snow right now. Good luck and drive safe, be sure to watch out for everyone else out there we aren't used to driving in this stuff much either.
Shane- Thanks for the heads-up. I'm a little worried about driving in the snow with my entire family in the car. The only experience I've had with it was back in the 80s while in college... we had about 4" while in Rome, and we had a ball driving around, but I almost clipped an oak when my K5 slid off the road! There was no way to stop it. I don't want that to happen while on vacation with the kids.

HOWEVER! Kid #4 has just acquired a fever! Four kids with fevers at the same time. We WERE heading to YH tomorrow... but I think plans have changed at this point!
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Unread 12-26-2010, 10:28 PM   #859
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Does anybody have any convenient "looking down" pics of the top of your grill? I believe the PO notched/cut Clay's grill to allow replacement of the radiator... at any rate, this is what it looks like, and it's ugly! Maybe I'll get to weld something on Clay's rig afterall!?
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Unread 12-26-2010, 10:43 PM   #860
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sorry, no pics, but that looks cut out. mine is just a boxed area that you slide the raditator into.

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Unread 12-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #861
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sorry, no pics, but that looks cut out. mine is just a boxed area that you slide the raditator into.

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Ordinarily, to replace the radiator, wouldn't you have to pull the shroud, maybe fan, etc, and pull it from the inside?? Ben, if you get a chance, can you post a pic?
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Unread 12-26-2010, 10:54 PM   #862
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Ordinarily, to replace the radiator, wouldn't you have to pull the shroud, maybe fan, etc, and pull it from the inside?? Ben, if you get a chance, can you post a pic?
how ironic, I JUST put my front end back together today.

1. bolt on the grill
2. slip in the radiator
3. slip the shroud around the fan (give it the shimmy)
4. bolt it all to the grill.

I am almost done buttoning up the whole front end and moving onto the dash. I have closed up shop tonight but ill snag some pitcures tomorrow!

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Unread 12-26-2010, 11:16 PM   #863
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how ironic, I JUST put my front end back together today.

1. bolt on the grill
2. slip in the radiator
3. slip the shroud around the fan (give it the shimmy)
4. bolt it all to the grill.

I am almost done buttoning up the whole front end and moving onto the dash. I have closed up shop tonight but ill snag some pitcures tomorrow!

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Thank you, Sir!
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Unread 12-26-2010, 11:37 PM   #864
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Unread 12-27-2010, 04:48 AM   #865
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nice build so far, I have spent the last hour and a half reading all the post, great pics, and im sure your proud of Clay for getting his hands on alot of the work----great job I will follow from here to the end.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 09:53 AM   #866
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Thanks, Bill. I'm glad to see that PO didn't remove much metal at all! Better than I was expecting...

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nice build so far, I have spent the last hour and a half reading all the post, great pics, and im sure your proud of Clay for getting his hands on alot of the work----great job I will follow from here to the end.
Thanks, Bro... I hope we are worthy! Glad to have your insight.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 10:01 AM   #867
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Shane- Thanks for the heads-up. I'm a little worried about driving in the snow with my entire family in the car. The only experience I've had with it was back in the 80s while in college... we had about 4" while in Rome, and we had a ball driving around, but I almost clipped an oak when my K5 slid off the road! There was no way to stop it. I don't want that to happen while on vacation with the kids.

HOWEVER! Kid #4 has just acquired a fever! Four kids with fevers at the same time. We WERE heading to YH tomorrow... but I think plans have changed at this point!
Sick or not, we're heading to YH. There will be 12 of us in FIL/MIL's house. NINE of them are sick, including my four boys! Me, my wife, and my MIL are the only ones NOT sick. PLEASE! Tell me why... EXPLAIN to me... THIS IS NOT GOOD SENSE!
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Unread 12-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #868
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No, not good sense, but what I have realized is that we often do things that don't make sense because if we used logic and chose not to do those things, we would end up in more misery (the dog house) than by enduring the thing that we shouldn't do in the first place.......

Or something like that...

Now, as for the grill, looking at yours, I am still trying to figure out what those reliefs would accomplish. At least with my radiator, it just sits in the opening, and it attaches to the grill on the outside. Was the radiator mounted inside so the engine/tranny/tc could be pushed forward a few inches?
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Unread 12-27-2010, 10:30 AM   #869
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No, not good sense, but what I have realized is that we often do things that don't make sense because if we used logic and chose not to do those things, we would end up in more misery (the dog house) than by enduring the thing that we shouldn't do in the first place.......

Or something like that...

Now, as for the grill, looking at yours, I am still trying to figure out what those reliefs would accomplish. At least with my radiator, it just sits in the opening, and it attaches to the grill on the outside. Was the radiator mounted inside so the engine/tranny/tc could be pushed forward a few inches?
Right on the money, Bill!!

The relief cuts were done by the PO. In a strange and twisted sort of way it makes sense! And I can say that it works... PO cut the reliefs to enable him to slide the radiator up. Remove 4 bolts and up and out.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 11:17 AM   #870
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Clay looks good with the helment.

The primer made the fenders look good even if it did show an imperfection. I'm sure you'll get that taken care of.

If you need any more grill pictures let me know, mine is pretty easy to get to right now.

A house full of sick people. Guess you'll see how well your immune system is working. You know years ago parents used to take their kids to a hime where the other kids had the measels so they could catch it and get it over with. Hope everyone is getting better!!
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